Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
You can find Rising Storm (, Red Orchestra 2 and the Red Orchestra Franchise pack 75% off on Steam right now.

With transports rolling in, and new battlefields to fight on heading towards the game, now is a great time to head to the front!
Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 75% on Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad - GOTY!*

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

*Offer ends Monday at 10AM Pacific Time
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
Based on the success of our last top community bug list that addressed many of the top issues the community cared about with the last patch, we are now focusing on getting a list of top vehicle related issues.

We really need solid reproductions on how to make these bugs happens, and it includes things like locations vehicles get stuck or can't drive through something you feel they should be able to (report as many of these as you can) and/or how to get a vehicle stuck in something (like a wall).

Please post the bugs in our bug report forums here:

Use this as a guideline:

And then post in this thread to help us find all the vehicle related issues in one location:
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
Rising Storm can be found for 50% off for the next few hours in the Humble Store: (with Killing Floor 75% off). It is a great way to buy some awesome games, so don't forget to check out some of the other amazing indie titles available!
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
Welcome to another exciting expedition of What We Are Up To. Today we follow the elusive game developer into his natural habitat, known as the "studio".

*rumble**rumble**rumble**rumble* so climb on in! Sorry about the noise, it can be *rumble* to hear over the engines of this Sd.Kfz. 251 we are using today. After working with the community vehicle mod team, we have decided to take the universal carrier and Sd.Kfz. 251 official! Stay tuned for Rising Storm beta updates as we will be bringing both of these vehicles up to speed in the near future there for fine tuning.

For those just joining us, the Universal Carrier is an armored troop transport built by United Kingdom forces during WWII. Used by many of the Allies (under Lend Lease) it also saw combat as a Russian troop transport and artillery mover. Chiefly equipped with a light machine gun, it also saw combat equipped with dedicated anti-tank weapons (including the German captured and modified variant with panzerschrecks!). The version we will be adding to the game is the same one included in Red Orchestra: Ostfront equipped with the Degtyaryov machine gun.

Now the Sd.Kfz. 251 half-track is the other transport that we will be adding to the game. Designed to protect a squad of German infantry as it advanced, it was also equipped with a forward mounted machine gun to provide covering fire as they disembarked. Like the Universal Carrier, there were several variants outfitted for other roles including anti-tank fire. The standard version equipped with a MG-34 will be adding (again like Red Orchestra: Ostfront).

But what are vehicles, without a place to drive? Those of you who have helped in previous testing for the Vehicle Mod team know that we have been working on adding the transports into Barashka. In addition to that we will also be adding them to Rakowice and Arad 2 (and of course modders will be free to add them to their own creations).

Now that is the end of today's safari, but we will be bringing you more detailed information as we move along! We'll see you on the front!
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
RO devs are MO devs, when we aren't working on Killing Mo. Every year for the last... year, Tripwire Interactive developers have been taking part in Movember, in aid of cancer research. We were introduced to this in 2012 and grew some really rank mustaches. This year, we're going Mo Pro - we hope. But we need your support! US gamers can contribute to team Tripwire or even join our team, via the Movember.US website.

This is for all those guys who want to stop doctors being so keen to stick their fingers up our arses, or grab our nuts and having us cough. Cancer research - prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. You can find the Tripwire team on the US Movember website: Watch our Bro Mo's Grow!

For those outside the US, check out your local Movember websites -, and more!
Oct 31, 2013
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
We at Tripwire Interactive would like to wish everybody a Happy All Hallows Eve and remind you to stay safe (and watch out for children!).

For those of you in need of a last minute costume, why not go as Mr. Foster:

Or if you are more of a Red Orchestra 2 fan, try going as a Red Orchestra 2 fan .... in a RO 2 Hoodie!:

You will also find KF on sale here on Steam: or Desura: on sale to help fill the candy sacks!
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
With the last major patch to Red Orchestra 2 and Rising Storm Multiplayer, we made several significant changes to the Classic game mode based on player feedback.

Many of the players who play the mode are greatly enjoying it! But they have also asked us to help spread awareness to those players who may be new and not know about the Classic game mode.

Classic offers a different style of play promoting more firefights. If this sounds like it may be of interest to you keep your eye on the 40-1 Classic server: as well as the 2.FJg Ostfront server both of which host classic play nights. You can find groups for them here: and

And be sure to let us know what you think.
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro

  • Increased reinforcement numbers in classic mode to match other game modes
  • Fixed a issue reloading some weapons when down to the last spare magazine
  • Fixed an infinite spawn protection message that can happen when an objective is capped
  • The upgraded (level 26+) German anti-tank rifle no longer fires Russian anti-tank rounds
  • Fixed a commander role in Cold Steel that could spawn without a rifle
  • Fixed some cases of camera clipping while prone
PC Gamer
rising storm update

As if my FPS plate wasn’t full enough already with MechWarrior Online, Arma 3, and Shadow Warrior, Tripwire Interactive just published a free content update for Rising Storm (one of our favorite shooters of the year) and Red Orchestra 2 that adds a new map and a Multiplayer Campaign mode, among other improvements.

The new map is Betio, a beachside cluttered with barracks and bunkers that puts the Americans on the attack. Tripwire says it “recreates the push of the US 2nd Marine Division across the devastated island against their counterparts in the 6th Special Naval Landing Force (the Japanese ‘Marines’) as the US forces attempt to disable key tactical objectives such as naval guns and transmitter stations. The map favors desperate pitched defenses and assaults at all costs.”

Island Assault also adds Multiplayer Campaign mode, a longer format for Rising Storm and RO2 multiplayer where the results of individual matches affect a strategic map over multiple rounds. Two new guns are also included: the PPS-42 SMG for RO2 and the Japanese Type 97 sniper rifle in Rising Storm, which Tripwire says is “more accurate than the existing Type 99 sniper rifle.”

In coordination with the content release Rising Storm is free on Steam today through Sunday, September 29.