Since the start of Battalion it had a huge decrease in players, the last months only a few people played it on a daily basis.
You could have said the game was dead.
Since yesterday, 16 augustus 2022, they released the "legacy" edition, free to play on steam! As result of that people are starting to play it again and i had a player peak of 1450!
It might have been a great way to let more people in and see what battalion is, but i think this is for a short period, because ranked matches are disabled.
"The past is the past, let the future be ours!"