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Announcement - Valve
Red Orchestra 2 is FREE today only on Steam!*

It will be free as in, grab it now, pay no money, and it is yours to keep forever – FOR FREE!

To claim your Red Orchestra 2 gift, all you need to do is install it. If you don’t install, it goes back to its regular price and you miss out!

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad focuses on the Battle of Stalingrad and the surrounding operations, both German and Russian, from July 1942 to February 1943. The game allows the player to experience one of the most brutal battles in all of human history. Delivering unrivalled accuracy and attention to detail, along with gritty, vicious combat in multiplayer and single-player modes the game will feature everything from quick, brutal firefights to more intricate and challenging tactical modes.

*Offer ends April 24th at 10AM Pacific Time.
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Steam has a peculiar history with the word "free", thanks to its regular Free Weekends. Through them, you can get a free trial of the entirety of a game across a limited two-day period. Red Orchestra 2 will soon have one of these weekends, and an overall discount to go along with it. Even freer, though, is a deal that will go live for the multiplayer shooter later today. For a 24-hour period, you'll be able to download (and keep) the game forever, for free.



"Yes, Free!" confirms the enthusiastic Jared Creasy, Tripwire's community manager. "By navigating to http://store.steampowered.com/app/35450/ and downloading the game tomorrow after the promotion starts and before it ends (the promotion will last 24 hours), the game will be free to keep forever!"



It's not entirely clear when the deal will go live, but I suspect it'll be at the start of the new Steam-day around 10am PDT, or 6pm BST.



While it is a great deal, it's worth remembering that through Red Orchestra 2 you only get limited "rifle only" access to the Pacific-set follow up, Rising Storm. Owners of Rising Storm which recently updated with a free Game of the Year edition get full access to RO2's multiplayer.
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
Yes, Free! By navigating to http://store.steampowered.com/app/35450/ and downloading the game tomorrow after the promotion starts and before it ends (the promotion will last 24 hours), the game will be free to keep forever!

Following this, we will be rolling into a free weekend for Rising Storm (free for a limited time) as well as a discount! If you've been trying to convince a friend to play Red Orchestra 2 with you, there will be no better time than tomorrow!
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
The changelog for this update can be found here:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/35450/discussions/0/540738052843542391/
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
We will have a server build available in the near future. Those who are on the Tripwire Admins mailing list will get a message when the build is ready. Roughly an hour after that we will push the update live for all clients.
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
Keep in mind this is NOT the final changelog and some times are subject to be removed if QA finds that that are not fully fixed.

The changelog is too long for a Official Game Group announcement so here is a link: http://forums.tripwireinteractive.com/showthread.php?t=98816

Highlights include:

  • 2 Transports
  • New Gametype S&D
  • New Rising Storm Map - Maggot Hill
  • Inclusion of 3 new Official Custom Community Maps
  • The Brewing System
  • And many more feature additions, gameplay tweaks and bug fixes
Community Announcements - [TW]Doormatmike
Hi everyone,

We'll be doing another playtest today (Fri April 11) at 3:00PM EST - Hope you can join us!

http://steamcommunity.com/games/RO2/events

Remember these tests take place using the Rising Storm Beta application in the Steam Library, and the event time is located at the top of this event (in your local time).
Community Announcements - [TW]Doormatmike
Hi everyone,

We've updated the Rising Storm beta and we'll be doing some playtesting today (Thur April 10) and tomorrow (Fri April 11) at 3:00PM EST - Hope to see you there! Both tests have been added as events here:

http://steamcommunity.com/games/RO2/events

Remember these tests take place using the Rising Storm Beta application in the Steam Library, and the event time is located at the top of this event (in your local time).
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
Later this evening we expect to update the Rising Storm beta application with the Universal Carrier and SDKfz troop transports for the Russian and German factions. Along with their inclusion comes the updated Barashka, Arad 2 and Rakowice which have been configured for their use.

We hope to playtest these updated maps and the gameplay of the troop carriers themselves tomorrow and Friday. We will schedule these test events via the Official Game Group event system here: http://steamcommunity.com/games/RO2/events/ When they go up the event time will be indicated in your local time zone (but usually they are around 3 PM EST, -5 GMT).

We also have updated Maggot Hill with some minor gameplay changes as well as continued tweaks to the Search and Destroy maps.

As a heads up, this version of the SDKfz is still limited to 4 passengers in the back. We are still looking into how much time it would take to switch it to 6 passengers and if we will be making that change for this update.
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