Strategy Informer has published a hands-on preview for Company of Heroes 2, talking a bit more about the effects of Snow and other elements in the game.
It’s cold out here… so very cold. Markov lost his foot the other day… then he lost his temper and threw it at Cherkov, which shattered his hand, which we all just found funny. We stopped laughing though when the bullets began to fly, the slow crack of a rifle, the puka-puka of machine guns... and every now and then a tank would roll up and really ruin our day. World War II was full of stories like this, and in Company of Heroes 2 you get to create your own... Relic wants you to feel the human tragedy of the Eastern Front, and playing through a build of the game at Gamescom, it’s easy to see how they plan to do it.