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Commanders!

Today, we’re launching the first episode of the Storyline Campaign in the form of Episode 1. For more information about the campaign itself, please visit the Storyline Campaign Hub.

- June 2028, Chicago

The heat of a late summer afternoon hit me as I was exiting the shop where what turned out to be a lengthy interview took place. I closed my eyes and soaked in the warmth, the smells and the sounds, all blending into one familiar experience. I’ve never thought of any single place as home, but Chicago was as close to it as I could imagine. I knew it, the people; I knew where to get the best pizza in town and where to have a good time. This was my scene, despite the love and hate relationship I was successfully fostering.

The whole day and the responsibility of the upcoming hours suddenly weighed heavy on me, as if the rifle in my hands (which the store owner reminded me to pick up) had the mass ten time its size. I sighed heavily. Time to get to work.

First, the suit. I was staring at a nondescript black bundle in the trunk of my car. I had no idea how it got there – the lock was untouched. Yet it was undeniably lying in front of me, mocking my deductive skills and the car’s security measures both. Unzipping the plastic cover revealed high-quality fabric that I definitely would not be able to afford. I had to resist the urge to run my fingers over it, reminding myself that it might do the suit quite a disservice in my sweaty tired state. There would be enough time for that later, once I took a shower.

And a shower was what I sorely needed. I quickly checked my cellphone – good, I was going to make it on time. Hotel Bellevue... here I come.

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***

A few hours later, I was standing in front of a massive edifice of steel and glass housing a high-end restaurant and an even higher-end hotel and I was feeling very much out of place. In fact, this was pretty much the polar opposite of a place where I’d feel comfortable – the kind where a guard calls the cops on you at the earliest opportunity.

The parking lot in front was small – you don’t need a big one when you have a valet and underground garages with only one well-dressed elderly couple handing their BMW keys to a valet, who was already eying my beat-up Chevelle with suspicion.

Despite a quick shuteye earlier and long shower followed by an even longer attempt to make myself presentable, I was feeling incredibly nervous and out of place, although certainly not for the lack of attire. It turned out that the suit in my trunk was impeccable and tailored, bearing no brands. Where did they get the measures I had (once again) no idea, but it fitted me like a glove. The whole experience felt oddly surreal, as if I was being driven to some goal by a force outside of my perception and all the choices made be me in the past led to this point.

I quickly checked my reflection in the glass wall, nodded and threw the keys to the valet, who caught them with a smirk. At that point, I realized I had seen the old couple give him a fiver along with theirs but the idea of awkwardly fumbling to find my wallet within the suit’s silk-smooth depths dissuaded me from attempting to do the same. I just waved at the guy and almost ran inside. A few seconds later, I realized that mistreating a person that was about to drive my car wasn’t perhaps the best idea either, but the deed was already done. No way but forward. Checking my reflection once again, I nodded and braced myself. This was it, the career-making moment of my life.

I headed through the lobby to my left, to the restaurant entrance. The hostess behind a small table was already watching me, her expression utterly blank save for a polite, insincere smile. I nodded to her, approaching the stand with faked confidence.

“Good evening. I’m here for a meeting with...”

She nodded.

“With whom, sir?”

I just realized I had no idea and was about to look very, very foolish. My brain froze for a moment, imagining all the potential terrible consequences of this humiliating situation, but before I could get to the part where I run away screaming, the hostess smiled, this time seemingly sincerely.

“Ah, apologies. You must be Mr. Thorpe, correct?”

I managed to nod, my face flushed with embarrassment.

“Right this way, sir!”

She beckoned me to follow and led me through several rows of mostly occupied tables. I noticed that few people present even raised their eyes to acknowledge me passing by – this place clearly was big on privacy.

We made our way towards the back of the room and the old feeling of unease once again rose to the surface. The room was well-lit but I felt as if there was some kind of gloom surrounding one particular area where a number of tables were left vacant in order to provide the occupants of the sole remaining one with an extra layer of privacy. Nobody could overhear any conversations coming from it but, more importantly, the act of separation alone spoke of the power and wealth the two persons sitting at it wielded. Even in the rich man’s world, this was a gesture and its meaning was clear.

The hostess ushered me to the table and promptly left, leaving me standing in front of the two people present. One was a man in his early sixties with sharp features, piercing blue eyes and short grey hair. His face was dominated by a somewhat hawkish nose, his expression firm and strict. But it was his gaze that made him stand out in any company – the kind that bores right through you, through your soul, exposing it and judging it. The man’s lips curled into a slight smile as he rose to his feet, offering me a firm handshake.

“Mister Thorpe, I presume. Pleasure to meet you. David Murdoch.”

The lady sitting next to him rose to her feet, her smile far more pleasant than that of her boss. She was a dark-skinned woman with long braided hair in her late twenties or early thirties and I hesitated for a split second, taken aback by her stunning beauty. She noticed, of course – her gaze was as piercing as that of her boss. Even though I was the only person in the room with actual combat experience (or so I thought at the time), for some reason I felt like a lamb in front of two wolves with ravenous hunger in their eyes. But the feeling passed and I remembered how to be a gentleman, shaking her soft hand carefully.

“Norah Ferguson, at your service.”

I nodded, smiling back.

“You must be Miss Norah that got Hector sh....,” I stopped just short of impropriety and remembered, once again, my manners.

“Scared a lot you mean, I suppose,” she retorted.

“Yes,” I nodded. “Yes, that’s exactly what I mean.”

We all sat down and a waiter appeared out of nowhere, handing me the menu.

“Don’t be shy,” smiled Murdoch. “It’s, as they say, on the house. Owning this place has a few perks.”

The menu was almost entirely in French and I had two most influential people in this place – or perhaps in this city – watching me, clearly interested in seeing me solve the awkward situation. Alright. Ah what the hell. Might as well be me.

“I’ll have steak. Medium rare, please. With a side dish of steak fries. And a beer. Make it... hmmm...”

I thought for a second. Might as well go full redneck, right?

“Miller.”

The waiter didn’t move a muscle as he wrote it down and hurried to fulfill my order. Murdoch and Ferguson seemed satisfied with what they saw – and if they weren’t, I couldn’t tell anyway. Murdoch in particular appeared completely relaxed, reclining in his chair and sipping from a glass of red wine, which occupied his attention for a brief moment as he was savoring its taste. Ferguson, on the other hand, appeared tense. From her plain business suit, she was clearly a subordinate of his, but a high placed one.

