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Company of Heroes FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Company of Heroes

This FAQ will answer questions you may have about Relic’s newest RTS PC game, Company of Heroes.

Currently, the amount of information available is somewhat limited, resulting in a rather short FAQ. This page will be updated as we receive more information about this game.

Contents of this FAQ

General Information

Q: What is Company of Heroes?
A: Company of Heroes is a Real Time Strategy (RTS) game produced by Relic Entertainment, and published by THQ Inc.

Q: Is there an official website?
A: The official website for Company of Heroes can be found here.

Q: What is the game's setting?
A: Company of Heroes is set during the second World War. Although historically authentic, the game will follow a fictional storyline.

Q: How many factions are playable in Company of Heroes?
A: In the main game there are two factions, Axis and Allies. As of the Expansion Opposing Fronts there are now four factions, British, Americans, Wehrmacht and Panzer Elite.

Q: Is there a demo for this game?
A: You can find a demo for Company of Heroes here and one for Opposing Fronts here.

Q: Is there an IRC channel for Company of Heroes?
A: Yes, #companyofheroes on Internet Explorer and Firefox users with mIRC installed can access this channel directly by clicking on this link.

Q: Are there expansions available? When are they due for release?
A: There is currently one expansion available, Opposing Fronts. Another expansion, Tales of Valor, is due March 2009.

Q: Where can I get more information?
A: You should also watch the RelicNews forums for updates. Finally, you can have a look at our collection of articles regarding Company of Heroes, and you might also find this interview with John Johnson interesting.

Q: Where can I go to discuss this game?
A: You can visit the RelicNews Forums to discuss Company of Heroes. The developers pop in every now and then to answer a question, so head on over and check it out.

Q: Does CoH have Singleplayer?
A: Yes, CoH has a singleplayer campaign where you get to play Able Company from D-Day on. The Opposing Fronts expansion also features campaigns for the British and the Panzer Elite on the german side.

Q: Does this game support multiplayer?
A: Yes. Company of Heroes supports multiplayer games for two to eight players via LAN or internet on relic's own internet platform, known as Relic Online (RO) and is run by Quazal.

Q: Is there a ranking system?
A: Yes there is. If you play ranked automatch (use the Play! Button in RO) you can advance from PFC to General of the Army on both sides. There are ladders for 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4.

Q: Is arranged team automatch available?
A: Yes! You can invite a friend to participate on prearranged team games on a separate ladder.

Technical Information

Q: What kind of system requirements are we talking about here?


  • Windows® XP or Vista
  • 2.0 Ghz Intel Pentium IV or equivalent or AMD Athlon XP or equivalent
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 64MB video card with Pixel Shader 1.1 support or equivalent and latest manufacturer drivers
  • DirectX® 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card
  • 8x or faster CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive
  • Keyboard, Mouse
  • 6.5 GB of uncompressed free hard drive space (We recommend having 1 gigabyte of of free space after installation)


  • 3.0 Ghz Intel Pentium IV or equivalent
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series or better


  • 1 set of discs per computer
  • For 6-8 player multiplayer or skirmish matches, the Recommended System Requirements are strongly suggested
  • Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers. LAN play requires network interface card and latest drivers.

Q: I have a problem with my game. Can you help me?
A: THQ provides Technical Support for the game. We will however do our best to help you out here. Head over to the Technical Assistance Section of the boards, read the stickies and make a thread with your problem.

Q: Are there patches for the game?
A: Yes. There is an official patch site here where you can also find the international versions of the patches.
Alternatively, if you just go online in your game, the game will automatically update itself to the correct version.

Q: What about Vista and Direct X 10?
CoH supports DX10 since patch 1.7. And it's not just a "Let the game run faster!"-patch, it adds real DX10 content, better lighting for example and new objects in the world. You can put your High End System to good use with this game.

Q: Can I mod this game?
A: Yes you can. For mod tools, finished mods, work in progress and the like please visit the Modding Section on the RelicNews forums, the Armoury