Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm - [TW]Yoshiro
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm - [TW]Yoshiro
Good luck, and thanks for being franchise fans!

(UPDATE: AND THEY ARE GONE)

There are more keys out there. Keep your eyes peeled!

Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9ToMP4LOg8

To mark the upcoming anniversary of the start of 'The Battle of the Bulge' (Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein) Tripwire Interactive and the team behind Heroes of the West mod are proud to announce the release of the HotW winter 2016 update for Rising Storm/Red Orchestra 2.

Based on the German counter-offensive in the winter of 44-45, this update has 3 new maps; 2 winter maps and Saint-Come-du-Mont, a community-made map based around the fight between US and German paratroopers in Normandy.

The maps set in the Battle of the Bulge include the classic map, Foy, from the Darkest Hour mod of Red Orchestra Ostfront.The other Map features brutal fighting with US GIs defending against an all out assault at Elsenborn Ridge in December 1944.

The update includes all-new winter uniforms for the US and German forces and features a new vehicle, the Jeep with an M2 50 cal. machine gun mounted on it, a fearsome light support vehicle.

Owners of Rising Storm/Red Orchestra 2 can grab the mod for free from steam at http://store.steampowered.com/app/440090/ - just run the launcher to get all new movies for the map loading screens.


Community Announcements - oscar.nein
PAX West 2016 Panel Recap



Last week Tripwire and Antimatter devs were at PAX West and delivered a presentation about Rising Storm 2: Vietnam. The developers go into detail about weapons, helicopters, commander abilities as well as answering questions from the internet and from the live audience. We also show off new in game footage, as well as Sturt Jeffery flying (and crashing) the helicopters live!

Check out the archived PAX West stream on Twitch!

PAX Slides & Videos


We have also provided the slides and videos from the presentation.

PC Gamer Preview & Helicopter Reveal Trailer



Before PAX, Tyler from PC Gamer wrote about his experiences playing Rising Storm 2: Vietnam in a multiplayer session.

“Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, the follow up to Rising Storm and the Red Orchestra series of realism-focused multiplayer FPSes, is mostly the tension part of the war movie. It’s a lot of slow, creeping movement, a lot of thinking about my positioning and the enemy’s positioning, and then a burst of action—automatic rifles and explosions and the part where a bunch of extras die. (You're the extra.)”

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Community Announcements - [TW]Doormatmike
Heroes of the West Armor Update.

In this latest update of Heroes of the West, the free mod for Red Orchestra 2/Rising Storm we are proud to introduce 2 new tanks, the American M4A3 Sherman and the German Sturmgeschutz III ausf. G (Stug IIIG).

The M4A3 Sherman was a common model of the famous Sherman tank. Many were in use and deployed in the Normandy theatre. We present to you the mid-production variant with the standard 75mm gun.

The German Sturmgeschutz III ausf. G was the most common variant of any Armored Fighting Vehicle used by the Germans in WW2. With its low profile it was an effective infantry support, and anti-tank, vehicle in most theaters where it saw action. Over 8,000 were produced.

The update also brings in the US M1A1 Bazooka. This was the first mass-produced AT rocket launcher to be introduced in the war and, with its 60mm HEAT ammunition, it was an effective infantry anti-tank weapon, levelling the playing field against enemy armor.

All of these new features can be seen on the newest addition to our map-list, WF-Bocage. This map is based on the fighting through the difficult terrain of Normandy with its imposing hedgerows. Set during operation Cobra, the US forces have to fight field to field and road to road through this terrain, fending off German ambushes.

Please allow time for servers to update. If you have any feedback please feel free to say something on our steam forums at http://steamcommunity.com/app/440090/discussions/

You can also check out the new trailer here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXRZ-cBdDz4
Community Announcements - oscar.nein
Manufactured at the Tula arsenal in 1937 this 1891/30 found its way to Vietnam by way of a Soviet supply crate. A significant number of old Soviet surplus supplies, plus weapons captured during WW2, were sent to The People's Republic of Vietnam (PAVN) and to the Nation Liberation Front (NLF or “VC”).

The Mosin Nagant is the most mass produced and plentiful rifle of all time. Over 100 million rifles were made from 1881 to 1965 by many manufacturers from several different countries.





Fun fact - Remington and New England Westinghouse were two US companies that produced some of the first Mosin Nagant rifles. Pre-WW1 Russia had manufacturing contracts with both of these companies but could not completely fulfill payment for all of the rifles produced. This was devastating to Remington and almost put them out of business. The US government bought the remaining, unpaid-for Mosins and sent those rifles with the soldiers & engineers who participated in the Allied intervention of the Russian Civil War, Operation Archangel in 1918.

In game, the 91/30 is used by the NLF and the 91/30 PU is used by both the NLF and the PAVN. Both versions of the rifle include an attachable “pig-sticker” bayonet - making it the longest rifle in the game, by far.


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PC Gamer Preview & Helicopter Reveal Trailer

Incase you missed the Preview by PC Gamer - Tyler writes about his experiences playing an early version of Rising Storm 2: Vietnam talks with Sturt Jeffery from Antimatter games about the newly revealed pilotable helicopters.



