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THE REBELLION HANGS IN THE BALANCE

THE REBELLION HANGS IN THE BALANCE
November 7, 2016 tags

Aftermath is set in the days after the Battle for Philadelphia, when the fledgling rebellion hangs in the balance. The inspirational Resistance figurehead Benjamin Walker has been broken by the KPA, and is now broadcasting counter-revolutionary propaganda for the enemy. Support for the embattled Resistance is ebbing away…

As Ethan Brady, you have been tasked to assassinate the man once known as the ‘Voice of Freedom’ for the sake of the Revolution. But instead, you will defy orders and embark on a daring rescue mission.

Aftermath is free to all holders of the Homefront Expansion Pass, and available to purchase separately for $5.99 (regional pricing may vary). It is ready to download now for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC via Steam.

A new FREE Resistance Mode Mission – Uncle S.A.M. – has also been added as part of this week’s patch, and is available to all players. Your Squad must counter the KPA’s aerial superiority by deploying S.A.M. launchers, then take out their Air Force’s high command in a deadly strike… Any players returning to Homefront: The Revolution will also find that the recent ‘Performance Patch’ has massively improved the overall experience.

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INFILTRATE OCCUPIED PHILADELPHIA

INFILTRATE OCCUPIED PHILADELPHIA
September 27, 2016 tags

The Voice of Freedom casts the player as Benjamin Walker, legendary figurehead for the rebellion and the KPA’s most wanted man, as he tries to infiltrate Occupied Philadelphia and meet up with Jack Parish’s Resistance Cell. This tense, story-driven prologue will test your stealth and combat skills as you encounter a sinister and hostile faction in the subways of Philadelphia – the ‘90’.

The Voice of Freedom is free to all holders of the Homefront Expansion Pass, and available to purchase separately for $5.99 (regional pricing may vary). It is ready to download now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Steam.

Players returning to Homefront: The Revolution will also find that the recent ‘Performance Patch’ has massively improved the overall experience.

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STEAM FREE WEEKEND

STEAM FREE WEEKEND
September 8, 2016 tags

This weekend, we are offering PC players the chance to play Homefront: The Revolution FREE!

From 10 AM PT (6PM BST, 7PM CEST) Thursday 08th September until 1PM PT (9PM BST, 10PM CEST) Sunday 11th September, players will be able to download and jump into both the Single Player and Resistance Mode sections including the 2 brand new missions, Boom Patrol and Indy Forever.

Resistance Mode players will also get to enjoy some new features including the ‘Guerilla Score’ and ‘Renown’ system.

Alongside this, Homefront: The Revolution will see the following offers until Monday 12th September – 10 AM PT:

• Homefront: The Revolution – 40% Off
• Homefront: The Revolution – Freedom Fighter Bundle – 50% Off

Enjoy!

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PERFORMANCE PATCH

August 23, 2016 tags

Performance Patch
We are pleased to announce that our ‘Performance Patch’ will be releasing today! The team have worked incredibly hard on features and improvements contained in this patch. From stabilisation to bug fixes, we can’t wait to get it into your hands!

With hundreds of improvements and fixes, we cannot list them all but we would like to focus on some of the bigger ones.

Frame rate Improvements
The biggest problem players experienced at the launch of Homefront: The Revolution was inconsistent frame rate. We have been working hard to improve this incrementally throughout previous patches, and have now boosted frame rate a further 15% on top of the 25% improvement already achieved in 1.06. This will ensure a much smoother experience for everyone playing across all platforms.

Save Game Stalls
The team have also been working on another of the bigger issues since we launched, ‘stalls’ that were present when the game is saving. We reduced the number of stalls occurring in previous patches, but the team have spent further work to reduce this event entirely. We are happy to report that this has been greatly reduced from the 5 to 10 seconds originally reported to becoming unnoticeable as you play through the game.

Bug fixes
As mentioned above, we have been regularly reviewing Community reported issues and have spent time fixing up the most commonly reported bugs that players have unfortunately encountered whilst playing Campaign and Resistance Mode. Further details of the main issues fixed will be present in the Patch Notes.

HUD Customizer
Some players have been requesting the ability to hide certain UI elements from the HUD. We are pleased to announce this is now possible. Players will see a new menu item under Options called “HUD”. Here you will be able to toggle elements on or off to change your experience.

