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Hello everyone, MrDeath reporting to you with our monthly sitrep!

Welcome to our fifteenth sitrep!

In this months sitrep we will put more focus on the the community and share what you guys have been up to! We’d also like to remind you of the current Community Contest where you can submit new objective locations with a possibility of having them implemented in game! And to end the community section we remind you that we’re looking for testers for the upcoming custom map support!

But first, we will start off with update v1.7 content, showing you a fresh new model of the AKM alongside a video showcasing some of the new audio that will be coming to all the guns in Onward! We’ll also give you a peek at the upcoming menu UI redesign.

We’re still looking for Quest testers! Info on this can be found on the bottom of the Sitrep!


Update v1.7 content.

New AKM Model

A beautiful new model showing wear and tear on this Russian Rifle. We can’t wait to see you guys use this new model ingame!

 

Weapon sounds revamp!

We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be revamping the weapon sounds for around 34 weapons! To give you an idea of what the new audio will sound like we made a video demonstrating old audio versus new audio. We hope you like it!

 

Main Menu redesign.

Here’s a peek of the upcoming menu UI redesign that is destined to release with v1.7.

In case you missed the earlier showcased gear and equipment destined to release with v1.7. Take a look at the two slideshows below.

Hover your mouse cursor over the images for more info!


Custom Map Support

We are still looking for beta testers!

Ever thought about playing Onward in any map you could imagine? Do you want to build your own realistic, mil-sim oriented map? It’s time for you to polish your Unity map making skills, because you’ll soon be able to create your own maps for Onward. Custom map support is in progress, and will be available later this year!

Click here to apply for early access to the custom map support SDK, and work directly with the downpour team on improving it.


Community spotlight.

The main reason why Onward is what it is now is because of our community. We will try to feature more community content in future sitrep posts!

 

Custom maps from the community.

Since our announcement for custom maps support, community members have started working on custom maps right away!

Spike, an active member of the community since the early days of Onward, has been sharing some amazing pictures of the map he has been working on. Take a look at the slideshow below!

 

Koiz, another longtime player, has started working on two maps already! One in a shopping mall, the other in a small city area. Take a look at his screenshots he shared in our discord :

 

Snooperfax, a player in the VRML team “Riot” has something in store for the custom map support as well, take a look!

 

 

Community videos.

For the past month Onward has seen a lot of screen time on youtube. Check them out!

 

Operator Drewski - VR Realistic Military Shooters just got BETTER - Onward VR Gameplay

 

KarmaKut - FIRETEAM RAIDS and HELI EXTRACTS in Onward

 

GoatMeal66 - two videos! Another Day At The Range and a shenanigans video!

 

Nano - Girlfriend is Deadly Efficient

 

BigFryTV - I FINALLY Jumped Into VR!

 

Other Community content.

 

VRespawn - Onward VRML - Season 8 Weeks 10

 

R.A.V.E.N - LAN tournament @ Gameforce in Belgium!

R.A.V.E.N held a LAN tournament this week at the gaming convention Gameforce in Belgium!
In this Tournament the teams “Gamefist” fought against “Hoe herlaadt ge” in a 3v3 match on three maps in the finals of this tournament.
These matches were casted by Chatting Parrot on twitch and you can re watch them here.

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GF & HHG

from top left to top right : Torvenator(GF), sargmaes(GF), Legil(GF reserve and VRML bossfight player), Excis3(GF captain)


from bottom left to bottom right : Furiousdaddy(HHG), cha0s(HHG), Drunkingz(HHG)



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Get your asses in gear for the Community Contest!

 
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Welcome to our second Community Contest!

Last sitrep, we announced the 2nd Community Contest! In this contest we task you to think and report new and exciting locations for uplink objectives and spawn locations on both the uplink and assault gamemodes. To give you an idea of what the current locations already are, here’s a google drive link with all the maps with their current locations : [click here]

The goal of this contest is for us to add in new interesting spawn and objective locations reported from the community, especially our competitive community, into existing maps. You guys have thousands of hours in game with plenty of experience, and your suggestions on balanced objectives and spawns will make Onwards gameplay even better.

You have until November 15th to submit your objective and spawn locations! Winners will receive not only Onward gear like these dogtags, Onward Velcro patches, and an Onward shirt, but they will get their submitted objective locations implemented into the game as well! (We’ll select multiple winners depending on the quality of submissions and if the locations are balanced enough!)

Email your submissions to contest@downpourinteractive.com with attached maps showing locations and their spawns.
Winners will be announced early December!

 
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Downpour is still looking for QA Quest testers!

We’re still hiring QA testers for the Onward Quest port. Are you interested in joining our Quest QA test team? Please fill out this form!

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Merch Store.

Want to support us and get some Onward gear? check out our merch store!

Click HERE for the merch store.


That’s a wrap on the monthly sitrep for October!

If you have any tips or suggestions for improving this series, let me know! You can contact me on either : RedditSteam discussions or the Discord

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For additional information, visit our wiki.