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Warhawk Operation: Broken Mirror details, trailer

Dylan Jobe's Avatar + Posted by Dylan Jobe on Mar 28, 2008 // President, LightBox Interactive

Operation: Broken Mirror has gone “gold” and will be available in the Playstation Store on April, 17th for $7.99 !!

To celebrate the release of our second Booster-Pack, our fine friends on the Playstation Store team have agreed to run a limited-time sale on Warhawk for just $29.99. This is a crazy-good deal and I can’t wait to get an influx of new players — But a warning to all you hardcore Warhawk players…please be gentle!!! :-)

Ok…to kick things off, scope the video below – it’s the trailer for our second booster-pack, Operation: Broken Mirror!

Granted, you probably just watched the video but in case you didn’t, here’s a quick summary of what Operation Broken Mirror includes:

  • 10 layouts on a brand new winter battlefield, Vaporfield Glacier.
  • 2 new Armored Personnel Carriers (Chernovan and Eucadian styles).
  • 10 bonus layouts for battlefields from the original game so that you can play with the APCs.

First let me write a bit about the new battlefield.

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So yes, finally it’s a snow level…something that everyone has been asking for. And no…our next expansion will not feature a lava-level !! :-)

It does feature dynamic weather so in some screenshots you will see the sun is shining, there are shadows and very little, if any snow falling. In others, you may notice that the weather conditions have changed. When the sun is behind the clouds, the snow is stronger, whipping back and forth, the shadows flatten and the lighting becomes more diffuse. And yes… the weather state is synchronized across the network.

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Vaporfield Glacier is a vast, windswept valley filled with huge chunks of glacial ice, raised highways, deep chasms, with military bases and research facilities scattered around the frigid landscape. At the heart of the battlefield lies Olsavik Village, a small abandoned town whose people have long since left their homes after years of bloody conflict in the Eucadian War.

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~burrr~

“I’m so cold….so very, very cold…”

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While our last booster pack, Operation: Omega Dawn sold really well (thanks to all of you) and was received very positively, some players on the Warhawk forums did voice a concern that the Omega Factory battlefield was too large!! Something that I must admit I was surprised to hear but nevertheless, it came from our player community so we took it very seriously.

So…we took a different approach with Vaporfield Glacier. The naked battlefield is in-fact larger that Omega Dawn. However, we decided to include twice as many layouts so that we could provide players with more variety in small and medium maps. We also included something else that our community has been requesting for quite sometime — asymmetrical layouts.

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So like I was saying, Vaporfield Glacier battlefield is large but it’s carved-up into a bunch of smaller layouts that would provide players with a lot of layout variation. Here are the layouts that you’ll get with Operation: Broken Mirror:

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We’re really happy with the way these layouts play and hope all of you enjoy them as well. I was also really glad that SONY was cool with us doubling the number of layouts without increasing the price.

As you know from our previous Booster-Pack we like to “retro-fit” the new vehicles into the core battlefields to keep things fresh. In Operation: Omega Dawn, we included the Dropship into each of the big layouts from the 5 original core battlefields as “bonus” layouts.

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Well…this time around, we really wanted to increase the number of bonus layouts because the APCs play really well on both large and medium layouts. So I’m happy to say that Operation: Broken Mirror includes not 5 but 10 bonus layouts that feature the APCs.

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Now…on to the APCs. And they are jam-packed with Yummy Gameplay Goodness! I should trademark that so that I can say something like “our new booster features YGG technology!”

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…but I digress.

APCs – They have a ton of features so here’s a quick YGG summary:

  • APCs support a driver and 6 other troops in “pop-up” hatches that allow troops to use their own weapons, making the APC like a customizable weapons platform.
  • APCs act as mobile spawn points for your team so you can setup field bases, help coordinate ground assaults, and spawn directly into them as another player is driving them around.
  • When you spawn into an APC, your troop is rewarded with an additional weapon based on an internal loot-table.
  • APCs can activate a huge shield by placing an E-POD.
  • APCs have a boost ability that not only allows them to traverse distances more quickly, but it also acts as a ram-attack that obliterates other vehicles (except the tank because of its super-heavy armor).

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I’m probably gonna have to respond to a lot of comments and questions from this post so that you can get some specific answers. So let ‘em rip!

Oh, and because I know someone is going to ask me…”why is this booster pack called Broken Mirror?”

