Heroes of the West is a mod created by the RO2 community which brings the RO2/RS experience to the Western European theatre, pitting the US forces against the German Wehrmacht. It also introduces a whole new faction, the British, bringing the 'Tommies' to the RO2 experience. The mod has been developed with support from the developers, Tripwire Interactive. It includes 12 new maps, 10 new character sets 3 new vehicles and 11 new weapons.

Heroes of the West on Steam features 6 maps:

  • Omaha Beach - The US 29th Infantry Division storm the bloody beaches of Normandy during the 'Longest Day', June 6th 1944, battling against well dug-in Wehrmacht troops of the 352. Infanterie-Division.
  • Carentan - Immediately after the invasion of mainland Europe on D-Day, units of the US 101st Airborne division fought to capture the key town of Carentan from the Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6. This was the first encounter between US airborne troops and their German counterparts in the Western Front theater.
  • Port Brest - During the brutal fighting for the key port of Brest from 7 Aug to 19 Sept 1944, the 2 Fallschirmjäger-Division defend against the US 2d Ranger Battalion. This was an encounter between the best troops of both sides and involved bitter street to street battles.
  • Oosterbeek - Operation Market Garden was a bold attempt to get allied troops across the Rhine and into Germany before the end of 1944. In this map, troops of the British 1st Airborne defend the town of Oosterbeek against a mixed bag of German troops pushing into the key Rhine crossing at Arnhem, attempting to seize it back from the lightly armed British before the arrival of relieving mechanised ground forces.
  • Caen Outskirts - Caen was one of the largest Cities in Normandy and saw heavy fighting between the British 2nd Army and Panzergruppe West of the German forces. Attacks and counter attacks came from both sides. The Area around Caen was largely open in contrast with the bocages of the rest of Normandy. Which lead to rapid advances from both sides with battles happening over the smallest of landmarks.
  • Hill 400 - Hill 400 was a target of the 2nd Rangers Battalion. The 2nd Rangers had largely been forgotten by American High command and still had their D-Day issued uniforms and equipment. The hill was defended by the 980th Grenadier Regiment of the 272nd Volksgrenadier Division. The men in this Regiment had decent training and combat experience already unlike other volksgrenadiers. They were also well equipped like other Volksgrenadier divisions. This combo of experience and equipment meant the elite rangers faced a tough defender. December 7th 1944, 3 years after the US declaration of war the 2nd rangers attacked the hill.
  • Bocage - The Americans when they moved further inland were met with tall hedgerows which bordered roads and split the fields. This was a dream for the German defenders as it meant they could defend chokepoints with very few men and halt entire American battalions with just a single German platoon. This is where the Americans lost many tanks to hidden anti tank guns, self propelled guns and enemy heavy tanks hiding in every corner. The hedgerow defences could backfire on the Germans however if the Americans found a way through and around. Outflanking the defenders. Bocage is based on aerial images of Normandy to fully capture the intense fighting.
  • Saint Come du Mont - This is the last stop before carentan. A French farming village defended by elements of the Fallshirmjager and Luftwaffe flak units. 4km Northwest of Carentan. The 101st airborne had organised a large enough force to take this town and were backed up by ground recon elements from Utah beach. It was their first taste of urban combat. The defenders had large amounts of automatic weaponry perfect for this sort of fight but were outnumbered and completely unsupported. They fought a rear guard action all the way back to care tan inflicting heavy losses on the Americans and suffering many themselves.
  • Foy - The Germans completely exhausted themselves during the Ardennes offensive. The American defenders now freshly equipped and backed up by reinforcements started a push back towards Germany. The town of Foy had changed hands several times prior. This is the americans last push. Foy was a staging area for heavy armour. But most of the german tanks there were unusable. If they managed to get their engines running most of them pulled back out of the town. The German defenders were heavily dug in. But a lack of support and men meant that they could only delay the advance.
  • Elsenborn Ridge - The Germans also tried pushing North of Bastogne at the same time as their other advances during Operation Watch on the Rhine. Defended by completely new American formations. However this was the only place on the line where the Americans held the line. Completely outflanked on their south they held out against everything the Germans had to throw at them. Both sides suffering heavy losses and complete breakdowns in communication. It was the men on the ground that made the difference.
  • Hells Corners - American Airborne forces landed in farmland flooded by the German defenders to make crossing the terrain difficult. This is one of the locations where the flow of water is controlled, The Barquette Locks. Control of the locks mean the allies can start draining the fields. The flooded fields caused many paratroopers to drown as they landed. Which was blamed on a badly designed parachute harness. The Americans then copied the British harness which had a quick release system that could be easily operated underwater in the dark. Unlike the American one.
  • Reichswald - This is the very northern tip of the Siegfried line. British forces advance on a heavy German bunker position. While the outnumbered German forces desperately try and hold on. If the Germans fail the British have a clear path into the German mainland. Defended by the last of the German reserves they stood little chance against the extremely well trained and battle hardened British forces.

Key Features

  • New player character models for the European Theater:
    • German 1944 Heer
    • German Autumn
    • German Fallshirmjager
    • German Winter
    • American Rangers
    • American Temperate Army
    • American Airborne
    • American Winter
    • British Airborne.
    • British Army
  • New weapons:
    • M3 Grease gun
    • G43 rifle
    • G43 with ZF4 scope
    • STG44
    • Sten MK V
    • Lee-Enfield No.4 MkI
    • Lee-Enfield No.4 MkI (t)
    • Bren MkII
    • FN Browning Hi-power
    • Mills bomb
    • PIAT




The Heroes of the West team will be continuing to support the mod with regular updates of maps, characters, vehicles (hopefully) and weapons over the coming months.

