Red Orchestra 2 gets a Game Of The Year Edition and goes Free To Play for the Weekend

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Red Orchestra 2 is getting the game of the year treatment and its coming before this weekend. 

The GOTY edition will feature new game modes, new features and will include a new map. That's not all though. All of the GOTY content will be FREE for anyone who already owns the game. Now THAT is how you do GOTY content. Not just re-releasing the game with all the paid DLC content for those who didn't buy it first time around. 

The content includes "Action Mode" with crosshairs, easier aiming, toned down recoil and reduced damage. It sounds like this will be a "beginners" mode for players new to Red Orchestra 2. "Classic mode" which blends the gameplay of the new game with the original Red Orchestra and a brand new map called "Mamayev Kurgan"

Best of all if you havent played Red Orchestra 2 yet, you will get a chance this weekend as the game will be going free to play on Steam on Thursday May 24th at 10AM Pacific Time. 

Check out the press release for full details 

Red Orchestra 2 Game of the Year Edition Announced!
22 May 2012, Roswell, GA

Here at Tripwire Interactive we're incredibly excited that Red Orchestra 2 won PC Gamer's Multiplayer FPS of the Year. And we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate this than to give away a free content pack for the game to everyone that owns it. So we're very pleased to announce the Red Orchestra 2 Game of the Year Edition featuring an amazing new map, diverse new game modes and a host of new features. The GOTY Edition Free Content Pack will download automatically for everyone who already owns the game - and, so everyone else can try the full game, Red Orchestra 2 will be available completely free to play for everyone on Steam this weekend, starting Thursday 24 May 2012 at 10AM Pacific Time. The content pack will be released before the free weekend starts.

The content pack additions include:
"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 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.
Mamayev Kurgan - complete new map, featuring both close-quarters battles in trenches and bunkers, as well as longer ranged combat across the famous hill in Stalingrad
Refined and improved gameplay across the board, vehicle improvements, and way better performance and polish. We listened to the community and based on their feedback refined and tweaked almost every major feature in the game!

To remind everyone: there is a free weekend coming 24 May! You can grab the game from Steam ( at 10 AM Pacific Time this Thursday, so don't forget and tell your friends. The free weekend ends Sunday 27 May so don't miss your chance to try the game for free!

And finally, we have a new developer video available showing footage of the new map and features as well as a series of interviews with the developers, talking about the initial release of the game, community interface and all the updates and new content. You can watch on our YouTube channel here:

About Tripwire Interactive
Based in Roswell, Georgia, Tripwire Interactive is an entertainment software developer and publisher founded in 2005 by the award-winning mod team and winners of the 2004 edition of the "$1,000,000 Make Something Unreal" competition. The team released Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, to both critical and commercial success, garnering several awards including "Multiplayer Game of the Year" and "FPS of the Year". This was followed by the immensely popular Killing Floor, which went straight to the top of the best-seller list on Steam and has now sold over 1.2m units, making it one of the best-selling PC games of all time. Red Orchestra 2 was released in September 2011, to high praise and PC Gamer's award for "FPS of the Year (Multiplayer)". Along with publishing other Indie titles, Tripwire Interactive continues to build a reputation for strong support for all their titles over a prolonged period of time. For more information visit Tripwire Interactive's website at 
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