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Battle Battalions Dev Blog #4 – Frank Klepacki, Audio Director

Here’s the fourth entry in our ongoing Battle Battalions Developers Blog series, which features a Q&A session with a prominent member of the Battle Battalions development team. Next up is Frank Klepacki, Audio Director on Battle Battalions. Check out what he has to say about work on Battle Battalions!

Update 1.08 is Here! New tutorial and fixes!

Here’s another update with some cool new features and fixes. New players will certainly appreciate the beginner tutorial. Check out what we’ve added!

See What Cool New Features We Intend to Add!

We recently unveiled a page called Upcoming Features on this site that details the many cool features we intend to add either in the ‘Near Future’ or ‘Down the Road’ to Battle Battalions.  We will be monitoring and updating this page often, […]

Update 1.07 Now Live!

Update 1.07 hitting today brings an assortment of optimizations that’ll make your in-game experience even better! Plus we’re continuing the roll out of even more awesome new customizations with the Christmas-themed skins, taunts and portraits! Go check it out!

Update 1.06 Arrives!

Update 1.06 just hit the live servers with some very welcome quality-of-life enhancements:Players with advanced companies will play PvP matches only with other players who bring in advanced companies.  Players who have queued with companies that have advanced far down the tech […]

What Does ‘RPS’ Mean in Battle Battalions?

Combat between Battalions in Battle Battalions is balanced around the time-honored system of “Rock Paper Scissors” (or ‘RPS’ for short). Check out this article explaining how this works in Battle Battalions!

Battle Battalions Dev Blog #3 – Dave Kondor, Lead Designer

Here’s the third entry in our ongoing Battle Battalions Developers Blog series, which features a Q&A session with a prominent member of the Battle Battalions development team. Here we’ve wrangled Lead Designer Dave Kondor and picked his brain on what it means to be Lead Designer on Battle Battalions. Check it out!

Update 1.05 Arrives!

Update 1.05 just hit with some very welcome quality-of-life enhancements, the biggest being that Practice Mode difficulty has been greatly reduced! So hit the big ‘Battle’ button in the in-game Depot give Practice Mode a try!

Announcing Curse Voice Support!

We’re very excited to announce that Battle Battalions now supports Curse Voice, which is a fast and free in-game voice chat utility. It allows you to easily connect up with your teammates using an intuitive in-game voice overlay and no IP sharing! Give it a try!

Beginner Tips on How to Play!

Just getting started with Battle Battalions? Or perhaps looking to gain an edge in your next match? On this page you’ll find useful tips and hints for a variety of skill levels.  Check it out!

Holiday Goodies A-Plenty in the Store Now!

Autumn is the time of year when the days are cooler, the leaves are falling and the turkeys are nervous — for good reason! Stop by the in-game Store and partake of the bounteous LIMITED-TIME goodies we’ve added at rock-bottom prices (75% off!!!) to celebrate this special holiday time!

Preview Vid of New King’s Island Map Erupts on YouTube!

Check out this hot-off-the-press preview video showing all the ins and outs, nooks and crannies and lava-filled details of King’s Island, the brand new map introduced in Update 1.04!

Gear Up for Throwdown Thursday and Friday “Beat the Pros”

We’re streaming some very exciting Battle Battalions matches again! This week’s ‪#‎ThrowdownThursday‬ will feature Petroglyph’s ever-so-talented audio director Frank Klepacki at 10am PST and Friday ‪#‎BeatThePros‬ will be happening again at 10am PST! 5v5 Dev vs Community face-offs, winners get gold! Get details here.

Update 1.04 Erupts!

Update 1.04 hit on Nov 17, bringing a holiday plethora (yes, a plethora!) of new features and changes to Battle Battalions! Hone your PvE skills for increased rewards! Become the king of the volcanic new King’s Island Map! Get the full update notes here.

Check out Battle Battalions on Twitch!

Remember to check out the latest gameplay broadcasts at the dedicated Battle Battalions channel on Twitch. We stream on Twitch several times a week so check back often!

1.03 Updates Addressing Balance Are In!

We issued a small update (1.03) last Friday to address some balancing issues. Please note the Development Team is spending pretty much every waking moment these days discussing any and all ways to increase the ‘fun factor’ in Battle Battalions. The more vocal you are by posting in the forums with both your praise and concerns, the more optimization we can put into the game. It’s that simple!

Results from Yesterday’s Throwdown Thursday

In today’s Throwdown Thursday event, we had Chief and Joe Bostic, our Game Visionary, streaming live and playing some pretty spectacular games! Awesome prizes were awarded and everybody had a blast.

Announcing Throwdown Thursdays featuring Dev Streams!

What is best in life!? Well, Thursdays are meant for two things: Procrastinating til the weekend and watching the Petro Devs play Battle Battalions!
Check out the details on the official forum post.

“Beat the Pros” Event Coming this Friday (11/13/15)!

Back by popular demand! Form 5-man teams in Battle Battalions to take on the Petroglyph development team this Friday, November 13 from 10am (1pm EST and 6pm GMT) to 12pm PST. Click View News Post for more info.

New Map Hit This Week (11/10/15)!

On Tuesday at 4pm PST (7pm EST, 12am GMT), we updated Battle Battalions, which included an awesome new map The Moors. Details on the update are as follows… Update 1.02 New Map: The Moors Added an “All” Chat Channel to the […]

Positive YouTube Review by Corrupt!

