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Russian Empire! Version 1.0 Now Available

  • Holdfast: NaW Version 1.0. Game is out of Early Access!

New Features

  • Urahh for the Tsar! Russian Empire. Stand shoulder to shoulder and fire devastating volleys in smoke-filled Napoleonic field battles as another nation joins the war.
» New period-accurate uniforms portraying the Russian Empire in all its glory.
» New melee weapons and firearms representative of the Russian Empire.
» A masterful composition of the tune played when the empire sees a victory.
» 7 marching tunes for both fifers and drummers.
» Along with a massive selection of Russian voice-acted orders, cheers, insults, shouts, calls and warcries.
  • Seasonal Leaderboards. Honourably compete to better your standing in the class-based seasonal leaderboards!
» You will find yourself in the hall of fame should you be successful in retaining your standing with the top 5 of your preferred class once a quarterly season comes to an end.
  • Decorated Soldier Medals. Decorated medals will be awarded to enlisted veterans going above the 50th soldier rank with a particular class.
  • Multiple Fronts! The main menu background scene was redesigned to encompass the notion of the fight on multiple fronts.
  • Surgeons, Carpenters, Sappers and Infantry Officers will come equipped with additional unique weaponry that are ever so slightly better than doing the notorious deed with your bare fists.
» Surgeon - Knife
» Carpenter - 1H Axe
» Sapper - 1H Adze
» Infantry Officer - Dirk
  • Steam Collectables. Collectable Steam cards, emoticons, badges and wallpapers.
  • Discord Rich Presence. Join the game directly through Discord, invite friends to join your match, view who’s playing on which server and more!

Loyalist Edition

  • A package for those who wish to go the extra mile and support the development team. Gather access to splendid cosmetic overrides for officer swords, a special medal showing your loyalty to the cause, the ability to ride into battle on a white steed exclusive only to loyalists, soundtracks, artwork and more!
» Downloadable content doesn’t and never will impact gameplay.
» Holdfast Nations: At War - Loyalist (Supporter) Edition


  • Reduced the damage dealt by trampling to enemy infantryman. This will total to a maximum of 40 damage per hit ensuring that the infantryman doesn’t die within a single strike unless the player’s health points have been previously diminished.
  • Solved an issue with trampling hits occurring before the cavalrymen reaches the player.
  • Cavalrymen are now required to be more accurate with their swords when striking at another player from horseback.
  • Multiple maps have received iterations to balance the number of available cavalry units.
  • Infantry Officers now provide a damage reduction from firearms to those good men in the Rank & File when the ‘Charge’ order is given.
» You’ll find fewer losses occurring should you attempt to charge an entrenched enemy.
  • Carpenters are now able to kill horses with a single strike when wielding a 2H Axe.
  • Players being supported with abilities from the Musician, Flagbearer and Guard classes will now be displayed in purple on the minimap.
» This serves as an indication that you’re buffing another whilst playing with these classes.
  • Surgeons are now able to receive the firearm damage reduction bonus provided by Guardsman so they don’t instantly face their demise when healing a line.
  • You will no longer display the melee indicator when healing another player.
  • Sappers now have a dedicated chat channel to communicate in.
  • Renamed the Rifleman chat channel to Skirmishers. Light Infantry units now also have access to this channel.
  • You will now receive score and experience for blocking an enemy player’s melee strike.
  • Experience gathered during a match contributing towards bettering your soldier’s rank, will be displayed on-screen come to this update.
  • Reduced the ‘Sharpe Shooter’ achievement’s kill distance requirement to 75 meters.
  • Reduced the ‘Chosen man’ achievement’s kill distance requirement to 50 meters.
  • Fort Christina no longer features cavalry when played on Army Siege in order to allow defenders a chance to construct defences around the perimeter of the wooden fortification.
» Increased the number of available Sappers for the defenders.