Resistance Mode – 2 New Maps
Boom Patrol

“The KPA seem to be massing their drone forces, we believe they’re planning a huge mechanised attack, but if we can destroy their fuel supplies we can stop the drones in their tracks. Find the KPA fuel dump and eliminate it.”

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Indy Forever
“The KPA have retaken parts of Lombard and are probing our defences at Independence Hall. We think they might be planning a major assault. We need the Resistance Goliath to repel their attack but its offline. Repair the Goliath and defend Independence Hall at all costs.”

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Resistance Mode – Guerrilla Score
The ‘Guerrilla Score’ system has been introduced to indicate a player’s overall experience with the game. Players can earn Guerrilla Score by ranking up characters, completing missions on increasing difficulties, earning new citations and increasing a character’s ‘Renown’.

Resistance Mode – Renown
Players who have reached top rank on characters will be pleased to hear that our new ‘Renown’ system will allow continued play. All XP gained at max rank contributes towards a character’s renown, increase their Renown to earn more Guerrilla Score and Armory crates.

The full patch notes can be viewed on our forums: http://bit.ly/2bTwHd3

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PATCH 1.06

PATCH 1.06
July 11, 2016 tags

We are excited to announce that the first two new missions will be joining Resistance Mode today!

“Three Birds” and “Triage” will be added to the game with the next update on all platforms, expected to be live today, which will also see other fixes and improvements as part of our continuous post-launch support. And as promised, these and all future Resistance Mode missions will be available to everyone for free.

With the future in mind, we would also like to reassure all our players that the team is still working on further updates and performance optimisations. The feedback received so far has been incredible and since launch, we have fixed hundreds of issues.

See the full patch notes for Patch 1.06 on our forums.

Three Birds
The KPA are using their Duster drones as weapons of terror against the civilian population. We have to show people the Resistance can protect them. We believe the Dusters are operating out of Elmtree, we need to find them and destroy them.

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Triage
Resistance hospitals are in desperate need of medical supplies. Your team is being sent to rendezvous with the Eagles in enemy territory and recover supplies, just don’t expect the KPA to stand by while you do it.

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THE REVOLUTION STARTS NOW

THE REVOLUTION STARTS NOW
May 17, 2016 tags

Homefront: The Revolution is an open-world first person shooter where you must lead the Resistance movement in guerrilla warfare against a superior military force.

A living, breathing, open world responds to your actions – you and your Resistance Cell can inspire a rebellion on the streets and turn Occupation into Revolution, as oppressed civilians take up the fight.

But your enemy has the advantage – superior technology, firepower, heavy armour and air support. You must learn the art of guerrilla warfare  – ambush, sabotage, infiltration, deception – and fight a running battle through the war-ravaged suburbs of Philadelphia.

And the single player campaign is just the start – in Resistance Mode, our online Co-Op experience, you and your friends can form your own Resistance Cell and become renowned as Heroes of the Revolution

Homefront: The Revolution is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC!

Expansion Pass:

The Expansion Pass includes access to the three currently planned single player campaign expansions, and unlocks some exclusive bonuses for use in Homefront’s online co-operative experience known as Resistance  Mode!

Coming in 2016, The Voice of Freedom and Aftermath will both add new districts and several hours of original single-player content that complement Homefront’s huge 30-hour campaign.

A much larger expansion – Beyond the Walls – will follow in 2017, with more details to follow.

Expansion Pass holders also benefit from these Resistance Mode perks:

  •  ‘Supply Line’ entitles players to a FREE Resistance Crate each week, just for logging into Resistance  Mode
  •  ‘The Right Kind of School’ unlocks three new starting backgrounds for your Resistance Mode character : ‘ATF Agent’, ‘G-Man’ and ‘U.S. Marshall’
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START THE REVOLUTION NEXT WEEK

START THE REVOLUTION NEXT WEEK
May 11, 2016 tags

As raw recruit Ethan Brady, you are plunged  into a desperate struggle for freedom as the Resistance try to save the one man who can inspire the people to rise up – Benjamin Walker, the ‘Voice of Freedom’ himself.

