British game developer Bulkhead Interactive has revealed a roadmap for the next 12 months of free content and updates for Battalion 1944 players.
Notably, Bulkhead will be investing $650,000 into upcoming esports tournaments for the game.
Registration for The Plays summer Blitzkrieg Open and Premier Leagues are also open for the next few days, with a $20,000 prize pool.
Bulkhead said in an announcement post on Steam: "What’s next? We’re serious about growing Battalion from it’s grass routes beginnings, as a competitive shooter, over the next year and beyond.
"We’re happy to announce that we’ll be committing $650,000 towards the growth of multiple Battalion esports events. This doesn’t mean this is the only funding available for the future of Battalion, as things grow we intend to also grow our support of the competitive community.
"We’re planning multiple tournaments and events to give all players big reasons to play and improve at the game."
"We’re serious about growing Battalion from it’s grass routes beginnings, as a competitive shooter, over the next year and beyond."
Those tournaments include the FACEIT Pro Series, a Major with online qualifiers, Championships for multiple regions, the Blitzkieg Premier and Open League, as well as possibly other online tournaments.
There will also be a double XP weekend this weekend (Friday July 26th to Monday 29th) to celebrate the next update and release of the roadmap.
Some additional roadmap highlights for the next 12 months include:
- Seasonal & monthly updates
- British faction & weapons
- New unlocks & skins
- Map Reworks
- New arcade & special event game modes
- New BattleRank season
- New War Chests and items
- Larger bug fixes
- 'Surprise features'