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Load your muskets and saddle your horses, for the upcoming 2.0 Update for Battle Cry of Freedom will release on the 9th of March 2023. Watch the Teaser now!

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Hello there and welcome back! We are happy to announce that the highly anticipated 2.0 Update for Battle Cry of Freedom will be released to Steam on March 9th, 2023! The 2.0 Update is packed with numerous changes and enhancements to every aspect of the game.

Here is a small teaser showing some of the new features in action.


Get ready to saddle up and join the fray in the upcoming 2.0 Update! With the addition of cavalry and horse artillery, players can now traverse the battlefield with speed and precision. Mount a trusty steed to outmaneuver your opponents and gain the upper hand in battle.

The addition of cavalry and horse artillery adds a whole new dimension to the game, providing players with new tactical options and an even more immersive experience.


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Some of the new features included in the 2.0 Update:

  • Cavalry: Mount horses and tow artillery for greater mobility.
  • Graphic Overhaul: Stunning upgrade to terrain rendering, flora, and post-processing effects.
  • Enhanced Performance: Improved performance, especially with many players on screen.
  • Vehicles: Operate armored trains, steamboats, and wooden launches.
  • Dynamic Terrain: Fully deformable terrain creates an ever-changing battlefield.
  • Trench Warfare: Use shovels and pickaxes to dig trenches.
  • Refined Class System: Reworked class system with distinct skills for each class.
  • New Classes: Classes, such as the Chaplain and War Correspondent add depth to the gameplay.
  • Blood & Gore: Free DLC adds realistic gore and blood.
  • Brass Band Music: Access to Brass Bands with unique instruments via the Supporter Pack.
  • Expanded Weaponry: New weapons and artillery pieces to tailor playstyle.
  • Smarter AI: Entirely reworked AI code for intelligent opponents.
  • Original Soundtrack: Purchase the game's original 57-minute soundtrack.

Free Blood & Gore DLC!

Immerse yourself in the gruesome reality of 19th-century warfare with the Free Blood & Gore DLC for Battle Cry of Freedom. This DLC offers an unparalleled level of realism with its improved death and wounded animations, including decapitations and dismemberments, as well as blood splatters and pools on the ground and walls.

Battle Cry of Freedom Soundtrack!

Take Battle Cry of Freedom with you wherever you go with the Original Soundtrack and Concept Art pack. Immerse yourself in the sounds of the Civil War with the Original Soundtrack, featuring all of the music from the game, as well as previously unreleased tracks. In addition to the music, you'll also receive Concept Art made for the game, providing a unique look into the creative process behind the game's development.

Supporter Pack: Brass Bands!

Show your support for the game with the optional Supporter Pack. This DLC features a variety of historical music instruments, including the Saxhorn, Tuba, Bass Drum, Trombone, and Cornet, all professionally recorded by musicians using authentic instruments. You'll also be able to play as the Drum Major and lead your troops into battle with the Tambour Major Baton.


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Large Scale Linebattle Event - March 12th 9:00PM CET

To celebrate the release, we will be hosting a Special Large Scale Linebattle Event.
The Event will take place on the 12th of March at 9:00 PM CET (3:00 PM EST).
The Rules and more information about the event will be published at a later Date.
Although we do not expect to fill them all, we have a Server with 750 slots ready for the event.

Any Regiment is welcome to attend! Pre-Event Signups can be done here: CLICK ME

Battle Cry of Freedom can be wishlisted now on Steam, and you can step onto the battlefield on March 9th, 2023! If you are interested to learn more about the game, be sure to check out the many Developer Blogs on Steam, to learn more about the upcoming 2.0 Update!

Stay Informed!

If you're looking to stay informed about the upcoming 2.0 patch for Battle Cry of Freedom, our Discord community is the perfect place to do so. Our Mini-Blog channel is dedicated to providing in-depth information and sneak peeks about the new features and changes. You can also join the conversation and ask any questions you may have directly to the development team.

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If you are excited for the upcoming update and are wondering what else might be coming in it, check out our roadmap here: Store.steampowered.com

Thank you for reading this week's Developer Blog. We shall be returning to show you more exciting new content soon! Keep an eye out for more information and development in the future.

Thank you!
/Flying Squirrel Entertainment

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