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“Please let me zoom out a bit more!”

Many of you expressed concerns about the zoom level. “Too close to ground”, “Give us more zoom out”

We’ve already heard those critics during the VIP Beta. At the time we addressed them by reducing the base buildings’ size, which was in our opinion the most critical aspect.

Though, we were thinking of taking the camera’s height a step back. But here at the studio, we didn’t reach a consensus about it. So we’ve decided to wait for your feedbacks.

Well, it appears from many of your feedbacks that you are asking for it 🙂

Technically, zooming out decreases performances, linearly at the best. So we can’t simply change the height like the community’s Zoom mod, because some players would see their performances fall down too severely. We also thought about making it a graphic option, so that the machines with better settings only could use it, but we feared it would give an unfair advantage to some players. And we want to guarantee good graphics for everyone, instead of forcing some people to downgrade them if they want to enjoy a max zoom out.

So we reworked and tweaked the engine to allow a zoom without impacting the performances at all.

The result is a 30-40% smooth zoom out, which is pretty much what the community is asking, and as much as the community zoom mod!

By the way, you’ll also have the possibility to block the Satellite View access using the mouse wheel, in the options menu.

The patch including the zoom is, as usual, imminent™ 🙂



  • Adombom
    July 31, 2015 at 5:18 pm


  • bingbing bai
    July 31, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    I have 2 problems in camera:
    1. when I pressed space, the camera automatically zoom in to the ground, a huge headquarter gate in front of my face and I can not play, and the automatic zoom in happens every time when I move the camera. Drives me crazy.
    2, Why the drone view mode moving? I can not place the refinery appropriately. moving camera + covering oil pod, it is too stupid.

  • Miguel
    July 31, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    What about leaning the camera as we see in screenshots and videos? will it be possible?

  • lowcrawl
    July 31, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    You guys rock! Keep up the great work. This game is a launch (and hopefully soon to play cartel faction) away from being epic

  • Pablo
    July 31, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    Yes, nice Work Dev Team! you listen to your fans!! 😀

  • Phill
    August 1, 2015 at 3:26 am

    Between this and Call to Arms… it’s going to be a great time for RTS games. Finally.

  • stephanvdwoerd
    August 1, 2015 at 5:10 pm


  • Anonymous
    August 1, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Thank you so much!!! Now gaming process will be so much comfortable!!!

  • special
    August 2, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Excellent. A good zoom is exactly what the game needed!

  • sabasNL
    August 2, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Thanks a lot!

  • Kris
    August 2, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Good job. As a gamer I am truly tired of spending money on a game, having the entire community ask for a change only to have the devs say “we talked about it internally and feel its fine the way it is” You guys taking the community seriously will only help in the positive development of this wonderful game. As it is the zoom is definitely too close. The satellite camera elevation is perfect but needs to be viewable without the sat view, which should be even higher still.

  • bloop
    August 2, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    pls replace chimera terminator with an mbt….2 IFVs make no sense 😛

  • bigslider
    August 3, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Thank you warmly for your work thank you for the patch back in.

  • Gordias
    August 3, 2015 at 6:24 am

    That’s just great! Thanks!

  • Rick Francis
    August 3, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Devs, Can I suggest that you add a middle mouse double click option to reset the camera?

    This was it easy to get your camera back to the default very easily. This would also include resetting the camera rotation if you are suing it.

  • Marvin Deloney
    August 5, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Will There Be A Option To Build Walls Around Your Base With Opening And Closing Gates. If Not Would You Consider Adding That Option In the Future. Also Will There Be DLC With New Units And Missions.

  • Youri
    August 7, 2015 at 3:25 pm


    It was just unplayable and horrible during VIP beta test

  • wbR
    September 2, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    really guys, this is a strategic game, not an geology-simulator.
    I would like to zoom out as much as i need or want to, take a look at the Supreme Commander Series.

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