It’s dubbed as the ColdTech system and will bring a very realistic approach to the term “Dynamic Weather”.
Exposure to the cold harsh climate will now freeze soldiers in a matter of minutes. To prevent this from happening, players will have to build fires to keep themselves warm. The snow will also melt realistically based on how close it is to the fire.
The new weather system will also keep in check the amount of snow that has fallen. Deeper snow will reduce movement speed of troops and vehicles or collapse frozen lakes. In addition the ColdTech system will create blizzards making conditions even worse. It all calls for players to be alert and prepared.
Quinn Duffy, director of the game commented on the new realistic weather system:
Company of Heroes 2 is all about authenticity and no game based on the Eastern Front would be complete without extreme weather conditions. Thanks to the enhanced technology offered by the new Essence Engine we are able to accurately portray the bitter Soviet winter which crippled the German army.
He further added:
Company of Heroes rarely shies away from the worst of the fighting, and rarely loses itself, either, in shameful delight at all the gory details. It never airbrushes in Hollywood heroics like Call of Duty, and it never indulges in gristle porn close-ups like the most recent Brothers in Arms. If anyone was going to make the Eastern Front playable, in other words, it should probably be this team.