Today, Tripwire Interactive is pleased to announce a special fan promotion in which users can download Red Orchestra 2, PC Gamer’s 2011 First-Person Shooter Game of the Year (Multiplayer) on Steam free of charge for a 24 hour period! And, so long as you install it during that 24 hour period, it is free to keep. Permanently!
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.
Rising Storm will be the next full standalone multiplayer game in the award-winning Red Orchestra franchise, taking it to the Pacific Theater for the first time. This means Americans fighting Japanese in iconic locations, realized as accurately as possible in a First Person Shooter, with all the famous weapons – including the Japanese knee mortar and American flamethrowers.
Tripwire Interactive are happy to announce the latest Free Content Pack for Red Orchestra 2 – the Fall 2012 Free Content Pack. This time around, there are two key elements to the pack: a brand new map, plus a redesign of the Countdown game mode.
Tripwire Interactive has always been huge supporters of community-made content and encouraged people to make their own content for our games. Not a big surprise really, when you remember they started out as a mod team! And now, to make all that content much more manageable, they are adding full Steam Workshop support to Killing Floor now AND Red Orchestra 2 very soon.
For the players, this means that you can find new content for your favorite Tripwire Interactive titles on the Steam Workshop. You will find a ton of community-made maps, mutators and mods of all kinds in there. More importantly, you can subscribe to content you like and be sure that you will always have the latest version as Steam Workshop will automatically download it for you and update it whenever the creator puts a new version in the Workshop. On top of that, it is the perfect place for feedback – rate pieces you try, create collections and share them with your friends. With all that functionaility, it is also perfect for the creators. When you create something, you can put it straight in front of the whole fanbase, get feedback, improve and update again. For example – all the maps entered for the $35,000 RO2 Counterattack Mapping Contest will be on the Workshop soon, so you can vote for your favorite.
To celebrate, they’ve also created a Tripwire Interactive game bundle – all of their games, starting from the very early days on Steam through to the current day. This means Red Orchestra 1 and 2, Killing Floor (with the DLC), The Ball and Dwarfs, all in one pack at the amazingly reasonable price of $59.99. And we’re selling that at a66% discount for the weekend – under $20 for all those games!
For all you creators of content – start loading it up. For the rest of us – lets go find some new add-ons for our favorite games!
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.
Tripwire Interactive is incredibly excited that Red Orchestra 2 won PC Gamer’s Multiplayer FPS of the Year. So much so, that they’re going to give away a free content pack for the game to everyone that owns it. Red Orchestra 2 Game of the Year Edition is coming, featuring an amazing new map, diverse new game modes and a host of new features. The GOTY Edition Free Content Pack will download automatically for everyone who already owns the game – and, so everyone else can try the full game, Red Orchestra 2 will be available completely free to play for everyone on Steam this weekend, starting Thursday 24 May 2012 at 10AM Pacific Time. The content pack will be released before the free weekend starts.
To remind everyone: there is a free weekend coming May 24th! You can grab the game from Steam (http://store.steampowered.
And finally, we have a new developer video available showing footage of the new map and features as well as a series of interviews with the developers, talking about the initial release of the game, community interface and all the updates and new content.
Tripwire Interactive is pleased to announce the release of the modding and map making tools for Red Orchestra 2, available free to everyone that owns Red Orchestra 2. While the limited functionality preview versions of the SDK have been available to select modders for a while, this release now makes the full capabilities of the Mod SDK available to everyone. Users can now make and publish everything from simple mods and mutators, through custom maps and on to full total conversion mods.
Modders and map makers have been hard at work with the pre-release SDK and several great maps and mods are already coming together. For a preview of what is to come, check out these three total conversion mods already in production for Red Orchestra 2: