Warhawk Paint & Insignia Contest!

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It’s 2008 and the team and I would love to kick-off the New Year by extending a really cool contest to our eligible U.S. players! This is your chance to make your mark on the battlefield by entering the Paint Scheme and Insignia Contest!!


As many of you know, we’re always working on game updates to keep the stream of fixes and new features flowing to our players. As such, we’re currently working on the Warhawk 1.3 patch which will include a collection of new, Player-Created insignias and paint schemes for you all to use when you customize your troops and aircraft.


The team and I will be judging all the submissions and selecting the winners — 50 new insignias and 20 new paint schemes. Winners will not only get their stuff in the game, but will also win a limited edition Warhawk statue from Gentle Giant Studios.


Now of course there are some ground rules…there are always rules :-(

This is common sense but just in case…don’t use other logos or previously created content or imagery. That means you WILL NOT be able to fly around with a official sports logo on your Warhawk or have the face of some hamburger salesman on your soldier’s helmet!! – As cool as that may be. Well…it would be cool for me as I’m big fan of Chicken Nuggets.

Here are some examples:


No questionable content either please. I’m not going to describe various examples of questionable content…you all know what I’m talking about :-)

So for insignias…Here’s what you need to know:

  • The new insignia must be black and white.
  • White is opaque, and Black is fully transparent.
  • The ideal insignia uses only white, black and 50% gray.
  • The new insignia must be 64×64 pixels.
  • No words or text. The insignia must be graphic.
  • The insignia must be submitted in BMP, TGA or PNG file formats.
  • Do NOT submit your insignia in JPEG file format!

That’s the set of guidelines for the creation of insignias and some examples.

Now let’s talk paint schemes. Here are the Warhawk paint templates that you’ll use for your submission.


Once you’ve downloaded the template, you can apply your paint scheme much like using a coloring book. Although, if your submission has the quality of a 3-year-old’s rendering of Dora the Explorer…well, then you are immediately disqualified!!! :-)


Here’s an example of what a good war paint submission looks like if you were the leader of…oh, let’s say the “Airborne Banana Clan” :-)


Note that you don’t have to be a PhotoShop expert to submit a paint scheme, Keep in mind that not all paint programs may work.

Here are some other guidelines and steps that you should be aware of:

  • Go to the official site and make sure you read all the rules!!!
  • Use a paint program on your PC or MAC to fill in your design in like a paint-by-numbers … but without the numbers.
  • Avoid tiny details!
  • The best paint schemes feature clear and bold graphic lines and forms.
  • Again…DO NOT use logos or other previously created content.
  • The paint scheme template can be submitted in JPEG format.

Ok, now for the critical info…pay attention!!

Please send your submissions to playstation_community_support@playstation.sony.com
Make sure that the subject line reads “Warhawk Insignia” or “Warhawk Paint” depending on what you are submitting. And yes, you can make more than 1 submission. Please also include, in the body of your email, your full name, Telephone Number, and PSN handle.

Lastly, the deadline…

The submission deadline is February 15th, 2008 at 11:59pm PST!

If you have any questions please, please, please be sure to hit the official contest Web site for all the details…hypothetically speaking my blog entry *might* not cover everything so please check out the official site so our lawyers are happy :-)

We can’t wait to see all of the cool insignias and paint schemes that you come up with! Also, keep your eye’s posted to this BLOG and Warhawk.com for new info and an update on the upcoming Warhawk 1.3 patch!

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  • cool def oing to try this but uh so you want the entries to be attachements on the emails, or what?

  • “Dylan Jobe replied on January 30, 2008 at 10:15 am
    Dylan Jobe’s Avatar

    What’s your PSN Handle?

    I can check the Warhawk Stats database and see whats up for you.

    JLMK !”

    PSN: Violater

    Funny how that works, thanks in advance.
    Ever since the sever issues were “resolved” i was kicked down in rank and found it a chore to try and get back up.

  • to advance in rank you need more than just points you also need the awards I think wingman is bandit 4×4

  • Ok put a hold order on your Ninja’s Dylan
    It seems I need a jeep badge .
    My bad sorry for being such a noob

  • While this is totally the kind of thing that would get me to buy Warhawk, I live in Québec, so…


    Which is a terrible shame, because I spend half my days in Photoshop drawing and designing stuff. This is totally the kind of contest I’d get into :(

    Is there any chance of this (or something similar) turning into a North American contest?

