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Warhawk v1.5 Update “Free Never Gets Old!”

Dylan Jobe's Avatar + Posted by Dylan Jobe on Aug 11, 2008 // President, LightBox Interactive

In our ever-changing world, a world where Brett Favre is now a Jet, things can happen very quickly! So it should be expected that another FREE Warhawk Update be released with equal quickness! :-)

OMG…he’s a Jet…I still can’t get over it but, whatever.

We just released our v1.4 Update a month ago and we’re ready to upgrade our players to the latest version–Warhawk v1.5 which is tentatively scheduled for release on August 27th. We’re currently in the final phase of global Sony certification testing and all is looking good so far!

“Tell us Dylan…What’s in the latest Update???”

Custom In-Game Music

This feature was asked for by a bazillion players! Now players can use the XMB music player to play their own custom music. Warhawk will also detect if you are using the XMB player and automatically disable the in-game Warhawk music. Convenience for the win!

XMB Trophies

I have talked about this several times before so this is by no means new-news…especially with the recent leak of our full trophy list – gotta love the internets. BTW, the team and I are really flattered that someone would risk their job to leak confidential info about our game — Makes us feel good in a weird kinda way.

Anyhoo….

There are 56 trophies included in the Warhawk v1.5 Update. These also include trophies for the booster packs, some of the trophies are, or rather *were*, hidden and some are retroactive based on your server-side stats. Here are just a few of the trophies that are included.

Warhawh - XMB trophies

Training Tutorials

As more and more people join the Warhawk community, we are seeing an even greater difference between skill-levels than ever before. New Warhawk players had to go online in order to learn the game and, invariably, they would encounter enemy players that were, shall we say, not too kind to newbies :) This made it really hard for players to learn the ropes, get familiar with the controls, weapons, etc.

So…The new v1.5 Update includes 4 very simple tutorials that can be played off-line. Each one focuses on the core principals of each of the 3 modes of gameplay: Infantry, Ground Vehicles and Aircraft. Now these tutorials are very, very simple and It wouldn’t surprise me if some of our more hardcore players find them way too pedestrian. But we’re looking to help the *new* player, a player that may not be that familiar with Warhawk or the shooter genre. These tutorials are an invaluable help to a newbie!!!

Warhawk - Drone_1

After completing each of the 3 core tutorials a trophy is unlocked – a nice incentive for new players and, well…all you avid Warhawk players can think of them as “easy-money”.

The forth training tutorial, “Flight Practice” is intended to be replayed over and over again, and help players get familiar with the most rewarding, and most challenging of the 3 gameplay modes: Piloting Aircraft!

In this one, you are tasked with destroying as many attack drones as possible in 3 minutes. These simple, hovering turrets fire swarm missiles at you as you practice flying and “scrubbing” missiles. This tutorial is a huge help for new players by giving them a safe, offline way to practice their piloting skills.

Now I know that there are many players out there that often engage in 1v1 dogfights for fun and bragging rights. And while these tutorials are way, way below your skill-level, you may find it fun to do “speed-runs” and compare kill counts.

Warhwak - Drone_2

Retract Clan Invites

Another feature that players, or more specifically, clan-leaders have asked for, is the ability to retract a clan invite that they have sent to a player. For whatever reason, that player maybe never responded to the invite, was being a…a…what’s a blog-safe term that I won’t get in trouble for using??? How about “tool”, yes I’ll use the term tool. So if a player is being a tool and just camping on your invite…you can pull it back. This is important to clan admins because there is a fixed number of clan invites (64) that an admin can have pending at any one time.

New Paint Schemes & Insignias

Awhile ago you all may recall that we held a competition in the USA where players could submit their own Warhawk and Nemesis paint schemes. We selected the 20 best ones and integrated them with the v1.3 update. Well, we held another competition but this time for our players in Europe. We got some great submissions for paint schemes and insignias, and we’re glad to show you all the winners! All of these, the 20 new paint schemes and 50 new insignias are included in the v1.5 update and of course they are free as are all of our updates.

Warhawk - SCEE PaintSchemeWinners_Small

Warhawk - SCEE InsigniaWinners

GGL Ceremonial Blades

The GGL recently held a Warhawk tournament and you probably saw the post from our Sr. Producer at SCEA, Harvard Bonin. Below is an image of the new GGL-Ceremonial Knife that participants in the GGL tournament will receive automatically when the v1.5 update is released. You don’t have to do anything to enable it…the global Warhawk server knows if you were in the tournament and will auto-grant you the award.