You’d be surprised how much do clothes tell. Your preferences, your opinions, even your desires – it’s all there in the weave. You can fake your position to a degree, buy yourself a tailored suit like she had (like I had, I corrected myself), but this will only get you so far. There’s tailored and there’s Tailored.

Murdoch’s suit was the latter, the kind of attire you can’t buy with wealth. To look like this, you need Wealth with capital W – and influence. Lots of influence. Some things just aren’t meant for mortals like me.

I clasped my hands together.

“Right then... Mister Murdoch, sir. I assume you haven’t invited me to a dinner...”

“Food first,” he interrupted me, lifting his finger half-jokingly, “business later. It’s bad manners to talk shop with a hungry guest.”

With my stomach almost growling, I nodded solemnly. After a few failed attempts at small-talk with the lady (yes, the weather’s nice and yes, some rain would be nice), we passed what time remained to the meal in silence. After that, we ate – the steak was rather good, but what on earth is wag-you? And I couldn’t even guess what those two were having – I think I saw a tentacle there somewhere, hard to say, not being much into ethnic food.

An hour later, with the table clean and us enjoying a tea of some kind (after downing that beer in a few gulps, a cup felt surprisingly refreshing), Murdoch finally began.

“To the matter at hand then...”

Clasped hands, fingers touching lips and a short pause. Very dramatic.

“First things first. Do you know who I am?”

I nodded. The truth was, I hadn’t known up until roughly two hours before the meeting, but I had internet access and one simple search of the name told me everything I needed to know. David Murdoch, one of the legendary investors of our time, a real prodigy. His ability to choose projects that would become a huge success allowed him to amass incredible amounts of resources, which he kept re-investing. He was one of the most powerful men in Chicago, rubbing elbows with the very cream of the crop.

And yet, few knew anything about him as a person and even the all-knowing Wikipedia only had one old photo that kept being used over and over whenever the news mentioned another acquisition of his. I couldn’t find anything that would give me an edge, but, more importantly, for such a powerful man to meet a merc in person and in public – that wasn’t rare, that was unheard of and, more importantly, made no sense. I was suspecting a charade of some sort – and yet, the man in front of me clearly was the person from the picture, no mistake there. This, of course, led to a million questions. For now, however, I had to be content with letting him speak and wait for my turn.

He nodded back, almost absent-mindedly. “Good. That makes things considerably easier. I wasn’t sure if old Ezra... anyway.”

He cocked his head ever so slightly.

“There’s something wrong with the world. You know that, don’t you?”

A rhetorical question, I assumed.

“Things fall apart, things that shouldn’t fall apart, ever. Our civilization is the epitome of stability. We’ve slain all the dragons, buried all the monsters. And yet...”

Again that absent-minded look, or a shadow of it – I couldn’t tell, so short it was. He collected himself instantly, which made me wonder if this all was a well-rehearsed show. I decided it wasn’t – I wasn’t important enough for him to attempt to deceive me.

“I’ve decided to secure my assets in a more... shall we say, active manner. I am putting together a force of experienced and loyal troops with some heavy equipment. Thank you for your earlier recommendation, by the way, I’ve already tasked lovely Miss Norah here with making a few calls. The point is... I’d like you to lead it. You have experience and, more importantly, you’ve passed the tests and surpassed all other candidates.”

He smiled again.

“You’ve got talent, Samuel. Hmm... can I call you Samuel?”

I nodded again. Of course the most powerful person in the room can call me Samuel. He could call me Lucy for all I cared because this whole thing meant one thing and one thing only. Fat paychecks.

“Good. Call me David then. Like I was saying, congratulations for passing the tests. Ezra picked you and he’s never, ever wrong about people. That’s how he got to live so long.”

I wasn’t sure if it was a joke. I strongly suspected it was not but I chuckled politely nonetheless. At that point, the lady took over. For some reason, she was still incredibly tense. She looked like she was reading notes, constantly looking down, yet there was nothing on the table – or anywhere else. Perhaps that’s how she copes with stress, I thought, but the only eye contact she gave me was a few quick glances.

“You’ll be leading our security force. A platoon of tanks and a company of soldiers. They all have experienced officers, so please don’t try anything funny. You’ll have to earn their respect as they have to earn yours. That is why...”

What the hell...

“Excuse me, Miss Ferguson...”

She gave me a very annoyed look – clearly hates being interrupted. This time, however, I had to.

“If you have your own experienced officers, sorry, but what do you need me for?”

Ignoring my question, she continued.

“That is why...”

“We need an outsider’s perspective, Samuel,” Murdoch intervened.

“Sometimes, a street-smart person like you are can see things differently. I’m sorry, Norah. Please continue,” he nodded at her, but this time, he also gave her a brief warning look. My feeling of unease returned with a vengeance. She pursed her lips, tucked her suit and continued, not looking at either of us.

“That is why you’ll undergo training together with them at our facility in Arizona. You’ll learn about them, they’ll learn about you... a few weeks’ worth, that’s all. Please report to our local HQ tomorrow morning at 8 AM for a tour and the paperwork. Have a nice evening, Mister Thorpe.”

They didn’t even ask me if I wanted to sign up in the first place. So sure they were. Yes, I did, but the entire day felt so uncanny, so surreal that I started getting second thoughts. What if this was some sort of an elaborate set-up. People like me, we don’t get this lucky. We don’t get lucky at all.

“Oh yes, almost forgot, Samuel... seeing how you might require some... things before you commit to our cause, I’ve authorized an advance payment as a token of our gratitude.”

I pulled out my cellphone and checked my bank account (never mind where they got the info...)

Jesus Christ... that’s an advance? What doubts I had were pushed aside at the sight of several digits, nicely lined up and waiting to be admired. My head felt so dizzy I almost didn’t hear Murdoch add “That will be all. Good night, Samuel.”

A sign I was dismissed. I rose from the chair, thanked for the dinner and said my goodbyes. As I was walking away from the table, I felt their eyes on my back but when I turned around, I could only see both of them deep in conversation.