  • Great job man with the updates. Sony is really starting to open up with this blog. I mean before there was a LACK of Communication between Sony and us, the consumer. Now I think that we can also aid the Network build. I mean look at this, your going to put our stuff, what the consumer would like to see in the game, well…in the game lol. UNREAL 3 is another example, those mods just keep coming in and change the game ALOT!

  • This is great news!!!

    But I’ve been having some issues with my Warhawk account for about a month now. My rank haven’t been updating and it’s pissing me off. So I stopped playing. Can someone please look into the whole rank issue, I know I’m not the only one having these problems.

  • Hey Dylan, will the invisible tank glitch be dealt with in v1.3? It was meant to be corrected after v1.2, but i still find myself being shot down by invisible tanks and jeeps all the time. It’s one of the most awkward and annoying glitches i’ve ever come across.

  • Hi Dylan, thanks for your reply. Really hope you can relay the message to the people at SCEA and get them to at least respond to the DLC issue. There is currently a 300 post thread on it on the Playstation Warhawk forum and some posters are pretty irate that there has been no statement by Sony. It is frustrating enough for the people who have bought Warhawk but can not use the Omega Dawn DLC because it is region locked, let alone this wall of silence by Sony management which is tantamount to snubbing their customers. There are plenty of people who imported, love Warhawk and ironically want to spend more money on it but are being left with a bitter taste because of this experience. I understand you have a lot on your plate and there are hundreds of annoying demands being thrown your way so I just wanted to add I think you’ve done a great job so far. I hope people appreciate the work that has gone into such a great game.

  • Awesome :D the contest and that we will hear about 1.3 soon

  • Dylan Jobe
    please check my stats
    im rank 9th in death
    but yet im still a wingman
    psn: chase167

  • Dylan, will you be introducing a new map when you introduce 1.3?

  • Dylan, when will this game gets the new game modes it so disparately needs? CTFs, Zones, and TDMs, and DMs are fun for only so long. You guys have to compete with COD4 now, so some new game modes would be perfect for this next update.

  • this contest sounds great! i can’t wait to start my entries…

    p.s. I have a suggestion for when you guys have some free time to scout for cheaters: check the leaderboards and filter by the indiviual stats. how does someone fly 36255054510387606541.67 miles in only 3 hrs of playtime? or get 256328 kills with 120 deaths or less???

    • Thanks — I\’ll ask the Arbiters to check it out.

      BTW :: The Arbiters have already \”judged\” a lot of players!

      More than 600 players have had their stats wiped already — And they\’re *always* out there judging players so play nicely !!!


  • As much as I think this is cool I think warhawk needs some new modes and maps

  • Dylan can we have OLD Warhawks? The First ACE’s of flight.

  • I gotta say Dylan, this is quite cool. I am by no stretch of the imagination an artist (well, I am with words, not so much with images), so I won’t be participating here, but I am looking forward to seeing what people can come up with.

    Well, I gotta go . . . I can only spend so long thinking about Warhawk before needing to go play it.

  • when was the last time there was a contest in canada for a game >_>…..Ok fine Assassins creed but evn then…. we get nothing -___________-. But thanks anyway for making a great game, looking forward to the new patch..

  • for those that don’t already know, it takes BOTH POINTS AND BADGES/RIBBONS/MEDALS to rank up. to know what you need, go into the “Rank Advancement” on your Profile. Highlight the next rank and on the right side of the screen, it will give you a point total AND BADGE/RIBBON/MEDAL that you also must achieve before you can rank up.

    As for Violater, you need 9000 points(which you already have) AND the Bandit 4×4 badge to rank up. Most likely, you don’t have this badge. Now get out there and kill 5 enemies in one match with the 4×4. You can either run them over or kill them with the mouted .50 cal.

  • Will the winning designs be available to all players once uploaded or will they be attached to rankings? I’m still a wingman ‘cuz i can’t get that 4×4 award yet. it’d be nice to get alternate designs despite being stuck in that rank.

  • Beautiful!
    Will try to do my best here.

    By the way, ps3 Warhawk babes really need female skins in this game. Just throwing it as a humble suggestion.

    • Warhawk-Babes are AWESOME!!!

      I agree completely but…patching a full set of female models into Warhawk is probably not gonna happen do to time, memory, blah blah.

      So while we I completely agree that there should be a female character set, we\’ll have to wait until our next game so we can integrate them from the beginning!

  • I know this is not the subject but I would like to thank you for the new psp firmware with skype , it’s so cool .
    But I’ m still waiting for home , and particulary for the open beta , are you going to let us test it before it relase? please we want info not more .

    love you sony

  • Dylan Jobe
    please check my stats
    im rank 9th in death match
    but yet im still a wingman
    psn: chase167

    • checking right now for you!

