Today, after years of waiting, fans will get their first taste of Red Orchestra 2 as the beta launches for all those who have pre-purchased the Deluxe version of the game. Pre-purchase numbers for the game have shattered all expectations with gamers around the world voting with their wallets for their shooter pick of the season. Anyone that pre-purchases the deluxe edition before the game launches will get instant access to the beta, so head on over to http://store.steampowered.com/app/35450/
to get your copy and join the fight!
The first phase of the pre-purchase beta will include 3 levels from the game running the 3 gametypes - Firefight, Countdown, and Territory. From the open destroyed cityscape of Fallen Fighters, to the close quarters combat of Apartments, and the wide open tank battles of Gumrak - the beta gives players a sample of the diverse action Red Orchestra 2 has to offer. Apart from the opportunity for people to play the game early, this is our volume and final balance testing, so we are looking for feedback. Head for the Tripwire forums to give us that feedback.
Recommended Server Hosting Partners
In a first for a game of this kind, Tripwire Interactive will be allowing individual server admins as well as GSP's to host ranked servers for the game. We feel the "walled garden" approach many developers take to server hosting makes it difficult for the clan/gaming communities as well as stifling mod and custom mapping development -two things that are very important to the success and longevity of any multi-player game. We have also put together a list of Recommended Server Hosting Partners that we've been working closely with to ensure they provide a good experience for our fans and game server admins as well as meeting the hardware requirements of the game. The list of recommended server hosting partners, as follows:
Branzone - http://www.branzone.com
Gameservers - http://www.gameservers.com
NFOservers - http://www.nfoservers.com
KillerCreation - http://www.killercreation.co.uk
Multiplay - http://www.multiplay.co.uk
4net Players - http://www.4players.de
Game.On.Net (Internode) - http://games.on.net
Gamers.com.sg - http://gamers.com.sg/