08.04.2014 19:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.
It might not come as much of a surprise to those of you who have read the title of this update, but Forgotten Hope 2 version 2.46 will be released later this week on:
Friday 11th April 2014 @ 18:00 UTC
Although this come over a year and a half after the release of 2.45, we hope that the new maps, weapons and vehicles as well as the changes that we have made to the existing content will make up for this. While we have announced both of the maps - Omaha Beach and Gold Beach - in this distinctly D-Day themed update, we still have a few items of interest to tell you about in the coming days.
We would also like to give a special thank you to our beta testing team. Without their continued support and dedication, there would be no FH2 as we know it.
Finally, as if the news of the next version wasn't exciting enough, we also have a few screenshots to show of the new communications rose that will be featured in version 2.46.
As you can see, it is a lot simpler in layout to the current version, which should mean that it is much easier to use in life and death situations. You might notice that some of the buttons have two commands; you can activate the alternative options by either left or right clicking.
Finally, you might notice that when you have the ability to spot for artillery, you will have two blue commands available. You can use these to give the artillerists a better idea of what you want them to do. Want that antitank gun pinning your squad down taken out? You better spot for high explosives. Your spot will be marked on everyone's minimap, so that your teammates will know to keep clear:
Or maybe you need some smoke cover to cross that open field. An empty spot might have been overlooked by the artillery before, but when they see the smoke icon they'll know what you wanted:
The new communications rose was made by Malsa, Gavrant and Spitfire, with the update to the artillery spotting provided by Gavrant.
Our winner for this week's screenshot competition is Matthew_Baker. You can view the winning submission here.
We are now accepting entries for the week of April 7th. The winner will be announced in the final part. If you think you have the best FH2 screenshot, post them here.
That's all for today, but be sure to come back tomorrow for another update. Until then, feel free to visit our IRC channel, our public forums, and/or our Twitter and Facebook pages to discuss this update and other news.