What lengths will the Resistance go to to achieve their goals…and will the end ever justify the means?

Homefront: The Revolution will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on May 17th 2016

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JOIN THE HOMEFRONT RESISTANCE NETWORK

JOIN THE HOMEFRONT RESISTANCE NETWORK

You can now download the official Homefront Resistance Network app for iOS and Android!

Use it to have instant access at all times to the latest news about Homefront: The Revolution, and to be the first to receive updates about new events and content coming to Resistance Mode after release.

In addition, logging into your account on the app unlocks the Mobile Operator Merit.

Need more? Take the app, with location services enabled, to a participating retailer listed below and you will automatically unlock the Quartermaster Merit! Both Merits unlock exclusive in-game content to customize your Fighter with in Resistance Mode.

USA:
– Go to any local GameStop store.

Netherlands:
– Go to any local Game Mania store.

Belgium:
– In Vlaanderen, go to any local Game Mania store.
– In Wallonië, go to any local Smartoys store

Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark:
– Go to any local GameStop store

Learn more about Merits here.

If the Merit doesn’t unlock for you at the above locations, try turning on Airplane Mode and turn it off again. Locations for stores are based on address geolocations. Stores located in shopping malls may require hunting down your Merit.

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MERITS 101

MERITS 101
April 30, 2016 tags

You can now earn FREE in-game content through Merits!

Merits are rewards you can unlock by performing actions on the website as a logged-in member of the community. If you created an account, you already earned one Merit. If you are reading this news post, you earned another!

Each Merit will unlock a piece of the Red Rebel set, a unique set of cosmetic gear for your online co-op character in Resistance Mode.

How to earn Merits:

  • Sign into your Homefront account on the website (desktop or mobile) or on the Homefront Resistance Network app (iOS or Android)
  • Visit the Merits section to see which ones are available to earn
  • Perform the action requires to earn a Merit

Go to your Profile to connect your Homefront website account with your account on Steam, Xbox One, and PS4 to unlock earned pieces of the Red Rebel set on your in-game account.

We will be adding more Merits over time over the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for news on how to earn more Merits!

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AMERICA HAS FALLEN

AMERICA HAS FALLEN
April 26, 2016 tags

It all started with the APEX corporation. Their advanced tech was too good to resist, we bought everything they offered. Rattled by the neverending wars in the middle east there was no choice, we needed their weapons. What happened next, well, see for youself.

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EXPLORE OUR HISTORY

EXPLORE OUR HISTORY
April 26, 2016 tags

As our newest member of the resistance you have a lot of questions, that’s normal. To understand who we’re up against and how the norks could occupy the United States of America you should have a look at our Interactive Timeline. You’ll find a series of historical events spanning from 1953 to 2029, our involvement in the Korean war and the rise of APEX in North America.

We´ve also prepared videos on why things became so messed up, here is the latest one:

http://history.homefront-game.com/

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CONQUER THE INTERACTIVE MAP

CONQUER THE INTERACTIVE MAP
April 25, 2016 tags

Start the revolution with the Homefront Interactive Map where you will move through war-torn Philadelphia, meeting new allies and avoiding enemies.  Learn the history of the new dystopian future where North Korea has taken over American through mini-games on the Interactive Map.  As you progress through the map, you’ll enter more restricted zones and find secret missions with the end goal of completing the map.  Get ready for the second American Revolution!

*Win prizes from Lootcrate, Astrogaming, EHANGRazer, Goal Zero  and even a custom PC from Falcon Northwest.  The more zones you unlock, the higher chance to win.  Play Now!

*available only to US and Canada

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LIBERATE A CITY

LIBERATE A CITY
April 11, 2016 tags

Life under the oppression of the KPA is hard for all of us. That’s why we need you to help us to take back the occupied zones of Philadelphia. Watch the video below to learn more about the different zones of the city.

In the bombed-out ruins and abandoned streets of the Red Zones, we’re at war with the KPA. We set traps and lay ambushes for their patrols to take back control block by block, and establish safe houses where we can restock on supplies and equipment. But be aware: the KPA monitors the streets continuously with airships and snipers.

