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  • Homefront Fire Sale DLC available now

    Kaos has announced that the Fire Sale Map Pack for Homefront is now avaialable for download from Xbox Live Marketplace for 240 MSP.

    The Fire Sale Map pack of Homefront features two new multiplayer maps, Big Box, "a temple of Western decadence" that has become a battleground for the KPA and US Forces, and Spillway, a map set atop a dam.

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    Kaos also confirmed that the 870 Express Shotgun will also be available on June 7 along with a free Premium Homefront Theme.

  • New Homefront patch for Xbox 360 available, "Fire Sale" DLC announced

    Kaos Studio has released a new patch update for Xbox 360 version of Homefront which should improve game's stability and network connectivity issues.

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    In addition Kaos has also released "Ability Pack" which will be available once the new update is applied.

    Improvements to the game include:

    • Assist points for vehicle kills
    • Rank Resets
    • Game returns to MP menu instead of Main Menu after leaving a match
    • Max ping limits for server connections (prevent connections to distant servers)
    • Game freeze & hitching
    • Joining Friends feature
    • Beacon errors
    • Party Connectivity; and
    • Various other fixes

    The Ability Pack includes:

    • Ice Cold: Invisible on thermal views and airstrike sensors
    • Situational Awareness: Enemy gamertag appears when shot
    • EMP Tactician: Deal more damage vs EMP’d vehicles
    • Short Fuse: Reduced cook time on frag grenades
    • Bomb Suit: Take less damage from explosives

    The developer has also announced a new DLC titled "Fire Sale Map Pack" and will be available on June 7. The DLC feature two new multiplayer maps and it takes players further into the hear of war torn America.

    The 870 Express Shotgun will also be available on June 7 along with a free Premium Homefront Theme. The DLC and Theme will first launch on Xbox 360.

  • Homefront upcoming PC patch v1.0.4 details revealed

    Kaos Studio has just announced on Homefront official website that the patch and for the PC version of the game and dedicated server tool are currently in testing phase and it will be released soon. However no details were revealed related to the patch for PS3 and Xbox 360 version of the game.

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    Kaos wrote on Homefront official website: "We are pleased to announce that the next Homefront PC patch and dedicated server tool has entered the final phase of testing and we expect to release it within several days."

    We have listed below only the new improvements, check them out:

    New Server Options:

    • Increase Weapon Damage
    • Increased Weapon Recoil
    • Reduce UI Elements Shown
    • Only Squad Members on Map
    • Only Show Ally Names
    • Require Manual Weapon Reload
    • Disable Death Follow Cam
    • Force First Person Cockpits
    • Reduce Ability Effectiveness
    • Force Ace Helicopters

    Dedicated Server Tool:

    Improvements to the dedicated server tool UI.

    Added new dedicated server settings to the tool:

    • Initial BP
    • BP earning scaling
    • Respawn delay timer
    • Idle kick time

    Voting parameters:

    • Enable voting
    • Minimum players in a server before player voting is active
    • Vote pass %
    • Vote cooldown time (per user)
    • Vote duration

    Check out complete patch note on Homefront official website

  • Kaos: Homefront PS3 patch submitted to Sony, PC dedicated Server tools available

    This news is a huge relief for Homefront PS3 gamers, Koas on game's official website announced that a patch update for PS3 version of the game has been submitted to Sony for approval, and it will be deliver to fans as soon as possible.

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    According to Kaos this update will address many of the issues our community has identified with the game over the past few weeks. Once Sony approves it, we will reveal more specific information about what this update contains.

    The developer also announced that PC dedicated server tool is now available via Steam Tools. Kaos said that the tool has an "easy to use graphical interface" with which players can now "manage and maintain their very own server."

    "We are happy to help experienced tool developers who are looking to create their own remote control (RCON) tools,"

    Dedicated Server Tool Features

    • Set server name
    • Password
    • Kick team killers / Max team kills
    • Set max players (players can specify from 2-32)
    • Round time
    • Respawn time (1-10 seconds)
    • Score limit:
    • Team Deathmatch (1000-30000)
    • Ground Control (400-2000 - the higher the number specified, the longer the match will take to complete)
    • VAC secured (yes/no)
    • Auto team balancing (yes/no)
    • Friendly fire (on/off)
    • Disable vehicles (yes/no)
    • Record game (yes/no)
    • Player list
    • Local and global ban list
    • Server administrators will also have the option to kick players, enforce spectating, or swap teams.
  • Homefront PC patch v1.0.3 now available for download

    Kaos has released a new patch v1.0.3 for PC version of Homefront. To download the update all gamers need to do is login with your Steam account, automatic patch download will start. This new patch v1.0.3 is said to fix the known issues that plagued the game.

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    We have listed below complete patch note. Check it out.

    Features:

    Ban list rework

    • We now store two separate ban lists on servers; a local ban list, and a global ban list. The local ban list is for bans that originate on the server (via kickbans, etc). The global ban list is for bans that are initiated by a trusted ban list authority. The ban lists store the date of ban, the name of the admin who initiated the ban, the reason for the ban, and a URL field for any relevant ban evidence (demos etc).


