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Warhawk: Omega Dawn FAQ

Dylan Jobe's Avatar Posted by President, LightBox Interactive

Hi Everyone!!

Before I jump-in with the FAQ, I wanted to let everyone know that our V1.2 patch will go-live on December 19th at 10:00 GMT (that’s 2am pacific time). We will be bringing our game servers off-line while we roll-out the patch from 10:00 to 16:00 GMT (that’s 2am to 8am pacific).

Also, the Warhawk: Omega Dawn Booster Pack goes on sale December 20th on the PlayStation Store for $7.99!

So, below is a huge batch of questions that we grabbed from your comments. Hopefully you all find the answers useful, helpful, enlightening, entrancing … blah, blah, blah.


“OrganicShadow” Wants to know …

Can both teams have a dropship at the same time?
YES – the Combat Dropship only spawns in at specific locations and these bases become really important to hold. They also take awhile to respawn so you don’t see them constantly. But some of our best memories from working on Omega Dawn are from crazy Dropship-on-Dropship battles where nearly everyone in the battlefield is in the air!

Can you give us a roundabout estimate as to how much damage a dropship can take before kaboom time?
It’s really hard to estimate the time because it varies from weapon to weapon. It also varies because, just like a classic BOSS, the dropship has a weak point that causes more damage. I’ve seen a well coordinated team take a dropship down pretty quickly…but the inverse is also true. I’ve seen a team command a dropship for 10 minutes or more. It really depends on how you and your team or clan works together.

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Out of curiosity, what button grabs the vehicles and do you have to keep it held?
The CIRCLE button picks up vehicles and you don’t have to hold it the whole time. Also, the player who’s inside the vehicle being carried can also cut power to the tractor beam by pressing CIRCLE as well as long as they are in a “safe” place to dismount.

Will it be available through the game like an in-game store or will we have to back out and go to the PS Store, download it, then go back in?
You can buy the Omega Dawn Booster Pack in both places; the PlayStation Store *and* at the Warhawk in-game store. When you buy Omega Dawn from the Warhawk in-game store, it’s very streamlined. You just pick the product from the list, download the content, it automatically installs and BAM, you’re good to go. You don’t even need to restart Warhawk.

“P_tear_griffin” Wants to know …

I can see how people can be kept out of the new map if they don’t buy it but what about the dropship on the old maps?
The v1.2 patch includes some new features for the server/game list. It allows you to see maps that you don’t have but Warhawk lets you know they are locked until you buy them. So if you don’t have Omega Dawn, you won’t be able to join server running an update dropship version of an older map.

Will the SCEA, SCEE and other dedicated servers indicate the need to purchase the new content before entering the server?
We have also added a very simple color code to the server list. Players will now see a Green, Yellow or Red dot next to the server name that shows that servers content status. For example: if you see a Green dot, your content matches perfectly with the content of the server. If you see a Yellow dot, you have some but not all of the content. If you see a Red dot, you have none of the content.

If you join a server that is running content that you don’t have, you will be allowed to join but prompted that you need the required content to join the game. We then allow the player to buy the expansion content right there once the server has determined what they need.

By the way Dylan, will we see new troop weapons in the near future?
Good question!! I can’t talk too much about it right now but let’s just say that there is some new stuff in the works for ground troops…and it will be FREE for all players!

“Bierbeer” Wants to know …

How about v1.2? I know the Omega Dawn is BIG but I’d like to know how 1.2 is progressing?
We’re done with both. The v1.2 patch comes out on December 19th at 10:00 GMT and the Omega Dawn Booster Pack will be released on December 20th.

“Eclipsed4utoo” Wants to know …

How will this effect CTF? Will the dropship be able to carry someone who has the flag? Will it be able to carry a vehicle that is carrying the flag?
It makes a huge difference!! First off, you *can* be in a ground vehicle with the flag when you get picked-up by a dropship. This really changes the way teams work together when playing CTF. Swooping in to pickup your teammate that’s under fire, and whisking him away to safety is awesome!

You can’t be a normal passenger in the dropship when you have the flag, just like a Warhawk. However, if your server is set to allow “FLY WITH FLAG” then you can, just like in any other normal Warhawk game.

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“Bhive01” Wants to know …

Ever consider doing a snow/mountain level?
Hmmm … snow you say?

