Company of Heroes 2 is shaping up to be one game where you won’t want to leave your troops idling around as you try to figure out a plan of attack – mostly because they’ll freeze to death. “On winter maps, Infantry units exposed to the bitter cold will gradually freeze to death unless the player keeps them warm by building fires and garrisoning them in buildings,” writes Relic in a press release.
“Dynamic blizzards will increase the effects of extreme cold making it even more hazardous to leave infantry in the open,” it continues. Snow in the game actually has a measurable depth, which is used to affect troop and vehicle movement – and can be removed by the player with heat in what Relic assure us is a dynamic and realistic fashion. Ice can also be collapsed from too much weight, or deliberately broken by other players to plunge your units instantly to the icy depths. Intriguing stuff!
Source: Press Release