Patch 3.05 is bringing a new kind of skirmish to the queue: Summerhold. Unlike the other skirmishes available to players, Summerhold is not a PvP objective and instead requires players to work together to take the enemy down as fast as possible in vehicle-based combat.
• Summerhold •
Summerhold was an abandoned village that was being used by the Empire as a facility to test and manufacture new combat vehicles. They had success in the creation of the M4-U23, an enormous fortified construct capable of devastating attacks and near-impossible to breach defenses.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t far into their celebration that a goblin worker at the facility had fallen into the cockpit of the M4-U23 while polishing its plating. Stricken with the realization of the power in his hands he began his fight for a goblin revolution by opening fire on the scientists and engineers.
Now the Ex-Leader of the M4-U23 project, Sarang Panzer, is requesting assistance to take this rogue goblin down before he destroys the facility.
• Skirmish •
Summerhold consists of one team of 12 that must coordinate by using their vehicles to assist each other with taking down the M4-U23 within an hour.
There will be a short preparation period where players can join the game and take a look at the different vehicles at their disposal. Once the M4-U23 begins moving though, the fight begins! The M4-U23 will slowly make its way towards chests of supplies along the road. Your objective is to prevent the M4-U23 from destroying as many chests as possible – the more chests that are saved, the more medals you will receive.
• Vehicles •
The IS-7 Heavy is based on the Overlord’s Dreadnaught model. Slow and steady, this tank can disable the targeting, firing, and mobility of the M4-U23.
The Type 59 ST is modeled after the new Titan and acts as a support tank. It’s primary goal is to protect the group by taking care of any additional machines the M4-U23 activates.
The T92 Arty is a powerful vehicle in the shape of a June Dreadnaught. While doing a large amount of damage, it must first take aim and have assistance from the Firefly before it can really help take down the M4-U23.
The T50-2 Firefly holds the aerodynamic form of the aegis. It also has an engine with overheating issues. While the Firefly is quick, it cannot stop moving or it will overheat. It’s main goal is to lock onto the M4-U23 so that the T92 Arty can take aim.
Players will need to work together and utilize the strengths of all vehicles to stop the M4-U23′s destructive rampage.
• Enemies •
While the M4-U23 itself moves toward the chests it will be activating additional vehicles to try and stop anyone in its path.
The GiWi Type E’s aren’t to be ignored. These machines will need to be taken down quickly. They’ll be marked on the map so be aware and don’t let them get the jump on you!
T704 Stump’s are powerful combat units that you’ll want to keep your distance from if you’re piloting a more fragile vehicle.
• Prizes •
There are platinum, gold, silver, and bronze medals that will be sent to you in the mail for your participation the battle. These medals can be redeemed for prizes from Sarang Panzer herself, or from Holiday Committee Officials in Novograd and Nezebgrad.
Prizes include varying amounts of experience, some food and drink, vanity, and a couple of permanent /use items like the Mini M4-U23 and the M4-U23 Projection. These prizes are bound, so you’ll need to work hard if you want to show off your Summerhold rewards!
We hope you enjoyed this preview of Summerhold and look forward to enjoying this new skirmish. We’ll see you on October 30th when the servers come up with Patch 3.05!