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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Shadow85
Shadow85

When will the AI improve for singleplayer?

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FuriousBystander
FuriousBystander

There is no real single player in RO/DH/MN/CC. It's a complete waste of developer time adding bots to the maps when 99% of people want to play this game online against real humans.

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JonathanPL
JonathanPL

tho again, I agree UT bots suck in everything that's anyhow realism-related.

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JonathanPL
JonathanPL

not true, I want bots so I can play with high number of players while most of the Europe is sleeping. Or to play with friends. Or to fulfill server unless we have many players. And theres many more like me, because...

...this game "died" some time ago (most players abandoned the game). At least in the middle of Europe, throughout the day, I couldn't find a decent ping\player number server (there were 2 tank servers, 1 normal with not enough players... and RO have many, many of them). And it's not because my net sucks, because it does not (I can compare with many other games I play), so You can just forget this answer.

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Revo1uzzer
Revo1uzzer

yeah, you did a great job, will you start working for RO2 when it is out?

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LeonNet
LeonNet

Waiting is hell! Really nice work!

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DeadlyDad
DeadlyDad

The final release is less than three months away, and there are some *seriously* sweet new toys coming, including the Jumbo (a *very* tough nut to crack, even from the front) and M8 Greyhound (which can kill most German tanks from behind with only 2 point-blank shots, and can flank you before you even know it's there.)

BTW, if you want to know a little more about what this mod is all about, check out this review: Pcgamer.com

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Zaqq_the
Zaqq_the

this mod is epic

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Rny
Rny

A "Pershing" would be sweet to see in this mod.

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DevilDog982
DevilDog982

The update sucks, now i cant play any game! DH buildings Text Mismatch. Forget this mod, going bact to the original.

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skittlesareyum47
skittlesareyum47

about time they update this page

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skittlesareyum47
skittlesareyum47

******* UPDATE, ITS BEEN CLOSE TO A YEAR

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JBG_ExoCet Creator
JBG_ExoCet

I think you will find we released our last update on the 16th August 2009.

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