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Warhawk Contest Winners! Plus v1.3 trailer!

Dylan Jobe's Avatar Posted by on Mar 21, 2008 // President, LightBox Interactive

“Insert witty opening BLOG greeting here” :-)

Most of our readers and Warhawk aficionados know that we recently held a contest for players in the US to submit their own insignias and aircraft paint schemes. The response was fantastic and we received a ton of entries. Thus why it has taken us so damn long to review them all, then pick the winners, contact them, and secure all the paper work required by our lawyers.

Welp… the winners are now selected and integrated with the upcoming Warhawk v1.3 update!

Before we reveal the new designs, why don’t you take a gander at this brand new v1.3 trailer and get hyped up for the awesomeness that these new designs will be flying around in:

The team was really impressed by the quality of the submissions. Many of you spent a lot of time designing really great stuff and it’s going to make a great addition to the game — aside form the fact that it’s just plain sweet to get your stuff in a game!

And like I said before the team was really impressed by the paint schemes especially since they clearly took the most time to create. Our artists were so happy with the results that they took the time recently to generate hi-res renderings of all the winners.

The images turned out pretty damn cool and I thought that I would post them here as the announcement rather than a standard text list — text is soooo old-school :-)

Thanks you all for entering the contest – all your great designs add a lot of value to our new v1.3 update!!!


Fellow internet-peeps (not to be confused with the seasonal, addictive Peeps), here are the winners!!!


Here are the winning insignias!


We really liked these insignias be cause they were so diverse; from simple abstract shapes all the way to literal items. These should really help our players personalize their troops and aircraft!

Now of course I can’t leave this BLOG entry without updating you on the v1.3 patch and the upcoming Booster-Pack Operation: Broken Mirror.

The v1.3 patch is “basically” done and our international teams are in the last few days of test so I should be able to announce a release date very soon.

Operation Broken Mirror is also “basically” done but hasn’t gone “gold” yet…in hindsight, I wonder if there is a law or some form of internet etiquette that limits how many words I use in a single post with “digital-air-quotes“? Doh…there’s another one.


I will be making an announcement about this very soon as well. And I must say, the team and I are really happy with how much fun this new Booster is. Between it and the new equipment added in the v1.3 patch, Warhawk feels like a fresh game!

So I’ll leave you all with a little treat, cause you all know how I like to embed little treats in my posts. Here’s a small teaser image from the upcoming booster. But….I fractured it into a bazzilion little pieces — like a digital jig-saw.

And I totally realize that making a puzzle out of a preview screenshot *does* prove to the world that I am a huge game addict!

(Engage digital reverb filter)

ENJOY! — ENJoyyy — ENjjoooyyyy — Ennnnjjooooyyyy — eeennnjjjoooyyyy —–

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+ Lorenzo1994 on March 26th, 2008 at 1:58 pm said:

oh im sorry for double listing but is that another treat i see? a futurama picture? is there going to be a future level coming out soon?


+ Temennigru on March 26th, 2008 at 4:02 pm said:

Hey dylan… i left u a message on the ps forums… i dont know if u saw it but theres some preety cool stuff there. maybe u sould check it out.


+ Temennigru on March 26th, 2008 at 4:07 pm said:

Is that a 6-weel vehicle and an he round turret?????!!!!!!


+ Temennigru on March 26th, 2008 at 4:23 pm said:

Hey i solved sum of the puzzle.
it is a 6-weel vehicle!!!


+ yellow27 on March 26th, 2008 at 4:29 pm said:

G’day Dylan. I’d also like to know whether the new APC and Dropship will be available in the same game?


+ Temennigru on March 26th, 2008 at 5:11 pm said:

I finished it. its a snowy mountain w/ an arch like the one in the badlands, 2 drop-off armored tanks w/ 6 hatches and an awsome bridge-fortress.


+ Temennigru on March 26th, 2008 at 5:24 pm said:

Hey again.
Heres a video link for the new map.
I see the “thing” can jump!
Preety awsome!!!


+ sh0ryuk3n906 on March 27th, 2008 at 9:49 am said:

Rumors have been swirling around the game that the Mech Wrench Will be replacing the Combat Blade, and the the Bio-Field Generator will be replacing the Land Mine. Is there any truth to this or are we just getting more for our already sweet arsenal as a troop?