In the lobby, I stopped to take a breath and to get that fiver out of my pocket. I was sweating and it wasn’t due to the unusually hot summer. I had to get out of there, collect my thoughts.

“You know, we made a bet how long it would take you to get thrown out by the cops.”

The valet was outside, leaning against the wall and smoking a cig. There was no-one else in sight so the line was clearly addressed to me. “And I lost. Good on you, brother.”

I passed him the banknote, after which he took one last puff and exhaled the smoke through the nostrils while throwing away the rest. For the short while it took him to bring the car around, I decided to take his example and leaned against the wall, staring at the evening sky. A red star was shining brightly where

I assumed the south must be. An omen perhaps? Time would tell.

***

A shower and a somewhat fitful sleep later, I was standing in front of a wide and inconspicuous office building at the address I was given. The panel above the door had the word “Perihelion” etched into it along with a symbol of a portion of a large circle with a smaller circle orbiting it. Ferguson was already waiting for me in the lobby with an air of impatience and self-confidence. She started walking towards me as soon as she noticed me, frowning all the way.

periHQ

“Mister Thorpe. You’re... not late, but not early. In this business, it’s the early bird that gets the worm.”

A good start.

“Apologies, madam.”

She calmed down a tiny bit, nodding to herself.

“Now then, we have a lot to do in the next few hours.”

She led me to her office and I followed, carefully ignoring the curious looks the Perihelion employees gave me. The inside looked unusual – like a research and development facility rather than an office, sterile white corridors and people wearing suits mingling with white coat men and women that definitely looked like scientist. I couldn’t see anyone looking even remotely like a soldier with only a few bored-looking rent-a-cops patrolling in uniforms that looked ceremonial more than anything.

We’ve reach the elevator that took us to the second floor where Norah Ferguson’s office was located. It was a massive room lined with marble with the furniture in it made of exotic woods. This was more like what I had been expecting but the sheer size of the place and the costs required to make it look this way truly impressed me. The building wasn’t tall so the view wasn’t as impressive as befitted the room, but Lake Michigan glittered outside in the morning sun and I could even see several sailboats passing by – almost an idyllic sight for relaxation, well complemented by the quiet burbling of a small waterfall that formed a part of one of the stone-covered walls.

The lady made her way to her large, cluttered desk and started sifting through some papers. With nothing left to do, I continued observing the room and noticing a series of strange symbols carved into some of the stones lining the room that looked older than the others. In fact, they looked positively ancient and I had the distinct feeling they were once a part of some museum collection. I tried my luck playing smart.

“Aztec?”

“What?” She responded without even looking up from the work.

“The symbols on the wall.”

“Oh. Not quite.”

And that was about the extent of conversation I got from her the whole morning. After a few minutes, we moved to an adjacent conference room where we went through what seemed like a mountain of documents. Halfway through, I was already wondering how many forest acres fell to this contract alone. What was worse, I didn’t understand most of it anyway and I damn sure couldn’t afford a lawyer who would spend the better part of a year analyzing every single paragraph. In conclusion, it was like everything with corporations – if they want to screw you, they are going to do just that because the devil’s in the fine print. Ferguson provided some brief explanations and I pretended to understand them, but in the end, she might have just told me “sign here” – and I would have done that.

When we finally finished, it was past noon already. At some point, some other lady brought in a pile of sandwiches and coffee, which I hungrily devoured while attempting to read. Ferguson barely touched anything and I admired her restraint. As I finally placed the pen on the table and rubbed my eyes, she quickly assembled the paperwork into several neat stacks and was already waving at me to follow her.

Locking the meeting room behind her, she turned towards me, finally looking me in the eyes. Her nervousness was almost palpable at that moment.

“Look... I... “

Her eyes were darting all over the place.

“Sorry if we got off on the wrong foot. I’m glad to have you on board and so is Mister Murdoch. We’re just not used to working with outsiders of our organization and Mister Murdoch is...”

She struggled to express herself.

“....very protective of his mission. You’ll find out soon enough,” she sighed.

“There’s a helicopter on the roof that’s going to take you to the airport. There, you’ll take the company jet to Arizona and meet the troops at our base. They’re already waiting for you. I know it's a lot to take in but... there isn't much time.”

Her fleeting exhausted smile was somewhat apologetic and definitely the prettiest thing I’ve seen since morning. On that high note, I shook her hand, said my goodbyes and headed towards the elevator again – and to the beginning of my adventure.

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The Storyline Campaign will consist of a number of episodes, each several weeks long. Each episode has its own rewards and objectives that appear one after another. The difficulty of each objective is determined by a number of factors that are described under each mission. To participate in the next episode, you must have completed the previous one and be registered.

Registration

But first things first. To participate in Episode 1, you need to have registered by submitting your name and by completing the relatively simple Prologue chapter.

