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Official Red Orchestra 2 / Rising Storm Game Group

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Coming soon, Rising Storm is the next game in the award-winning Red Orchestra franchise. You know the great gameplay, innovative features and realistic audio and graphics of RO2 - Rising Storm will take this to the Pacific Theater, adding even more features. The brutal, unforgiving combat of the Eastern Front and the Pacific Theater will be available to players of both games, as content from both will be accessible from either product, through one server browser. No split in the community - seamless integration. Rising Storm brings a completely new set of maps and factions - US Army, US Marine Corps, Imperial Japanese Army and the Special Naval Landing Forces. Rising Storm adds over 20 new weapons such as the iconic US M1 Garand, M1903 Springfield, the BAR and flamethrower; lesser-known Japanese weapons including Arisaka rifles, Type 100 SMG and the infamous "knee mortar".

Rising Storm also introduces an entirely new type of gameplay to the franchise - asymmetrical warfare. The American’s have the apparent advantage in firepower with their fast firing semi-automatic rifles, fully automatic weapons, and devastating flamethrower. The Japanese balance this out with gameplay elements that model their raw courage, ferocity, and cunning use of equipment. Their knee mortars allow them to rain indirect fire down on their enemies from anywhere in the map. Grenades can be planted and turned into booby-traps for unwary GIs. The Japanese put very high store on close-quarter combat, with a bayonet on almost every weapon – even machine guns and SMGs. Their banzai charge suppresses the enemy making it difficult for them to return fire and gives them an opportunity to close in to use bayonets and katanas on their opponents.

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To get to the steam beta you need to...

1. Right click on Heroes of the West in your steam library and click properties.
2. Go to the betas tab.
3. Select Beta in the drop down menu as that should show up.
4. It will then download a small patch getting you the beta version.

You can revert from beta at any time by simply turning the beta off.

The beta test server is called HotW STEAM BUILD Server.
Server Password: hotw1234
IP address: 109.70.149.82:7777

Stay tuned to this group for event postings. http://steamcommunity.com/groups/HOTWplayers#

Changelog

New additions:
  • Added Caen Outskirts.
  • Added Enfield bayonet by shel100.
  • Added Scoped Enfield by Shel100.
  • Added Radioman Role for Germans and Americans.
  • New Panzer IV skin.
  • New Sdkfz 251 Skin.

Role changes:
  • Axis Engineer G43 replaced by Kar98, Shotgun replaced by carbine. AT grenade added.
  • Axis Rifleman Hero garand replaced by springfield, Springfield no longer frontline upgrade.
  • Axis Squad leader has Kar98 added.
  • Axis Radioman now uses MP40.
  • Allied Radioman now uses Carbine and M3.


Other Changes:
  • STG44 fire rate changed from 600rpm to 550rpm.
  • MP40/I removed.
  • Sten gun now has a single shot function.

Bug fixes:
  • Divisional shoulder patches now show up in online games.
  • Sten bolt no longer detaches from the weapon while blindfiring.
  • German "Spiderman" gear bug fixed.
  • German Marksman level 5 no longer spawns with a japanese helmet.
  • SMi44 Mine kill icon resized to fit.
  • Bren alt fire removed.
  • Game mode now properly displays in webadmin.
  • German Eagle now shows on chest for all variations.
  • Germans no longer turn invisible in the halftrack.
  • PIAT launcher is now empty when fired.
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