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Developer Diary: Battalion Recruitment

Commanders!

In our previous article, we have unveiled our plans for Update 0.30 Battalion improvements, one of them being the improved Battalion Recruitment and Search feature. Today, we’d like to tell you more about it.

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As we stated in our previous article, it consists actually of two features that complement each other:

  • A tool for Battalions to find new members (Recruitment)
  • A tool for solo players to look for suitable Battalions (Battalion Search)

The Recruitment part will mostly be useful to Battalion leaders – they will newly be able to issue an invitation for new recruits using their Battalion UI with the following options:

  • Modifiable recruitment text where additional conditions can be set (for example “Looking for American players, 30+ age restriction”)
  • Battalion time zone (for example, 18:00 to 22:00 CEST)
  • Battalion vehicle Tiers (for example, 7 to 9)
  • Preferred Battalion activities (fighting other players, completing missions)

Additionally, the invitation can be open (anyone fitting the restrictions can accept and join automatically as long as it is open) or limited (Battalion leader must manually approve each applicant).

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It’s worth noting that upon applying to a Battalion with limited application, the approving Battalion leader or officer will always see the applicant’s dossier, even if it is set to “private” – there will be no cheating in this application process! A Battalion leader or officer can also close the invitation at any time.

Additionally, if a Battalion is inactive (its members have stopped playing), its open invitation will close automatically.

The Battalion Search feature is the Recruitment’s mirror counterpart on the solo player side. Using this new feature, players without Battalions will be able to see a list of Battalions with open invitations and sort them by their:

  • Activity (default setting – the amount of active players during the last 30 days)
  • Name
  • Size
  • Ranked Battle standing

Only the Battalions that have active invitations will appear on the list. If the invitation is open, the player can join right there and then. If the invitation is limited, an approval of the Battalion leader (or an officer) is required.

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Limited invitation applications can also be withdrawn (however, upon doing so, another application to the same Battalion can be submitted only after 24 hours have passed). Limited applications can also be submitted to multiple Battalions – however, as soon as one is accepted by a Battalion leader or officer, all the other ones get withdrawn automatically.

We hope that these features will help you find new friends and teammates in Armored Warfare because, as we all know, friendship is magic! Next time, we’ll tell you more about the special reward vehicle that will arrive in Update 0.30. But until then:

See you on the battlefield!

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