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  360. geek0505
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  362. Gellion
  363. General_Blue
  364. General_Mehran
  365. Genomele
  366. geomal
  367. Ghavin
  368. GHOB60
  369. GhostFasas
  370. GibbousMaximus
  371. GiftmischerNel
  372. Gimlett
  373. Gimpor
  374. GirigiriEye
  375. Gmer
  376. Gnesea
  377. Godmod00
  378. goose26
  379. Gorrann
  380. Gousti23CZ
  381. Gouverneur_Timo
  382. Graf_Saufenberg
  383. gre38120
  384. Greeliyahu
  385. GreenTermite
  386. Grim_Guardian
  387. Grimsister
  388. gringo
  389. Guerreiro
  390. GuessThatMeme
  391. Gunner1414
  392. GuyVenom
  393. Guyver111
  394. GwenADu
  395. HackePeter
  396. HaCkMuFFiNe99
  397. hamer101
  398. Hannibal33
  399. Hansi-001
  400. HanysB
  401. Hanysuana
  402. Hardknock
  403. Harkin
  404. HarrasmentPark
  405. HarryHoe
  406. Haswell
  407. Hauseref
  408. Hawk91
  409. HEARTBREAK1
  410. Heinzielein
  411. Heliostyle
  412. Hellboy57
  413. Hellcat43
  414. hellheat
  415. heng0277
  416. herald17
  417. HereCreepers
  418. HEROES
  419. Higgens2
  420. HiKiNiT
  421. Hitmankiller
  422. hjwbot
  423. hjx1212
  424. Hockir
  425. HolyDragoon
  426. Horsy
  427. Hostem
  428. Howzzat
  429. HRDSTL
  430. Hrimfaxy
  431. hubal1805
  432. Huhu
  433. hunok
  434. HunterMasto
  435. HurtfulOutcomes
  436. CHAINSMOKER
  437. ChaoLiZiPao
  438. Charlie3310
  439. Charliehorse18
  440. Charlton67
  441. ChasePup
  442. Chass3urAW
  443. Chet_Ubetcha
  444. Chrion
  445. christ351
  446. Chrsp255
  447. I5Hammer
  448. Iamanoob
  449. IceKuemmerling
  450. Icepanther
  451. Ice-Tube
  452. identitäter
  453. idiocy
  454. IHugoI
  455. Immortal2
  456. Inclementer
  457. Indomie
  458. Inimical
  459. inspectorTMT
  460. Invader1222
  461. Iosifek
  462. Iron_Monti
  463. Iron-Samurai
  464. ItalianStyle
  465. Its4quenten
  466. itzjustrick
  467. IvoryMoonLight
  468. JackDaniels
  469. jacko
  470. Jacksen
  471. jad13
  472. Jagdar69
  473. Jaime_Gatling
  474. jaimesim
  475. Jaleya
  476. Jane_Saphiro
  477. Jango_996
  478. jaokiller223
  479. JaRo1512
  480. jbsontra
  481. jbwoo
  482. Jecklen_Hyde
  483. JeffNOX
  484. Jeniu
  485. Jenkin_Jones
  486. Jeremy_Clarkson
  487. Jimmygrey
  488. JKay
  489. JockerKlaus
  490. Joe_Black
  491. joebob73
  492. JoePike
  493. John_Coooper
  494. Johnny_Yuma
  495. joker4440
  496. Jollij
  497. Jonieryk
  498. Jonolitium4
  499. Jonse
  500. Josch63
  501. jrice321
  502. JUALPE
  503. juanlos
  504. judochop
  505. Juergen
  506. JUNCHOI
  507. juremod
  508. Jyliac
  509. K2-71046900
  510. K3nnjiTheGreat
  511. K4tz3
  512. kacerdva
  513. kadmich
  514. kaine82
  515. Kairene_R
  516. KaiserKent
  517. Kalladan
  518. Kalmisto
  519. Kamikaze2020
  520. Kamikazestahl
  521. Kampfpudding
  522. Karaia
  523. Kardaloz
  524. Karlos79CZ
  525. karooll
  526. katoda_ltd
  527. KayGee
  528. Kazuhira95
  529. Kazuto_Naruse
  530. Kebabpower
  531. Keenwolfe
  532. Keleb
  533. Kell_Hound
  534. kennyboot
  535. kentavros
  536. kentoo
  537. KEPOS-SVS
  538. Kess-Tdt
  539. Kévin_49
  540. Keyser_Soeze
  541. kika
  542. Kiklop73
  543. Killasmile
  544. KillnGrill
  545. kimica
  546. King_Icefyre
  547. Kingfish
  548. Kinsky
  549. KiryuCoco
  550. kitiku
  551. Kkrisak10
  552. KLAUSI
  553. klikadam
  554. kllrthedemon
  555. Klmn
  556. Klötenknaxx
  557. Knewone
  558. Knuddelwolf
  559. Knutliott
  560. KoileHart
  561. kokoVmaxa
  562. Kosiaz88
  563. KrashDown
  564. KrazyPanda
  565. Krieger2297
  566. Kronos1952
  567. krumpa
  568. krzychsus
  569. Kuba3690
  570. kuba7108
  571. kupselos
  572. Kyoko_Igarashi
  573. KyRaBoT
  574. KyraZier
  575. ladik79
  576. lakij
  577. Laknat
  578. LambChopSoldier
  579. Lasse
  580. Lebretonfou
  581. Legacy
  582. leleblock
  583. Lemovice
  584. Lenzabi
  585. leo10086
  586. Leo999
  587. LeoAegisMaximus
  588. leonpower
  589. LeoSayersWig
  590. Let_it_Shrek
  591. lf20107
  592. Lhynn
  593. Liebefrei
  594. LieberFrei
  595. Lieutenant_Sam
  596. Likenak
  597. lionleader
  598. Liszon
  599. ljhak4526
  600. LoneWolf_65
  601. Lord_Soviettron
  602. lordenaldo
  603. LordPapaj
  604. LordVorontur
  605. Lost_Myst
  606. Lt_Blechtonne
  607. LTForge
  608. Luetze41
  609. LuLuTsian
  610. Lumpi
  611. Lysdexic
  612. M_FOUR
  613. M00KA
  614. MacDusty93
  615. macieklu
  616. Madmax_war
  617. MAERKX
  618. MagicGnomeBliz
  619. MAGNUMINFINITE
  620. MagnusBarca
  621. Magoo62
  622. MahoNishizumi71
  623. MachMet_Hood
  624. MAJ_XevoC
  625. Major_Degtarev
  626. MajorMarco45
  627. malinois68
  628. Mammothmk2
  629. Maniacu
  630. Manmoses1601
  631. Marc0ZTM
  632. Margot
  633. mariokamada
