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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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+ aoc gold on August 14th, 2008 at 7:17 pm said:

We have bigger houses,but smaller famillies;


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+ daffyb0y on August 15th, 2008 at 11:10 am said:

i know its out of subjext…how do i get a picutre here>>>>>.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


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+ K1LLA4 on August 15th, 2008 at 1:53 pm said:

I have some more ideas for Warhawk!
I play the game alot so i was thinking of ideas for the next update.


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+ redbaron787 on August 16th, 2008 at 6:00 am said:

yeah! great updates :)


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+ fatalfury on August 16th, 2008 at 9:42 am said:

thank you for making Warhawk even better. I cant wait to start earning trophes. Pluas being able to play my music while i play is awesome


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+ xanotos on August 16th, 2008 at 1:40 pm said:

that’s all very great and well needed and thanks for it. but how about a party mode where you can add your buddies or friends and find games to join together from the party mode itself


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+ Pahoran on August 16th, 2008 at 8:35 pm said:

Ok WHat do you guys mean by thanks for the jetpack what jetpack???? And what new Level?


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+ raigamer on August 17th, 2008 at 5:02 am said:

will there be boats or helicopters in the future?
and will there be special knives for other people to?


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+ magst001 on August 17th, 2008 at 12:09 pm said:

anyone else notice the third booster pack symbol looks like a METEOR??? as in what makes a CRATER??? looks like tau crater is confirmed then eh? lol


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+ bcguitarist296 on August 17th, 2008 at 1:23 pm said:

I really love the support that you guys are making but please put a prone position into the game, i would love to be able to lie down and snipe rather than just crouch


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+ ap6ehw on August 17th, 2008 at 2:42 pm said:

I cant wait i hate that it is so close to school thoe =( ingame musics going to rock lol i will like love the trophys and stuff, jet pack sweeet new designs for planes sweeter o and i hope it comes early then they say :D FREE FREE FREE ROCKS.

PS MY PSN IS ap6ehw Add me ;)

P.S. P.S. WarHawk Rox My Sox


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+ ap6ehw on August 17th, 2008 at 2:59 pm said:

o and i forogt one thing i wish i culd get a blade


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+ eaglefan129 on August 17th, 2008 at 6:19 pm said:

Can’t wait.


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+ Sinr666 on August 17th, 2008 at 9:28 pm said:

hell yeah cant wait man i got alot of death metal black metal goregrind music on my ps3 so yeah my music is guna soound sik with my surrounds system! GMAX clan sinr666…..look up Gaussians guild! my clan son!


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+ ap6ehw on August 18th, 2008 at 11:07 am said:

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Good luck with clan, I am going to listin to misson imposbil theam when i am kifeing peapol or being stelthy


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+ mrfantastic360 on August 18th, 2008 at 2:23 pm said:

hi,i live in the uk and have a us warhawk disk and purchased the booster packs from the playstation store and have found they dont work becouse they are region locked,my question is will the 1.5 patch resolve this?,and secondly the playstation store should say in terms and conditions that you should have a region 2 game,not just warhawk as it says before you pay for content and download it


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+ Jono_2007 on August 19th, 2008 at 9:04 am said:

Yo Dylan!

love the game but my stats have been deleted could there be any chance of getting them back
I am not a stat padder!!!


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+ Jono_2007 on August 19th, 2008 at 9:05 am said:

o nvm guess i’ll just start agen


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+ raigamer on August 20th, 2008 at 7:16 am said:

STOP RESETING PEOPLE RANKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ agent8796 on August 21st, 2008 at 9:52 pm said:

how about letting peopple custimize the jeaps, tanks, dropships, and APCs. with skins like the warhawks.


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+ zander5792 on August 21st, 2008 at 10:57 pm said:

hey I am a big fan of Warhawk and i played the mess out of warhawk when it first came out and for a while i stopped just could keep me clinched. and i bought both packs and played them when they came out and same result. I have really been hoping for a new air fighter like a new warhawk or like a new alliance to battle as be cool a 3 team deathmatch. Yes a jet pack would be cool but we all know a new plane or race would be cooler. Ill even enter new jet art work if you have a contest for it. Thats all im sayin. LETS DO THAT!


