With Rising Storm releasing tomorrow (Thursday, May 30, 2013) the game is now available for all those who have pre-purchased (as well as all those who currently own just RO2) to pre-load. This will allow you to download the game early and start playing as soon as servers update with the released version of the game tomorrow. The SDK will also be available for pre-load the same way, which is:
- Right-click on your current “Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad” install (or RO2 SDK install) in your Steam library.
- Select “Properties” – “Betas” tab.
- Use the “Select the Beta…” dropdown box – select “Preload”
- “Close” – and your current RO2 (or SDK) install will update with the new Rising Storm content.
Please note – we will be closing down the beta a few hours before the release of Rising Storm tomorrow.
Good luck, have fun, see you on the battlefield!
As a little surprise, we’ve arranged for a little extra hand-out: everyone who owns Rising Storm should now get two Rising Storm Beta copies to Gift to a friend or two. So, if you’ve pre-purchased Rising Storm, you can now hand out these gift beta keys, so your friends have no excuse for not trying it out with you. You can always show them the joys of the Flamethrower and the Banzai Charge – “just come at me while I’m holding this Flamethrower…”. Go on – you know you want to!
To summarize: everyone who owns Rising Storm should now have a pair of Rising Storm Beta Keys to gift to friends. You may need to restart Steam to pick them up – then you can just Gift them to a couple of friends. Just remember – these are BETA keys – and they won’t stay around for long!
And if you haven’t already bought the game, head for the Steam Store page.
With the upcoming release of Rising Storm, the next game in Tripwire Interactive’s Red Orchestra franchise, we have released the full soundtrack album. You can find it, along with other soundtracks from our games, on Bandcamp: (http://tripwireinteractive.bandcamp.com/).
Rising Storm is currently available to pre-purchase on Steam - and is selling strongly, we’re happy to say! The pre-purchase gives you a 15% discount on the game and instant access to the current beta. Current owners of Red Orchestra 2 get an extra 25% discount.