  634. MarioVegas
  635. markabrunn
  636. MarkLXIX
  637. MarkusAurellius
  638. Marshal_Elite
  639. MartaN
  640. MartinV3
  641. Mashal_Vader
  642. MaschiMo
  643. Mason_Wong
  644. Mathieukimii
  645. Matchstick
  646. Maulgus
  647. Mausi111
  648. MaxHeadroom
  649. maxkilz
  650. maxlink
  651. Maybe268
  652. Mazzy273
  653. MB72
  654. Mbsk01
  655. Mbsk02
  656. MCP64
  657. meesa
  658. MechanicaJackal
  659. MeKelGachy
  660. meliadus
  661. Men_Cor
  662. Menoetius
  663. Mensha-Khaine
  664. Merkava1001
  665. meshary
  666. MetaIWrath
  667. Methos911
  668. mgdriver
  669. Micah_Bell
  670. Midwahgein
  671. Mieszko2
  672. Migmeik2000
  673. Michaellaneous
  674. MichalSkil
  675. Mikamy
  676. MikeAvatar
  677. milan08
  678. Milanius
  679. mi-loup
  680. minam7489
  681. MinceCore
  682. MinkShenan
  683. Mirko101010
  684. Mjolner
  685. MK_Regular
  686. mk153
  687. Mk2Griefer
  688. Mohawk55a
  689. Mohrteph
  690. Mondfuchs
  691. Monkeynuts
  692. Morvaiman
  693. Moufo
  694. moupp
  695. mozilla1949
  696. Mpc1965
  697. mral2012
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  699. mrkiller
  700. MrMakata
  701. MSgtDomanian
  702. MsgtMarl
  703. Muaddibb
  704. muguet
  705. Multesimus
  706. MunjeVrele
  707. munkadu
  708. Muzzle_Flash
  709. muzzleloader
  710. myj987
  711. Mystic501
  712. N3cr0n0m
  713. N3RD12512
  714. Najlvin
  715. NakaTheDaemon
  716. narkisos
  717. Narnman
  718. Neko_29
  719. Nekrosmas
  720. Neo4
  721. NEOCHEN
  722. nephrwack1982
  723. Nerpynerp
  724. Netherstorm
  725. nevimcosem
  726. NicktheProf
  727. Niev-VN
  728. nighthawk144
  729. Nihtwaco
  730. ninja474
  731. Nitro238
  732. nitroasp
  733. Nkp801
  734. NoEffectDagger
  735. NoIdeasMan
  736. nolja
  737. Noobdown
  738. noobhoch10
  739. Noobster47
  740. nookie
  741. Nova67
  742. Nuisance_Value
  743. NukeMutant
  744. ObiWan28
  745. Obuzzul
  746. okonis
  747. OldIronside
  748. OldRicky
  749. Oldwolf-UK
  750. Ollinator
  751. ombres77
  752. ONEMANCLAN
  753. OSF_d_R
  754. OSN-83
  755. OS-NK
  756. OSTBtsmAlbert
  757. Overheateconomy
  758. P4nzerMarmelade
  759. PAKEHA
  760. Paladin1969
  761. Paladin69
  762. PALAPAISTI
  763. pannekoekert
  764. PanserArne
  765. panzerstaale
  766. Papa_Sc0rch
  767. Paramirum
  768. parsslinger1967
  769. Partypaco
  770. PASIKUNIK
  771. PaterBrown
  772. patox45200
  773. patriezier
  774. Paul_Phynix
  775. paun95
  776. Peacemakerr
  777. pekele
  778. Peluri
  779. Penguin123
  780. Penguinkiller
  781. Penrose
  782. pepecoco05
  783. PereZ_345
  784. perlaperlo20
  785. Perzel
  786. Pesa
  787. PetrosCZE
  788. Phalyr
  789. Phelpsy_Phelps
  790. Phoenix
  791. pcheniek
  792. Pi0ve
  793. PilotBBC123
  794. Pitley
  795. Pixelpapsto
  796. Platinumsniper
  797. PlayerPL
  798. PolishLegend
  799. Polo_pl18
  800. pop2507
  801. popo1306
  802. poussinours73
  803. prcković
  804. Princess_Luna
  805. prizrak86
  806. PROMU
  807. ProMyka
  808. Protocol
  809. Proxy_One
  810. PS_Tod
  811. PSChild
  812. PsyWarrior
  813. Ptitluc65
  814. puky_cro
  815. PureZX
  816. PurpleLXXIII
  817. PvtPetrenko
  818. PVTTrulyBlind
  819. PvtTwinkletoes
  820. Pyrion
  821. Qbicle
  822. Quadan
  823. QuantumRanger
  824. Qurczak
  825. R_M_B
  826. R0S0MAK
  827. Rabiwatt
  828. rabu9999
  829. Radar3121
  830. Radson1999
  831. radus1975
  832. raf2103
  833. Ragnar1994
  834. RagnarSchulz
  835. Rainmaker
  836. raketenchali
  837. RaKsHasHa9
  838. RamaA
  839. Rammstein012345
  840. Randomnoob
  841. RangerMavrick
  842. Raph-the-Raven
  843. Rapy_cz
  844. raspyspacegod
  845. RatPoison
  846. raubmuecke
  847. RavenClavv
  848. Ravenwing_129
  849. raysugar
  850. Razor696
  851. razorserban
  852. RedBad007
  853. ReddNekk
  854. Redork
  855. RedSkyAtNight
  856. Regias_ArmeCrea
  857. rembolt007
  858. REMF
  859. Remist
  860. renegade_83
  861. Rico32
  862. Righteous_Man
  863. Rmanrr
  864. rng_auf_kette
  865. robertmi
  866. Roopom
  867. Root66N1
  868. Roscar
  869. Rostdose
  870. RussianDoge
  871. RUSSification
  872. ryder
  873. S3RO1346
  874. sacoco
  875. sagvanmaslo
  876. Sahhe
  877. Salvo
  878. SASGamer_Pro
  879. SciroccoOne
  880. Scout51
  881. Sebastian_Grimm
  882. SegeberGER
  883. Sehven
  884. Sergeant_Bill
  885. sergeantjim
  886. severius
  887. SFC_Warlock
  888. SG50_2015
  889. sgmace
  890. Sgt_Reckless
  891. Sgt_Waffle
  892. SgtDream
  893. sgtcharon
  894. SgtMaj_Carey
  895. SGWannaBe
  896. shadowood
  897. Shadowwolve
  898. Shaele
  899. Shmex
  900. Scharnhorst87
  901. Schiwago
  902. Schlock
  903. Schmiddy1991
  904. Schneefuchs
  905. Schnitter_Zwei
  906. Schnittertm
  907. SchwarzFrost
  908. Sicario69
