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Holdfast: Nations At War update for 29 April 2021

Update. Italy Joins The War!

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Patchnotes via Steam Community

Under the rule of Napoléon Bonaparte, the Kingdom of Italy marches bravely to the frontlines with this major update coming to Holdfast: Nations At War!

But that’s not all! Alongside a whole new faction, Holdfast: Nations At War will be graced with a new battlefield, new achievements, a 55% off game sale, user interface changes and gameplay tweaks. There’s plenty to check out this game update.

Not only will the base game be on sale but so will the cosmetic game DLCs (High-Command, Regiment of the Guard and Regiment of the Line) and Loyalist Edition of the game. These will be available at 15% off for the same duration.

This update took a collaborative effort from members of the Holdfast community and Anvil Game Studios. We’d like to give a massive shout out to all the members who assisted in bringing the Italian faction to life. Take a look further down this blog post to see all the good fellows who made this update possible.

Can’t wait to see the beautiful Italian uniforms? Take a look at the Italian faction in all its glory in this faction reveal trailer!

The Kingdom Of Italy!

Headlining yet another major update to come to Holdfast: Nations At War, the Kingdom of Italy joins the fight.

As mentioned previously this update was a collaborative effort and would not have been possible without the dedication and brilliance of the Holdfast community. They aided with the creation of brand new uniforms, research and filming of trailer whilst working hand in hand with the development team every step of the way.

The Italian faction features 16 new uniforms, shouts and calls in the Italian tongue, 4 new playable musician songs and much more! Take a look at a handful of what is included within the Italian faction below.

Italian Infantry Officer (right) & Infantryman (left) of the 7° Reggimento Fanteria di Linea

Italian Flag Bearer (left) of the 7° Reggimento Fanteria di Linea & Surgeon (right) of the Corpo Medico

Italian Hussar (left) of the 2° Reggimento Cacciatori & Dragoon (right) of the Dragoni Napoleone

Marcia Nazionale played by an Italian Drummer & Fifer of the 7° Reggimento Fanteria di Linea

Be sure to jump in game to see the rest of the uniforms, shouts and musician songs.

Musician Tunes
Ah! Ça Ira
Marcia Guardia Nazionale
Marcia Guardia Consolare
Pas Redoublé

A big thank you from Anvil Game Studios to all the community members who participated in bringing this faction to life! Take a look at who was involved below.

Jack Aubrey
Giulio Centanni
Paolo Casali
Piero Crociani
El Deutsch
Louis Nicolas Davout
Vittorio Emanuele
Conte Mascetti

A New Battlefield!

The Italian faction is not the only community project coming to Holdfast this update. The winning map of the Battlefield Forger competition, Aspern by Willy, will also be added to the game. More information about the Battlefield Forger competition and its participants can be found here.

Set in and around a quiet countryside town this battlefield will see nations battling it out over control of the towns centre. Flanking riflemen will make good use of the small hills and fields that provide good vantage points if used correctly and Officers will bark orders at men lined behind broken walls for cover.

Well done once again to Willy for winning the competition and having their battlefield officially added to the game.

New Achievements

Regiment members rejoice as achievements specific to the Regiment Registry have arrived! In this update you will be able to obtain 3 new achievements for the following.

Clan Enlistment
» Enlist and join a game clan through the Regiment Registry.

Regiment Honours
» Enlist in a game clan and gather 10 match victories.

Regiment Veteran
» Enlist in a game clan and slay 250 enemies.

Get Involved!

Should you have any questions about Holdfast or wish to participate in the community more, why not join the official Discord server? It is your central hub for all things Holdfast and houses a plethora of channels dedicated to event and game announcements, regiment recruitment, game support, suggestions, history discussion and more. Click below to join today!


Changelog 65 - Game Version 1.15.7779.32347

New Features

A New Nation! The Kingdom of Italy joins the war thanks to a community-driven collaborative effort.
» Unique uniforms for all army branch units representative of the army during the era.
» 4 new marching tunes unique to the Italian fifer and drummer musicians.
» Orders, patriotic shouts, insults and a plethora of other voice-acted shouts unique to the faction.
» A unique victory stinger composed by the talented Sean Beeson.
» You can now select the Kingdom of Italy as your preferred faction of affiliation through the Regiment Registry.

A New Map! Aspern by Willy. Set in and around a quiet countryside town this battlefield will see nations battling it out over control of the towns centre.

3 New Achievements! Regiment members rejoice as achievements specific to the Regiment Registry have arrived.
» Clan Enlistment
» Regiment Honours
» Regiment Veteran

2 New Achievements! Slay enemies whilst playing as the Russian or Italian faction.
» For the Fatherland!
» Viva l'Italia!


Redesigned the game's backend to be able to support more than 4 factions into the game. Look forward to more in the future!


Infantry Officers are no longer able to ride on horseback.

A new setting has been introduced allowing administrators to have officers able to ride on horseback for the purpose of events.
» rc set vehicleHorseForOfficer true or false

Slightly reduced horse gallop speed but improved maneuverability.

Players able to mount on horseback will now be prompted with an interaction indicator instructing them to press ‘E’ when looking at a horse.

Quality of Life

Introduced a search feature to the ‘Handover Regiment’ and ‘Moderator’ panels in the Regiment Registry.

Bug Fixes

Solved an issue that allowed players to construct defenses outside a map’s borders.

Solved an issue which sometimes showed players crouching to appear at standing.

Solved an issue which caused festive trees to show outside season on some maps.

Reduced the load times of the ever-growing regiment registry.

Solved an issue with the Melee Arena leaderboard showing in an incorrect state when the extended view was closed.

Hop into Holdfast today and play as the new Italians! There are now more nations than ever at war. The generals of the British, Prussian, Russian, French and Italian armies call for your enlistment! Whose side will you pick?

There's more in store for Holdfast with a much larger, more-ambitious update being in the works. It will take time to see matters come to fruition but do stay tuned and most definitely look forward to what's to come.

Currently the good majority of the team is working on this while we also make time for less-sizable updates leading to its release to keep things going. We're most excited to share more but it’s still too early. Once we have something playable to show, the community will be the first to get their hands on and know about it. :heart:

Thank you for your support and until next time, may good health be yours.

- Anvil Game Studios

Refleax, Rycon, Dreas, Wrexial, Walki, Cameron, Jackson, Rejenorst, Harper & Storey

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