Warhawk - GGL_01

Warhawk - GGL_02

For you members ARMED^ASSASSIN’s, the next time you player after the v1.5 update is released, your infantry combat blade will be replaced by the Champion’s Blade (seen below) and you’ll be the only players on the planet with this item!

What’s more fun than a Trophy that you can beat someone with? – I submit…NOTHING :)

“Rookie” Server Color-Coding

We also have added an attractive green color to all official “rookie” server names in the server list. Players that are eligible to play on rookie servers will find these servers sorted to the top of the list automagically for easy selection.

To recap the color coding, Blue servers are official Sony hosted servers, Yellow servers are games launched from HOME, and Green servers are reserved for “rookies”.

We have also fixed the exploit that allowed some players to host unlimited flag capture games, get underneath and into the battlefield and act like….like tools. We also fixed the issue with Quick Join that required you to have stats previously posted in order for it to work properly, and a few other items…ohh yeah, and the 1-minute farming of the Winning Team Ribbon has been fixed. Oh…and one more thing, we are going to be rolling-out version checking on the EULA and announcements so if you have already seen them and they haven’t changed, Warhawk will automatically bypass those screens for you.

Some of you may have read some rumors about our next Booster Pack…I can neither confirm nor deny anything…at least for right now :) Keep your eyes peeled for an update here on the blog and the media coverage at Leipzig which is right around the corner!!!

Last hint…and this is an easy one:

With one of these equipped, a soldier can escape quickly…even bail out if needed!

As always – Rock on!

-dylan

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+ kfc_on_me on August 11th, 2008 at 1:17 pm said:

wow, I am thoroughly impressed by this update! looks like i have more of a reason to start playing more often.

Thanks guys!


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+ eric1018 on August 11th, 2008 at 1:21 pm said:

Moses_of_JVM asks…Is kick/ban gone? Yes/No?

Many of us are split on this one while the elite would rather it be on to stop the evil ones from messing up fun games.

While the others want this gone so stat padding will stop.

Will there be restriction or too much freedom? That is the real question? :D


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+ Enforcer_X on August 11th, 2008 at 1:25 pm said:

Bail out with a Jetpack!


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+ decimalator on August 11th, 2008 at 1:25 pm said:

Oh man! This game just gets better and better!

Dylan and Incog FTW!


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+ Sitron_NO on August 11th, 2008 at 1:26 pm said:

What is so great about Buzz, and now Warhawks trophies? Each individual trophy has it’s own icon. The game has not just one trophy-icon with three different color, such as SSHD. And, the trophies looks very good.

This does not sound like a big deal, but it is. If they look good, you want them even more. And yes, they do look very good!


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+ erico316 on August 11th, 2008 at 1:26 pm said:

are trophy retro?


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+ skaterricky on August 11th, 2008 at 1:27 pm said:

Thanks for the Great News of the Day :D

Proud owner of the Warhawk game! :P

Thanks for working so hard on the game and keeping it Alive!

Any News on Us geting More Maps in the Future or Coustom MAPS :P

IM so for Coustom Maps or at least have the same map but change vehicles around and weppons and what not (sorry for the miss spells lol)

Thanks Skater_Ricky,


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+ Dark_king on August 11th, 2008 at 1:28 pm said:

@ eric1018 | August 11th, 2008 at 1:21 pm

we should get to vote someone out of the game and not just kick are ban players.Are at least not be able to kick are ban from a ranked game since i kick players from severs when the clan and I are practicing its something thats needed for unranked matches.And the game should auto kick player with high ping.(So someone with ping over 14k cant play in a ranked game and yes I have seen players with ping that high)


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+ cameltoe1009 on August 11th, 2008 at 1:30 pm said:

Great update….but I have a few issues with the game that keep me from playing.

1. Auto aim needs to go and
B. The max look/turn speed is way too slow..

I can deal with the AA but the look speed is a killer for me….

Thanks and keep up the great support!


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+ Cinos123 on August 11th, 2008 at 1:31 pm said:

So glad you made tuts in offline I recently got this game and I find the learning curve quite steep


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+ JoshWhite on August 11th, 2008 at 1:32 pm said:

@109: you can adjust the aim speed in the option menu.


