Company of Heroes 2: ColdTech

Keep an eye on your infantry lest they freeze to death in a Russian winter. The blistering cold that helped stop Napoleon’s army and the Third Reich will be a key feature in Relic’s upcoming Company of Heroes sequel.

In addition to affecting the movement speed of tanks and infantry, an extreme cold mechanic has been introduced that sets the temperature to -40 degrees Fahrenheit in blizzard conditions, literally freezing the skin off your infantry. Players who intend to keep their soldiers alive must either build fires or snug them into buildings to keep warm. Snow and ice will also accumulate on objects in the world affecting their usage and change the tactics around bodies of water; players may sink opponents into a freezing lake should the enemy dare to cross the frozen terrain.

That flamethrower upgrade for the engineers is starting to seem much more useful now, assuming Relic keeps it.