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+ zander5792 on August 21st, 2008 at 11:02 pm said:

and bcguitarist296 is right we need a prone.


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+ Sirynx77 on August 22nd, 2008 at 3:26 am said:

I personally think that the APC shield (EPOD) is lame. I mean that shield should not allow ANY enemy soldier or vehicle through. They should be killed the instant they pass. Your teammates should be able to come in and leave.

I mean come on, when an enemy tank is able to destroy your APC and kill you by simply rolling through the “shield.”

“Broken Shield” was indeed the wise choice of name for expansion pack. I doubt’ this will be fixed in update 1.5, which is a shame.


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+ Sirynx77 on August 22nd, 2008 at 4:00 am said:

I meant “Broken Mirror” instead of “Broken Shield.” Still the word broken is appropriate.


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+ NightHawk560 on August 23rd, 2008 at 9:53 am said:

you guys at incognito never stop giving, love the video
showing the new expansion pack with jetpack, very
epic. You can shoot people while flying the jetpack OMG!!!!!!
it definitely will make those long trips on foot quicker.
Also looks like with every new expansion pack seems like the
graphics seem to bee ramped up. I still want to see a new
warhawk with a tail gunner, and new pick ups for the warhawk, like I said before napalm or small tactical nuke.
To bad the terrains aren’t deformable but oh well maybe next pack. thanks guys!


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+ NightHawk560 on August 23rd, 2008 at 9:59 am said:

Someone in the blogs is complaining about stats being reset
the first time I played warhawk i went into a no rank up no kill server
to get points to rank up, i got reset as I should have, at the time I wasn’t sure it was cheating but now I know better, DON’T CHEAT. My new profile and points that profile are all
hard earned points through combat and such. So to answer someones question about resetting ranks,
DON’T CHEAT it pisses every one else off whos trying hard.
since my new profile I’ve held all my points and stats for
many months.


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+ nYc_FrEeWiLL_82 on August 23rd, 2008 at 3:22 pm said:

HEY i juwas wanted to say that..i knoe im VERY VERY LATE..but PLEASE..PRETTY PLEASE..FIX THE MAP MODIFIER..IM TIRED OF NOOBS OR ANY OTHER PLAYER GETTN EASY KILLS.i knoe this is a TEAM BASED GAME but 9 times outta 10 ..its EVERYMAN FOR THEMSELF…AND IM SURE U KNOE THAT!! SO PLEASE AS A TRUE AND DIE HARD WARHAWK FAN..CHANGE THE MAP SYSTEM..OR ALEAST GIVE US- THE PLAYERS- AND OPTION TO DO SO!! THANX INCGNITO..KEEP UP THE GREAT WERK..I CANT WAIT FOR THE V1.5 UPDATE!!


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+ raigamer on August 24th, 2008 at 4:14 am said:

WHY DID YOU RESET MY STATZ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!
I DIDNT EVEN DO 50 POINTS!!!!!!!!!! =@


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+ tbztbz on August 25th, 2008 at 7:49 am said:

thanks alot]


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+ Slayer612 on August 26th, 2008 at 9:35 pm said:

Playstation 3 is the best and will always be the best. XBOX could never stop us. You guys are the best.


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+ spyker3292 on August 27th, 2008 at 7:12 am said:

:\ didn’t get the knife for some reason. Well… I guess that’s too bad :(…

-BurntOrange32


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+ White Phantom on August 29th, 2008 at 2:36 pm said:

There should be a patch were one can play any map layout on any configuration
ex.) play battle for eucadia on death match

or have the sweet vehicles in death match,
can you imagine dropships dukin’it out.

or be able to shoot while being carried by dropship, ex.) tank rain lead on ground from high under the dropship.


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