“MotoX3style” Wants to know …

The question I have is, will someone be able to be in the vehicle while its being transported by the dropship?
YES – its one of the great things about the dropship. You can pickup tanks and 4×4 with players still in them!

“D1rk-Knight” Wants to know …

Is this pack being released in all PSN stores at once or will it be available only in the American store?
Very good question!! The Omega Dawn Booster-Pack will be available in all PlayStation Stores world-wide!

“Agriel” Wants to know …

Will we be seeing a world-wide release on this or will Europe have to wait?
Ahhh … there’s a trend emerging here! Europe will *NOT* have to wait. Warhawk is a global game and our v1.2 patch and Omega Dawn Booster-Pack is being released simultaneously world-wide. The v1.2 patch is being release at 10:00 GMT and the Booster Pack goes on sale December 20th. The specific hour of the Booster-Pack’s release varies from country to country but definitely on December 20th!

“Carl” Wants to know …

Do you have any idea how much this will cost in the United Kingdom?
YES – It will cost £3.99.

How big will the download be? I’m running short on HDD space at the moment?
The Warhawk v1.2 patch is 42MB and the Omega Dawn Booster-Pack is 143MB.

“JJ-F1” Wants to know …

If I purchase this expansion pack, will all users on my PS3 be able to access it or will it be limited to my (master) account?
If you purchased a Blu-ray version of Warhawk then *any* account can play just like you’ve always been able to. If you purchased Warhawk from the PlayStation Store, then you already know that you are required to use the account that purchased the game.

“AbandonAllHope” Wants to know …

Any chance of adding minimum rank limited servers in the booster or patch instead of just MAX rank?
YES – We are adding this in our v1.3 patch. I’ll discuss that more in a later post.

“SeanScythe2” Wants to know …

Are we going to have flashlights or something like that? Maybe spot lights to shine the sky?
NO – Sorry there are no flashlights or spotlights :-(

“Snowglobe” Wants to know …

You are going to make sure that the patch/content works on non-NA PS3s this time, aren’t you?
Ha…Yes of course!!! That wasn’t really the problem that we faced when the wrong European v1.1 patch was released but long story short … YES!

Have there been any additional fixes in the 1.2 patch or is it exactly the same stuff which was mentioned before?
The same fixes that we mentioned back in this blog post are the ones that you’ll all be seeing in the release of our v1.2 patch on December 19th.

“Hplcman” Wants to know …

What kind of defenses will the dropship have? I know it will have that cannon but what help would that be against a missile turret? Will there be a stealth mode for it? Can it pick up the same powerups as the Warhawks?
The Dropship is very powerful and has a lot of health. It also can acquire chaff pickups. It can carry 6 of them. Chaff and health are the only pickups that the Dropship can get.

“Kurtkbee” Wants to know …

Is it possible that we will see game with more than 32 players and also more official (ranked) servers?
You probably won’t see more that 32 player in Warhawk. On the topic of more servers, we monitor our Official server load very closely. Right now we’re keeping up with demand and if it looks like we ever aren’t keeping up, then we’ll look at supplementing our server cluster.

“Youlikeyams” Wants to know …

So I’m guessing America will get this a month before Europe?
Oh wow … this is a bad trend indeed!!! Everyone around the globe will get Warhawk Omega Dawn at the same time! :-)

“Byrd864” Wants to know …

When you enter the KT-424 as a passenger can you free roam in the ship? Or is it going to be like flying as a passenger in the Warhawk?
NO – it’s not like a capital ship with different rooms that you can walk around in. Size-wise, it’s about 4 times bigger than the Warhawk.

When you are a passenger, you get to control a swarm missile turret so that you can help defend the dropship and attack incoming aircraft and other targets.

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“Reson8er” Wants to know …

How will it work for those that do NOT download the content?
Players that choose not to purchase the Omega Dawn Booster-Pack can continue to enjoy the same fast-paced gameplay they have been for the last 4 months. However because they haven’t purchased the Booster-Pack, they won’t be able to play on any of the new Omega Dawn layouts or play with the dropship.

“heihachi vs. Kazuya” Wants to know …

As for this update any chance it will be free after awhile?
Well…I’m not the pricing guy so I couldn’t tell you. Sorry. I will say this though. Our patches like the v1.2 update that gives you new server features and new layouts will always be FREE. I’m a firm believer that an online game needs to continue to fix bugs and exploits but also add new value for the player community.