PAX WEST

As a reminder, RS2 devs will be at PAX West presenting a live stream panel and answering community questions from both the audience and those posted on our Steam Community and over on /r/rs2vietnam and /r/redorchestra. Go post your questions!


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Rising Storm 2: Vietnam - Media Recap & Information

Greetings Red Orchestra & Darkest Hour fans! In case you've missed it, there is a sequel to Rising Storm coming and we want to make sure you all are aware. Rising Storm 2 takes place in Vietnam during the 1960's. Please add RS2: Vietnam to your wishlist!

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Don't forget to follow the Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Steam Group!

And now for the media recap!


M37 Ithaca - Pistol Grip



Improved Ragdolls



M8 Smoke Grenade - Now effected by wind!



M79 - Also with buckshot[/b]



MD-82 Toe-Popper



C4 Explosive



Tripwire Trap



M34 White Phosphorus Grenade



XM-21 Sniper Rifle



Baikal IZH-43 Double Barrel Shotgun



As a reminder, we will be doing a streaming panel at PAX West - so make sure to follow us to keep up with the latest news!

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We have a closed beta sign up form that has slowly been working its way around. We still do not have an official start date for the closed beta but we will keep everyone updated on when this will happen. We will be inviting a limited number of people, but we will have several phases and multiple ways to get a key as we ramp up towards the final release of the game.
Community Announcements - oscar.nein
Greetings Red Orchestra & Rising Storm fans! In case you've missed it, there is a sequel to Rising Storm coming and we want to make sure you all are aware. Rising Storm 2 takes place in Vietnam during the 1960's. Please add RS2: Vietnam to your wishlist!

Official Website
Twitter
Facebook

Don't forget to follow the Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Steam Group!

And now for the media recap!


M37 Ithaca - Pistol Grip



Improved Ragdolls



M8 Smoke Grenade - Now effected by wind!



M79 - Also with buckshot[/b]



MD-82 Toe-Popper



C4 Explosive



Tripwire Trap



M34 White Phosphorus Grenade



XM-21 Sniper Rifle



Baikal IZH-43 Double Barrel Shotgun



As a reminder, we will be doing a streaming panel at PAX West - so make sure to follow us to keep up with the latest news!

Official Website
Steam Community
Twitter
Facebook
Reddit

We have a closed beta sign up form that has slowly been working its way around. We still do not have an official start date for the closed beta but we will keep everyone updated on when this will happen. We will be inviting a limited number of people, but we will have several phases and multiple ways to get a key as we ramp up towards the final release of the game.
Jun 6, 2016
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
http://store.steampowered.com/app/440090/

Heroes of the West D-Day Update

Working with Tripwire Interactive, the developers of Heroes of the West mod to RO2/Rising Storm, are proud to announce the release on Steam of an update to the mod to coincide with the anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy on D-day 72 years ago.

The update introduces 2 new maps, the first being a combined arms map featuring the British in a gruelling fight to break out from the Normandy beachhead in summer 1944. The map, Caen Outskirts, introduces the British Bren Carrier troop transport.

The other map, Hill 400, recreates the bitter fighting in the winter of 1944 with the 2d Ranger Battalion struggling against Axis forces in the Hurtgen Forest.

There have been numerous balance, technical and cosmetic additions and fixes introduced in this update, read the notes below to see them.
Apr 26, 2016
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
To get to the steam beta you need to...

1. Right click on Heroes of the West in your steam library and click properties.
2. Go to the betas tab.
3. Select Beta in the drop down menu as that should show up.
4. It will then download a small patch getting you the beta version.

You can revert from beta at any time by simply turning the beta off.

The beta test server is called HotW STEAM BUILD Server.
Server Password: hotw1234
IP address: 109.70.149.82:7777

Stay tuned to this group for event postings. http://steamcommunity.com/groups/HOTWplayers#

Changelog

New additions:
  • Added Caen Outskirts.
  • Added Enfield bayonet by shel100.
  • Added Scoped Enfield by Shel100.
  • Added Radioman Role for Germans and Americans.
  • New Panzer IV skin.
  • New Sdkfz 251 Skin.

Role changes:
  • Axis Engineer G43 replaced by Kar98, Shotgun replaced by carbine. AT grenade added.
  • Axis Rifleman Hero garand replaced by springfield, Springfield no longer frontline upgrade.
  • Axis Squad leader has Kar98 added.
  • Axis Radioman now uses MP40.
  • Allied Radioman now uses Carbine and M3.


Other Changes:
  • STG44 fire rate changed from 600rpm to 550rpm.
  • MP40/I removed.
  • Sten gun now has a single shot function.

Bug fixes:
  • Divisional shoulder patches now show up in online games.
  • Sten bolt no longer detaches from the weapon while blindfiring.
  • German "Spiderman" gear bug fixed.
  • German Marksman level 5 no longer spawns with a japanese helmet.
  • SMi44 Mine kill icon resized to fit.
  • Bren alt fire removed.
  • Game mode now properly displays in webadmin.
  • German Eagle now shows on chest for all variations.
  • Germans no longer turn invisible in the halftrack.
  • PIAT launcher is now empty when fired.
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