MARCH 28, 2023 – Company of Heroes™ 3, the critically acclaimed real-time strategy game developed by Relic Entertainment™, Inc. and published by SEGA Europe Limited, is receiving its first major update called ‘Operation Sapphire Jackal’ tomorrow!
Operation Sapphire Jackal will offer players daily and weekly Challenges to complete in both Multiplayer and Co-op modes, a wide range of cosmetics and more. Challenges are randomly selected and range from ‘Kill 50 vehicles with anti-tank guns’ to ‘Gain 50 veteran ranks with Wehrmacht infantry’, testing even the most seasoned Company of Heroes veterans out there.
Relic’s first major update also includes a significant number of bug fixes, gameplay balance adjustments and quality-of-life improvements like an all-new voice-over for the Ghurka Infantry, updates to Unique Player Color option for teammate/enemy clarity, audio adjustments and improvements to tooltips and descriptions to better reflect abilities, units, veterancy, and upgrades. For a full overview of everything that’s included in the update, check out the game’s patch notes here and this blog post.
Arriving alongside Operation Sapphire Jackal is the launch of new in-game cosmetics so players can customize their armies and units in both multiplayer and single-player modes. Relic will offer a balanced mix of earnable and premium content to ensure that players are free to choose how they wish to engage with post-launch content via an in-game store.
Items can be purchased with either War Bonds or Merit. War Bonds are a form of in-game currency that can only be earned by purchasing War Bond packs, while Merit is an earnable in-game currency acquired by completing in-game Challenges. Merit can be used to purchase some, but not all items. Players that own Company of Heroes 3 in Japan, will only be able to purchase items from the in-game store by completing the Challenges, earning the in-game currency Merit, and purchasing items with Merit. War Bonds will not be available to players in Japan.
Operation Sapphire Jackal will launch tomorrow, March 29 at 01:00 AM GMT+8, globally. Company of Heroes 3 is available now on Steam, and players can find out more about the game on its official website. You can follow the latest updates on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.