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+ Dark_king on August 11th, 2008 at 1:34 pm said:

@cameltoe1009 | August 11th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

I think the look speed is just fine it really doesn’t need to be an faster however would be nice if we could hold like l2 and r2 and turn completely around quickly.But when the look speed is increased to its maxs its rather fast.I think it doesn’t take a whole 2 seconds to get turned around.


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+ ExPresident on August 11th, 2008 at 1:36 pm said:

@9 & @24

I got the Disc package + blue tooth headset for 29.99 at Best Buy. Coulda been a mistake on their part but I verified it twice with them to ensure it was right.

PS. anyone looking for a quality Warhawk Team that is atleast 18 check us out – http://www.joinbs.com


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+ Horrorist on August 11th, 2008 at 1:40 pm said:

thank you a lot dylan for putting my suggestion of jumpack into the game,i knew that if i keep harrassing you for it one day it would happen
i can way to see how your going to make it work but im sure its going to be great for warhawk
again thank you so much
keep on rockin


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+ ADMAN111 on August 11th, 2008 at 1:42 pm said:

It’s a Parachute. And I saw the trophy pic, there is another booster pack on the way…THESE EYES MISS NOTHING!!!


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+ eric1018 on August 11th, 2008 at 1:44 pm said:

@108

Agreed…or the warhawk devs can create some kind of evaluator for player servers to allows some psn users to create all the servers they want while the rest (stat padders) can’t. ;) DYLAN PLEASE IMPLEMENT THIS! :)


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+ mywhitenoise on August 11th, 2008 at 1:46 pm said:

I can’t wait!
Dylan, would it be possible to post which trophies WILL be retro-active?


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+ symonator on August 11th, 2008 at 1:46 pm said:

Nice 1 Dylan, i went off warhawk for a bit but been playing since the last patch, this new stuff looks pretty good.

Love to see in game recording, who do i ask about this Dylan?


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+ lowhonor on August 11th, 2008 at 1:47 pm said:

you guys made specific pictures for each trophy! that is much appreciated unlike the drab generic icons in SSHD and uncharted (probably eden as well.)

you guys rock for the continued support of the game!


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+ Kittonwy on August 11th, 2008 at 1:50 pm said:

Jobe u r teh awesome. >:|


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+ Sentry on August 11th, 2008 at 1:51 pm said:

I know this may have been posted already, but that trophy on the far right is from the new booster pack! It is a icon of a bug being splattered, which is the “That Was Some Bug” (Gold) trophy, which requires you to “Kill an enemy who is flying a jetpack by hitting him with any vehicle or aircraft.”

So I am assuming jetpacks and the new map called ‘Tau Crater’ are coming in the booster pack. And that icon to the upper right of the trophy icon, is the booster packs logo/symbol.

SWEET! Can’t wait for this.


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+ evolution0 on August 11th, 2008 at 1:53 pm said:

hi dylan,

first I want to thank you and your team for your ongoing support of this game and for really listening to your fanbase. I also wanted to say that War of the Monsters was great and deserves another go on the ps3.

My play time with warhawk has been largely very good and the fact that there’s still such a strong community really says a lot about the core game mechanics are very well balanced. That said, I do have an issue i’d like to see addressed in a future update.

Currently, some people have figured out how to use warhawks to flip jeeps, APCs and tanks. I’ve seen this used to get you temporarily upside down you and shoot you, but more commonly I see this used by people to flip ground vehicles off bridges and cliffs, resulting in a suicide for the player stuck in the ground vehicle. This can be very frustrating and i’d like to see it patched out.

thanks


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+ QuebecSuperstar on August 11th, 2008 at 1:57 pm said:

Thank you so much for everything your team and yourself are doing for the Warhawk community. Nobody treats players like you do guys!


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+ willacuz on August 11th, 2008 at 1:57 pm said:

Girl Characters! I’ll model and integrate them at 90% of my usual rate!!

Warhawk needs wimin. You guys have a TON of them playing.


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+ toxic-inferno on August 11th, 2008 at 1:59 pm said:

On the paint job winners, 3rd down, 3rd across. Appears to be mine :)

Haven’t recieved any email confirmation of this though, does anyone know if we should have?


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+ thatsmartguywiththefro on August 11th, 2008 at 1:59 pm said:

Thanks for this great update! I really enjoy playing Warhawk, but I’m way out of my league, so thank you for taking the rookies into consideration (I certainly know that if I were an experienced player I wouldn’t want any new people to the game messing up any strategies I was organizing).