Quality of Life

  • You can now toggle VoIP on and off with a singular click of a button. Press the ‘K’ key to do so as you deem it necessary.
  • You now have the option to collectively mute micspammers from the Round Players ‘P’ menu.
» Administrators are provided with the function to tag someone for doing the deed.
  • You will now continue to autorun when opening the Round Players ‘P’ menu. Should you find the need to mute another player, this will no longer disrupt your play.
  • The Round Players ‘P’ menu now scales dynamically providing players with a cleaner more intuitive interface.
  • Factions are now being randomised rather than predefined per map rotation. Maps which were specifically playable only with certain nations can now also be played by others.
  • Reduced the audio volume of the main menu theme. You can now safely listen to this beautiful composition once more without worrying about your well-being.
  • Prevented the message displayed upon joining a public event server from appearing after each and every time a new round starts. This will instead only become visible once upon joining the server.
  • Players that disconnect from a server are now taken directly to the server browser rather than the main menu screen.
  • You will no longer needlessly load the next map before being disconnected after the daily scheduled server restart ensues.
  • You can now assign a hotkey through the game’s settings to toggle between the cinematic and freeroam cameras.
  • You’ll now find that moving the camera around using the arrow keys while in cinematic mode significantly smoother.
  • Introduced a slider in the game’s options allowing you to adjust the depth of field. Perfectly capture those cinematic shots.
  • Smoothened the zooming of the camera through the scroll wheel when in freecam.
  • Introduced multiple advanced settings accessible through the game’s options menu in order to provide greater control over the cinematic camera.
  • Server administrators are now provided with the option to input a welcome message that gets displayed in the player’s chat upon joining the server.
» Input the following command in the server configuration file: server_welcome_message MyMessage
  • Server administrators are now able to limit the number of lives for the defenders on the Coastal Siege or Army Siege game modes.
» Input the following command per map rotation: max_player_respawn <no.>
  • Server administrators are now able to randomise factions on all game modes.
» Input the following command per map rotation: faction_randomiser both/attacker/defender
  • Server administrators are now able to log administrative actions directly on Discord through web-hooks. We’re sure that this will come in most handy when coordinating administrative tasks during events!
» Input the following commands in the server configuration file:
» discord_webhook_warning_tag_admin <@!ID> | <@!ID>
» discord_webhook_warning_id <webhookID>
» discord_webhook_warning_token <webhookToken>
» discord_webhook_banmute_tag_admin <@!ID> | <@!ID>
» discord_webhook_banmute_id <webhookID>
» discord_webhook_banmute_token <webhookToken>
  • Server administrators are now able to define a reason for bans, kicks and mutes.
  • Players kicked from a server by an administrator will now have the reason displayed.
  • Server administrators can now configure pre-sets for administrator private messages. Configure these to ensure event hosts have easy access to messages they can issue to players for the most common rule breaks. They’ll surely thank you for it.
» Input the following commands per map rotation: admin_action_preset_reason <title>|<message>
  • Server administrators can now use ‘CTRL + ENTER’ as a shortcut to confirm an administrative action instead of pressing the ‘Yes’ button.
  • Server administrators can now set up a series of event rules that get displayed on screen when the player joins the round with a specific class. Refer to our Wiki for more information as this new function also supports rich text for greater configurability.
» Input the following command per map rotation: server_round_rule <class1>,<class2>|<message>
  • Game servers now monitor changes to the muted and banned players file saving you the hassle of having to manually reload the file through rc commands each and every time a change is performed.

Bug Fixes

  • Solved an issue which caused players to get stuck on map load after a server initiates a daily scheduled shutdown.
  • Solved an issue where a game server could appear twice in the browser when refreshing the list.
  • Solved an issue with the spyglass stretching out on 21:9 and 21:10 aspect ratios.
  • Solved an issue where the ‘Sight The Barn’ achievement wasn’t being correctly awarded to the players.
  • Solved an issue where the ‘Strike’ achievement wasn’t correctly tracking consecutive kills with a cannon.
  • Solved an issue with the ‘Explosives Specialist’ achievement, not including kills from rocket artillery pieces.
  • Solved an exception which occurred when a player joins a server directly from a friend through Steam.
  • Solved an issue where players could farm experience with the carpenter class by hitting palisade walls in Fort Salettes or Camp Salamanca.
  • Solved an issue with incorrect textures on one of the buildings in Desert Ruins.
  • Solved an issue which caused players looking through a spyglass to continue doing so even though they just got trampled by a horse.
  • Solved multiple issues with explosive barrels.
  • Solved an issue which caused framerate to drop when the player was adjusting their audio.
  • Solved an issue which caused players to sometimes be unable to pack a rocket launcher after it has been unpacked.
  • Solved an issue which caused players to rarely get stuck on map load.
  • Solved an issue where the ‘Settings’ panel would flash on the first launch.
  • Solved an issue where the top bar in the Naval Assault game mode didn’t reset correctly.
  • Solved an issue where the camera would rotate if the player presses the ‘C’ key whilst having the Voice ‘V’ menu open.
  • Solved an issue where horses would still appear in the kill feed when stricken at even though they are unkillable when God Mode is enabled.
  • Solved an issue which prevented players from spawning if a great number of spawn locations were present in a custom map.
  • Solved an issue which caused players to be unable to load the smaller rocket variant if the launcher was spawned on the map through override props.
  • Solved multiple exceptions that occurred on both server and client.
  • Solved an issue where shrapnel from explosions was ignoring friendly fire.