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July 2018: please tell your friends and family to get the Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 mod for RO1. The game needs more players! Despite it being almost 10 years old, it still gets new updates somewhat regularly thanks for dedicated modders. The most recent update was published earlier July (that was version 8.0.10). It added a couple new constructable pieces; Dragon's Tooth and Vehicle Pool. There were also quite a few smaller adjustments, like how supply caches must now have longer distance between them to prevent "hax" by those who just build instead of fight (it’s like with those types of persons who hunt for welcome bonuses in different gaming platforms by learning how to search the right thing in a foreign language, like for example googling "Suomalainen casino" could find welcome bonuses offered in Finland).

Darkest Hour: Europe ’44–‘45

Darkest Hour is focused on WW2 in the Western theatre of war — especially on the Allied landings in Normandy in June 1944. Modding team started their work in the end of year 2006. First publicly available version was offered to community in June 2008. Game is playable on German, American, British and Canadian side.

The final update for Darkest Hour was published 16th of Deecmber 2011. This update means that officially Darkest Hour’s journey ends in version 5.1. The update brings some tweaks to game mechanics and official maps. Before that, in 6th of May 2011, a large update was released — that brought the game to version 5.0. Even this is the last update for the mod, developers might publish a patch to fix bugs and to tweak some minor aspects of the game. Game can be downloaded via Steam just like other modifications for Red Orchestra: Ostfront Ostfront 41–45. Version 5.0 introduced the following official maps: Bridgehead, Caen, Cambes-en-Plaine, Carentan Causeway, Gran, Hill 400, Kommerscheidt, Lutremange, Poteau Ambush, Simonskall and Vieux Recon. Many of these are combined arms maps.

The update on 17th of June 2010 (for 4.0) brought some bug fixes and changes, two new vehicles, which are M36 Jackson “Slugger” and Panzer III Ausf. N, and six new maps. Also game features now a possibility to climb over walls and other obstacles. On both sides officers can also throw colour smoke to set a rally point. Tripwire announced via it’s forum that Darkest Hour is the most popular modification for Red Orchestra. Game has amongst other levels these official maps:

  • Dog Green: D-Day action.
  • Freyneux and LaMormenil: Wintry tank map. Axis forces attack and Americans try to hold several villages.
  • Hurtgenwald: Forest assault with some armor in Allied side.
  • La Chapelle: Combined arms in summer, in town and its surrounding areas.
  • La Monderie: Large combined arms map, where tanks play major role.
  • Noville: Infantry map in winter. Poor visibility.
  • Juno Beach: Canadian troops in D-Day, in beach.
  • Carentan: American 101st Airborne is trying to take a village from German defenders.
  • Brecourt: American troops are trying destroy German artillery positions.
  • Vieux: This is tank map where British forces try to fight off Germans.
  • Ginkel Heath: British paratoopers are dropped against Germans.
  • Wacht-am-Rhein: Tank map including King Tiger.
  • Stoumont: Combined arms map where Americans try to hold Ardennes town.
  • Bois Jacques: Americans defense against Germans.
  • Foy: Winter map wher Germans defend against American troops.

This mod has a large developer team behind it. It has couple of project leaders, few lead developers and various helpers for animations, coding, level design etc.

News: is a Web service for donating money to Darkest Hour players and others in the community. Anyone can log in to using their Discord account. Besides Discord account a Bitcoin SV (BSV) wallet is needed, because the tips & donations are sent using that virtual currency.

Information on this page might be outdated.

Official websites:
  • Red Orchestra
  • Darkest Hour
  • Heroes of Stalingrad
  • Revenge of the Turul
  • Rising Storm
  • In Country: Vietnam
  • Iron Europe