In just under 2 weeks, the annual summer meetup is starting, located in Utrecht, The Netherlands between 2nd and 7th of August.
While technically starting on the 2nd, from the 1st of August, you can follow the live coverage as UK and Ireland based members will meetup in the UK at the WarZone private bar, before setting off on the 2nd August at 3AM towards Mainland Europe.
Here is what you can expect.
As with the Winter Meetup we hosted in February, there will be live coverage.
If you are in Discord, you can see photos posted by meetup attendees live in the #summermeetup2018-live channel, which will become public at Midnight on the 1st of August.
You can also view more coverage by going to the meetup mini-website here: https://warzone.gg/utrecht2018
From here you can view the members attending, photos (From the Discord channel), Live stream and a live tracking map.
We will try to live stream as much as we can, keep an eye out on the announcements channel in Discord for when that happens.
Alternatively, you can subscribe to us on YouTube and get notified there as to when we go live. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtaKPO7s4BSUfeumcl0oFUA
On Saturday 4th of August, we will be doing a live radio show with all meetup attendees at the time live on air from our Hotel room.
The Show is aimed to be 4 hours long, however this may change depending on circumstances 😉
The Radio show will go live at 7PM (Local Time) / 6PM (UK Time) until 11PM (Local) / 10PM (UK)
We will have some great prizes to give away on this very special show.
It's worth noting that while the majority of the staff team are not attending this meetup, a few members of staff are (Including 90% of the management team) and this may lead to delays in support requests and/or admin activity.
The SurfDM 2 update in production for just over a month, is finally here. Click on the image above for more information or go here: https://warzone.gg/updates/surfdm2/
The update is going to deploy 11/07/2018 at 11:30PM BST
The days are getting longer, the temperatures are now in the 70's and 80's, this can only mean one thing.. Summer!
The WarZone 2018 Summer Sale is now on!
Use Coupon Code: SUMMER2018-UTRECHT at checkout for a whopping 60% off all items.
Happy Buying! 🙂
Back in April we launched Discord rich presence for our Garry's Mod Servers, here:
However, recently the ability to update rich presence via HTTP was removed as it was never intended to be used, only there by accident and never officially supported.
Rich Presence is now optional to those who wish to install our client, which you can do by going here: https://downloads.warzone.gg/discord_rpc_http/Discord RPC over HTTP.msi
The installer will add the program running as a Windows Service and simply runs in the background. Your game client will then communicate with the service over HTTP and the service will then forward the rich presence requests to Discord over RPC.
This is not a very practical solution, but it allows us to keep the feature implemented for those who want to still use it.
The source code is open freely for anyone to modify to their liking, you can find this here: https://git.warzone.gg/5echo2/csharp_solutions/DiscordRPCHTTP
After months of work, I am pleased to announce that Store V2 has now been released. See below for the new features which have been added.
In the store update, we done a complete re-design from scratch
A big part of this update is the introduction of more currencies.
You can now pay in your local currency
We support all major European currencies along with the USD
Please note that exchange rates update every hour, so prices can go up and down depending on the live exchange rate.
You can now purchase any case only item you'd like via the brand new Item store. There is also a WZD (WarZone Dollars) and USD exchange rate. Same with the main store, prices can go slightly up or down depending on the exchange rate. The rate for WZD & USD is changed daily.
The item store also supports pattern floats, when you go to buy the item, you can select any pattern float that you desire.
Support More for less
In Store V2, we've added a separate donation system, you can donate from a little as $1/£1/€1
With it, you get a Bronze/Silver/Gold coin which are > 1, 20 and 30 $/£/€ respectively
Along with that you also get a reserved slot and a "Supporter" tag on the scoreboard
Buy in Bulk
We have also added in the standard Basket/Cart system, you can now add items to your cart/basket and pay in one chunk
We have finally added in a subscriptions system in the new store for the VIP packages, removing third party software to do this for us.
At the moment, subscriptions only support PayPal, however in a future store update we will be adding more.
Pay with your favorite payment method
Along with PayPal we support a lot more.
You can now pay with:
- Credit/Debit Card
- Bancontact (Belgium)
- Giropay (Germany)
- iDEAL (Netherlands)
- SOFORT (Various EU Countries)
- WarZone Wallet (More on that later!)
Designed with mobile in mind
Along with adding new payment methods, we wanted to go further.
We have added in support for mobile.
Don't worry about having to enter your credit card details on your phone either.
We now support Apple Pay, Google Pay and Android Pay
We've also re-done the category system.
