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  • The RO:HoS Fact Thread


    This thread is intended for facts only. If you want something added, post sources with it. (Admins feel free to alter/add to this post)

    Official Media


    Official PAX10 Never Surrender Trailer:


    General Information

    Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is the sequel to Tripwire Interactive's Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45. It is a realism-based multiplayer WWII shooter on the PC, running on Epic's Unreal Engine 3. Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad will focus on the Battle of Stalingrad and the surrounding operations, both German and Russian, from July 1942 to February 1943.

    Release Date: 2011

    64 bit Support:
    Originally posted by [TW]Ramm-Jaeger View Post
    I can't 100% confirm it, but the game should be able to run in native 64 bit mode when it is released. All the core engine stuff works fine in 64 bit, the only thing that would prevent it would be if there was a middleware we integrated with the game that we couldn't get 64bit working for.
    Gameplay Features

    • First Person Cover System: Players can take cover behind objects in first person and easily peek or blind fire over and around cover and more.
    • Squad Command: Players can command fire teams on the battlefield with an easy to use first person interface.
    • Damage System: A detailed hit detection system. Specific bodyparts hit are more lethal than others. Instant Death, Lethal, Critical and Non-Critical. (Source: PC Gamer Article July '09)
    • Mantling System: Players can negotiate low obstacles, such as climbing over fences, through windows, etc. (Source: PC Gamer Article July '09)
    • Adjustable Sights: Iron sights as well as scopes on weapons are adjustable for longer and shorter ranges. (Source: PC Gamer Article July '09)
    • Bandaging: Players can bandage minor wounds to stop themselves from bleeding to death. Non-critical hits will cause half the damage instantly, with the other half occurring over bleed out time. Prompt bandaging can stop the second half of the damage from occurring. Source: PC Gamer Article July '09)
    • Interactive Weapon Collision: Weapons collide with the game world; the player will raise and lower his weapon accordingly.(Source:IGN Preview)
    • Bullet Penetration: Bullets can penetrate some materials and cause damage on the other side. (Source:IGN Preview)
    • Breathing System: The player's breathing pattern will affect his aim; players can hold their breath momentarily for a more stable shot. Players who have low stamina from sprinting, etc. will breathe harder. (Source:IGN Preview)
    • Bipods: Bipod mounted weapons will pivot around their bipods when deployed. Deploying bipod mounted weapons is much easier than it was in Ostfront. (Source:IGN Preview)
    • Tactical View: HUD elements appear as the player needs them, and are automatically hidden when the player does not. The entire HUD can be brought up at any time with the press of a key. (Source:IGN Preview)
    • Weight System: The player can carry multiple weapons as well as grenades, but has a maximum allowed weight and will slow down as they carry more. (Source: Ramm-Jaeger on IRC)
    • Peripheral Vision Indicators: Small indicators appear at the edge of the player's screen to denote possible enemies in the player's peripheral vision. (Source: Ramm-Jaeger)
    • Character Progression: Players can gain experience and rank. Higher ranked players have access to rare weapons, equipment and classes. Higher ranked players are visually distinct from lower ranked players. If you do poorly, for example tk a lot you can rank down. (Source:Voodoo Extreme Interview and BashandSlash Interview)
    • Dynamic Music System: Heroes of Stalingrad features a dynamic music system that adapts the emotional mood of the soundtrack to match the morale of the player based on the flow of the battle. To highlight the differences between the two warring powers the game features a completely unique soundtrack for the Russian and German sides. (Source: Wilsonam)
    • New Recoil Model: The recoil model is more realistic than that of Ostfront. SMG's have had their recoil lowered and MG's have more recoil. (Source: E3 Interview)
    • Interruptible Reloads: Reloads can now be interrupted. (Source: E3 Interview)
    • Fire Support: There are 3 types of fire support: mortars, artillery, and rockets. Mortars cause a small amount of damage in a small area, rockets cause a large amount of damage over a large area. Artillery falls in between. (Source: GDN Gamescom Article)
    • Aerial Recon: The commander can call a recon plane which surveys the battlefield and reports enemy positions. Enemy infantry and tanks will show up on the commander's map instantly (as long as he is near the radio), and will filter down the ranks with a few seconds delay. The plane will only report units it has actual visual contact with; it will be possible to hide from it and shoot it down. (Source: GDN Gamescom Article) (Source: Wilsonam)
    • Ironsights for the Sniper: Sniper rifles now have usable ironsights, as they did in real life. (Source: GDN Gamescom Article)
    • Destructable Buildings: Any and all buildings are destructible if the mapper wants. Buildings will still leave ruins behind, however, so the battlefield isn't bombed flat. (Source: GDN Gamescom Article)
    • SDK: The game ships with SDK and a Mapping Tool out of the box. (Source: BashandSlash Interview)

    The Hud

    The hud in this particular example is of a Countdown game.