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Well… and maybe this gives too much exposure into how my mind works (or doesn’t work I guess), I found the fracture patterns of broken glass very similar to the crystalline structures of ice and snow — So there…”Broken Mirror”

0052 – 006F – 0063 – 006B – 004F – 006E – 0021

//Add Your Own

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+ chris626 on April 16th, 2008 at 1:32 pm said:

question.. if i have Warhawk-Region1, is it alright to download the patch/add-on with the Asian PS Store? (HK, Singapore), will the patch work?


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+ yellow27 on April 16th, 2008 at 9:45 pm said:

@dino1626

Mate, I’m not sure how I can get myself invited to join a clan and wondered if you could help. I’ve got pretty good all round skills, favouring land action vs. flight. Ignore my KDR; I can’t resist going back for that flag, not matter what!

Handle: Yellow27
Total Points 13167
Team Points 9829
Combat Points 3221
Bonus Points 683
Kills 2682
Deaths 4852
KDR 0.55
Global Accuracy 17.74%
Wins 240
Losses 381
Win-Loss Ratio 0.63
Score per Minute 1.41
Deathmatch Score 0
Team Deathmatch Score 1576
Capture the Flag Score 8348
Zones Score 3243
Global Time 155:56:43
Miles Walked 665.76
Miles Driven 849.87
Miles Flown 2,362.91


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+ yellow27 on April 16th, 2008 at 9:55 pm said:

@dino1626

One last question. How do I get my bonus points up?


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+ christian123456 on April 17th, 2008 at 12:44 am said:

heyy
this looks amazing
but i think that there should be some kind of mobile turret !!! =D
like a lorry with a turret on back.
also a new feature that you can bury weapons or packs and come back and pick them up later hope these ideas help


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+ dino1626 on April 17th, 2008 at 6:02 am said:

@ yellow27

If you want to join a clan, I’ll see what I can do. I’m in a very small clan, and will have to check with the rest of the guys.

As far as bonus points go, go to http://www.warhawkstats.com, look under ribbons, and it will show you how many bonus points for each ribbon. The better you play, the more bonus points you will get.


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+ JohnnyConsumer on April 17th, 2008 at 8:10 am said:

I’m going to be sitting at work all day today waiting to get home to download this map!


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+ Lone_W_Hunt on April 17th, 2008 at 9:52 am said:

WTF?! So I’m trying to download the new booster pack from the Playstation store, and its not there. So I call up the Playstation U.S. Department and they say, “There is currently not a U.S. release date for the new booster pack for WarHawk yet.”

Can someone tell me what the hell is going on?


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+ LAL615 on April 17th, 2008 at 10:18 am said:

@Lone_W_Hunt

Dude i know i’ve been waiting since 6am and i did the same thing.. IT EVEN SAYS on the pull up screen the release date IS today… BUT when op:od came out it was late too.. it was like 2:30 pm – 3:30 b4 i could get it.. i know its like we’ve been waiting for months now and they make us wait more… its like COMMON!! but patience is a virture.. give it like 6 more hours.. and if its not there.. lets spam their phone lines =p lol


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+ halfdantheblack on April 17th, 2008 at 10:20 am said:

Yeah, I love how there are a bunch of servers with it loaded, several currently populated with players, yet the f’ing retards at the Playstation Store haven’t put it up for sale yet. WTF??????? It’s the 17th which it says is the release date right on the update blog within the game itself. WTF!!!???!?!?!?!!!???

PURE GRADE A Incompatence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey Incognito, Sony… GET YOUR S^^T TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11


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+ ImmimentEller on April 17th, 2008 at 10:28 am said:

WTF is right! It’s 1:30pm Eastern Standard Time and I am still unable to download Operation: Broken Mirror booster pack. This is really unexusable. I may quit playing Warhawk now because I’m so angry at Incognito and the Playstation store. April 17th huh? Yeah, false advertisment. I’ll never look forward to another release from Incognito because now I can’t trust them.


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+ Lone_W_Hunt on April 17th, 2008 at 11:02 am said:

From what the operator I called said, the booster pack was released in OTHER countries, but not the U.S. yet.

Here’s a question, if the damn game was made in the USA, then why are WE getting the release LAST?!


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+ sharingan_itachi on April 17th, 2008 at 11:02 am said:

WHERE IS THE OBM????!!!!!!!!!!!?!?!?!


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+ AMPRIOS2001 on April 17th, 2008 at 11:08 am said:

THIS SUX IM SICK,AND,THROWING UP…AND I BEEN DYING TOO PLAY OBM THIS SUX @$$$$!!!


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+ halfdantheblack on April 17th, 2008 at 11:09 am said:

I’m so glad I took the day off of work so that I could sit around and not play Broken Mirror.

