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Experience Half-Life 2 like never before. Return to City 17, held within the iron grip of the Combine and the Consul. Reunite with old friends, and enemies. Traverse vicious canals, make new allies, and brave the horrors of the Quarrytown. Immerse yourself in a revitalised combat system featuring old arsenals made new again, with added features to raise the bar in gameplay. You've been waiting for quite some time, now. It's time to climb aboard.

Latest full release: Division 2.1, the full second release of RTBR with Gordon's escape from City 17, meeting with Eliden, and the passage through Ravenholm. Also featuring an updated version of Division 1 bundled in one release. 2.1 featured further reworks to Division 1 and patches to Division 2.

Latest demo release: Division 2 Demo, a snippet of the second part of RTBR, featuring the first six levels of Gordon's escape from City 17

ADDON GUIDELINES:

As of February 2022 we've enabled community addons to be uploaded to the mod page. This can take the form of reanimations, remodels, retextures, maps, sound redesigns, or however else you'd like to customise your RTBR experience and allow others to as well. A lot of the guidelines are contained by ModDB's own rules regarding content, but here's a run-down:

  1. All content used must be your own, royalty-free/usable with credit, or with express permission from the creators.
  2. Your addons must not be explicit or otherwise NSFW in any way
  3. Addons containing hateful or derogatory content are not permitted
  4. Content must not be posted with intent to harass, demean, or otherwise deride any individual on or off the team
  5. The files must not be harmful in any way (e.g. viruses)
  6. Files must not masquerade as being "official" (i.e. from the team) in any way

Please stick to these rules or your addon won't be allowed on RTBR's page.


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Hey everyone! It's our pleasure to celebrate the 6th anniversary of RTBR's development today, with a look into the near future! We have plans to get a snippet of Division 3 into your hands in the short-term, and to prepare for that, we decided to do a big content release of all the things to expect in that demo! Without further ado, let's get started!

Depotyard

6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Depotyard


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Depotyard


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Depotyard



The Depotyard will be the first map of our upcoming Depot demo, and will introduce players to some of the new mechanics and enemy types they will be facing in the demo. Starting in poorly-maintained tunnels, the player will fight their way to a surface-side entry into the depot, and then through a massive storage space that is swarming with Hunters.

Tau Cannon

6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Tau Cannon


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Tau Cannon


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Tau Cannon


One of the new weapons players will get their hands on is the Tau Cannon, teased as part of our Mod of the Year celebration last year! Separated from the buggy, the player will have to seek an alternate ammo source for the weapon during the Depot journey. The Combine don't have boxes of radioactive isotope just lying around, but rebel ingenuity means, as long as you're willing to make a sacrifice, you might be able to keep this thing well-stocked...

Popcan

6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Popcan


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Popcan


As a nice little aside, Joseph has remodelled the iconic popcans with the Consul's branding in mind, in addition to some variants using RTBR-made spoofs of popular soda brands. You'll find these scattered all over City 17, and some may have found their way out into the Wasteland, where less suspicious water supplies are scarce...

Depot01

6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Depot01


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Depot01


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Depot01


The next map in the depot journey sees the player reunite with Alyx, and storm the place with her assistance. Vortigaunts are trapped here by the Combine, amidst the giant turbines of its water-extracting machinery, and it's up to you to free them, fight off the garrison, and push on to find Doctor Maxwell.

Bugbait

6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Pheropod


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Pheropod


The depot journey may be after Gordon's romp through the Antlion Caves, but the antlions are far from finished when you get to the depot. Between a few rogue groups and the frenzied remains of the Hive chasing the player, you'll eventually get the chance to command some yourself – and you'll do so with our take on the classic pheropod.

Garbage Truck

6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Garbage Truck Remake


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Garbage Truck Remake


As part of being a cut-content mod, we've inherited lots of content from the beta that doesn't quite hold up even alongside HL2's props, let alone our own custom set of assets. As a result, one of the more iconic of the cut vehicle wreck models was on the board for a remake, one which faithfully recreates the shape and silhouette whilst adding many new details.

Stalker

6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Stalker


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Stalker


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Stalker


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Stalker


Stalkers are one of Half-Life 2's most gruesome enemies, and of course have a key history in the leak. We are considering ways of channelling both the “freaky assassin” role of their leak counterpart and their “maintenance drone” persona in retail, but for now, have a one-size-fits-all solution which will be spotted working the occasional console in the Depot, and, as you saw for our Triumph Mod of the Year teaser, a few places of Aperture Science.

Depot02

6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Depot02


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Depot02


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Depot02


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Depot02


In Depot 02, the fighting gets real. The antlions are assaulting the depot in full force, even as you and Alyx are in a race against time to track down Eli before the entire facility comes apart around you. Giant underground environments mix with claustrophobic corridors and abandoned remains of human occupation, with both Combine and Antlions making grasps at securing the place.

Steambow

6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Steambow


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Steambow


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Steambow


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Steambow


The third of the weapons being introduced in the Depot demo is the most esoteric – the Steambow, our take on the crossbow concept art! We've chosen to fully-redesign the functionality of this weapon from a one-shot precision weapon, to a double-barrelled long-range option with a secondary fire that will deal AOE damage to enemies and buy you valuable breathing space. Functions are still a WIP at this time, but you'll have the chance to take it into your own hands soon!

