How to Update Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor to Version 2.602
Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor is a stand-alone expansion pack for the acclaimed real-time strategy game Company of Heroes. It features three new single-player campaigns, new multiplayer modes, new units and maps, and a feature called \"direct-fire\" that allows the player to point and shoot at enemies.
If you own Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor and want to enjoy the latest updates and improvements, you need to patch your game to version 2.602. This version adds three new maps, three new community maps, and fixes many bugs and balance issues. Here is how you can update your game to version 2.602:
If you have the Steam version of the game, you don't need to do anything. Steam will automatically update your game to the latest version when you launch it.
If you have the retail version of the game, you have two options:
You can launch the game and log in with your Relic Online account. You will then be prompted to download and install the patch.
You can manually download the patch from one of these sources[^1^] [^2^] [^3^] [^4^] and run it to update your game.
The patch file size is 156.2 MB and it updates your game from version 2.601 to version 2.602. You need to have version 2.601 installed before applying this patch.
After updating your game, you can enjoy the new features and fixes that version 2.602 brings. Here are some of them:
3 new maps: 2p Carpiquet, 6p Refinery, 6p Steel Pact
3 new community maps: 2p Duclair, 2p Egletons, 4p Alsace Moselle
Significant balance changes for several maps
Units no longer continue to crawl after recovering from suppression
Chance for a kill critical on vehicles is now properly updated when they receive other non-kill criticals
Registered artillery can no longer target field defenses or be refunded after use
M18 Hellcat and Goliath can now be detected
Recon squads can now detect camouflage while moving
Teller mines no longer have a chance to miss vehicles in vehicle cover
The Hotchkiss now properly shares experience with other PE units
Hetzer veterancy requirements reduced to standard
M10 veterancy requirements increased to standard
Panzer IV Stubby now prioritizes light vehicles over infantry
StuH now prioritizes infantry over vehicles
PE Panzerschrecks no longer convert to Wehrmacht Panzerschrecks when dropped
Geschutzwagen wrecks can now be salvaged for munitions
Luftwaffe reinforce time reduced to standard
Paks and Nebelwerfers can now use medkits
AT grenades now collide with enemy vehicles
Hetzer and Jagdpanther CP reward increased to standard
Panther battlegroups are much less likely to fail to spawn the second Panther
Medics no longer detect camouflage
Snipers and weapon teams can now pick up supply drops
Tank traps can no longer be placed so close together that they block infantry
105mm howitzers are now re-crewed with 3 squad members
Bombing run no longer does double damage to vet 3 StuGs
M10 no longer has increased accuracy vs skirted PanzerIVs
Wehr officer 81mm mortar bombardment can no longer be interrupted to produce false smoke
Panthers now properly benefit from tank destroyer's APCR upgrade 061ffe29dd