    Multiplayer Features

    • Persistent Stats Tracking and Player Progression: Persistence constantly gives the gamer something to strive for and keeps them playing. Grow in rank, earn medals, improve your abilities, and become a Hero – all visible to the complete online gaming community and embedded within the game.
    • Heroes: Obtain the ultimate goal and become a Hero online. Players with hero status inspire troops around them and cause fear in their enemies. Heroes have access to the best and rarest weapons and equipment, and will stand out visually from the rest of the soldiers.
    • Co-op: Players can connect with their friends and battle AI in multiple game types including the Stalingrad Campaign, Skirmish Mode, and more.
    • Competitions & Leader-boards: Compete to obtain unique awards and achievements with players all over the world. The competitions range from shooting range challenges to unique and fun assault courses.
    • 64 Player Support: They are shooting to max out players in a game at 64 (with quite large maps one would imagine) and there are ten maps in the game already. (Source: GDN Gamescom Article)
    • Realism Settings: 2 Settings. Relaxed Realism and Realistic. Relaxed realism will include all of the new interface helpers. Realistic will be for the more hardcore players, and will have some of the new interface helpers disabled. Server admins will be able to set up a custom configuration that picks and chooses which features to have. (Source: Ramm-Jaeger)
    • Deathmessages: 3 Death message settings. Normal, Delayed, and Off. Death messages also display distance for your own personal kills. (Source: Ramm-Jaeger)
    • Kill Assists: You now get points for assisting a kill. (Source: Wilsonam)
    • Server Class Lock: Some classes are locked until a certain amount of players join the server. (Source: Ramm-Jaeger on IRC)
    • Mini-map: The mini-map shows you friendly players, and where your squad mates/squad leaders are. (Source: Ramm-Jaeger)
    • Custom Server Configs: Server configs are customizable, can be shared, and can even be rated by others. (Source: BashandSlash Interview)
    • RO TV 2.0: RO TV makes a comeback making it possible to spectate (clan) matches. (Source: BashandSlash Interview)
    • Battlefield Commissions: Low ranked players can earn a promotion by performing well, and get to choose higher ranked classes. This is a temporary ingame commission. (Source: BashandSlash Interview)

    Gameplay Modes

    • Territory Mode: This is the original gamemode that made Red Orchestra famous. Attack, Hold and Defend objectives within the set timelimit, or until one side runs out of reinforments. (Source:IGN Preview)
    • Countdown Mode: Countdown mode is a single life gametype that is governed by a short countdown timer. Players will have to attack or defend a series of objectives, but with only one life per objective. If the attackers capture the objective, all players respawn and move to the next objective. If they do not capture the objective before the timer expires, they lose. Maps will have "key objectives" which when taken will allow the attacking team a single respawn on a later failed capture. (Source:Voodoo Extreme Interview)
    • Firefight Mode: Red Orchestra's version of team deathmatch. (Source:Voodoo Extreme Interview)
    • Multiplayer Campaign Mode: The campaign map is divided into 10 smaller maps. The players vote which map to attack, and can decide how much of their Combat Power they want to use on the attack. Each campaign can last a maximum of 4 hours. (Source: Bswearer PAX interview)
    • Co-op Campaign Mode: The singleplayer campaign can be played with a friend/friends. (Source: GDN Gamescom Article)
    • Skirmish Mode: This mode can be played online and offline. You get three fire teams of three members each. Fire team members can be made up of human players or AI. The goal is to 'clear' the map of enemy AI. It can be compared to Terrorist Hunt mode in the Rainbow Six games. (Source:IGN Preview)

    The Campaign Map

    Weapons & Equipment


    • Mauser C96 (Seen here)
    • Walther P38 (Seen here)
    • Mauser Karabiner 98k (Seen here)
    • Mauser Karabiner 98k Sniper (Seen here)
    • Gewehr 41 Walther (Confirmed here)
    • Walther Maschinenkarabiner 42 (Seen here)
    • Maschinenpistole 40 (Seen here)
    • Maschinengewehr 34 (Seen here)
    • Unknown (Semi Automatic) Anti-Tank Rifle (Confirmed here)
    • Stielhandgranate 39 (Seen here)
    • Unknown Anti-Tank Grenade (Confirmed here)
    • Satchel Charge (Seen here)