Steambow Ammo

6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Steambow Bolts


And of course, nothing sticks enemies into walls better than repurposed rebar. Unlike HL2's super-heated variant, the Steambow's ammunition more closely resembles actual crossbow bolts, and you'll want to keep yourself stocked-up for the enemy encounters yet to come.

Depot03

6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Depot03


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Depot03


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Depot03


6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Depot03


The finale to the depot demo, Alyx has gone to help an injured Eli out of the depot, and it's your turn to be bait. Luckily, a pheropod in your hand means you're not alone in this fight, and antlions will now follow you to victory, tearing through some of the most Combine-dominated parts of the facility, and using your unconventional allies to cross navigational barriers.

Finishing Up

6th Anniversary (Division 3) Update - Recruitment


That's a wrap on our 6th anniversary update! We are fully-engaged in pushing towards a Depot demo as our Division 3 offering, and expect to have more news and teasers to share with you soon! Before closing up, here’s a few more roles we’re still on the lookout for:

  • Level designers – We’re still open to having additional support in both the art pass and blockout departments

  • 3D Modellers – More support in our hard surface department will always be appreciated

  • Programmers – With the amount of custom content coming in Division 3, additional resources in our programming department would be ideal

If any of these roles look good to you, please add the username, kralich, on Discord. Thanks everyone, and I hope you're prepared for RTBR's Depot journey!

Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar: SALVATION: 1.1 Release Update

Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar: SALVATION: 1.1 Release Update

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The 1.1 release of Salvation, carrying refinements, fixes, and performance improvements throughout!

Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar: SALVATION: 1.0 Release Update

Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar: SALVATION: 1.0 Release Update

News 11 comments

The 1.0 release of Salvation, the tale of Grigori's exodus from Ravenholm!

Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar: SALVATION: Inaugural (Halloween 2023) Update

Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar: SALVATION: Inaugural (Halloween 2023) Update

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The inaugural standalone update for Salvation, the Grigori-focused spin-off to Raising The Bar: Redux, is here! Map progress, model updates, and a new...

Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar REDUX, TRIUMPH, & SALVATION: September 1st Update & Submod Debut

Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar REDUX, TRIUMPH, & SALVATION: September 1st Update & Submod Debut

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An update on the current progress on Division 3, as well as the announcement of our two spin-off mods in development!

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Raising the Bar: Redux: Division 2.1 Release

Raising the Bar: Redux: Division 2.1 Release

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The Division 2.1 release, featuring fixes, improvements, and continued reworks to Division 1!

Raising the Bar: Redux: Division 2 Release OBSOLETE

Raising the Bar: Redux: Division 2 Release OBSOLETE

Full Version 81 comments

The full release of Division 2 (including an improved Division 1) is HERE!

Raising the Bar: Redux: Division 2 Demo OBSOLETE

Raising the Bar: Redux: Division 2 Demo OBSOLETE

Demo 60 comments

Half Life 2: Raising the Bar REDUX: Division 2 Demo Release

Raising the Bar: Redux: Division 1.2 Release OBSOLETE

Raising the Bar: Redux: Division 1.2 Release OBSOLETE

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Raising the Bar: Redux: Division 1.2 Release - here at last!

Raising the Bar: Redux: Division 1.1 Update - OBSOLETE

Raising the Bar: Redux: Division 1.1 Update - OBSOLETE

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Raising the Bar: Redux: Division 1.1 Update - HERE AGAIN

Raising the Bar: Redux: Division One Release - OBSOLETE

Raising the Bar: Redux: Division One Release - OBSOLETE

Full Version 50 comments

Raising the Bar: Redux: Chapter One Release - OBSOLETE

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tamfiveytam_
tamfiveytam_

It will show up in my steam library, but will not start. I have HL2: E2 and the 2013 Source Singleplayer SDK (upcoming) it just crashes on start. Same thing with Salvation. What am I doing wrong here? I just want to play this game man.

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TheOmegaPhob
TheOmegaPhob

Why post on Valentines day already, and Happy 6th anniversary of RTBR's development today?

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justinjaewonlee
justinjaewonlee

Why did this mod get to the top of the list when it doesn't have any updates?

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Kralich/David Creator
Kralich/David

Users upload or edit their addons, which also updates the mod page listing. I think this is the second time I've given you this answer, so please check the addon section before asking in future.

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luiscarlosgm
luiscarlosgm

Justin is just media updates. Plus, maybe today a new article could come, as this day is RTBR's 6th anniversary.

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justinjaewonlee
justinjaewonlee

Oh. I see. So how long do we have to wait for the next division to release?

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Kralich/David Creator
Kralich/David

When it's done!

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frischies
frischies

What a great mod! Nice atmosphere!
I have one problem: I just can't get pass the red monster in Ravenholm. The easiest game level is set but the monster simply doesn't want to die even though it has already received burning canisters and saw blades. Does somebody has any idea?

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JC_Gibson
JC_Gibson

This absolutely blows me away, an official Half-Life 2 game set in the world of the beta has been a fantasy of mine since I was young

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