+ Temennigru on March 27th, 2008 at 9:52 am said:

i think ur hidin a dirty little secret from us cuz u released a teaser image from broken mirror showin a new map and a new vehicle and i found sum images from the map and vehicle so either everyoneat incognito includin u screwed up bad by releasin those pics or these are new secret toys included on the patch.
(If it isnt then theres absolutely no reason to take 4 months to add 2 weapons and 3 fixes to the game(u took less time for the omega dawn witch has 1 vehicle and 1 map))


+ ftown on March 27th, 2008 at 12:50 pm said:

this article looks like the author is taking answers from this blog, and posting them as his own. The second quote smells fishy to me. Not cool if true.


+ Krazykat on March 27th, 2008 at 1:55 pm said:

Dilon i think you are a great dev and all but i think these packs should have more i saw one of the original trailers that showed the apc so that tells me in the past three months you have only givin us 1 map that could have been allready made and 2 new weapons and some features i think if the apc was allready made i think you got even more in your little stash and i think we deserve some of these things you have hiddin away like maybe 3 new things for 8 bucks not 2 but 3 or more but you may not have this stash as i think you do anyway i saw another guy on a board and he had this great idea i hope you will read.


+ Temennigru on March 27th, 2008 at 3:52 pm said:

I got 1.3 and broken mirror mixed up!!!
Plz disregard the last 2 comments i wrote.


+ Temennigru on March 27th, 2008 at 3:55 pm said:

Hey dylan…
Hows that forest map goin?
did u c my comment on omega dawn?
Dont forget the jammed minimap.
Oh and plz try 2 make a new turret and consider the wipeout game mode!
Itd be awsome to drive a colossal air fortress!


+ Krazykat on March 27th, 2008 at 5:00 pm said:

Sorry i forgot to put this in my last post but ummm…. in the old vids i was watching there was also a mounted machine gun turret on the pop up hatch of the tank were did that go?


+ iamfoo on March 27th, 2008 at 5:56 pm said:

Dylan jobe please respond this messsage . aff=ter the 1.3 update and the new operration brocken mirror wiill there be any new content cause the updat and the new boster pack doesnt fill the void i have in warhawk one moreupdate or expanansion will do please make some thing new after the operration broken mirror


+ chickenboo on March 27th, 2008 at 6:31 pm said:

dylan, why do you only respond to messages the day you make an update to the blog?


+ Mrsilk13642 on March 28th, 2008 at 12:30 am said:

Dear Dylan,

This is going to be on page 5, so I’m hoping you read this! First off, I LOVE this game, I play it everyday when I get off work or when I’m not hanging out with my girlfriend.

One thing that I can say that NEEDS to be added and I think I can speak for 60% of the warhawk community is the ability for in-game communication, as in buddies (from the buddy list) can massage someone that is in a game (you know, when the options come up as join game or profile) to be able to message, this would GREATLY help people out so that they dont have to close out of warhawk to send their buddy in a game a message saying “hey your game’s full, lets join another one!” instead of waiting until their buddy is done!

one of the main things I’m happy with in the 1.3 patch is the open mic, this NEEDED to be done and I’m thankful for that! Another thing (also regarding the buddy screen) would be the ability to see the game stats your buddy is in, as in if there are 3 minutes left in his/her game if they are in eucadia, badlands, island outpost, etc, or even what game mode they’re playing in!

Just some food for thought! I’ve heard these ideas from MANY MANY people and me, being a community man who loves playing with buddies needs the too!

As I said, I’m a HUGE fan of the game and love it when a dev team supports it’s players! I’m going to be purchasing the new booster pack, just like I did omega dawn! Thanks for reading my little essay and I hope to hear from you if you have any insight!

PSN: Mrsilk13642


+ curtis_bland on March 28th, 2008 at 5:55 am said:

I would like to see bots as an update. Online play against other people is nice, but for those of us that are TIRED of getting SLAUGHTERED by seasoned players a co-op play against bots would be WONDERFUL!!!

Great game though!


+ Lorenzo1994 on March 28th, 2008 at 6:31 am said:


Holy crap dude youve almost filled up two whole flipin pages of comments.. holy crap stop spamming tha blog!


+ jr5992 on March 28th, 2008 at 7:39 am said:

how bout making a ranked clan game?


