Without further ado, the top 3 in the “Best Original Level” category are:
- Bridges of Druzhina – wins $2,500, an Intel Motherboard DZ68DB and a Core I7-2700k CPU
- Coldsteel – wins $1,000
- Univermag – wins $500
The other category was for “Best Remake”. Here we were really excited to see which of the old maps from Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 and even the Red Orchestra mod days would be brought forward. The winners are:
- Gumrak Station (a remake of the original Basovka) – wins $2,500
- Arad 2 – wins $1,000
- Ogledow – wins $500
We want to see more of the old favorites appearing!
So far, that is $8,000 in cash given away, plus hardware. Breakout, Phase 2 of the contest, is on now reaches its’ conclusion on 30th November. Many of the first round maps have been heavily updated – and many new ones have appeared. This time, there is $15,000 in cash prizes, a top-of-the-line Origin laptop, custom painted and a whole bunch of other hardware to give away. To the mappers – make sure you get your entries in on time! And for all the rest of us, go play the new maps out on the public servers and let us (and the creators) have your feedback. Soon, you will be able to grab new maps and other content through the Steam Workshop for RO2!
Screenshots, of course:
Don’t forget: Phase 1 of the mapping contest closes tomorrow. If you want your map to be considered, you need to make it available and complete an entry form before 12 midnight (Eastern US) at the end of tomorrow, 15th August. To enter – click HERE.
To remind you all, we have prizes from Origin PC, Nvidia, Intel and Logitech – plus $30,000 in cash prizes from ourselves.
And, keeping up the pressure on RO2 activity, we are happy to announce our first major mapping contest for the game. Prizes from Origin PC, Nvidia, Intel and Logitech – plus $30,000 in cash prizes from ourselves. For the details, see the competition web page: http://www.heroesofstalingrad.com/counterattack-map-making-competition/.
We are pleased to announce that Tripwire Interactive is starting up our own ladder for competitive play on our own games. This will focus initially on RO2. The ladder will be sponsored by us, staffed by volunteers. The initial web page is up – see HERE. We’ve also set up a new section in the forums for the ladder, HERE.
With the success of the recent free weekend on Steam and lots of new players enjoying the Red Orchestra 2 Game of the Year Edition, we’ve decided to do a couple of things to make it even easier to get into the game. First, we have decided to cut the price in half to $19.99 (14.99 GBP/17.99 EUR/299 RUB) for the game. Second, we’re giving everyone that owns Red Orchestra 2 a guest pass that they can hand off to a friend for them to check out the game free of charge.
This is the game that won PC Gamer’s “Multiplayer FPS of the Year” and has recently been updated with new game modes, a new map, a wide range of gameplay refinements and performance improvements – all for free to everyone who owns the game. Tripwire Interactive is committed to supporting our games with free additional content for many years after initial release and Red Orchestra 2 is no exception to that rule! There is more content already in the works for the game, as well as a new add-on for the game: Rising Storm, that will bring the Pacific Theater alive for Red Orchestra 2 players.