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Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Adds Australian Forces

Tripwire Interactive now offers a Bushranger content update for Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, adding Australian forces to the Vietnam War first-person shooter. They celebrate the news by putting the game on sale on Steam for half-off. This forum post has details on the Bushranger update along with screenshots, and their announcement includes an outline of all that's new:

Tripwire Interactive is excited to release the Bushranger Content Update, the first free major content update for the award-winning tactical shooter Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, which debuted for PC via Steam earlier this year in May. The Australians were a major player on the anti-Communist side of the war for 10 years, between 1962 and 1972, along with supporting elements from New Zealand. Now playable in today’s update, the Australian forces come with new unique customization options and specially recorded voice-over.

To celebrate this milestone, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is featured on Steam’s Midweek Madness sale for 50% off! This sale is live and will end on Dec. 1st at 10 a.m. PST.

The Bushranger Content Update for Rising Storm 2: Vietnam includes:

  • New Weapons
    • L1A1 SLR – The backbone of the Australian Army’s arsenal, this 7.62 NATO semi-automatic is available for the grunt class
    • L2A1 LMG – Machine gunners will be able to choose this fully automatic version of the L1A1, with an added bipod and fire selector for precision aiming
    • Owens SMG – First brought into service during World War II, the gravity-assisted 9mm machine carbine was still used by troops during Vietnam
    • F1 SMG – Similar to the British Sterling, this 9mm submachine gun comes with semi and full automatic fire modes and a detachable bayonet
    • Browning Hi-Power Pistol – Semi-automatic 9mm sidearm sporting a 13-round magazine
  • New Maps
    • Long Tan – NLF forces will be tasked with attacking a defensive position set in a rubber plantation on a dark and stormy night
    • Rung Sac – Battle in the Vietnamese marshlands, culminating with a last stand in an old Indochina-era fortress
    • Operation Forrest – A large-scale map taking place across swamps and farmland, this map features the games longest engagement distances to-date
  • New Commander Ability
    • The Canberra Bomber – Australian Forces commanders can now call in English Electric Canberra bombers to carpet bomb an area along a set path. New UI features have been added to help commanders direct the trajectory of this ability as well as the existing Napalm Strike ability
  • New Vehicle
    • Huey ‘Bushranger’ Attack Helicopter – Complete with folding-fin aerial rockets (FFAR) and adjustable miniguns for the pilot and co-pilot, and dual mounted M60 door guns for passengers
  • Bug fixes and improvements in response to community feedback

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8. Re: Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Adds Australian Forces Nov 29, 2017, 09:54 Bard
 
NamecaF wrote on Nov 28, 2017, 22:06:
About time the Aussies finally get some recognition and love in games. Sold.

Pity they got the SLR L1A1 model wrong (not sure how.. not like it takes much looking with google).
 
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7. Re: Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Adds Australian Forces Nov 29, 2017, 01:35 jdreyer
 
NamecaF wrote on Nov 28, 2017, 22:06:
About time the Aussies finally get some recognition and love in games. Sold.

I take it you never played Borderlands: the Pre-Sequel?
 
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6. Re: Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Adds Australian Forces Nov 28, 2017, 22:10 NamecaF
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 28, 2017, 18:54:
I wish someone would make a solid, no punches pulled Vietnam era singleplayer FPS.

There's been quite a few. Not much lately as the whole Vietnam thing went out of fashion. From memory the Vietcong games were pretty good.
 
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5. Re: Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Adds Australian Forces Nov 28, 2017, 22:06 NamecaF
 
About time the Aussies finally get some recognition and love in games. Sold.  
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4. Re: Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Adds Australian Forces Nov 28, 2017, 18:54 Burrito of Peace
 
I wish someone would make a solid, no punches pulled Vietnam era singleplayer FPS.  
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3. Re: Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Adds Australian Forces Nov 28, 2017, 14:01 aka_STEVE
 
I bought this when it came out with hopes it would scratch the BF: Vietnam nostalgia for me,... but i just couldn't get into this so far.

Every time i played , it just felt off to me. I can't nail down what it is but it couldn't keep me interested in playing. ..and then so many other , better games have come out.

I wanted to like it.
 
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2. Re: Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Adds Australian Forces Nov 28, 2017, 13:17 RaZ0r!
 
This and Insurgency are my favorite shooters. Both are fine examples of PC shooter done right in my opinion.  
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1. Re: Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Adds Australian Forces Nov 28, 2017, 10:29 Bard
 
almost worth getting this just to play with an SLR again.
 
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