The New Red Orchestra 2 Update is Resetting All Stats

Jason Wersits
Senior Editor - Reviews
 
October 10th, 2011


Jarret Redding and I certainly can speak for everyone here at Mash Those Buttons when we say that we really, really love Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad.  While Jarret’s review may as well been a Lord Byron-style love poem for Tripwire’s newest multiplayer shooter, those who purchased the title know that the release was not without its flaws.  Although the core game was fully functional, a lot of the finer details of the RO2 experience were pretty rough at launch.

So, first there’s the good news.  Tripwire has released a brand new update to get everything squeaky clean and running smoothly.  According to a recent press release, Red Orchestra players can expect to see major improvements in the matchmaking service, statistics tracking system, voice over IP, game stability, and a number of other technical departments.  The bad news?  A lot of the achievements and stats that were being earned before were happening randomly.  Case in point: I actually received all the “beat the game” achievements by completing the tutorial.  So, with a heavy heart and a steady hand, Tripwire Interactive has officially reset all stats and experience gained since Red Orchestra 2 was released.

Now before you start grabbing your pitchforks, Tripwire has made it clear that this was a necessary evil.  To help give some good will back to the patient early investors of Red Orchestra 2, all players who clocked in game time before the reset will receive a special achievement (suitably named “In B4 Reset”) and the next few weeks will be a double experience points event.  In this way, Tripwire Interactive hopes to give the RO2 devout an easier climb back to where they left off in the ladder system.

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Jason Wersits is a Senior Editor for Mash Those Buttons. A lifetime resident of New Jersey and a diehard Starcraft fan, Jason spends the bulk of his time on the site working with the review staff to cover the games you care oh so much about.

Specialty: RTS