    • Tokarev TT33 (Seen here)
    • Nagant M1895 (Seen here)
    • Mosin-Nagant 91/30 (Seen here)
    • Mosin-Nagant 91/30 Sniper (Seen here)
    • Tokarev SVT40 (Seen here)
    • Tokarev AVT40 (Confirmed here)
    • PPsh 41 (Seen here)
    • Degtyarev DP/DT 1928 (Seen here)
    • Maxim 1910 (Confirmed here)
    • PTRS (Confirmed here)
    • Unknown Anti-Tank Grenade (Confirmed here)

    (Weapon) Unlocks




    • Panzerkampfwagen IV (Confirmed here)

    • T-34/76 (Confirmed here)

    • Virtual Interior: The entire interior of the tanks is modeled, with useable hatches, periscopes, viewports, etc. (Source: RPS Interview)
    • Tank Locking: Tank commanders can choose to lock their tanks or allow other players to join their crew. (Source: RPS Interview)
    • New Tank Damage System: Heroes of Stalingrad has a significantly more complex damage system than Ostfront. Damage to systems such as optics, engine, transmission, turret rotation mechanism, fuel tank, drive sprocket, treads and more are modelled. Shots that penetrate the tank's armor can kill crewmembers inside. Crewmembers have individual hitboxes within the tank and are killable via penetration of an AT rifle round. (Source: RPS Interview Ramm-Jaeger)
    • Tank Crew (AI/Human): All tanks will have a full crew; any playable positions that are not filled by a human player will be filled by AI. (Source: RPS Interview)
    • Dynamic tank class system: There will be one tank commander class slot for each tank; as commanders choose to allow human players in their tanks, tank crew class slots will dynamically open up. This means that players don't have to make a choice between having more tanks with solo tanking or fewer with team tanking. (Source: Ramm-Jaeger)


    Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad will launch with a total of 10 maps. All maps are designed for 64 players. Playable portions of the maps and number of slots per class will be scaled down depending on max players (defaults 64, 32, 16) In between numbers (think 24 or 40 players) will scale up to the next default setting. One of the maps will be focused entirely on tanks.
    (Source: Bswearer PAX interview)

    Grain Elevator




    Fallen Fighters

    Last edited by Bobdog; 12-20-2010, 08:57 PM.

  • #2
    You should have just linked to the PC gamer pdf file lol =P
    Stabbing faces since RO 1.0


    • #3
      Keep it up, nice thread. Please hold it updated guys^^.
      [CENTER][IMG][/IMG][CENTER][B]Arrow Key user 9 of x[/B]


      • #4
        The map (default key is tab) shows the current objective's and squadleader's location.
        Source: The other PC Gamer
        #1 Bonzai charger


        • #5
          LoL how could anyone possibly know more than this??
          I love TWI


          • #6
            Originally posted by Xendance View Post
            The map (default key is tab) shows the current objective's and squadleader's location.
            Source: The other PC Gamer
            Added, cheers.

            Originally posted by D3terioNation View Post
            LoL how could anyone possibly know more than this??
            It's merely a sumation of the things we do know. The thread will progress, so I don't see the problem here.
            Last edited by Ralfst3r; 07-02-2009, 10:28 AM.


            • #7
              Not knocking the thread bud, just TW's total lack of new info since the magazines!

              I doubt this thread is gonna progress mind, cos knowing them its gonna be a good few months before anything new is unveiled...
              I love TWI


              • #8
                Originally posted by D3terioNation View Post
                Not knocking the thread bud, just TW's total lack of new info since the magazines!

                I doubt this thread is gonna progress mind, cos knowing them its gonna be a good few months before anything new is unveiled...
                Ok, I guess that's true . I just hope they will do little previews with some sites or even mags, and not dump all the goodness at once.


                • #9
                  we'll have the c96 back.
                  source: yoshiro, 3rd post down.
                  ok, in fact it's that pc gamer article again....


                  • #10
                    nice schedule! added in our community
                    The objective of war is not dying for your country but make the other guy die for his.[B]General George Patton[/B]


                    • #11
                      more info to be revealed at gamescon 09(august 19-23)


                      • #12
                        FACT: RO:HOS can't be released soon enough.


                        • #13
                          lol, still speculation till they confirm it


                          • #14
                            I thought this was a fact thread?


                            • #15
                              i will be buying this game. FACT.