As far as Booster-Packs…again, I’m not the pricing guy but I gotta believe that we won’t be giving Booster-Packs away for free.

“gardea” Wants to know …

Are the dropships the big ships we saw when Warhawk was still in dev?
NO – those were very early capital ships that were from our singleplayer campaign…may it rest in peace :-)

“Darkflame588” Wants to know …

So, by the sound of “boss”, that means there will only be 1 per map?
There are at most 2 Dropships per map. The vast majority of the time players will see only 1 dropship at a time but sometimes, when the respawn timers are just in-sync and the battles have played out just right, you can get some really great dropship-on-dropship battles that last a long time.

“Wilester” Wants to know …

Is this December release for Europe as well or will it fall into 2008?
We take our European players very, very seriously. Actually, we take ALL our players very seriously that’s why we are launching our Booster-Pack simultaneously world-wide.

“Contractkilla” Wants to know …

My question is how will the dropship affect pure deathmatch games?
This is a very good question! The dropship had a very big impact on pure deathmatch games. So much so that we felt it was massively unbalanced so we disallow dropships in pure-deathmatch games.

“Kenshin001” Wants to know …

Will the downloadable content be region coded?
More or less yes…it’s not based on hardware region code, but based on the region where you purchased the game Warhawk. USA, Europe, Japan, etc.

“Cerberus_hunter” Wants to know …

Will Omega Dawn be released on Blu-ray?
NO – The Omega Dawn is available on the PlayStation Store only.

How long are you guys gonna keep making Warhawk Booster-Packs?
For billions and billions of years!! Ha…no seriously we’re not sure. As long as there is a market for it I think we should continue to develop them.

“Gamenut6659” Wants to know …

Is the tank glitch gonna be fixed?
YES – OMG! It was a problem that resulted in players being able to mount invisible turrets and warhawks too. It was a terrible exploit that is fixed in the v1.2 patch!!

“Canthor” Wants to know …

Will there be new extras like a set of night vision goggles?
There are no new night vision goggles, sorry. But as I alluded to earlier…we do have some new troop stuff in the works for our v1.3 update.

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molten_lead said:

January 3rd, 11:31 pm

I have paid for the booster pack and downloaded it twice now! It has installed successfully but i still don’t have access to any servers with omega dawn and i get the message that I don’t have the content. What could the problem be? My PS3 is Australian, but i bought the game on ebay via hong kong could this have something to do with it?

ph3ng said:

January 4th, 4:07 am


the booster pack is region locked. which is why I too am sitting here waiting for a response for either a refund or a region free pack.

kaysc13 said:

January 4th, 5:29 am

same here i downloaded the patch but when i install still cant play

Dr-MoHD said:

January 7th, 9:25 am

i have problem with Omega-Dawn I just buy the pack from my Europe (Saudi Arabia) account and it doesn’t work
i think because i have NTSC version

is there any way to fix the problem
without buy it again? please help me because i cant buy from usa store

lacerenza said:

January 7th, 9:58 am


If you’ve the US version of Warhawk, it probably won’t work. I’d the same problem buying the pack through my UK account (although I live in Brazil) and trying to make it work on my Warhawk bought at US. It just wouldn’t work no matter what I tried, the only way to make it happen was buying again, this time from the US PS Store.

[DELETED] i know… paying twice for the same thing when no one gives you any information about it. Seems that the pack’s version needs to match the game’s version so…

Better luck to you.

Morierr said:

January 7th, 11:54 pm

At least let us get a refund. I didn’t want to pay for something that doesn’t work.

RicanJoe said:

January 8th, 2:39 pm

Please, add an option to remove HUD!!!!, I cant do films because of the map and HUD!!. Atleast something that will help me out with my (and many other peoples) machinima.


RicanJoe said:

January 8th, 2:42 pm

oh and this one is mine too :)


I hope you get to see these

ph3ng said:

January 10th, 1:24 pm

still no news eh? Dylan ?

molten_lead said:

January 13th, 8:45 pm

well spoke to Sony Customer Service which really provides no service at all. Basically we are screwed. Unless you buy the booster from the same region as the game then it won’t work. Have managed to get a “promise” of a refund of the booster pack but doesn’t help the fact that there are very few servers without Omega Dawn so it is a big waste of time. Can always try to set up an account at the region playstation store but don’t think they take foreign credit cards etc etc. Really annoyed, I thought region free was just what it meant but obviously not.