And it’s obvious that none of us can complain because Incognito’s website not only has no telephone, not only has ZERO mention of Warhawk at all, but the e-mail link doesn’t work either.

Can you say, IDIOTS???


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+ teakay917 on April 17th, 2008 at 11:12 am said:

Well yeah noone likes to wait, but it sounds like you’ve been having a rough day anyways halfdan, not many kills? :))


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+ Lone_W_Hunt on April 17th, 2008 at 11:22 am said:

HEY GUYS!
Just so I can point you guys in the right direction of who to complain to, Incognito sends the booster package/expansion pack Data to the Playstation Network so that the Playstation Network will then upload it to the Playstation Store for us to download. So even though we are mad at Incognito, it’s not their fault.

So in summary: All we are waiting for is someone in the Playstation Network to wake up with a cup of StarBucks and upload the data to the Playstation Store.


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+ halfdantheblack on April 17th, 2008 at 11:32 am said:

Finally! Someone woke up and put it up for download.

It’s about freakin time!


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+ Lone_W_Hunt on April 17th, 2008 at 11:36 am said:

GEEZZEES! Damn right its about time. Good thing I just finished downloading the Beta for Metal Gear Online. BTW, if you dont have the code to download the Beta yet, you NEEEEEEEEED to get it. It’s awesome!


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+ teakay917 on April 17th, 2008 at 12:28 pm said:

Been playing the new map, its really really fun, good job guys.


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+ Grumpy_McShi on April 17th, 2008 at 1:34 pm said:

Now if only we can find servers with 32+ players to fill it.


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+ ImmimentEller on April 17th, 2008 at 2:10 pm said:

Alright, so I finally got Operation: Broken Mirror and it’s awesome, but I’m still somewhat angry at Incognito and Sony for not informing their consumers exactly when the update would be available. A specific time would have been much appreciated and I don’t think that’s asking for too much. In the future please give us at least an estimated ETA for new patches and booster packs. Overall, I’m very pleased with the Operation: Broken Mirror booster pack. Thank you Incognito!


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+ gargamel on April 17th, 2008 at 2:19 pm said:

way to drop the ball incognito….bring back the large map servers!!!! They didn’t even give us any notice or explanation! Bring back the old server labels too…CTF-mixmaster casual-A1 is a retarded way to label the servers. I was totally on the edge of my seat for this release..what a major disappointment. I can’t even find any BM servers playing the large level. I don’t want to play the stupid small layouts or play with 75% FF…uhh can we say TEAMKILLERS. If the LG. layouts don’t come back I’m done with Warhawk. Quit changing things that don’t need changing!


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+ thesupremetruth on April 17th, 2008 at 3:16 pm said:

to dylan…..

will you guys ever have both the drop ship and the apc together?


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+ yellow27 on April 17th, 2008 at 4:22 pm said:

@dino1626

Thanks dude.


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+ revolverjgw on April 17th, 2008 at 8:10 pm said:

Why were the large maps dropped without any explanation or even warning? I played 99.9% of my games on them. I wouldn’t even have bought Broken Mirror if I’d known my favorite modes would be taken out. I feel ripped off. Of course disregard all that if it’s just a matter of those servers simply not being put up yet, or something like that.

Vaporfield Glacier and the APC are excellent additions, and that makes it even more disappointing.


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+ Gazz66666 on April 18th, 2008 at 8:14 am said:

The new map is great, and i love the APC and the new skins are great.

However, i can’t help but feel let down by the lack of extra Character customisation options. What with the new Snow-based map, i really hoped that we’d be getting some arctic-based clothing.

Oh, and if you do decide to do this in the next booster or patch, please include a Ghillie suit, because they rule!

Keep up the good work.


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+ XmatthewmaticsX on April 18th, 2008 at 1:36 pm said:

yeah yeah so I read your “explanation” on why we can’t have the dropship and the APC in the same map…

from what I gathered, you don’t want to FORCE people to have to buy any of the booster packs. That’s a neat and noble cause…however, you are doing the people who HAVEN’T paid you extra money a favor by screwing out the people who HAVE paid you extra money. That’s NOT very noble.

I don’t care if it’s going to make it tougher for somebody who only has one (or neither) of the booster packs to find a game. They can always set up a player ranked game with whatever they want can’t they? so what’s the point? Aside from cheating people out of their money?

also, why can i add/remove the wrench/bio-field but nothing else? If you are going to do it for one you should do it for all.

oh and bring back ‘Unlimited’ for player games. It makes sense to remove from ranked games, but why player?


