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Red Orchestra 2 Counterattack Map Pack 2 Released

by on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, under News

Following on from the release of the first set of maps from our $35,000 Counterattack Mapping Contest for Red Orchestra 2 – and the release of the critically-acclaimed Rising Storm – Tripwire Interactive has the second pack of maps to add into the game as Official Custom Maps. Today we are releasing the final three of those maps for Red Orchestra 2 completely free. And don’t forget that these will be available to everyone who bought Red Orchestra 2 OR Rising Storm (which includes all RO2 Multiplayer content). To help out further, we have Red Orchestra 2 (75% discount) AND Rising Storm (50% discount) on sale on a Midweek Madness deal on Steam from Tue 30 July through Thu 1 Aug.

These are some of the best maps you’ll see – adding some great new gameplay. All are included for free for everyone who owns the game. Don’t forget there are more great community maps and content on Steam Workshop, so head on over there now! We’ve also got a trailer for the pack showcasing these awesome new maps. You can view it on Vimeo or Youtube

The second Counterattack Map Contest Pack contains the following new maps:

  • Bridges of Druzhina – features asymmetrical gameplay with the Soviets attacking across open country supported by a single tank, through a destroyed city and on to the final bridge.
  • Cold Steel – a lethal warren of huge factory buildings, creating both longer-range fire-fights and sudden, brutal close-quarters battles.
  • Gumrak Station – a re-imagining of an old favorite from the original Red Orchestra, as the Germans assault through trenches and a small village to the railway station of the title.

You won’t get a better chance to buy the games – so head over to Steam to grab Rising Storm (http://store.steampowered.com/app/234510) and Red Orchestra 2 Game of the Year Edition (http://store.steampowered.com/app/35450/) . Finally, if you’ve got a knack for making maps, the recently announced “Banzai” Mapping Contest for Rising Storm is in full swing. With over $25,000 in cash on the line, the competition is sure to get fierce. You can find more information on the contest here: http://risingstormgame.com/mapping-contest-2013.

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Rising Storm $25,000 “Banzai” Community Mapping Contest Announced!

by on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, under News

Tripwire Interactive are proud to announce the “Banzai” Community Map Making Competition for Rising Storm. Rising Storm is racking up our highest review scores ever and PC Gamer recently named Rising Storm number 12 in it’s list of the 25 best shooters of all time. In light of this success we decided to continue Tripwire Interactive’s tradition of supporting our modding community with a mapping competition for Rising Storm. Last year’s contest for Red Orchestra 2 produced an amazing selection of new community-made maps, so we are expecting great things from the Rising Storm mapping contest. Of course, to add some incentive, we are looking at cash and prizes totaling in excess of $25,000 – the Grand Prize is a full $10,000 in cash.

The contest starts NOW and will run with just a single judging. There will be an initial checkpoint (Checkpoint Alpha) on 3 Sep 2013, where you can submit your maps for some formal feedback from the judges. The final submission (Checkpoint Beta) is due 5 Nov 2013.

The full details for the competition, including rules and entry forms are available on the contest web page: http://www.risingstormgame.com/mapping-contest-2013. The final details of the prizes will be published soon. You don’t need to submit your entry for the contest until later – but you most probably need to start working on it! Also, keep an eye on the Rising Storm Steam Workshop page for all of the new custom maps coming out: http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/browse?appid=35450&browsesort=trend.

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Rising Storm Released – Release Trailer!

by on Thursday, May 30, 2013, under News

Today, Tripwire Interactive and the Rising Storm Team are delighted to announce the release of Rising Storm, the next game in the award-winning Red Orchestra franchise. Rising Storm is a complete new multi-player game, focusing on the fighting in the Pacific Theater of WWII, with the US Army and Marine Corps taking on the Imperial Japanese Army. To celebrate the launch we’ve put together an amazing new launch trailer for the game (Click HERE for 1080P version on Vimeo), so be sure to check that out as well!

On top of the basic features, there is Tripwire Interactive’s support for the customer: apart from an ongoing 25% discount for all those who already own RO2, there are update packs already in the works, which will add more free content to your games!

Rising Storm is now available NOW on Steam (Rising Storm store page) as well as other major digital outlets!

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Rising Storm (and SDK) Preload Available!

by on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, under News

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:

  1. Right-click on your current “Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad” install (or RO2 SDK install) in your Steam library.
  2. Select “Properties” – “Betas” tab.
  3. Use the “Select the Beta…” dropdown box – select “Preload”
  4. “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!

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Rising Storm Release Date: May 30, 2013

by on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, under News

 

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Well, everyone has wanted to know the release date – and now you do! This Thursday – May 30, 2013. Just 2 days to go – just 2 days of the 15% pre-purchase discount, so if you haven’t bought a copy yet, get in there and buy on the Steam Store Page!

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