  909. SiemaSeppo
  910. Sierra_R
  911. Silver
  912. SilverHawke
  913. Silversurfer70
  914. SilverthorneR33
  915. Silverton
  916. SilverWolf117
  917. simolens
  918. Simon_RIley_141
  919. sinsia
  920. sinsin01
  921. SirKlasu
  922. sixor82
  923. Skippzzz
  924. SkitzyFox
  925. skydreamers23
  926. SleepyTheFox
  927. SmallZhe
  928. Smeghedd117
  929. snakeyes1948
  930. SneakyNibbler
  931. snidii12345
  932. Snomanmake
  933. Sobink
  934. Solstafir
  935. SomnusSenior
  936. Somrug
  937. sonic_07
  938. sooner62
  939. Spartan0090
  940. Spaten66
  941. Spearhead
  942. Spieler-1
  943. SpiritOfNoPen
  944. Spitfire
  945. sprinpigeon
  946. Spyder
  947. Spychacz
  948. Spyshadow01
  949. SSSK
  950. Stabbingtime
  951. Stahlvormund92
  952. StarBlaze
  953. start1962ricco
  954. Startfuchs
  955. Staufener
  956. SteelHeroe
  957. SteelTongue
  958. StiltedKiwi28
  959. Stinger952
  960. STIRLS_MDFC
  961. Stoltenborg
  962. Stormlord
  963. Stratzi
  964. SturmOstfriese
  965. Sturmvogel_53
  966. Suberb
  967. SU-FIREWALKER
  968. sun_tha
  969. Super_Conqueror
  970. Super_J-K
  971. Supereend_2punt
  972. Surlytanker
  973. Susanowo_1998
  974. SuwalskiYaReX85
  975. Sverige
  976. SZymoin666
  977. T_BACK
  978. TA55U
  979. TabulaRasa
  980. Tachikoma_0808
  981. taimo123
  982. TakeTh1s
  983. Talisman4437
  984. Talo
  985. Talyus
  986. Tamahagen
  987. Tank_Sniper
  988. tankeur_59
  989. Tankfist60
  990. TankFranky
  991. tankhunter0815
  992. tankist_49
  993. Tankratte
  994. Tanktostepone
  995. TanK-x
  996. TankXD777
  997. TaperHarley
  998. Taqu
  999. Tarkus
  1000. Tateundertaker
  1001. Tathris
  1002. tazol
  1003. TBFreak
  1004. TBW12
  1005. TeamM6123
  1006. Tebor
  1007. Tehquila
  1008. TeKa
  1009. Tenam
  1010. TermiPeteNZ
  1011. test_404
  1012. teufala
  1013. Tevix
  1014. ThatBlindSniper
  1015. ThatCr4zyW31RDo
  1016. The_mad_Midget
  1017. The_Viking68
  1018. ThE_XeUs
  1019. The5thchild
  1020. TheDgamesD
  1021. TheGhostPl
  1022. TheGreenTank
  1023. TheLastHuszar
  1024. The-Madman
  1025. ThePsychoCat
  1026. TheQuietOne
  1027. TheRealFireShar
  1028. Thernadomguy
  1029. TheSerpentMage
  1030. thewolfpack
  1031. thibaut1420
  1032. thierryimmel
  1033. ThirdPanther
  1034. Thorn66
  1035. Thorolfson
  1036. thud
  1037. Thurim
  1038. Tiananmen1989
  1039. Tiger1964
  1040. TigerLord
  1041. Tigerlover
  1042. Tigger
  1043. Tikburg
  1044. TimksK
  1045. TimMardon
  1046. TiranoAW
  1047. tj269530
  1048. TMac2467
  1049. TobiichiOrigami
  1050. TODESENGEL777
  1051. Todor14x
  1052. Tom_Jones_72
  1053. TomatoWarrior
  1054. tomcat_SRB
  1055. Tomin4tor
  1056. Tomkopol
  1057. Tony_01
  1058. Toomanysecrets
  1059. TopSgt
  1060. TornadoADV
  1061. Torti007
  1062. ToxicAddictions
  1063. tpling
  1064. trekchu
  1065. Tresirtam
  1066. TrueDuck
  1067. Tuna
  1068. Turbo_The_Anima
  1069. Tyrex321
  1070. Uglyn
  1071. UncleBin
  1072. UNCS_DK
  1073. Unforgiven75
  1074. uniwers
  1075. uNKnownTanker
  1076. Unmaker
  1077. Urik_Antares
  1078. UrsulPolar
  1079. UszczeliX
  1080. V3n0x
  1081. vadda959
  1082. ValiVaDoboara
  1083. Valkyrie7
  1084. Varro
  1085. VaygrEmpire
  1086. veldmaarschalk
  1087. Velside
  1088. Veuxlarius
  1089. Vidaritos
  1090. VIHAR
  1091. vitjaba96
  1092. VladTepes84
  1093. VodkaTschechern
  1094. volldabei1
  1095. von_Grimm
  1096. von_chom
  1097. von_Rummelsdorf
  1098. VonBach86
  1099. Vovencjusz
  1100. voxx22
  1101. VTek46
  1102. W00dbury
  1103. w4rf4re
  1104. Wackensack
  1105. waidler
  1106. Wallo
  1107. wardawg8
  1108. Warhobo
  1109. Warnyx
  1110. Wasulf
  1111. Weber13
  1112. welle68
  1113. werewolf1966
  1114. wezzie88
  1115. What_crysis
  1116. WHISKEY_07
  1117. Whitefang9481
  1118. wiesel
  1119. WildBiker
  1120. WillDie4Money
  1121. WILSEN01
  1122. windows_xp
  1123. Winterborne
  1124. winterfeldt
  1125. wladio
  1126. WOJTOON
  1127. Wolf_S8
  1128. wolf054
  1129. Wolfaar
  1130. Wolfonar
  1131. Wolt_01
  1132. Wolvan
  1133. Wolven666
  1134. WraZz
  1135. Wrof
  1136. ww60
  1137. x9x0x8x4
  1138. Xarven
  1139. xave72
  1140. xBIG_TUNAx
  1141. XBigBenX
  1142. XCXSCYCO
  1143. X-heketchis_V44
  1144. xHugo_Stiglitzx
  1145. Xorphitus
  1146. xRoCC
  1147. Xsocador
  1148. xTRENEN3XT
  1149. XxcukaxX
  1150. XxoAlExAnDeRoX
  1151. xX-Puma-Xx
  1152. Yakisaban
  1153. YangRenJey
  1154. Yeshim
  1155. yoloman1224
  1156. YourfriendlyGI
  1157. Zacom
  1158. Zealot
  1159. Zedarot
  1160. zenoniations
  1161. Zerhuskly
  1162. ZGMF1000
  1163. Zhen_01
  1164. ziboli
  1165. Zieloo
  1166. Zip50
  1167. Zirael
  1168. ZKILL_G-doza-MB
  1169. Zoxx
  1170. Zullu-09
  1171. zupermanneke
  1172. ZWA9ER