    • OK Chase167…here\’s the field report. You are gonna rank up big-time very soon.

      You have plenty enough points and you\’ve already been awarded Bandit-Tank, Warhawk Arieal Gunnery and Distinguished Air Superiority!

      But, you are missing Bandit 4×4 :-P

      So…you need to go online and run 5 enemies over, and Bam! You\’ll be awarded the Bandit 4×4 Badge.

      Then, and this is kinda cool, you will jump from Wingman to Wing Leader to Sergant Major to Command Sergant and then to 2nd Lieutenant because of your previously earned awards and current point total — Crazy!!!

      Hope this helps!!!

  • @Dylan

    My rank never goes up now too… thats why now I don’t want to play too many rank matches… I was one of the guys that rank up for no reason and then my rank go down that was a good thing beside that I don’t have now no customizations…

    PSN ID: cmargary

    • We\’ll check your stats database and see what\’s going on cmargary.

    • Alright cmargary — Here\’s the your status report:

      You are currently an Airman but will rank up very, very soon.

      You\’ve got 3712 Points plus the Warhawk Recruiting Ribbon *and* the Bandit Ground Combat Badge…

      …but we can\’t promote you until you have earned the Bandit Teamwork Badge.

      Once you get that award, and based on your previous combat record (points and awards), you will be promoted from Airman to Airman 1st Class to Sergeant and then to Chief Sergeant!


  • You guys DO know that it requires more then just points to rank up, right? There’s usually a badge requirement. If you haven’t met it, then your rank isn’t going to change.

    As for me, I really need to get the bandit 4×4 badge . . . but flying is WAY too much fun. Besides, I’ll be on the ground for a minute, end up getting pissed off, and jump in a Warhawk. Then I begin a mass genocide campaign that normally gets people yelling at me in the endgame.

  • Hey Dylan,

    First off thanks for a great game but there is another small problem

    I have a US version of Warhawk on BD but where I am loacted there is no PSN Store and the US Store won’t accept my credit cards.

    Is there any way at all it will be possible to get hold of the OD Pack ??

    I’m bursting to get back into the game and really having Warhawk Withdrawl symptoms.. I love this game to pieces.

    Most servers are no OD anyways and Thanks to not being able to get the pack I’m losing out on even my Clan games.

    Please help if you can.


  • Hey Dylan I’m in, perhaps you don’t remember me but I beta tested anywho, my rank has not updated in ages. I’m AnubisHades. I was bumped down to wingman.

    • I remember you! :-)

      We\’re checking right now.

    • Mr AnubisHades….we meet again!!! ;-)

      According to your combat record, here\’s what we\’re seeing:

      Currently you\’ve got 23,670 points, plus the Bandit Tank badge *and* Warhawk Aerial Gunnery…But,

      You need ~drum-roll-please~

      …the Bandit 4×4 Badge (5 4×4 kills IAR)

      I see a trend emerging :-(

      Once you earn that award, you will jump from Wingman to WingLeader to Sergeant Major

      Then, since you\’ve already logged 23,670 Points *and* we\’ve already awarded you the Warhawk Aerial Gunnery Ribbon…you\’ll only need about 1,500 more points to get promoted to Command Sergeant!

      Hope this helps!!!

  • Does US include Puerto Rico? Or have I been wasting my last hour and a half?

  • Cause if its void puerto rico than can I at least send mine? Don’t care about the prize though it would be awesome but seeing it in game would be enough for me.

  • Ok seriously the damn bandit 4×4 badge is too hard to get.

    I am at the point where I’m beginning to dislike the game

  • Hey you offered to check the stats database for #16 I would like mine checked too for my issue.

    My previous post was #12 my PSN Handle is Enforcer_X

    • …checking the database right now.

    • …checking the database. I\’ll let you know shortly!

    • Enforcer_X — Your Report is as Follows:

      You\’re currently ranked Captain and have 91, 531 Points.

      We have also already awarded you the Warhawk Exemplary Service Medal — Congrats on that alone as that is a supertough medal to earn!!

      But…to make the promotion all the way to Major, you will need to log 150K Points to go along with your WES-Medal.

      Hope that helps!!

  • Do you have any higher resolution pics of the Paint scheme blueprints available? Or am I just stupid and can’t find them.