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+ coster127 on April 18th, 2008 at 1:44 pm said:

@XmatthewmaticsX (477)
i think that Incognito (as they always have done except for taking team switch off but they have fixed that now) have made the right decisions, not you. :)


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+ coster127 on April 18th, 2008 at 1:44 pm said:

no offence…


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+ coster127 on April 18th, 2008 at 1:49 pm said:

And for everyone who was angry about BM not coming quick enough. It was released on April 17th, just in the afternoon. This is not incognitos fault, its the guys at the PSN store not doing it fast enough. Im in the UK and it was released at 11am for us, but by that time i was getting pretty annoyed so i can understand how you felt… sorry never mind.


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+ XmatthewmaticsX on April 18th, 2008 at 2:36 pm said:

I don’t.


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+ XmatthewmaticsX on April 18th, 2008 at 4:36 pm said:

sooooo v1.32 patch with APC and dropship in the same map coming soon or what?


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+ DAVE12 on April 18th, 2008 at 8:15 pm said:

Hey dylan i love this game and i know you are working on those two new game mods but it would really be awesome if you could add maybe like a shotgun, heavymachinegun, and some other things you can think of. i got broken mirror and its sweet! i hope you respond


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+ martinarks on April 19th, 2008 at 5:18 am said:

Dylan, great add-one, but on the 1.32 update can you have maps that have both the APC and the Dropship, and if so will the dropship be able to pick up the APC


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+ Wickum on April 19th, 2008 at 12:29 pm said:

Got to say I do love the new map take a deserved pat on the back for that.

But why oh why have you removed large 32 player TDM for? Not impressed with the new Mixed mode games. I once really enjoyed warhawk but now I hate it. why change something which isn’t broken? I mean can you not just have Large zone games only? instead of mixing ctf with zones.

Please sort this out as i’m not the only one out there who dislikes the change.

Taking a long break from warhawk.


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+ martinarks on April 20th, 2008 at 5:05 am said:

Dylan my rank reset a long time ago and now I’m trying to build my rank up again but whenever I rank up to airman it sends my points back down to 90. I have had a couple hundred point games, so could you please get my rank back or at least just make it so I can advance beyond airman.


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+ LordOfRuin on April 20th, 2008 at 7:15 am said:

Dylan, just thought I’d let you know that I’m beginning to see a few game glitches and hangs. Often I don’t spawn, and just get to look at the ground waiting, with no control. Other times I get waiting for server for quite a while. This has only recently begun happening and I suspect it started following the application of the new content. I hope you can perhaps patch this, for I dislike having to reset my console.

Anyway, that was a whinge out of the way. I’m loving the new pack, and quite frankly believe this to be the best game I’ve played for years. I just can’t stop playing whenever I have a free moment.

Keep up the good work!

Warmest regards

LordOfRuin


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+ Herby on April 20th, 2008 at 2:08 pm said:

The Most Amazing Add-On Pack to date. Absolutely amazing value and change in gameplay. I could never imagine Warhawk getting better. It just has. I am a customer for life. MUST BUY. Congrats


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+ yellow27 on April 20th, 2008 at 8:53 pm said:

Top draw. The new pack is awesome. Vapourfield is so much more atmospheric than the other maps, and there’s some great creative strategies at play with the new APC. All we need now is the Dropship/APC combo and we’re sorted.

Living in Australia, I have a request for a new insignia, given we were not part of the original competition.

The boxing Kangaroo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Kangaroo


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+ XmatthewmaticsX on April 22nd, 2008 at 5:40 pm said:

I second everything Wickum said (485).

Ya know what would be awesome…if y’all created a REALLY REALLY big level that allows the Dropship and the APC and give it to everybody who bought both booster packs for free.
I do enjoy the new map and the APC, but until I there is some sort of mixing of booster packs and a lot of the other new kinks get worked out…im retired from warhawk.


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+ shika.1983 on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:58 am said:

I have loved near enough ever aspect of BM so far. that and the new weapons have brought new life to Warhawk. IMHO

The APC is awesome as well as the bubble shield and the “accela-bash” that comes with it. The ONLY problem I have is that it doesn’t damage tanks at all !!! Think it should take 50 % damage from a fully charged “accela-bash”

I love the [ALL] servers so that I can play [BM] and [OD] in rotation even if I can’t play with the APC and DS at the same time.

As stated above it would be cool if you could return TDM to the “mixed” servers.
I use to spend most of my time in the “vari” servers to get an All round game but now I only seem to be playing Zones and CTF.