You can now buy single cases along with keys, you can (It's cheaper) if you prefer still buy cases in bulks of 50
Similar to the Steam wallet, you can now add funds to your account using the same payment methods. The wallet will come in handy to buy multiple items without having to keep getting redirected to payment providers to authorize each transaction
I think that in this version of the store we've really improved the store and made it up to standards with most online retailers. We still have some more work to do.
We'd like to hear your feedback on the new version.
A note to all customers who paid using the existing store, you may notice your invoices and orders are missing, this is because the new store format completely different. You should see the existing invoices and orders come through within the next few days we convert them.
Now that Gungame 2 is completed, the next gamemode which is going to receive an overhaul is Surf Deathmatch, this is dubbed "SurfDM 2"
We want the community's feedback, ideas and general opinions while we build this new gamemode.
To contribute, join our Discord and then do !role add surfdm2
You will then get added to a new channel, #surfdm2 where we've already been discussing various ideas and improvements that can be made in the new version.
June is fast approaching and for some of us, this means one thing. The Normandy Landings (D-Day) that took place on June 6th, 1944.
In honor of those who came before us to fight for our freedom, we will be hosting a movie night every evening of the week between 2nd - 9th June 2018.
We will be watching the HBO Miniseries "Band of Brothers" which follows Easy Company, 506th Parachute Regiment, 101st Airborne from training at Currahee in Camp Taccoa, Georgia, USA all the way to the end of World War II ending in Germany.
We will be playing (for the most part) 1 episode per day with the exception of weekends. You can find the schedule below.
|2nd June 5PM BST||Saturday||
Episode 1 - Currahee
Episode 2 - Day of Days
|3rd June 4PM BST||Sunday||Episode 3 - Carentan|
|4th June 7PM BST||Monday||Episode 4 - Replacements|
|5th June 7PM BST||Tuesday||Episode 5 - Crossroads|
|6th June 7:30PM BST||Wednesday||Episode 6 - Bastogne|
|7th June 7PM BST||Thursday||Episode 7 - The Breaking Point|
|8th June 10PM BST||Friday||Episode 8 - The Patrol|
|9th June 5PM BST||Saturday||
Episode 9 - Why we fight
Episode 10 - Points
All episodes are roughly 1 hour long.
There is no sign up required to attend this event, simply turn up on the date and time on the Movie Night server, the starting of the events will be announced in Discord, In-Game and on the forum.
Update 14.4.5 is being launched on 15/05/2018 at 07:00 BST
Here's some of the new changes:
Improved Glove Icons
We have now improved the icons for the gloves, you can now see both the left and right gloves
Skin Testing Environment Improvements
STE has received a lot of updates, adding in support for pattern floats and stickers.
When selecting an item with pattern floats, you can now select the float you wish to view
By pressing the menu button (Q Default) you can also modify the weapon properties
You can modify StatTrak, give it a custom name, the StatTrak kills and assign all 4 sticker slots.
New Sport Gloves | Molten Float
The float for the Sport Gloves | Molten has now been increased from 1.1 to 1.3
@TheSinkingSponge has provided us with a new pattern float variant. These are also glow in the dark, so if you ever get in to a dark place, check them out 👀
Sport Gloves | Molten (Bismuth)
We also fixed a bunch of bugs that you guys reported to us, so thanks a lot to the whole community for that. We have some more Gungame 2 changes on the way later this week, which will tweak shotguns.
For now, Update 14.4.5 will be releasing later today!
Today we are launching our new content distribution client called WarZone Sync.
There have been complaints with the Steam workshop and how it works and with addons not updating properly.
You can use this application to download all skins and the majority of FastDL content (With the exception of maps and player models)
The client also contains an optional package to download Counter-Strike: Source content.
You can download the client here: https://downloads.warzone.gg/wzsync_client/warzonesync_setupv1.msi
The setup of the client is fairly easy, upon the first run you will be prompted to select your Garry's Mod directory, after that the client will automatically detect if your files are updated, and if not download and install the content for you.
Please bare in mind, this a temporary solution. We are in the process of writing a fully featured WarZone desktop client, however in the mean time, this provides a reliable and easy way to get our server content without having to deal with Steam workshop.
If you are using this client, you can safely unsubscribe from our workshop addons. 👍
The Gungame #2 update is finally here!
This update contains the rewrite of Gungame and loads of new community content created items.
We have not done one in a long while, so from now until Monday 11PM GMT, we are hosting another Double XP & Money weekend to celebrate the launch of Gungame #2