Hell yes! One of my biggest gripes with Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III [Steam] is going to get washed away with a free update!
Info: If you haven't already read it, see my port report & review of the Linux version.
The free update, which will release on June 20th (Linux patch date TBC), will include one of the most requested features: new game modes. After this patch, you will no longer be forced into playing the rather MOBA-like online mode it currently has. Instead, an additional mode called Annihilation will be added.
This new mode is much more like a classic RTS, with it being more about taking down the enemy. It seems that it will also have a variant where you can start off with defensive turrets.
They are also adding in buildable defensive turrets, to help with this. So it will enable new strategies to be formed and it sounds really quite good.
While I don't mind the current online mode, having that as the only option is an issue, so having more game modes is going to make me enjoy the game a lot more.
They've said that all existing maps will be adjusted to work with this new additional game mode, but they will also be adding in another map and a free skin pack too!
I will probably give it some more additional thoughts when the patch is released for Linux. I imagine this will enable a lot more people to enjoy it, so I'm really pleased they listened to the feedback.
You can read about the changes to come here.
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