Danger-x said:

January 14th, 12:36 am

Damn it Dyan Jobe fix the issues with people camping with those stupid RPG’s there camping on the ladders wtf were you thinking! I’m now starting to hate Warhawk! At 2:00-2:30

Danger-x said:

January 14th, 1:57 am

We need change for all the cheaters and campers in Warhawk like in a CTF match nomore Rpg’s, Flame throwers etc-The other weapons like Guns are fine like Machine Guns,Pistols Grenades! But what most not be allowed is this I can’t hate stand the camping snipers And the idiots with those stupid binoculars Its Absolutely Ridiculous! this includes the Tanks,And the War Hawk planes in a CTF game as well they should not be allowed!
And if you ask me why? Because I’m sick in tired of people camping with sniping etc that to me is not a skill it means your a chicken chit and all you do is stand there and camp people climbing ladders etc.Ban you they should! So how about it Dyan Jobe! Fix also the stupid ranking system! You didn’t fix it! You made it worse then it should be!.And SCEA whats the deal that I can’t ban people as much people as I want to? on the PS3 ban list that is stupid!.Needs an update ASAP!

Danger-x said:

January 14th, 2:08 am

Region lockout is Sony..lies all lies from Scea I still remember at E3-2006 They were saying Region Free Blu ray dvds coming out in 2007 nope?.Haven’t seen it as of yet.
Bull crap!..lmao..I swear Sweden you suck ass for that 1977 Region lockout crap!.”Damn Can’t we all just get along!?”..Well it will change soon 2008-2010..TVs are up to PAL standards now..So America hurry up already catch up to Europe’s Technology already!..By 2009 they will out fit our country by even more High tech devices etc!..Thats unless something changes?..

Danger-x said:

January 14th, 2:13 am

Oh here’s something for you Dyan Jobe why can’t you guys make different Servers for Japan,Europe China etc..There the ones who are really taking our bandwith..And there on at our time now!?.ok this doesn’t make any since?.Aren’t they supposed to be ahead of us by 7 hours?.So why are they playing in the USA Servers?..Weird…Alot
of glitching in War Hawk people walking though walls yup I’ve seen it..wth is going on with Warhawk! I thought you said you fixed it?.yeah right!

Danger-x said:

January 14th, 10:57 am

Dyan Jobe you had your fun on Christmas and New Years Eve. Now please can you get back to work on your upcoming projects for the PSN and PS3..2008 is going to be like 2007 unless we get some serious updates to fix Warhawk and the other complaints I’ve been hearing about the cheaters in Warhawk etc..GET RID OF THE STUPID CAMPERS & CHEATERS IN WARHAWK INCREASE THE BAN LIST TO 1000 OR MORE!..OR HAVE IT INFINITE!..BECAUSE HOW CAN I REPORT THEM WHEN THERE NAME IS MESSED UP OR I HAVE NOMORE ROOM TO BAN THEM!?..CTF SHOULD BE GUNS AND WEAPONS ONLY BUT BAN THE FLAME THROWER AND RPG’S!!!.THEY SHOULD BE FOR ONLY REGULAR MATCHES!.NOT CTF! OR IN TRANSLATION CAPTURE THE FLAG MATCHES!..OK THANK YOU HOPEFULLY FOR LISTENING!..

Danger-x said:

January 14th, 11:03 am


Solace said:

January 14th, 11:27 am

Hey Dylan –
Why don’t you make a version of the game that makes everyone lose except for Danger-X?
I think that that’d be the only way to make him happy since he obviously doesn’t have the skills necessary for the game or the patience to learn them like everyone else.
That way, he’d shut up.
Please, k, thanks.
– Everyone else who plays and enjoys Warhawk as is.

a_y_a_z_z said:

January 16th, 1:35 am

I have a japanese PS3, NTSC. I bought the game Warhawk from the UAE and also the pack from the UAE PSstore.
its not working!!
omega dawn is locked. they give me the same message. no new content available

a_y_a_z_z said:

January 16th, 3:52 am

i saw at the back of the game cover. I think its from US.
What can i do to make omega dawn work?
Do i have to buy a PAL PS3 or make a US account or any other??
Please help!!

jumpship12 said:

January 16th, 7:23 am

dangerx what up u havin few bad days? Dylan game is great, n tons of fun. dont pay no attention to him. few problems like mine n server thing but sure u guys r workin it out. OD was a blast

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