Continuing the long Tripwire Interactive tradition of showcasing the best user-generated content for their games, the company is happy to announce the release of the Heroes of the West mod for Red Orchestra 2/Rising Storm through Steam, created entirely by members of the community (with support and assets from Tripwire and Antimatter Games).

Heroes of the West brings the Red Orchestra 2/Rising Storm experience to the Western European theater, pitting the US forces against the German Wehrmacht. It also introduces a whole new faction, the British, bringing the ‘Tommies’ to the game. The mod is available on Steam completely free for owners of Red Orchestra 2/Rising Storm.

Heroes of the West includes 4 new maps, 5 new character sets and 10 new weapons.

The initial release of Heroes of the West on Steam will feature 4 maps:

· Omaha Beach – The US 29th Infantry Division storm the bloody beaches of Normandy during the ‘Longest Day’, June 6th 1944, battling against well dug-in Wehrmacht troops of the 352. Infanterie-Division.
· Carentan – Immediately after the invasion of mainland Europe on D-Day, units of the US 101st Airborne division fought to capture the key town of Carentan from the Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6. This was the first encounter between US airborne troops and their German counterparts in the Western Front theater.
· Port Brest – During the brutal fighting for the key port of Brest from 7 Aug to 19 Sept 1944, the 2 Fallschirmjäger-Division defend against the US 2d Ranger Battalion. This was an encounter between the best troops of both sides and involved bitter street to street battles.
· Oosterbeek – Operation Market Garden was a bold attempt to get allied troops across the Rhine and into Germany before the end of 1944. In this map, troops of the British 1st Airborne defend the town of Oosterbeek against a mixed bag of German troops pushing into the key Rhine crossing at Arnhem, attempting to seize it back from the lightly armed British before the arrival of relieving mechanized ground forces.

Key Features:

New player character models for the European Theater:

· German 1944 Heer
· American Rangers
· American Temperate Army
· American Airborne
· British Airborne

New weapons:

· M3 Grease gun
· G43 rifle
· G43 Scoped
· STG44
· Sten MK V
· Lee-Enfield No.4 MkI
· Bren MkII
· FN Browning Hi-power
· Mills bomb

The Heroes of the West team will be continuing to support the mod with regular updates of maps, characters, and weapons over the coming months.

Heroes of the West is a free mod for owners of Red Orchestra 2/Rising Storm and can be downloaded here:

To celebrate the release of Heroes of the West, Red Orchestra 2/Rising Storm are today’s Daily Deal on Steam and are on sale for 75% off and can be purchased here:
NOTE – The Daily Deal ends Thursday March 24th at 10AM PST