Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 is a modification for Red Orchestra. It focuses on the western European front during WWII from Operation Overlord to the end of combat operations on May 9, 1945. Darkest Hour covers a multitude of combined arms and mechanized infantry engagements ranging through Normandy, Belgium, Holland, and Germany.

Darkest Hour can be downloaded from Steam here, and our active community forum is welcome to all players for their respected input and suggestions.

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Four years.

It has been nearly four years since Darkest Hour has recieved an official update. Today, that changes.

Darklight Games is extremely proud to finally announce the release of Darkest Hour 6.0!

I would like to personally thank a couple of team members by who made this update possible.

Andrew Lett, our level designer, for his tireless efforts and enthusiasm, even when tasked with the monumental amount of work required to update and modernize over 30 levels by hand!

Matt Hands, of the programming team, for the staggering amount of bug fixes and enhancements made to the vehicle code, and of course for diligently (and exhaustively) documenting every commit!

Other special mentions include Peter Klinger, Piotr Lukasik, Torben Hensgens and Ian Campbell. Of course, we also thank our faithful testing team whose efforts have helped make this the most stable and bug free version of Darkest Hour since it's inception.

This is not our last hurrah. Darklight Games will continue to update and modernize the game on a significantly more regular basis. We will provide more information on this in the coming weeks, but for now, we can't wait to play with all of you!

Those interested can find the change log here.

Long live Darkest Hour!

Sincerely,
Colin Basnett
Darklight Games

Public Testing Begins June 20th!

Public Testing Begins June 20th!

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The Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 team is proud to announce that we will officially begin a full-scale public beta test of update 6.0 starting on June...

Improving Mortars

Improving Mortars

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To me, nothing in our game more terrifying than being pinned down by machine-gun fire while the whistle and thundering explosions of incoming mortars...

Vehicle Passengers & Update FAQ

Vehicle Passengers & Update FAQ

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We are adding passenger positions to all vehicles! Passenger positions have existed on many vehicles in the game for a long time, but nearly half of the...

Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 Returns!

Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 Returns!

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After 3 year hiatus, former developers return to breathe new life into award winning mod.

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Darkest Hour June 6th 2008 Trailer

Darkest Hour June 6th 2008 Trailer

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A trailer showing off many of the new features, units and weapons of the upcoming Darkest Hour Beta 1.0

Darkest Hour Beta 1.0 Manual

Darkest Hour Beta 1.0 Manual

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The Darkest Hour Beta 1.0 Manual explains installing DH, how to set up the sdk, server and several new gameplay features.

Darkest Hour Feature Trailer

Darkest Hour Feature Trailer

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The DH feature trailer....look here to learn more about our parachute and portable radio man systems. Release in May 2008

Christmas 2007 Teaser Trailer

Christmas 2007 Teaser Trailer

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The Christmas 2007 Teaser Trailer for Darkest Hour.

Dog Green Teaser Trailer

Dog Green Teaser Trailer

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The Darkest Hour Dog Green Trailer. Enjoy 5 minutes of action packed footage (which only shows 50% of the entire map) as well as numerous other features...enjoy...

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NathanH97
NathanH97

Probably the best mod I've ever played.

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TE5LA
TE5LA

Is there a way to run a Darkest Hour and a Red Orchestra dedicated server on the same system? The reason it's unclear is, there is a text file that you need to change for the mod and it's the same file for both.

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Revo1uzzer
Revo1uzzer

Did the mod get an update today or is my steam redownloading the mod?

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Jesusfreak
Jesusfreak

Go to the Darkest Hour main website.

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Bluehawk
Bluehawk

I'm going to be Canucking it up to an obnoxious level when Caen comes out.

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TheTommy
TheTommy

You guys should really start to update the British like you did the Americans. It is sad, and unjust that you focus on one side while The British and Canadians did so much as well.

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Warluster
Warluster

For anyone interested in taking a look at this mod, there is a gameplay blog over at Gamers United which details the experiences in Darkest Hour, and why it is worth downloading. Worth checking out for the veterans and potential players!

Gamersutd.weebly.com

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BonKerz
BonKerz

are there still live servers for this mod? I don't think I've seen any in a long time.. I'd like to play it though!

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Zookerman
Zookerman

I've joined a server with 71 players in it today. This game blows my mind.it just feels like you're in a real battle. It's so much better than the console crap I've been playing (Modern Warfare 2,Battlefield Bad company 2,etc). Graphics don't mean s*** when the game is this good. Because I've played this mod,I'm going to cancel my Battlefield 3 preorder.

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tman29th
tman29th

There's still 2-3 full at any given time, good days 4-6. For US, EU and Aussies.

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