Remember back in the day (like back in 2007) when it wasn’t rare to see a developer release an SDK with their game? While many developers have turned their back on the communities that helped make their games so successful, it’s good to see that Tripwire Interactive is still supporting their mod community. Tripwire has released map and mod-making tools for Red Orchestra 2, and in accordance of the ways of old, it’s completely free.
It’s looking like you won’t have to wait too long to see fruits of the communities labor. Modders and map makers had access to a pre-release SDK which had limited functionality. If you’re interested in checking out what’s coming up you may want to check out Rising Storm, In Country Vietnam, and Iron Europe; all total conversion mods for RO2. The modding section of the Tripwire Interactive forums is also a good place to keep up to date on the latest maps and mods. If you’re interested in checking out the mod tools, just go to the tools tab in Steam and install the SDK.