Holdfast: Nations At War is an online multiplayer first and third person shooter focusing on a combination of teamwork and individual skill. Take part in historic clashes on land and at sea waged by the most powerful nations during the great Napoleonic Era.
Charge into battle with over 150 players per server!
Fight On Multiple Fronts
Enlist in the Army
Work with your comrades to storm enemy fortifications or support the fight from the rear with artillery fire. Keep the line steady in open field battles and lead your men to victory.
Join the Navy
Experience what it’s like to be a crew member on board a military sailing ship. Raise the sails, launch rowboats, fire the cannons and cooperate to keep your vessel afloat.
Join the Coast Guard
Fend off naval vessels and marine-filled rowboats with chain, round and grape shot as they attempt to capture your fortified position. Guard the shoreline to the last man standing and repel the invader.
Steadfast men in the ranks and take lead as an officer, fire devastating musket volleys while standing shoulder to shoulder, support the fight from the rear with artillery, construct defences or boldly charge with bayonet equipped.
A grand selection of 21 classes to play with. Every class comes with its own traits and abilities which are crucial for your team’s survival.
Ride To Glory
Ride into battle with your trusty steed and engage the enemy with swords, pistols and carbines from horseback. Mounted Hussar, Cuirassier and Dragoon classes quickly traverse the field of battle.
Gallop away now as tides of glory await!
Take the King’s shilling or fight for the Emperor in smoke-filled Napoleonic field battles! Declare your allegiance to the British Empire, French Empire, Kingdom of Prussia or Russian Empire and strive for dominance over the battlefield.
Age Of Sail
Experience the thrill of naval combat aboard mighty warships from the golden age of sail! Assemble the crew and take to the seven seas as you master several unique ship types each with their own distinct characteristics.
Enlist with a regiment and rise through the ranks! Partake in fierce organised events where the community battles in formations relevant to the Napoleonic era. Hone your skills because you can be sure that your opponents will too.
Join the community Discord to get involved.
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The long awaited Austrians finally arrive! Ram your shot and prepare for battle, the Austrian nation marches into Holdfast with this major update release. These dashing fellows in white are the latest addition to the Napoleonic front of the game and feature unique uniforms, voice lines and music to accompany them.
Before grabbing your musket and heading to the front, take a moment to watch the release trailer below and take a dive into the rest of this blog post to find out what else is coming and meet the latest fellow joining us on the battlefield… Nick ‘Wobblebang’ Claus.
The Österreicher marches onto the field of battle in this major update. Featuring unique uniforms, voice lines, music and of course very splendid headwear, the Austrians will certainly make an impression on the battlefield and leave their mark.
These fine chaps in their glorious white are now available to play across all Holdfast Nations At War servers. So hop on Holdfast to enlist and fight for the Kaiser.
After the antics of Fred during the dark Halloween nights we have been sent the ‘gift’ of none other than Nick ‘Wobblebang’ Claus who has come to cleanse the land of Fred's minion’s evil doing during this most festive season. Good ol’ Nick has brought with him not only his unwavering festive spirit but he has even kindly placed some presents for us all under the Christmas trees.
Unfortunately for us however, someones been letting him at the whisky again… so don’t expect much from him as he can be a little explosive at times.
Players are able to select the Nick ‘Wobblebang’ Claus head for a limited time throughout this festive update, allowing them to spread Christmas joy the only way Mr Wobblebang knows how. Our good fellow is doing his best!
Accompanying Nick and the Austrians will be a new battlefield for the games Napoleonic front. Inspired by the western Austrian state of Tyrol this small country town sits quietly beside a still lake making it the perfect place for a spot of fishing or in the case of Holdfast, some good old fashioned volleys of powder and shot.
The Hills of Tyrol is now playable across all Nations At War servers.
All of the available Nations At War DLCs have been updated! Following this release, owners of the game's Napoleonic uniform DLCs will be treated with a free upgrade to the DLC that will introduce additional uniforms from both Italy and Austria to the various packs.
This upgrade to the game's DLCs will also apply automatically to players who newly purchase them. All of Holdfast’s DLC will be on sale for the duration of the Steam Winter sale. Feel free to pick up some additional uniforms for your classes during this holiday season!
Don't forget to join Discord for everything Holdfast! Partake in community-hosted events, enlist in a clan more widely known as regiments amongst the community, discuss the game and beyond or even chat with us, the game's developers. We'd love to hear about your recent escapades and your thoughts about the game.
Changelog 85 - Game Version 2.11.8388.27593
● 9 new features and improvements.
● 8 DLC additions.
● 50 additions and fixes to the Holdfast SDK.
● 1 quality of life addition.
● 2 graphical upgrades.
● 7 bug fixes.
● 1 optimisation.
Click here for the full change log.
We look forward to another groundbreaking year for Holdfast in 2023! There’s a whole lot more in store for Holdfast and beyond.
A special thanks to the following community members for their assistance in making this happen - CharlesEJesus, Cheekyfox, Denizen, Charles, ApexPhantom, NitroPunch, Delta, Binghampton, Davide, Mr Dario, Ed, Mattr and all those that joined us in our testing.
Thank you for your support and until next time, may good health be yours.
- Anvil Game Studios
Refleax, Rycon, Dreas, Wrexial, Walki, Jackson, Rejenorst, Harper, Storey, UberJuice, Stan, Headbusta, Gest & Winston (The Cat).
A new era for Holdfast is here. Come take a look at what we have in store.
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