BEYOND THE WIRE EXPANDS ITS ARSENAL WITH OPERATION III REDSTONE INTERACTIVE AND OFFWORLD INDUSTRIES ARE ADDING A NEW FACTION, TWO NEW MAPS, A HOST OF WEAPONS, AND MORE.
Redstone Interactive and Offworld Industries - the developer of the smash-hit military simulator Squad - are thrilled to unveil details of the second update landing in large-scale multiplayer first-person shooter Beyond The Wire, called Operation III: Canada’s 100 Days, expanding the offering available to those in the trenches of the FPS. The update will launch today at 12PM PT (8PM GMT, 9PM CET).
Operation III brings the Canadian Expeditionary Force into the game, created by Canada for service overseas in the First World War. These forces will feature early war and late war equipment variants for authenticity, with most factions also given early war equipment and weapons in this update. Joining the CEF is the German Jäger Regiment, a designation for light infantry units of the German Empire, equipped with weaponry like the fearsome K98AZ.
In terms of maps, Vimy Ridge is bringing a key part of the Battle of Arras to players, featuring the CEF, French Republic, and the German Empire. This features a range of different biomes like No Man’s Land, villages, forests, military fortifications, camps, and trench networks.
Vieil Armand - also known as Hartmannswillerkopf - transports players to a peak in the Vosges mountains, throwing German Empire and French Republic forces into the first map in the game to feature snowy conditions. Verticality adds new tactical options, along with windy stone trenches, tunnels, caves, and forests.
Operation III adds a host of new weapons both for the Canadian Expeditionary Force, including the infamous Ross Rifle Mk.III; the M1895 “Potato Digger” heavy machine gun; and the 2nd Model "Hand Ejector" Revolver used by Canadian Officers.
French forces also get a selection of new weapons, receiving the Canon de 75 modèle 1897 field cannon and the Hotchkiss M1914, the main heavy machine gun of the French Republic. Additionally, the Harlem Hellfighters will now have access to the accurate and reliable Berthier 1907/05 service rifle.
Other new additions to the roster of weapons in Beyond The Wire include the M1918 BAR; the close-quarter MP18; and the K98AZ, with the shorter barrel and ease-of-handling which made it a favourite of the German Empire.
The update brings in changes to the main menu too, giving it a thematic yet sleek new look, with all elements also updated and streamlined, including Server Browser and Settings.