  • Hey, got warhawk for christmas and it’s great
    one thing though, i know that you can steer the warhawk/nemisis using the sixaxis and then aim using a analog stick, but i prefer the sticks for flying so i was wondering if it would be possible to implement the sixaxis for aiming. Obviously it wouldn’t be as precise as the sticks for aiming, but it would be good supplement to the sticks. Example: if you’re about to get that missle lock and they spin out it would be cool if you were able to tilt your controller up to keep your aim on them for one more second.

    PSN ID: Chikenpac
    lemme know if u see me online

  • hey Dlyan, when is something like thiss comming to Canada??? oh and you made an awsome game rock on!!

  • hey Dlyan this chase167 thanks so much for the info.

    any kinda online tournaments coming up
    warhawk is the best online game out

  • I want to know is there any way when I play split-screen with a friend they can log in with there PSN account too. So this way we both don’t have the same name.

    • Sorry Joe — Wish there was!!

      Multiple PSN log-ins per console would be sweeeeet. Maybe that will be supported at some point in the firm … just not yet.

  • So dylan when do we get to add custom clan flags it would be really cool to have our own flags fly in clan capture the flag instead of a bland red or blue flag or a custom clan insignia. that would be cool too. even tho i prefer to make my own insignia that no one else would have. my own mark to make me stand out from everyone else

  • So Dylan when are you going to let us have custom clan flags and insignias. it would be really cool to have clan capture the flag and the other team is stealing a flag with your clan’s logo instead of a red or blue flag and btw is there going to be an update that lets the passenger in the Jeep fire his weapon because the guy sitting there is pretty useless in a chase. >.>;;; *still want a unique insignia no one else has.*

  • sorry i double posted i got an error sending it the first time.

  • Hello Dylan

    Can we do the paint scheme by hand and scan it then submit it? or do we have to use a software??

  • @45 y 46 ¿pero hay manera de descargar cosas?
    @everyone else what we are asking about is if that we latin americans will be able to download stuff from a PS store?

  • BTW dylan (hope is written that way) great job checking our requests AND actually answering them keep it up
    PSN ID:verdantalan(in case anyone wants to play warhawk or add me to their friend list)

  • Sounds likefun, how about the problem with ranked servers? we talked about the number had to be dropped for the system to not crash and you told me to to drop max . Is problem on my end or yours? jacko1957 was server.

  • sounds like fun. How about the problem with ranked servers we talked about? jacko1957 told me to drop max and see if i would still get the crash. Is problem on my end or yours? Want to invest more money on my server to try to get to 32 but not going to waste it if i cant get there anyway. Please let me know ok?

  • sounds like fun. How about the ranked server problem we talked about where you told me to drop max players? jacko1957 I want to upgrade my provider to get to 32 but dont want to spend extra if I cant get there anyway. Is problem on my end or yours? thanks

    Id like to make a recomadation from a very big amount of warhawk fans here in greece (yes greece has LOTS of warhawk fans)…….
    How about making a patch with new game modes?
    for examble:

    Destroy the Base-where teams share the zones in the map and the energy decreases insted of increasing (something like zones but in the oposite) and when the zone is destroyed then it will be gone for both teams and the winner will be the one who destroy all the enemy bases

    kill the enemy leader-where one of the players of each team will automatically claimed as leader and the others try to protect him and the team that kills enemy leader 3 times will win

    ……enyway i believe that you got my point and be sure that new game modes like my examples(which i believe are simple for you to develope and we have never played in any other game before) WILL DEFFINATELLY fresh our warhawk experience

    thank for listening to our demands……..keep rock on!!!!!

  • @Dylan

    Thanks for the replay… my bad for not commenting and telling my whole problem or maybe it’s me or something that I misunderstood…
    The thing is that I know that I need the bandit teamwork badge but for some reason I don’t have it… I only need 30 points in a round right?… thats the thing because I had more that that in a match… damn more that 75 I did today in a ranked match…

    I did it in a player ranked match… I need to do it in an official server? the blue ones? or is just something else I need to do or what? if is just ignorance sorry and if anyone here want to tell me better… anyway thanks to the replay… you are one of the few that really replay and keep looking for new comments… not just 3 minutes and bye I’m gone.

  • sounds like fun. But is the ranked server max crash problem fixed? or was it on my end? jacko1957 want to upgrade service to host 32 but dont want to spend extra if it will be problems, please let me know thanks

  • So presumably, the V1.3 patch wont allow us to upload ‘UserCreatedContent’ like we’d been speculating.
    The competition seems cool, but I’d really hoped to be able to add my own logos & paintschemes with the patch.

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