Red Orchestra Celebrates 13 Years with New Darkest Hour Update

Today is the 13th anniversary of the release of Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, one of the first 3rd-party titles released on Steam. To celebrate, Tripwire Interactive invites players both new and old alike to see the latest update for the Darkest Hour mod. Darkest Hour is a completely community-created mod for Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, that was itself released through Steam in 2009, has been continuously updated ever since – and is still FREE to everyone who owns RO1.

To celebrate today’s milestone – and to encourage more people to try out Darkest Hour – Tripwire Interactive is excited to announce a 75% off sale starting at 10:00AM PDT for the next 48 hours! When the sale concludes the classic Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 will move to a reduced regular price of $4.99 USD on Steam. 13 years after launch, Red Orchestra players can continue to look forward to new experiences with today’s launch of the popular Darkest Hour: Europe ’44-’45 mod. What began as a mod of Red Orchestra has itself grown into one of the most robust World War II shooter experiences on Steam.

Today’s Darkest Hour: Europe ’44-’45 update introduces a unique and fully-fledged Squad and Rally Point system that keeps players and their comrades fighting, maneuvering and communicating together to crush enemies and achieve victory. The update also introduces new Constructions and Logistics systems, that allows players to build formidable defenses. Stonewall the enemy with obstacles, such as Hedgehogs and Concertina Wire, dig-in with sandbags, bunkers, and foxholes, deploy anti-tank guns to stop enemy armor – and deploy logistics trucks to keep supplies flowing to the frontlines. The full patch notes can be found on their Steam Page.

“As a company built by creators and gamers, modding is in our DNA – and that mindset has helped us support successful games as service titles, like Killing Floor 2, years after launch,” says Alan Wilson, Vice President at Tripwire Interactive. “That’s why we’re excited to support Darklight Games’ latest big update to Darkest Hour for Red Orchestra, our company’s first title, which wouldn’t have been possible without the existence and support of the modding community.”

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