The Yellow Zones are the parts of the city where most of the population lives. Here you’ll have to provide hope to the people and mobilise them for our cause. Win their hearts and minds by aiding them against the oppressors, destroying the KPA’s infrastructure, and countering their propaganda to ignite the spark of Revolution. The environment dynamically changes as you gain more popular support. When we’ve established enough control of the city, we can strike at the heart of the KPA’s control, the Green Zones. This is from where they control Philadelphia and organize their occupation, so expect heavy resistance. It will be no easy feat to take on the KPA’s most secure zones, but with your help and the help of the people, we will have a chance.

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HOMEFRONT LIVE

HOMEFRONT LIVE
April 5, 2016 tags

Join us on Twitch on Wednesday, April 6, for six hours of Homefront LIVE from 10 AM to 4 PM Pacific Time!

Hosted by Adam Sessler with commentary by WitWix and SeltzerPlease, watch these 12 broadcasters test their friendships as they enter co-op in Resistance Mode:

That’s not all! You can watch your favorite broadcasters behind the scenes on Periscope!

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WIN A ONE OF A KIND PC

WIN A ONE OF A KIND PC
April 5, 2016 tags

Is it a drone? Is it a plane? It’s neither, but it could probably power both.

Together with our friends and partners at Corsair, and the PC case-modding wizards at Mnpctech, we have created a one of a kind Homefront: The Revolution Resistance Case Mod PC.

Inspired by KPA military hardware, manufactured by North Korea’s world dominating APEX Corporation (NASDAQ:APEX), and repurposed by the Resistance, this monster rig will power anything you’ll throw at it. And it will look good doing it.

Best of all? It can be yours.

Visit http://www.corsair.com/homefront to enter the contest, which you can enter from anywhere in the world!

Check out how Mnpctech built it here.

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The Hardware:
Intel Core i5 6600K 3.5 GHz Skylake
GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 ITX Motherboard
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming WINDFORCE Edition
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 (16GB)
Corsair XT Neutron SSD (240GB)
Corsair H100i CPU Cooler
Corsair RM 750W ATX PSU, Modular

The Human Interface:
Corsair K70 RGB keyboard
Corsair M65 Pro mouse
Corsair VOID Surround headset
MM300 Compact mouse mat

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HEARTS AND MINDS

HEARTS AND MINDS
March 30, 2016 tags

Playing as freedom fighter Ethan Brady, your ultimate goal in Homefront is to inspire the people to rise up against the brutal military occupation and ignite the revolution.

‘Hearts and Minds’ represents the state of uprising across the oppressed Yellow Zones of occupied Philadelphia, and will increase as you performs acts of resistance, such as destroying KPA infrastructure.

The open world dynamically transforms around you as Hearts and Minds increases – a once cowed civilian population will join the resistance in acts of defiance, and the entire Zone will evolve from a state of lockdown to open revolution on the streets.

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GUERRILLA WARFARE 101

GUERRILLA WARFARE 101
March 24, 2016 tags

Against the technologically superior forces of the KPA, fighting the enemy on their terms is not an option. We fight them on our terms instead, so you better learn quickly. In our “Guerrilla Warfare 101″ training video we’ll teach you the basics of what you need to survive in the field.

Don’t just take the KPA head on. Assess your situation and prepare by modifying your weapons. Sometimes it can be better to use a silencer to take out the enemy’s guards for infiltration tactics. At other times you may want to stay as far away as possible, so add the right scope and grips to your weapon to take them out at a distance.

But sometimes things go wrong and your trusty pistol just won’t do anymore. Luckily you can convert your weapons on the fly. If things get hot, convert your pistol to a submachine gun or turn your assault rifle into a mine launcher to deal with enemy armor.

The enemy outnumbers us, so ambushes may be your best bet to take out the KPA . With the Guerrilla Toolkit you are equipped for all situations. Use explosive and incendiary devices to attack and ambush the KPA directly, hack enemy cameras and drones to turn their technology against them, or distract patrols to sneak past them. Thanks to a bit of good old American ingenuity, the items in your Guerrilla Toolkit can also be modified. Throw them, trigger them, lay a proximity trap, or put them on a Remote Control car to take direct control.

If you need to escape the KPA reinforcements after you hit them in one of the Red Zones, remember that the Resistance has motorbikes at your disposal. Live to fight another day, or even better, live to hit them elsewhere on the same day!