+ FIJI_GOD on March 28th, 2008 at 12:20 pm said:

i just bought warhawk from the psn today and i can’y download version 1.20 patch what should i do. Please comment and help me anyway possible i want to play bad


+ Temennigru on March 28th, 2008 at 3:41 pm said:

Sry if i spammed…
Ive been tryin to speak to dylan since omega dawn…
Sry again…


+ Temennigru on March 28th, 2008 at 3:44 pm said:

Sry if i spammed…
Ive been tryin to contact Dylan since Omega Dawn…
Sry again…


+ Lorenzo1994 on March 29th, 2008 at 8:41 am said:

yeah well maybe he doesnt like you.. lol stop friggn spaming tho dude,, you filled up now almost three whole pages with dumb comments.. thats REALLY bad, just stop dude, dont evben reply to this one, stop now!


+ Lorenzo1994 on March 29th, 2008 at 8:44 am said:

SWEETNESS!!! v1.3 comes out april 2 and broken mirror comes out the 17! woot!!!!!


+ Deadeye on March 30th, 2008 at 7:05 pm said:

can we please increase the player cap to 40?


+ CitizenR on March 31st, 2008 at 1:27 pm said:

I have never played a game that has kept me this interested for such a long time. I purchased the game on the release date last year and still am playing! I am looking forward to the updates. I think the game has endless possibilities! This is by far the best all-A-round game out for the PS3 and a must have. Great work and stay true in feature titles!!


+ Kazammm on April 2nd, 2008 at 4:35 am said:

Awww… The servers are down on release. Guess I gotta wait.


+ Darkwatch11 on April 2nd, 2008 at 12:25 pm said:

PATCH v1.3
1.weapons (awesome)
2home integration (awesome)
3free talk (awesome)
1. cant change teams in player ranked (WTF! How am i supposed to get on the same team as my clan!?!?)
2. cant drop flag.(i see why but i think u should be only able to drop it like 1ce every 2 secs)
3. randomize teams in player ranked.(HOW ARE CLANS GONNA PLAY TOGETHER!?!?)

Please respond to my concerns


+ zachalford on April 2nd, 2008 at 3:58 pm said:

DYLAN JOBE READ IMPORTANT!!!!!This comment is really talking to you Dylan it is very important for my sake please reply.Well…First let me say how good of game this is and how much respect I have for you.I play this game all the time I bought the Omega pack and I am also positive that I am buying this update but it seems I am only playing Warhawk for fun now.The problem is I can’t rank up.I do admit that i have cheated in capture the flag and got ranked up the easy way.I didn’t think it was wrong until I got a message from a guy saying I was caught cheating in Warhawk and he said he worked for you and he was one of your guys.He also said that I can’t rank up anymore FOREVER!!!This made me real mad but now I realize that it was wrong.I need your help is there a way you can somehow fix my problem or come to a solution if your can I would be truly grate full and I promise I will never cheat again PLEASE REPLY DYLAN!!!!!!


+ NooBinO on April 2nd, 2008 at 4:58 pm said:

I am also a contest winner, my Insignia ~ bottom row third from the left.

Reading the initial requirements for the contest and then seeing peoples Warhawks, I did not put enough detail into them as I should have.

Regardless its epic and an honor to have something ive created in a game I love.

Congrats to all who won, ill be sporting the Paint Scheme at the very bottom and to the left, that is a very well done paint.

NooBinO. (BeeNo)


+ BlackTooth93 on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:21 pm said:

i love the .50 cal now!!! :)


+ dansta622 on April 3rd, 2008 at 5:39 am said:

Dyan when will this 1.4 update come out i desperate to know!!!!!!


+ gameboss01 on April 3rd, 2008 at 12:21 pm said:

HEY Dilan what happened to the HOME game launching?WAS IT DELAYED?


+ gameboss01 on April 3rd, 2008 at 12:23 pm said:



+ gameboss01 on April 3rd, 2008 at 12:34 pm said:

reply about home please.


+ warezIbanez on April 3rd, 2008 at 1:39 pm said:


Dylan has nothing to do w/ developing Home. You should go ask SCE London about that.

Also, you really don’t need to triple post.


+ psn-burgabunz on April 5th, 2008 at 9:29 pm said:

I am very dissapointed with the v1.3 patch due to the fact that you can not team switch anymore. The old system of ‘unbalanced’ team switching worked fine.

Why eliminate the ranked team switching all together? I want to play with my clan-mates.


+ NewYork214 on April 6th, 2008 at 3:42 am said:

your aloud to team switch. i never tried it mid-game but right when i joined i switched over to the other team a few times. all in ranked games. it was only like 6 hours ago too.

only thing i don’t like about this patch so far is some how the other team in a ranked CTF match got under the map in a dropship and went under our base and just kept shooting right through the ground.

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