Company of Heroes 2 rewards “smart”, tactical players

Friday, 5th October 2012 03:59 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Company of Heroes 2 isn’t about maximising your build orders and clickety-clicking; Relic wants it to play more tactically than its RTS rivals.

Speaking to Joystiq, designer Quinn Duffy said Company of Heroes 2 isn’t like popular and worthy RTS rivals like StarCraft, in that minute-to-minute tactics are highlighted over resource management strategy gameplay.

“We want to be rewarding smart players. It’s not an [actions-per-minute] game,” he said.

“To play Company of Heroes 2 you need to play smart and be aggressive in your decision making. We want smart players to be able to maximize the value of their units. A guy playing smart with his defenses and his cover and his movement, you want him to beat up on a guy with three squads.”

Company of Heroes 2 is due in early 2013.



  1. Hirmetrium

    I’d argue it rewards those whom build fire pits.

    Seriously. Build moar fire pits. Unless you like having no troops because they all froze to death.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Yoshi

    @1 Ahhh but if you create fire pits it puts your position at risk. If you don’t make them, you can sneak up on people better.

    #2 2 years ago

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