That’s all for now but be ready for the next part of your training. The Resistance relies on you.

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THE GOLIATH EDITION

THE GOLIATH EDITION

Alongside a boxed copy of the game, the Goliath Edition includes:

  • A radio controlled scale replica ‘Goliath’ Drone, with working lights and six-wheel suspension. The Apex-manufactured Goliath is one of the most fearsome weapons in the KPA’s Counter-Insurgency arsenal
  • An exclusive Steel Book
  • A 32 page Art Book featuring Resistance-themed concept art and cutting edge Apex weapon and vehicle technology
  • The ‘Revolutionary Spirit’ pack (details below)
  • The Homefront: The Revolution Expansion Pass, entitling access to major single player expansions – further information to be revealed at a later date

All post release content for Homefront’s co-operative Resistance Mode including new Missions, challenges, features and additional items and equipment will be delivered FREE as part of Dambuster Studios’ commitment to supporting this mode for 12 months.

In addition to announcing the Goliath Edition, Deep Silver confirmed a number of additional pre-order bonuses:

Pre-Order Homefront: The Revolution from any retailer to secure the REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT pack, which includes both the Red Skull motorbike skin and Golden pistol skin for use in the single-player campaign, and instant unlocks of the Marksman Rifle, Sniper Scope and Remote Explosives for your Resistance Mode character.

All Digital pre-orders come with the LIBERTY PACK, featuring two pieces of rare combat gear unlocked and ready to personalise your Co-Op character with – the Liberty Body Armour and KPA Shock Trooper Helmet.

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HOMEFRONT BETA DEBRIEF

HOMEFRONT BETA DEBRIEF
February 19, 2016 tags

On behalf of all of us here at Dambuster Studios in sunny(!) Nottingham, we want to sincerely thank everybody who has participated in our Closed Beta for Homefront: The Revolution.

There is only so much you can test yourself, and this Beta gave us a chance to get real data in a live environment. But it also gave us a chance to involve You, our players, in our development process and let you give us your raw feedback.

Our aim for this Beta was to test our matchmaking and server architecture, to make sure we have all the necessary data to make Resistance Mode a smooth online experience when it launches.

The Beta was a huge success for us – we logged over 200,000 unique players , a peak of 25,000 concurrent users and have generated 150GB of telemetry!!!

We are STILL reading all of your feedback on our forums and social media, and we have been watching you play on Twitch and YouTube. From your feedback, playtime, and progression in the Beta, we can see there are a lot of players who adapted to (and enjoyed!) our take on tactical, co-op guerrilla combat.

We’ve also realised there are many of you who expected to see more polish in this Beta. We hope you understand this was a real Beta with crucial development goals, not a glossy marketing demo . We made a conscious decision to not devote time polishing the Beta and instead focus on getting that data and feedback sooner rather than later, so we can properly respond to it – this will only benefit the final quality of the game. We know some of you had concerns over the Beta’s visual quality, but that is normal for a product this far from release – if we had the choice again, we’d do it the same way.

Thanks to your playtime and your patience, we can’t thank you enough! We put together a little ‘thank you’ video with some FRAPS capture of this Monday’s playtest.

Plus, Craig got to go on camera!

Dambuster out.

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TAKE THE REVOLUTION ONLINE

TAKE THE REVOLUTION ONLINE
January 26, 2016 tags

Get your first look at Resistance Mode!

Resistance Mode is the brand new four-player co-operative online experience for Homefront: The Revolution, first playable in the upcoming Closed Beta.

Take your friends online in a range of diverse Missions where you and your fellow freedom fighters battle the KPA in the ways best suited to urban guerrilla warfare. Unlock gear and weapons to tackle your favorite Missions under the hardest of circumstances.

To play Resistance Mode before release, simply register for an account here for a chance to get into the Closed Beta, running from February 11-14 on Xbox One.

Homefront: The Revolution releases on May 17, 2016. Reserve your copy at any retailer and automatically get the Revolutionary Spirit Pack, which includes the Red Skull motorbike skin and the Golden pistol skin for use in campaign and instant unlocks of the Marksman Rifle, Sniper Scope, and Remote Explosives for Resistance Mode.