The good news is, even if you missed out on Prologue, you can still catch up and become eligible to participate in the campaign. There are three ways to do this:

warrior1

  • Way of the Warrior:

You are a part of the Perihelion infantry outfit undergoing training under Samuel Thorpe. There aren’t enough tanks to train everyone, but, luckily for you, Perihelion also purchased a couple of obsolete IFVs for training.

Simply put, in addition to completing the missions below, you also have to play 42 standard PvE matches (both difficulties count, Special Operations do not count) using any of the Storyline Campaign vehicles (T-80U, T-90, T-72B3, T-90A, T-90MS, BMPT-72 and BMPT Mod.2017). This objective needs to be completed until the end of the Episode (November 7, 2021):

This is the main and most reliable way to obtain access.

analyst

  • Way of the Analyst

You are a military or financial analyst seeking new challenges in private sector and Perihelion, led by a legendary investor, seems like just the right career move for you. You can become eligible by being the first to complete a secret objective. Each Episode has one or more secret objectives. Secret objectives do not require direct gameplay. They are more about your ability to understand the lore and to solve puzzles.

They can be extremely difficult and only the first winner will receive the reward. On the other hand, the reward is typically substantial.

luck

  • Way of the Merc

You are another soldier fortune drawn to Perihelion and its emerging military force. You can become eligible by winning the access in an official contest on Discord or Armored Warfare Social Media. This way relies on luck more than anything else, but you are free to try!

Updates on eligible players will be published regularly (approximately weekly). Please follow the portal to find out more.

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Missions

The following missions are now available:

Further missions will become available after this round is concluded. To obtain the “Episode 1 Completed” status (and thus to be able to participate in Episode 2), you must complete at least three missions, not counting the Additional Training one.

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Asset System

Currently, Perihelion forces consist of 200 men with light transportation and 7 heavy armored vehicles of different types:

  • 1 T-80U (Tier 7 MBT)
  • 1 T-90 (Tier 7 MBT)
  • 1 T-72B3 (Tier 8 MBT)
  • 1 T-90A (Tier 8 MBT)
  • 1 T-90MS (Tier 9 MBT)
  • 1 BMPT-72 (Tier 9 TD)
  • and 1 BMPT Mod.2017 as Samuel Thorpe's personal vehicle

For each mission, you will have to use one of these vehicles (unless stated otherwise). Additionally, your 200 troops will serve as the core of Perihelion infantry. After all, no objective can be captured and held using tanks alone. The following asset rules apply:

  • Vehicle lost cannot be used to complete the missions anymore
  • Manpower losses will increase the difficulty of all missions
  • Operating with 80% manpower will increase the difficulty of all missions by 10%
  • Operating with 60% manpower will increase the difficulty of all missions by 20%
  • Operating with 40% manpower will increase the difficulty of all missions by 30%
  • Losing 75% or more manpower means the campaign is at an end

Additional assets can be acquired by completing missions or other special Storyline Campaign-related objectives. For the purpose of the campaign, the vehicle considered used for a mission is the vehicle used by most participants to complete for the mission. This is the vehicle that will be lost in case of a defeat.

Please note:

  • Lose all vehicles and the campaign is over
  • Premium vehicles (BMPT Mod.2017, T-72B3) can be lost twice each (in the campaign, Perihelion will invest significant resources to keep them running)
  • Some missions will require more than one committed vehicle (if you do not have more than one vehicle available, these missions will not be available
  • Rewards connected to specific campaign vehicles will not be available if that vehicle is lost for good (for example, a BMPT Mod.2017 skin will not be issued if the vehicle is lost before or during the completion of the mission that would normally award it)
  • Skins and reskins (vehicles with hard-coded skins) do count except for Hades vehicles

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Morale

Aside from the abovementioned performance, you will have to take the morale of your troops into account. Men are not robots and few people are inherently evil. Committing unsavory acts will resonate poorly with your crew, but they will also be demoralized by failures. Morale status affects your rewards and, in extreme cases, difficulty level.

Your troops’ morale is represented on a scale of 1 to 10 and begins at 6. The following effects apply.

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Neutral States

  • Morale 5: No additional effects
  • Morale 6: No additional effects
  • Morale 7: No additional effects

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Positive States

  • Morale 8: You’ve earned your troops’ trust and they will carry out orders they normally would not, but only within reason. You are not one of them, but they do consider you a competent commander (divisible rewards increased by 10%)
  • Morale 9: The troops consider you an excellent commander and have full faith in you. They will complete even very difficult objectives to prove themselves in your eyes (divisible rewards increased by 15%, additional missions become available)
  • Morale 10: The troops would follow you to hell and back (Orderly Retreat and Pyrrhic Victory results no longer reduce morale, Rout reduces morale only by -1, divisible rewards increased by 20%, additional missions become available)

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Negative States

  • Morale 4: You’ve messed up. The troops are grumbling with discontent and it will take quite some effort to bring them back in line. Winning trust is much harder than losing it (Orderly Retreat result now reduces morale by -2, divisible rewards decreased by 10%)
  • Morale 3: Your troops are now seriously unhappy and have passed their complaints to your superiors, who are appraising you with a wary eye (Orderly Retreat and Pyrrhic victory results now reduce morale by -2, divisible rewards decreased by 30%, some missions become unavailable)
  • Morale 2: Your last chance. You really need a win now (Orderly Retreat and Pyrrhic victory results now reduce morale by -2, divisible rewards decreased by 50%, some missions become unavailable, some high-profile rewards become unavailable)
  • Morale 1: You have lost the loyalty of the troops, the campaign ends

Morale changes always take place at the end of an Episode and are a summation of all your results using the Morale status at the beginning of the episode. For example, starting an episode with Morale 6 and achieving 3 Solid Victories, 1 Major victory and one Rout will change your morale as such:

Initial State (6) + 1 (More than one Solid Victory) +1 (Major Victory) -2 (Rout) = Morale 6

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Mission System

For each mission, you will be required to commit one or more vehicles from the pool above (see each mission for details) and to complete its objectives that are influenced by special modifiers (see below). The fate of the committed forces is determined by the mission result.

