Week 1 of the Beta has been a great success with tens of thousands of players getting their first taste of Red Orchestra 2. With the players' help we've been able to uncover and address several issues including a particularly nasty server browser issue which was duly fixed. After opening up the RO2 Beta with 3 maps (Fallen Fighters, Apartments and Gumrak), we are cycling in 3 more maps for everyone later today:
Grain Elevator - the iconic battle site in the south of Stalingrad featuring long range infantry fighting outdoors and room to room close quarters combat inside
Red October Factory - night-time fighting in the factory ruins on an epic scale with infantry and tanks fighting side by side
Barracks - a mix of close-quarter and medium-range combat, sure to be a fan favorite
All 3 maps will have both Territory and Countdown game modes, while Barracks also has the Firefight mode.
Now, we've had some reports of hackers in the beta. Remember you have 2 of 3 (if not 4, the active admin) anti cheats allready in place. VAC and a dedicated dev team.
To prove our point: Here is what we've been up to
Our friends at Valve on the VAC team also would like to remind all players that they can report suspected cheaters from within the Steam community. This is very helpful. So far only 2 reports have been made (and one of them was from me). To find out more, follow the instructions here: Reporting Cheaters to Vac Team
And remember, the best thing you can do as players is to help us identify hacks and cheats and get us copies of the actual cheats. This allows us to pinpoint what they are doing an to hinder their efforts. Always PM these to myself (Yoshiro) or a Tripwire Forum moderator.