ALKMAAR, THE NETHERLANDS, February 28, 2023 - The second update of historical WW1 FPS Isonzo’s three-part Caporetto expansion is now available for soldiers on PC, PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! German troops charge across the Piave river in the newly added Offensive map, while Italian soldiers fight tooth and nail to hold them off. And with new weapons for both sides of the war, the Battle of Caporetto offers new opportunities and challenges for everyone involved.
Watch the Piave expansion trailer here: https://youtu.be/mqy6Jeu6CiI
Just like the first part of the Caporetto expansion, the Piave update is free for all Isonzo players. As revealed in the roadmap, this is the second update of many to be released on Steam, PlayStation, Xbox and the Epic Games Store.
Several discounts are running for the multiplayer WW1 Game Series titles on Steam, with 40% off Isonzo (including the Deluxe Edition), 30% off the Elite and Alpine DLCs, and 10% off the Royal DLC as well as the soundtrack for those who want to enjoy authentic WW1 Italian Front action.
For more information about this update, check out our latest devblog:
Crossing enemy lines to cross the Piave
The Piave update marks the next part of the free Caporetto expansion and is now available in Isonzo, adding a new Offensive map for soldiers to fight their way through. This time, players will either have to defend the river Piave as the Italians or attempt to cross it as the Germans. Both sides will have a fierce battle waiting for them! They won’t be going to battle empty-handed, though, for two new weapons have been added to the game to even the odds. German soldiers can now equip the Mauser M1914, whereas the Italians can choose to use the Beretta Modello 1917. Additionally, various new custom match options have also been included in this update.
In order to cross the river, German soldiers must first fight their way through a vineyard and capture the ruins of a castle at the top of a hill. The town of Vidor and its Abbey are the next targets, followed by the final destination: the Piave river and its bridgehead, where German troops must find a way to cross the water. Of course the Italian army won’t be making any of this easy for the Germans - Italian soldiers will be awaiting their attacks and giving it their all to thwart the others every step of the way.
Creative Director and founder of BlackMill Games Jos Hoebe says: “Today marks the release of the Piave update, and we are very glad to continue expanding upon the many momentous battles that make up the Battles of the Isonzo. Of course, we won’t be stopping here - as the roadmap shows we are already working towards the third and final part of the Caporetto update, after which we’ll move on to the next free expansion. So stay tuned for more content!”
Historically speaking the Battle of Caporetto represented a major defeat for the Italian army and resulted in the formation of a new cabinet. Armando Diaz replaced Luigi Cadorna as chief of staff and stood his ground at the Piave river to prevent Venice from falling into enemy hands. According to our history books, his defense proved an effective one and marked the beginning of the end for the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In Isonzo, players can change the course of history and ask themselves once more: which army will conquer the Piave?
The historical multiplayer WW1 Game Series seeks to bring the Great War closer than ever before, and the Caporetto expansion introduces players to a major part of the German involvement on the Italian Front. All new maps are based on careful research to reflect the challenges faced by soldiers on both sides of the conflict, with period maps and photography combined with written memoirs and modern histories.
About the WW1 Game Series and BlackMill Games
BlackMill Games brings history to life in video games. Every project is carefully researched to provide authentic details combined with compelling gameplay within a historical setting. It co-founded the WW1 Game Series with former partner M2H almost a decade ago and officially released authentic squad-based WW1 FPS game Verdun in 2015.
Isonzo is the third game in the WW1 Game Series. Verdun led the way for authentic WW1 action with close-quarters trench warfare, Tannenberg expanded the experience with maneuver warfare on the Eastern Front, and Isonzo took it to the next level with high-altitude combat in the Alps! The WW1 Game Series throws players into intense warfare inspired by the chaos and fury of iconic battles from the First World War. The series has sold more than 2 million copies, which proves that this novel and underserved setting is popular with the gaming community!
Each game in the series is standalone and provides a different experience, reflecting the nature of the fighting in the many-sided theaters of the First World War. The games are built on a base of thorough research and receive extensive post-release support bringing new content and challenges for their players.
About Focus Entertainment
Focus Entertainment is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalog, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. In September 2022, Focus became a financial partner by acquiring a majority stake in the WW1 Game Series.
More information about the company at: https://www.focus-entmt.com.
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