Yesterday Tripwire announced that they are releasing a Red Orchestra 2 Game of the Year Edition and that it will include a massive amount of changes. Most importantly for people who haven't played Red Orchestra 2 is the free weekend that just started on Steam for RO2, which lasts until Sunday May 27th. Plus if you would like to purchase the game it is 75% off until Sunday as well. Check out a trailer for the Game of the Year Edition, but for anyone who used to play Red Orchestra 2 keep reading and see what major changes they have made to gameplay.
Action Mode: "Featuring a crosshair, easier aiming and toned down recoil, reduced damage and open access to a wide range of weaponry Action mode is the perfect first step for players into the world of Red Orchestra."
Classic Mode: This is the mode for those of who wished for a more realistic Red Orchestra 2. "“Classic” mode blends the gameplay innovations of the new game with the tactical and edgy gameplay of the original giving the fans of the first game exactly what they want."
Realism Mode: This is the game's original mode, but with some changes. For instance: bandaging takes longer, you cannot use controlled breathing anymore if you are under fire or suppressed, being suppressed now affects the player more, stamina affects weapon sway and your breath and tank functionality has been designed to make tank battles last longer. There is more than that, but that's just a few of the changes.
Oddly enough most of the changes to Realism Mode are many of the things I disliked about the game, so I for one am definitely going to be giving Red Orchestra 2 another try. On top of these two new modes and the revamped Realism Mode there is one new map, the one seen in the GOTY edition trailer above. Just about everything in the game has had some kind of change or tweak, including levels. Check out the 6,100 word change log in full here. They also released a developer diary that talks about many of the changes to the game, so check that out and check out this game this weekend while it is free. Thanks for checking this all out. For more take a look at the links after the video.
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-Written by Sean Cargle