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Company of Heroes 2's tagline is "Winter if Coming." With the Soviets serving as the primary protagonists this time around, such a (faux) tagline makes sense. It is, after all, very cold in Mother Russia. But how will that affect the multiplayer?

For a rather large contingent of fans, this is not a trivial question. The original Company of Heroes remains one of the most popular traditional real-time strategy games this side of StarCraft, and it retains a devoted multiplayer following. Much of that appeal is derived from sheer novelty. Where StarCraft, Command & Conquer, and every other RTS are high-speed clickfests, Company of Heroes is slow and realistic. It prides itself on simulating a real battlefield.

So what's the problem? Shouldn't a new weather type add an interesting new wrinkle to the tried and true Company of Heroes formula? Well, yes. But as in the normal campaign, there are a couple potential downsides to consider as well...

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http://www.shacknews.com/article/76981/company-of-heroes-2-multiplayer-preview-winter-of-discontent
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That title had me worried something was going to be terribly different about CoH 2's multiplayer...I'm glad I'm wrong, but the premise of the article is probably true, as any CoH player can already tell from today's "preferred map pool" of Vire River Valley, Lyon, and other natural chokepoint maps.

However TAKE MY MONEY ANYWAYS!
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That title had me worried something was going to be terribly different about CoH 2's multiplayer...I'm glad I'm wrong, but the premise of the article is probably true, as any CoH player can already tell from today's "preferred map pool" of Vire River Valley, Lyon, and other natural chokepoint maps.
However TAKE MY MONEY ANYWAYS!

I hate those choke points maps their incredibly stupid and ruin the game, especially if one guy just try to turtle while he builds artillery.
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