Company of Heroes 2 is a real-time strategy game for the operating systems GNU / Linux , MacOS and Microsoft Windows. The computer game was developed by Relic Entertainment until the bankruptcy of the original publisher THQ and is distributed by Sega since June 25, 2013.
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The tactical strategy game is the successor of Company of Heroes from the year 2006. Like the previous version, the game is located in World War II , but this time with the focus on the Eastern Front in the German -Soviet War . The campaign extends on the side of the Red Army from the beginning of the enterprise Barbarossa on 22 June 1941 up to the battle for Berlin in April / May 1945.
Company of Heroes 2 runs on Relic Entertainment’s proprietary Essence 3.0 game engine , which THQ says provides technical improvements to developers.  In January 2013, the Japanese computer games company took Sega the company Relic Entertainment and their intellectual property rights of Company of Heroes by THQ.
The computer game was released on June 25, 2013 in North America and Europe. The versions for macOS and Linux were on 27 August 2015 by the British studio Feral Interactive published. The computer game provoked criticism of Russian players and was consequently taken off the market by the Russian publisher 1C-SoftClub.
The game engine is largely identical to the first part. Lead game developer Quinn Duffy described the gameplay as follows: “Wins should be tactical. We want players to win by playing smart and using the environment.”
- Raw materials
The resource system of the first part has been modified. Players still need to capture flag points spread across the map to get the ammo and fuel needed to recruit new units. Worker is used to request all units, infantry and tank gunner cost only labor. Ammunition is used to upgrade individual units and activate abilities. Fuel is used to build vehicles and make global improvements.
Civilian buildings can be occupied by infantrymen and used as temporary bases. Fortresses can be fought by artillery, flamethrowers and hand grenades. The damage system of buildings from the first part has been extended. Burned wooden buildings burn down to the ground.
- Battle System
The combat system in Company of Heroes 2 has been expanded. The battles include both controllable units that can be recruited and commanded directly by the player, as well as activatable support actions such as artillery strikes and close air support . Every controllable unit, whether infantry or vehicle, has design costs and a manufacturing time as well as shot ranges. All units can be augmented with specific abilities (such as hand grenade throw ) and equipment (such as armored aprons ).
The Essence 3.0 game engine introduced the TrueSight system , which computes the field of view simulation of units. Unlike the Fog Wars concept, which uses other strategy games, TrueSight more accurately simulates the visibility and shading of buildings and terrain, depending on the capabilities of each unit. The game engine supports both Microsoft’s DirectX 9-11 programming interfaces and provides new ways to destroy the environment.
Weather conditions are a newly introduced game factor simulated by the ColdTech weather system. Since most battles on the Eastern Front took place during winter weather, infantry units may die from frostbite and hypothermia if they spend extended periods outdoors in freezing weather. A thermometer on the left side of the unit shows the body temperatureto the soldiers. The soldiers can warm their bodies by campfires or in buildings. When units wade through deep snow, they move at reduced speed unless they are on a road. Footsteps remain recognizable to the opponent. On some maps are frozen waters that can be trodden and traversed and allow additional movement. However, units located on frozen waters can be attacked and break the ice by shelling under the weight of the units.
- Theater of War
The newly launched Theater of War Campaign consists of a series of 18 missions for single and co-op players, each covering half of different aspects of combat operations on the Eastern Front in 1941, from the perspective of the Wehrmacht and the Red Army. Further missions from 1942 are offered as downloadable content. One of these enhancements is Blue , which is reserved for buyers who pre-order the game or have purchased the Red Star Edition . The case of Blue has the summer offensive of the Axis powers on the southern eastern front of the game content.
- CPU: 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or Equivalent
- CPU SPEED: Info
- RAM: 2 GB
- OS: Windows Vista (32bit), Windows 7
- VIDEO CARD: 256 MB Direct3D 10 capable video card (GeForce 8800 or Radeon HD 2900)
- PIXEL SHADER: 4.0
- VERTEX SHADER: 4.0
- FREE DISK SPACE: 30 GB
- DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 256 MB
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How to install Company of Heroes 2
- Click on Download Company of Heroes 2
- Download the game file via the mirror you are directed to – make sure your internet does not disconnect during your download. How long the download takes depends on your internet speed connection.
- Run the game setup and install it in your desired directory – make sure you choose a drive which has enough space for the game.
- Launch the game using your desktop shortcut.