Darkest Hour mod gets new vehicles, maps, weapons in hefty update

By Jessica Citizen, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 06:28 GMT

If you’ve got a copy of Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, then you’ve also got a copy of the Darkest Hour mod, and you’re in luck! It’s just been patched.

Darkest Hour

This time around, the update is pretty substantial, adding two new weapons, six new roles, 11 new maps and an amazing 13 new playable vehicles – certainly nothing to sneeze at!

The list includes:

New Maps

  • Bridgehead
  • Caen
  • Cambes-en-Plaine
  • Carentan Causeway
  • Gran
  • Hill 400
  • Kommerscheidt
  • Lutremange
  • Poteau Ambush
  • Simonskall
  • Vieux Recon

New Vehicles:
For the Allies:

  • Sherman M4A3E2 ‘Jumbo’
  • GMC 2.5 Ton Truck
  • Sherman M4A3 (75 mm)W
  • Sherman M4A3 (76 mm)W
  • M-8 Greyhound
  • M-18 Hellcat

And for the Germans:

  • Jagdtiger (Jagdpanzer VI Ausf. B)
  • Marder III Ausf. M
  • SdKfz 234/1 Armored Car
  • SdKfz 234/2 “Puma”
  • Jagdpanzer IV Ausf F (L/48)
  • Jagdpanzer IV Ausf J (L/70)
  • StuH 42

That’s just the start. There are also crewable mortars as well as that new batch of playable roles – and the usual “very long list” of other changes.

Want to see how it all fits together? The developers have created this handy trailer to show off their new wares.

For more information, head to the Darkest Hour website, or log into Steam. If you’ve already got the game installed, it will update all by itself, and if you don’t, why not take this opportunity to install it?

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