Lead & Gold update adds Appendoah Valley map, squashes some bugs

As a gesture of thanks to the community, Lead & Gold: Gangs of the West developer Fatshark has deployed a free update, which notably adds the "Appendoah Valley" map, for the game on PC -- sorry, no timetable for PS3 right now, Fatshark says. Aside from sounding like a medical procedure, Appendoah Valley supports all game modes.

Lead & Gold and the new map are currently part of a free-to-play weekend promotion on Steam, which ends Monday, March 28 at 1PM ET. For the full list of changes in the latest update, mosey on past the break, pardner.
%Gallery-119693% Patch Notes
  • You can now change lighting environments in most levels when setting up a dedicated server! Enjoy your favorite map in a morning, day, evening or night setting.
  • Quick join is now supported by dedicated servers! Hop into the first available game without having to browse for servers.
  • Bug fix for collision issues when throwing dynamite close to objectives.
  • Tweaked weapon fire rates to resolve macro-issues.
  • Various level collision improvements and fixes to resolve issues with spawn camping and safe zones.
  • Team chat colors changed for more clarity.
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Appendoah Valley - The Crops of Wrath

The farmers and miners in Appendoah Valley are experiencing a conflict of interest, to say the least. Tensions have grown steadily and when Old Jessup, head of the McKenna clan, proclaimed "This vale ain't big enough for both of us" the ongoing petty harassment and shenanigans soon escalated out of control.

The McKennas took dynamite to the railroad tracks, and sabotaged the life line of the Mining operation. In response, the Krug Mining Company flooded parts of the McKenna crop fields. Both sides have now gathered a veritable army of the worst dregs to soil the face of the west. Rustlers, cutthroats, desperados, hired guns and mercenaries have been amassed for an epic battle to decide the fate of the vale. When the dust has settled, the new kings of Appendoah Valley will be crowned.

Dedicated to the Lead and Gold community, Appendoah Valley sees a variety of player paths, a wide choice of gameplay styles and several stylish locations for shooting off hats.

Also included in the update:

· NEW! You can now change lighting environments in most levels when setting up a dedicated server! Enjoy your favorite map in a morning, day, evening or night setting.

· NEW! Quick join is now supported by dedicated servers! Hop into the first available game without having to browse for servers.

· FIX! Bug fix for collision issues when throwing dynamite close to objectives.

· FIX! Tweaked weapon fire rates to resolve macro-issues.

· FIX! Various level collision improvements and fixes to resolve issues with spawn camping and safe zones.

· FIX! Team chat colors changed for more clarity.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.