Plus in Game Music and Trophies is an obvious bonus.

(I think we all got your hint: Parachutes!)


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+ FrozoneUSMC on August 11th, 2008 at 2:00 pm said:

Yeah, looks like it will be time to come back to Warhawk soon.


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+ Englishman on August 11th, 2008 at 2:03 pm said:

I’ve just upgraded to a 52″ HDTV and Warhawk is tremendous on it. I buy and play other games, but somehow always end up back in Eucadia, getting my bottom handed to me again and again. What a great game, and it keeps getting better. Thanks for the update Dylan,
Cheers Mate.
Mark.


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+ Netweb on August 11th, 2008 at 2:03 pm said:

ARMED^ASSASSIN’s you are … with ME!
I Want those blades!!!

If i kill one of the ARMED^ASSASSIN’s clan members i keep the standart knife?


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+ dappaute on August 11th, 2008 at 2:04 pm said:

Can you pleeeeeeeeeeeease add back the official servers for the 8 player matches!


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+ diablo103 on August 11th, 2008 at 2:04 pm said:

awsome i cant wait


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+ drummer2k4 on August 11th, 2008 at 2:07 pm said:

Can’t wait for this update i love collecting trophies and Xmb music


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+ Herby on August 11th, 2008 at 2:08 pm said:

Wow awesome update.


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+ darkos87 on August 11th, 2008 at 2:09 pm said:

Epic win once again. Thank you dylan, you rock


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+ LoadedScorpion on August 11th, 2008 at 2:09 pm said:

Anyone knows about the bluetooth headset problem in Warhawk? Is it going to be fixed in this patch? Please let us know.

Thanks for the awesome updates!


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+ Cerberus_Hunter on August 11th, 2008 at 2:14 pm said:

Looking forward to getting few of those Trophies.

Sweet update.


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+ mywhitenoise on August 11th, 2008 at 2:15 pm said:

Is there a way that we can have the original theme music play when we’re in the menu? I loved that music way more than the music that plays in the current menu.


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+ Masterofallz on August 11th, 2008 at 2:16 pm said:

WOW! Im defiantly going to buy Warhawk with all of your guys support on this!
Suck this 360 fans. :)


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+ warezIbanez on August 11th, 2008 at 2:20 pm said:

@3,

You can find the Warhawk soundtrack on iTunes.


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+ JaKhris on August 11th, 2008 at 2:20 pm said:

Great update ahead, awesome job you guys. ;)

PS : Oh, you liked my guitar insignia and are going to put it in the next update? Thank you so much! :)


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+ omaR77 on August 11th, 2008 at 2:21 pm said:

would a be a good possibility to have female characters just to be different from others ?please


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+ Jast3r Rogu3 on August 11th, 2008 at 2:26 pm said:

Thanks YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

warhawk by far the best online game i have played in years.


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+ isaacmac77 on August 11th, 2008 at 2:30 pm said:

i am definotly getting this game


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+ Griever92 on August 11th, 2008 at 2:31 pm said:

Did anyone notice the THIRD expansion logo on that trophy demo?


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+ JJ555666. on August 11th, 2008 at 2:31 pm said:

I can’t wait for the update. So 1.5 comes first then the booster pack or do both come out the same day?


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+ WhereIsWipeoutHD on August 11th, 2008 at 2:33 pm said:

The tutorial stuff is a step in the right direction, but why don’t you ad full bot support so the game can be played offline?


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+ CrimsonFox13 on August 11th, 2008 at 2:34 pm said:

At first, I was really angry at getting jetpacks, and was worried that it may stop making Warhawk the classic(Well, I guess I can’t call it classic right now, but it will be!) it is. But, the more I think of it, the more I realize… This is going to be awesome.


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+ Jezer29 on August 11th, 2008 at 2:38 pm said:

Dylan what about the mic problems, Tow glitch, rank issues?? Hopefully you dont leave these things out in “Part 2′ of this update announcement. In Germany.. Thanx


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+ Fenrokk on August 11th, 2008 at 2:38 pm said:

intresting… no hidden links i see!!!


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+ findaway on August 11th, 2008 at 2:39 pm said:

Wow, thats an outstanding update, good job guys. Warhawk is still going strong, i should get back to it, been wanting to for a while.


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