Company of Heroes 1.5 patch released

This latest patch to the Game of the Year, Company of Heroes, need the version 1.40 patch to work. So make sure you download the version 1.40 patch before applying this incremental patch.

This new patch features 2 new maps and a number of balances and tweaks to enhance your commanding experience of your troops and forces in CoH.

Here is the change log for this new patch. 

New Maps
2p_Beaux Lowlands
4p_Lyon

General Fixes
– Games with friends now have a friend icon displayed when browsing the lobby
game list.
– Messages regarding game connection attempts are logged to the chat window for
all players in the session.
– Rank icons now indicate the type of game the rank was earned in.
– Games with players who have infinite pings now display an “X” for ping in the
lobby game list.
– New game list filtering options added to the online lobby.
– Custom maps are now properly supported in multiplayer.
– Losing connection with the lobby while downloading a patch no longer crashes
the game.

Sound
– UI sounds have been added to the online lobby.
– Auto match sound notification has been improved.
– Various speech fixes for weapons have been implemented and tuned.
– Destruction sounds have been added to various world objects.
– Repetition has been reduced in battle chatter and with various units.

Gameplay
Sherman Calliope:
– Sherman Calliope’s main tank gun has been removed and the Calliope Barrage
ability is now free to use.
– Sherman Calliope Barrage range increased from 130 to 150 meters.
– Sherman Calliope now has cap of 2, similar to the Pershing Heavy Tank.
– Sherman Calliope cost reduced from 600 Manpower to 560 Manpower.
– Sherman Calliope Barrage ability recharge timer increased to 105 seconds
M10 Tank Destroyer:
– Allied M10 Movement improved: 15% increase to acceleration and 10% increase
rotation rate.
– Allied M10 Tank Destroyer weapon damage has been increased and Fuel cost has
been reduced by 5.
– Axis Armoured Car (Puma) 20mm main cannon rear penetration vs. the Allied M10
significantly reduced.
M8 Armored Car:
– Allied M8 Armored Car’s accuracy on the move increased. Now on par with the
M4 Sherman and M10 Tank Destroyer.
– Allied M8 Armored Car’s accuracy penalties vs. the Axis Armored Car (Puma)
have been removed.
– Allied M8 Armored Car Armor upgrade Munitions cost reduced by 25.
M26 Pershing Heavy Tank:
– Allied Pershing penetration rate vs. the Stug increased to 80%.
– Axis Stug penetration rate vs. the Pershing has been reduced to 45% from
74.6%
Allied Commander Tree Improvements:
– Armoured Fury Branch changed to: Raid to Allied War Machine to Calliope.
– War Machine Branch changed to: Fast Deployment to Field Repairs to Pershing.
– Allied War Machine Command Point Cost reduced by 1
– Sherman Calliope Command Point Cost reduced by 1
Infantry AT weapon changes (Allies and Axis):
– All Infantry Anti-Tank weaponry (Bazooka, Recoilless Rifle, Panzerschreck)
are slightly more accurate when firing at moving light targets.
– Allied Bazookas and Recoilless Rifles now deal slightly more damage to Light
Vehicles
– Panzerfaust accuracy against infantry targets has been reduced as intended.
While there is still a chance to directly hit and kill targets like snipers, –
Panzerfausts are now more likely to cause splash damage rather than kill
infantry.
– Panzerschreck Damage vs. base buildings lowered by 25%.
– Bazooka damage vs. base buildings has been lowered by 25%.
Allied BAR and suppression changes:
– Allied BAR Rifle upgrade now gives 2 BAR Rifles rather than 3. Allied BAR
Riflemen squads will now be able to pick-up MG42 and Panzerschreck items
– Allied BAR Rifle damage increased by 40%.
– Allied BAR Rifle will take slightly longer to Pin units that are in a
Suppressed state
– Allied BAR Suppression ability can no longer suppress and pin units in heavy
cover.
Construction Changes:
– Players may no longer delete Sand Bags or Tank Traps.
– Allied Observation Post built from Riflemen now has the same build speed as
the Observation Post built by Engineers.
– Allied Observation Posts, Axis Observation Posts, and Machine Gun Nests now
have the appropriate target type while building; now like all other buildings
they will be much more susceptible to damage while under construction
– Axis Volksgrenadiers can now utilize the same build menu as the Grenadiers –
this allows them to construct Barbed Wire and Sand Bags.
Smoke Changes:
– All Barrage weapons no longer have a 50% chance to miss targets in Smoke.
– Projectiles will no longer pass directly through Sherman’s on registered
“Misses” – they will now behave like all other tanks and those hits will be
registered as a non-penetrated “deflection”.
– Sherman smoke launcher recharge rate was less than the duration of the
ability, now set to 45 seconds
Axis Officer:
– Axis ‘Leutnant’ Manpower cost decreased to 260 from 340
– Axis ‘Leutnant’ Build Time increased to 60 from 30.
General Squad and Weapon Changes (Allies and Axis):
– All Snipers more effective against units garrisoned inside of bunkers.
– All Allied Rifles slightly more effective against Axis Motorcycles
– Allied Engineers with the Flamethrower upgrade are no longer resistant to
Sniper Shots
– Fixed an issue where the Stug’s main gun Area-of-Effect was too effective
against infantry squads.
– Axis Assault ability will now break pinning/suppression and prevent
pinning/suppression while the ability is active.
– Increased Axis Infantry passive health regeneration bonus received from their
first level of veterancy by 40%.
General Vehicle Changes (Allies and Axis):
– Panzer IV accuracy while moving set to the same value as other tanks.
– Axis Goliaths now destroy Tank Traps in a single explosion.
– Axis Armoured Car Puma 50mm Cannon upgrade now requires Escalate to Battle
Phase upgrade.
– Axis Motorcycles damage vs. units in light or heavy cover has been slightly
reduced
– Axis StuH 42 now effectively kills infantry as was originally intended
– Axis Armoured Car Puma 50mm Upgrade accuracy reduced vs. infantry. It is
intended as an anti-armor upgrade.
General Heavy Weapon Team Changes (Allies and Axis):
– All Mortars now have a chance to deal Mobility Damage if they hit Light
Vehicles.
– All Anti-Tank guns are now more accurate when firing at moving and stationary
Light Vehicles.
– Allied 57mm Anti-Tank gun firing cone has been increased by 20 degrees to
match Axis 50mm Anti-Tank gun.
– Allied HMG Armor Piercing Rounds ability price reduced from 50 to 35
munitions.
– Allied Howitzer Gun Barrage is less accurate when firing into the Fog of
War.
– Axis Nebelwerfer Manpower cost has been reduced by 20
– Axis Nebelwerfer Rocket Suppression area of effect increased.
– Axis Nebelwerfer Rocket area of effect damaged reduced. Direct hits and near
misses will still damage infantry units.
– Axis Nebelwerfer will deal a reduced amount of damage to units in light,
heavy, bunker, and garrison cover types.
– Axis Flak 88’s are more resilient to Artillery, off-map attacks, and satchel
charges (the crew manning them is not).
– Axis Flak 88’s and Nebelwerfers can now be re-manned by 2-man Pioneer squads.

You can download the patch from the following locations

FileFront
Fileplanet

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