Now that the $35,000 Counterattack Mapping Contest for Red Orchestra 2 has concluded and helped us find the best community made maps on Steam Workshop, Tripwire Interactive has worked with the original map makers to polish them up and add them into the game as Official Custom Maps. Today they are releasing four of those maps for Red Orchestra 2 completely free – they will be automatically added to your game through Steam. And, to make sure that everyone gets a chance to try them out, we’re making Red Orchestra 2 free to play for the weekend (Thu 4 Apr through Sun 7 Apr). Just head for Steam, download the game and play.
- Winterwald – the wintry map that won the contest outright; Germans attacking a Russian hill-top position through the trees and snow.
- Arad 2 Tanks – the classic Red Orchestra “Arad” map brought forward into Red Orchestra 2; now a warm, sunny environment for some serious tank-to-tank combat.
- Rakowice – another classic Red Orchestra map, updated for the new generation; Russians assaulting the ruins of a German-held airfield in Poland.
- Stalingrad Kessel – one of the most loved RO maps, created in the original mod, reproduced in the first Red Orchestra game and now brought forward into its latest incarnation!