Anywho

Great great expansion Incognito and look forward to 1.4 and the next expansion.
Dying to know what the new game modes are and hope you could possibly address the APC tank damage issue as slightly unbalanced IMO.


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+ Mythix6 on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:05 pm said:

Just when I thought I couldn’t love this game more, you guys go and outdo yourselves. Dylan, you are THE MAN! Thank you so much for all your hard work. Warhawk is only going to keep getting better with age!

Something I would like to post about is this theory of “cross-pollination,” as you put it, where players would be able to play with multiple expansion packs at the same time (Dropships and APCs in the same level). I can understand where you’re coming from in that you don’t want to force anyone to buy every expansion. However, being someone who would absolutely LOVE the idea, isn’t that what the [ALL] servers do already? I mean, someone who only has the Omega Dawn expansion wouldn’t be able to play on those servers because they also include games from the Broken Mirror expansion on the playlist right? So correct me if I’m wrong, but wouldn’t this cross-pollination simply be an extension of the [ALL] servers?

I can’t help but drool at the prospect of Dropships carrying around APCs, plopping them on an enemy base, and letting troops flood into it. And while I totally agree that players should be able to pick and choose which expansions they want to buy, in theory you’re already forcing us to buy all of them because you keep making all of them too freaking cool to pass up!

So what do you say? Pleeeeeease? :)


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+ mechcross on April 24th, 2008 at 12:05 pm said:

Dylan …. you did a wonderful and awesome job with Warhawk. This is my only way of voicing my comments to you. I would rather post on a board where the man behind warhawk is reading our messages. I got this game the first day it was out on the PSN store last year. Played it night and day. It was very addicting until COD4 came along and snatched me away for a couple of months. Now im back to Warhawk again. Warhawk has a longer lasting appeal than many other online games out there. I even bought the omega dawn and broken mirror expansion pack. I actually like broken mirror more because of the APC / shield projector and also the new snowy map.Reminds me of lost planet but 100x massive. Maybe one day you can come out with a rainy cloudy map. Rain is soothing and a good day to burry your opponents. hehe. This game is still addicting and always have been. It’s hard to put the controller down. By the way… the patch/update included the wrench and bio-field generator. You’re spoiling us with all these great equipments. Now i can finally park my Warhawk in a cave and fix it with my wrench before shooting myself back up in the sky. SOOoo coool. As for Omega dawn the dropship was a good idea but it’s hard to find a good pilot to fly it. We get shot down easily by the guy with a binoculars and other cheap shots. The dropship should’ve gotten a short shield projector or at least longer life energy especially flying across a big map feels impossible, but i guess that’s what makes it challenging. The night map brings in a new experience. I’m looking forward to more of your updates and expansion packs. I don’t know how you do it Dylan but the game is so well balanced. I’m having the most fun time of my life playing this game. Here’s a wishful thinking…. you should come out with a Macross/Robotech mod that includes the same characters from the anime show. Watch macross plus(movie edition) and Macross frontier (2008) so you’ll have an idea of what i mean. Have it run under the warhawk engine. I’m sure there’s a lot of hardcore mechs and macross fans out there who are dying to get their hands on it. Warhawk reminds me of a Macross experience especially when you can hover and attack the foot soldiers on land. THe only thing it’s missing is transforming into a mech. There’s some similarity between warhawk and macross. May be it’s something you might consider looking into for your next project or updates in the near future for PS3. :) I would faint if it ever hit the PSN store and definitely buy it and spread the words. Incognito rocks!!!


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+ warbs7791 on April 25th, 2008 at 5:11 am said:

hi, i downloaded the broken mirror pack and installed it, but its not working in the game. can any one help. cheers


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+ familygy3319 on April 25th, 2008 at 10:03 pm said:

When are we gonna see some parachutes and sprinting in Warhawk?!!


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+ igwanaman on April 26th, 2008 at 2:59 am said:

In warhawk how do u cut your planes engine?


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+ Dagger1963 on April 26th, 2008 at 7:05 am said:

Can anyone tell me if there were new uniforms/armour added with this upgrade ?


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+ jake121595 on April 26th, 2008 at 4:45 pm said:

you should make on expansion packs where you could have boats. That would be so awesome.

BTW the game is great


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+ jake121595 on April 26th, 2008 at 4:46 pm said:

you should be able to eject out of the plane and have a parachute so you dont die as often.


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+ jake121595 on April 26th, 2008 at 4:48 pm said:

I wish that there would be different types of planes like a cargo plane or a bomber plane.


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