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Tripwire Interactive and The Heroes of the West team are excited to announce their latest update featuring two new maps and a brand new game feature, Airborne Ammo Resupply Drops! Owners of Rising Storm/Red Orchestra 2 can grab the mod for free from Steam, just run the launcher at least once to get all new movies for the map loading screens. Store.steampowered.com join us on our HOTW Public Discord Please allow servers time to update.

If you join a server and begin to download files, hit F10 to exit and try another server. Also, if you participated in beta testing, don't forget to opt out of the beta. Questions and feedback are welcome on the discussion boards.

-The Heroes of the West Team

Full Update Details

New Maps

Reichswald - 9th of Feburary 1945.

This is the very northern tip of the Siegfried line. British forces advance on a heavy German bunker position. While the outnumbered German forces desperately try and hold on. If the Germans fail the British have a clear path into the German mainland.

Hell's Corners - 6th June 1944.

American Airborne forces landed in farmland flooded by the German defenders to make crossing the terrain difficult. This is one of the locations where the flow of water is controlled, The Barquette Locks. Control of the locks mean the allies can start draining the fields.

Airdrop supplies.

On both Hell's Corners and Oosterbeek, Allied commanders can now request a supply drop from a C-47. Using the same markers as artillery these supply drops will contain weapons for players to pick up and use. As well as becoming an ammo resupply point on the map. They are faction specific weapons and generally contain a lot of automatic weaponry.

Game Changes

  • Fixed Normal/bump map on the G43.
  • Adjusted MG42 and MG34 hipfiring recoil.
  • Increased Jeep acceleration and maximum speed. It now performs better in the lower gears.
  • Fixed the M2HB textures.
  • Fixed clipping in the commander view of the Stug when you looked to the right hand side.
  • Removed the "Axis/Japanese suppression resistance bonus" from Rising storm which also affected the Germans in HOTW.
  • Fixed British levelling bonuses meaning they should now be in line with the other HOTW factions in terms of stats.

Map Changes

Oosterbeek

  • Adjusted Spawn Protection for Axis once A/B are captured
  • Added some missing Covernodes
  • Modifed coloring of the environment
  • Added Ammo Paradrop for Allies

Elsenborn

  • Modified Allies Spawn Protection for Objective C
  • Fixed Ground Collision near Objective B Bunker
  • Added more elevated Firing Positions for US in Final Objective trenches

Foy

  • Adjusted Lighting and Sky
  • Adjusted Fog
  • Added more Cover nodes
  • Split Intitial Allies Spawn zone into 3
  • Opened some houses behind A and B
  • Moved spawn 1 for allies closer to D when E, F, G active
  • Adjusted G cap zone size for easier entry
  • Added guardrails to stairways in some buildings
  • Raised Tickets for both teams significantly
  • Adjusted german spawns for the early objectives

Ardennes Offensive update

Ardennes Offensive update

News

To mark the upcoming anniversary of the start of 'The Battle of the Bulge' (Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein) Tripwire Interactive and the team behind Heroes...

D-Day Content Update.

D-Day Content Update.

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Working with Tripwire Interactive, the developers of Heroes of the West mod to RO2/Rising Storm, are proud to announce the release on Steam of an update...

Heroes of the west Steam beta

Heroes of the west Steam beta

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A new, easy to get beta version is out on steam now.

Heroes of The West released on Steam

Heroes of The West released on Steam

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Heroes of the West is a community-generated mod for Red Orchestra 2/Rising Storm. It pits US and British forces against German forces in iconic battles...

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Guest
Guest

You guys are just gonna kill it right after RS2 was released? Really.

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Blitzkriegrekrut
Blitzkriegrekrut

Yep, so sad.

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Blitzkriegrekrut
Blitzkriegrekrut

It's dead now after Rising Storm Vietnam release?

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Blitzkriegrekrut
Blitzkriegrekrut

Hm okay, seems liks this...

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MightyTrooper65
MightyTrooper65

botsupport?

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Guest
Guest

yeah, only enter the workshop and select the maps you want

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MightyTrooper65
MightyTrooper65

thanks lol

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jajadela
jajadela

Please can you add animations for fix/detach bayonets?

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Ant544
Ant544

I got a good question are u guys going to add more tanks for The German and American and are u guys going to add Tanks For the British too?

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WXxDannyxXW
WXxDannyxXW

This mod isnt even enjoyable without paying "Rising Storm". Tired of running into the match with that horrible rifle called Enfield on the search of a M1 Garand.

Its free? Yeah. But isnt enjoyable without paying first.

Thats a problem yeah, but well, time to wait for the magic Steam Sales..

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Sn4rk
Sn4rk

Seems like it's your lucky day, you can get Rising Storm GOTY for free :)
Humblebundle.com

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Lemonater47 Creator
Lemonater47

Yeah it uses content from Rising storm as well as RO2. So you need to own both technically. It only affects a small number of people due to the fact since September 2014 it was made impossible to buy those games separately.

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