The actual result of the mission and its impact on the Storyline Campaign is determined by the amount of players completed following table:

  • 0% to 15% of participants complete the mission objective – No Attempt

For the purpose of the story, the mission is treated as not even attempted. None of the players who completed it will lose any committed forces, but will also not receive any reward whatsoever.

  • 15% to 25% of participants complete the mission objective – Rout

The mission failed and you took heavy losses. The objective of the mission was not achieved. The committed vehicle is lost and so are all of the troops participating in the mission. Some of them technically make it back of course, but these are mercenaries – seeing your leadership incompetence, they won’t work with you ever again. You will not receive any rewards and the enemy now knows the identity of the attacker. Next time, they will be ready for it, or might even retaliate. In case of powerful enemies, this will have severe consequences.

Morale effect: -2

  • 25% to 35% of participants complete the mission objective – Orderly Retreat

The mission failed, but you managed to retreat in an orderly fashion. The objective of the mission was not achieved. You lose the committed vehicles and one half of your committed troops. However, you managed to cover your tracks well enough for the enemy to be unable to discern your identity. Players who complete the mission will receive 50 percent of divisible rewards and no indivisible rewards.

Morale effect: -1

  • 35% to 45% of participants complete the mission objective – Pyrrhic Victory

The mission succeeded, but only just about. The objective of the mission was achieved. You do not lose the committed vehicles, but you lose one third of the committed troops. As a result, you will receive 50 percent of divisible rewards, one indivisible reward of the lowest value (if multiple indivisible rewards are offered) or no indivisible reward (if only one was offered). Such “victories” can hardly count as a success and Perihelion cannot afford them in the long run.

Morale effect: -1

  • 45% to 65% of participants complete the mission objective – Solid Victory

This is the main “success” result – the mission succeeded, you do not lose any assets and will receive full rewards as per the mission description.

Morale effect: 0 (+1 if multiple Solid Victory results appear within one episode)

  • 65% to 80% of participants complete the mission objective – Major Victory

The mission went better than expected. You routed the enemy and it will take a lot of effort for them to rally, which leaves you with enough time to properly do what you came to do. The mission succeeded, you lost no assets. You will also receive 150 percent of divisible rewards.

Morale effect: +1 (+2 if multiple Major Victory results appear within one episode)

  • 80% and more participants complete the mission objective – Legendary Victory

They never knew what hit them. The mission succeeded, you lost no assets. You will also receive 200 percent of divisible rewards.

Morale effect: +2

Just to clarify:

  • Divisible rewards are rewards that are not singular – that is, for example, Gold, Boosters, Loot Crates, Credits and other such items
  • Indivisible rewards are rewards where you only receive a single item (decal, flag, title, avatar, camouflage, base paint, skin or a vehicle)

Please note that the number of players determining the result is based on the initial status of the Episode. If an Episode starts with 2500 eligible players and 1000 join during it (if this option is available), a 50% requirement translates into 1250 players (those 1000 newly joined do not count).

Our advice at this point would be to think very hard on what missions you actually want to complete. Depending on the context, completing some missions can complicate your situation considerably or even prevent you from completing some future objectives. If you aren’t sure what to do (or if you are and want to share), it’s highly advisable to visit our dedicated Discord channel and discuss it there.

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Episode 1 Rewards

Episode 1 will feature several unique rewards:

  • Samuel Thorpe player avatar
  • Black Mamba skin for BMPT Mod.2017
  • Perihelion Grey base paint
  • Perihelion Black base paint
  • Perihelion logo decal
  • Premium vehicles
  • Camouflages

And more! In case you are wondering about the first four items – yes, you voted for them in a previous Storyline Campaign article! For each objective reward, please check the description of that respective mission.

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Active Campaign Rules

Vehicles of Choice – Samuel Thorpe chose to arm his outfit with Russian MBTs. These vehicles are considerably rarer than their older Cold War era counterparts, but a number of them made it to the American market. They are expensive to buy and even more expensive to keep running, but only a few of these will give your outfit the firepower normally reserved for actual military units and corporations, and the respect that goes with it. This category includes the following vehicles: T-80U, T-90, T-72B3, T-90A, T-90MS, BMPT-72 and BMPT Mod.2017.

  • Difficulty modifier: +30%
  • Professional: Only professional PMCs and large corporate units can afford contemporary military-grade hardware. Your opponents and allies will take you very seriously, which is not always a good thing, as you will definitely not pass unnoticed. On the bright side, with one of these vehicles, you can take on pretty much anyone. (Difficulty modifier when fighting corporations: 0%, difficulty modifier when fighting national armies: +20%, all rewards are increased by 10%)
  • Russian: With these vehicles in your outfit and some preparations, you can (at least generally) pass as a member of the Russian military (may lead to some contextual bonuses, depending on your choices), but don’t expect a warm welcome in the United States of America
  • Mods: These vehicles will be possible to upgrade using a Modification mechanism in later episodes

Bonus Rules

  • Smart: During his interview, Samuel Thorpe displayed an affinity for solving complex issues on the fly. Difficulty modifier: -20%
  • Codebreaker: Samuel Thorpe is proficient in breaking basic forms of code. This may lead to contextual bonuses depending on your choices.

Difficulty modifier refers to the basic difficulty of the event (which is 3 played battles per day or a derivation thereof) – in other words, a hypothetical future 30 day objective will require you to play 90 battles, while a 10% difficulty modifier will increase the requirement to 99 battles and so on.

  • Current base difficulty modifier: 40%
  • Current base reward modifier: -20%

Additional Rules

  • The official launch of Episode 1 (for the purpose of log checks) is September 15, 00:01 CEST
  • Having your in-game name changed is forbidden and doing so will lead to Storyline Campaign disqualification
  • Serious in-game infractions (griefing, excessive amount of matches spent AFK or with little contributions) will lead to Storyline Campaign disqualification
  • Unsportsmanlike or toxic behavior both in the game and on Armored Warfare-related platforms may lead to Storyline Campaign disqualification
  • The decisions in the abovementioned cases are taken by Armored Warfare staff, they are always final and cannot be appealed

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We hope that you will enjoy this event and, as always:

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