Corrupt over on YouTube cranked out a nice little review of Battle Battalions. Thanks Corrupt for taking the time to post up as well as the kind words! Click View News Post for more info and the video link.

Last Thursday’s Game Updates are in!

On Thursday, November 5, we added the following:
  • NEW! Alaskan Pipeline map
  • NEW! Enhancement tree grinds are reduced
  • NEW! Better rewards for Referring-A-Friend to play Battle Battalions
  • NEW! More Portraits 

We hope you enjoy!

Battle Battalions Dev Blog Entry #2 – George Chastain, Producer

Here’s the second entry in the Battle Battalions Developers Blog series, which features a Q&A session with a prominent member of the Battle Battalions development team. Here we’ve pinned down George Chastain and grilled him on what it means to be Producer for Battle Battalions. Click View News Post here to check it out.

Introducing Tutorial Video #4 – Customization

Introducing the fourth installment in our official Tutorial series for Battle Battalions. In this episode, we discuss the various steps necessary to outfit your Battalions and their loadouts for the battles at hand. Click View News Post here to check out the video!

This Friday – Prepare for “Beat the Pros” and Bounty Events!

Think you have what it takes beat the Petroglyph development team mano-a-mano on the battlefield? Well, it’s go-time against the Petroglyph pros this Friday, November 6 beginning at 10am PST! Click View News Post to read about these exciting upcoming events!

Game Updates Incoming Thursday Night!

As promised, we’ve heard the early feedback loud and clear and now want to give you more bang for your Battalion! Read up on the incoming updates to Battle Battalions coming Thursday night at 5pm PST. Click View News Post here to learn more!

Battle Battalions Officially Released!

LAS VEGAS – Nov. 3, 2015 – Petroglyph Games is pleased to announce the official launch of its Free-To-Play real-time tactical PC videogame, Battle Battalions. Battle Battalions allows players to customize and command a role-specific ‘Battalion’ of military might on a […]

Here is Tutorial Video #3 – Currencies

Presenting the third installment in our official Tutorial series for Battle Battalions. In this episode, we discuss the various currencies that are earned and used to purchase new battalions, enhancements, perks, skins and more! Click View News Post here to check out the video!

Announcing the In-Game Store Sale!

We’re pleased to announce the In-Game Store Sale going on now for Battle Battalions! It’s your chance as Beta players to get a headstart at discounted rates before the game goes live next Tuesday, Nov 3 so take advantage now! Click View News Post below for more info.

Check out Tutorial Video #2 – Navigating the Store

Here is the second installation in our official Tutorial series for Battle Battalions. In this episode, we navigate through the Store, where you can purchase new Battalions and all the skins, taunts and portraits to set you apart on the battlefield. Check out the video by clicking View News Post below.

Battle Battalions Dev Blog Entry #1 – Joe Bostic, Game Visionary

We’re excited to bring you the inside scoop on what it takes for a videogame to eventually see the light of day! Here we’re interviewing Joe Bostic, one of the founding partners of Petroglyph and official Visionary for Battle Battalions. Click View News Post below to read the Q&A session:

It’s the Fourth and Final Beta Update!

We’re excited to post up our fourth and final update for the Beta test for Battle Battalions! Check out the highlights and full update notes by clicking View News Post below.

Check out Tutorial Video #1 – Navigating the Depot

We have posted up the first of many short videos in our official Tutorial series for Battle Battalions. In this initial episode, we explain the basics of navigating the Depot. Check out the video by clicking View News Post below.

Extended Maintenance Monday 4PM – Tuesday 10AM PST

Please be aware that the Battle Battalion servers will be offline for extended maintenance starting Monday, Oct 26 at 4PM PST through Oct 27 at 10AM PST.   If there are any changes to this schedule, we will let you […]

Take on the Petroglyph Pros This Week!

Think you have what it takes to keep pace with the pros?Now’s your chance to take on – or team up with – the Petroglyph crew in some intense 5v5 team play of Battle Battalions! Just log into the game on Thursday, […]

It’s Time to Battle Some Bots in Beta Update #3!

It’s time for Beta Update #3! Check out the highlights and full update notes by clicking View News Post below.

Battle Battalions Releases Beta Update #2

As Beta testing for Battle Battalions surges through Week 2, we continue to appreciate all the helpful feedback posted in the forums.  It’s now time for our second major Beta update!Here’s the big news:Introducing Real Money Transactions (or RMT), which allows […]

Battle Battalions Full End-game Access Weekend

You asked and we listened. This weekend only, we’ll be allowing full access to every end-game Battalion, Enhancement, Ability and Perk before we reset the test servers next week. What does this mean? It means that your fully-upgraded, tank-busting Enforcer […]

Battle Battalions Releases Beta Update #1

It was a crazy first week of beta testing, and we really appreciate all the excellent feedback received so far. At this time, we’re pleased to announce the release of our first major update to the beta. Exciting new updates […]

Battle Battalions Preview from Wayward Strategist

Wayward over at Wayward Strategist, a gaming site focused on the cerebral realm of strategy gaming, was nice enough to test-drive Battle Battalions and craft up a very polished article highlighting some of the gameplay basics, visuals and strategic progression.  We […]

Welcome to the official Battle Battalions website!

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the official website for our upcoming real-time tactical PC game, Battle Battalions! We’re nearing the end of development and will be posting up tons of news, updates, developer blogs, videos and other tidbits […]