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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.

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RESISTANCE MODE

RESISTANCE MODE
January 26, 2016 tags

In Resistance Mode, take on the KPA online alongside up to three other Resistance fighters in Missions.

Each Mission is story-driven scenario that takes your Resistance Cell through different situations across occupied Philadelphia. One moment you could be planning an ambush on a KPA convoy. The next you could be jumping on your motorbikes with your friends to race across a war-torn neighborhood to secure a key location.

When you start out in Resistance Mode, you are a fresh recruit for the Resistance; a civilian who has just had enough. Taking on your first Missions, you will probably not complete them on your first attempt – especially if you run head-first into the KPA.

But each time you attempt a Mission, you progress towards unlocking new skills, weapon blueprints, and maybe you’ll even get rare equipment and combat gear. And with each new skill and tool you unlock, you unlock new ways to play. New ways to create your own tactics to resolve combat situations the Guerrilla way. Your personal mission: go from Resistance rookie to battle-hardened Guerrilla fighter.

To take on Missions on the hardest of difficulties, you will need expert team work and the right weapons, gear, and skills to fulfil the role best suited to you and your team’s play-style.

Resistance Mode will have around 12 diverse Missions when Homefront: The Revolution releases on May 20, 2016. After that, we are planning to release an additional twenty Missions. All Missions will be FREE so you and your fellow Fighters can always play together!

Try out Resistance Mode yourself in the Closed Beta, running on Xbox One from February 11 to February 14! Simply register an account on the website for a chance to be invited to participate.

In addition, we may invite you to play Resistance Mode before the Closed Beta starts in limited stress tests! If you have registered an account, keep an eye out for an email with more details once we start sending out the first wave of invitations.

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THIS IS PHILADELPHIA

THIS IS PHILADELPHIA
January 12, 2016 tags

Welcome to the real Philadelphia, 2029.

You’ve seen the Resistance wage open guerrilla warfare in the war-ravaged outskirts of the Red Zone, while the KPA and American collaborators hide and control the city from the fortified Green Zone. But this, this is Yellow Zone.

The Yellow Zones are the densely populated areas of Philadelphia, where civilians live in constant fear. A mix of Orwellian police state and ghetto slum, the People are kept under the heel of oppression through permanent surveillance, 24-hour propaganda, and an ever-constant military presence.

But even here in the Yellow Zone, the Resistance is at work. Hiding in plain sight, blending in with the crowd, and weapons concealed until the last possible moment, the last torch bearers of freedom have vowed to dismantle the KPA infrastructure here piece by bloody piece.

As a Freedom Fighter in the Resistance, you’ll uncover safe houses and other tactical locations from which to mount an attack; you’ll disrupt KPA propaganda, disable their security, and infiltrate and destroy high value targets; you’ll intervene to save civilian lives, or assassinate high ranking officials… each action a step forwards to your ultimate goal – Revolution…

Join the Resistance with up to three friends in the Xbox One Closed Beta this February! Register here on the website to secure your spot, and embark on different online co-op missions to get your first taste of fighting The Revolution.

Homefront: The Revolution will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, as well as Windows PC and Linux, on May 17, 2016.

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RESISTANCE TRAINING BEGINS IN SEATTLE

RESISTANCE TRAINING BEGINS IN SEATTLE
August 28, 2015 tags

We welcome all citizens, foreign and domestic, to the Seattle training facility this weekend.

Join up and see for yourself what the Resistance is all about in the Washington State Convention Center, Booth #1614 in the North Hall. This 4-day training program will be held under the cover of “PAX Prime 2015” from August 28 to August 31.

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OPERATION GAMESCOM HAS ENDED

OPERATION GAMESCOM HAS ENDED
August 14, 2015 tags

We salute the brave men and women who have participated in Resistance training at our Cologne facility last week.

If you were unable to make it to training, do not worry. Future opportunities will present themselves at numerous locations. We will make sure you will be ready to start the Revolution alongside your brothers and sisters when the time comes.

For now, catch up on what our supporters in the international media as well as the American Underground media have reported on our Cologne activities.

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SEE THE REVOLUTION IN ACTION

SEE THE REVOLUTION IN ACTION
August 5, 2015 tags

One of our fighters has recorded a daring raid on enemy patrols in the Red Zone, liberating a key location in the process. Watch the video below, and learn from those who are fighting alongside you.

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WATCH THE CINEMATIC TRAILER

WATCH THE CINEMATIC TRAILER
August 2, 2015 tags

Despite propaganda which has suggested otherwise, the Resistance is here to bring the Revolution to the streets of Philadelphia.

A select group of fighters will be honing their skills at a special training facility in Cologne, Germany this week for “Operation gamescom.” Join them in Hall 9 to experience the special Red Zone guerrilla training session.

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WELCOME TO THE REVOLUTION

WELCOME TO THE REVOLUTION
August 2, 2015 tags

You’ve managed to find the new online hub of the Resistance. It is here that you will be briefed on the latest news on the state of our once-great city of Philadelphia, now under KPA occupation.

Going forward, this is where you can find information and instructions to learn how to organize yourself and your fellow citizens and take back our streets.

We will provide you with the tools to create homebrew gear out of scavenged materials. We will train you in modifying the limited weaponry at our disposal to suit our urban guerrilla tactics. We will show you how to evade patrols, how to infiltrate behind enemy lines, and how to strike unseen. We will also teach you how to sync up with fellow Resistance fighters and call upon their support.

Thomas Jefferson once said: “Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.”

We are no longer a free state.

The time for soldiers has passed. The time has come to take the fight to our oppressors in our way, on our turf. On our homeland. We have been preparing. We have been biding our time. We have been watching the enemy grow complacent. The time to strike back is nigh.

The voice of freedom may have been stifled in recent years, but soon we will be ready to roar. The chorus of the People will start in Philadelphia, and our brethren will hear it far and wide.

Welcome to the Revolution.