    New Feature: DEMO URL

    • A DemoURL can now be specified in the server playlist, this is used to indicate the location of stored demo files to user’s in-game (see the multiplayer options screen). A good practice for server admins would be to share the demo folder via FTP, this would allow users to grab demos of games they starred in, and also (very importantly!) allow users and anti-cheat authorities to download evidence for cheat reporting. Incidentally, it is now possible to dump all users unique steamID’s from both in-game, and in-demos to the console or text file (this will make reporting abusive players and enforcing bans incredibly easy).

    Game Balance

    • RPG’s now deal additional damage to HMMWV’s.
    • Lowered m200 and m110 sniper rifle damages. The only 1 shot possible is now headshots.
    • Flak jacket now has a lower BP cost, and a slight effectiveness buff.
    • Diablo damage adjusted.
    • Weapon is taken out of ADS and accuracy decreases when jumping.

    Fixes

    • The Rhino drones weapon attachment was not being properly moved with the Rhino drone on dedicated servers, causing the rockets to fire incorrectly. This is now fixed.
    • We have added some animation optimizations for large player games.
    • Several UI related improvements were added for large player games.
    • Fixed scaling text zooming on Battle Commander when opening up the battle chat or squad UI.
    • Switched the buttons around on the load out rename confirmation dialog to better abide by conventions.
    • Improved SLI/CrossFireX support.
    • A few reported issues with WinXP 64 bit edition have been addressed.
    • Improved menu navigation with analogue controls.

    General Improvement

    • User feedback for kicks and bans has been improved.
    • The intermission lobby now displays clan tags.
    • Text chat is now possible in the kill cam, spawn selection, and intermission lobby screens.

    New settings and Control Option

    • EnableD3D10/11 is now accessible via the system settings menu.
    • Mouse acceleration is now accessible via the controls menu.
    • Mouse smoothing is now accessible via the controls menu.
  • Kaos: Exiciting DLC currently in development for Homefront

    Kaos studio has promised fans of their First Person Shooter, Homefront, that soon they will be releasing some exciting DLC for the game, which is currently in development.

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    On Homefront official website, the developer posted the following message for fans:

    As you’ve probably heard, the Xbox 360 Title Update just went live this morning which we expect to address all ‘Profile Freeze’ issues. In the background, we’ve been hard at work on further improvements which should be following hot on the heels of this update. Details to follow tomorrow.

    We have a full-time team here at Kaos Studios dedicated to ongoing support on the technical side, as well as development of a wide range of exciting DLC that we’re not quite ready to talk about just yet, but hope to unveil to you in the very near future.

    We’d like to thank you for your continued patience, and assure you that we will continue to support our multiplayer community for many months to come.

    Sincerely,

    The Homefront Team

  • Patch to fix Homefront Xbox 360 profile freeze will be available today (Updated)

    Kaos Studio has announced that the patch update to fix profile "Freeze" issue has passed certification, and it will be available for download for Xbox 360 in the next 24 hours.

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    The news was announced by Kaos on the game's official twitter account, here is what Kaos tweet reads:

    “An update for the X360 Profile “Freeze” has passed Certification & will be available for download within the next 24 hours on Xbox Live!”

    A new patch update for PC version of the game is expected to arrive later this week which adds a new anti cheating feature, more details of it here.

    UPDATE: Kaos has just released the patch update for Homefront on Xbox 360.

  • Homefront for PC to get new patch this week, adds new anti-cheating feature

    Reports are claiming that Kaos Studios will launch a patch update for PC version of Homefront this week to block hackers and cheaters.

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    According to the reports the important features this new patch will add are as follows:

    • Addition of DemoURL feature, which allow gamers to report to administrator of a specific recorded play session files, inorder to identify any anti-social
    • A new in-game menu item will also be added for enabling DX 10 and 11

    Exact release date is expected to reveal soon, so stay tuned for more updates on it.

  • Kaos: Patch to fix Homefront Freeze issue coming out soon

    THQ on Homefront's official forum has announced that a patch update to fix game's "Freezing" is currently in development, and they will be submitting it to Microsoft for approval purpose in a day or two.

    The freezing issue in Homefront has affected many Xbox 360 gamers since its launch, the game apparently freeze just before the main menu while booting up.

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    Here is what Kaos said on Homefront official website:

    "The Homefront Team has been working around the clock identifying and fixing issues surrounding Multiplayer functionality,"

    "We want to give everyone an update on what issues are known, how we are working on them, and when you can expect to see fixes available for download

    "The Homefront team is finishing up our first Critical Title Update that will address the Profile Corruption issue (also known as the 'Freeze' bug), as this is our highest priority.

    "We are also including a fix for multiplayer connectivity and ping time issues, where players are being sent to distant server locations at the expense of performance. We expect this update to be submitted to Microsoft really soon and we will be working with them very closely to get this approved and deployed as quickly as possible."

  • Kaos: Homefront 2 will have longer campaign

    Kaos Studio latest FPS Homefront received mixed response from fans and critics all around the world. One thing that came under radar about Homefront was its campaign length, many said that its too short. Now David Votypka from Kaos Studios has assured fans that Homefront 2 will have length campaign.

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    Here is what David Votypka when talking about sequel:

    “I think going forward we’d certainly work on extending it a few hours, but going past the 10-hour mark and doing a category-leader multiplayer game… you just have to balance your development resources there.”

    Want to know what Homefront 2 will have in store for you, check out the first details revealed by Danny Bilson about it here.