It has been a long journey but the time has finally come. VU will become available to everyone in less than a week, on Monday, December 21st!
If you have BF3, then on Monday you’ll be able to download and install VU, and play on VU servers. You will also be able to host your own and customize them as you wish.
The modding competition
Initially we planned to end the competition when VU was ready to go public, but since we have the holidays coming up and many people signed up for it only recently, we have decided to give everyone a little bit of extra time.
The competition will end on January 17th and no new entries will be accepted after December 20th, so if you’re still thinking about competing now’s the time to enter. Any competitors should have their mods finished and submitted by January 17th. We’ll be providing more information about how to send your final submissions in the weeks leading up to the deadline.
The prize pool is currently at 1979€ and will be distributed across a number of winners which will be chosen by VU staff and the community (at least 3 but will depend on the final prize pool amount and the number of submitted mods). Anyone interested in contributing to the prize pool can do so by reaching out to me directly either via PM or on Discord.
Helping showcase VU
If you already have access to VU and have already created mods (for the modding competition or otherwise), we invite you to share them with us and the community by posting them in the mod releases forum, even if you feel they are not fully ready yet. We would like to use your mods to create short videos showcasing what you’ve made and what’s possible with VU.
While we’re now happy with where we are and are ready to share it with all of you, this is not a final release. This means that while we plan to keep updating VU and introducing new features and modding capabilities, you should be prepared to deal with bugs, crashes, and other issues. If you encounter any such issues please make sure to let us know in our support forum or our public issue tracker.
We are very excited to finally share this with all of you and we hope you will enjoy it!