What you need to know about the Rising Storm 2: Vietnam ARVN content update

If you’re a fan of tactical shooters, then there’s a good chance you already own Rising Storm 2: Vietnam. Focusing on authentic gunplay, historical locations, teamwork, and explosive firefights, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam showcases the brutality of the Vietnam war through intense 64-player firefights. Now, with the release of the ARVN content update, the action is more heated than ever.

New Faction

The ARVN update adds the Army of the Republic of Vietnam to the five currently playable factions. The ARVN was the main force South Vietnamese force during the Vietnamese war. It was highly noted for its extraordinary combat abilities, and was a vicious opposing force to the Viet Cong.

Its Weapons

In combat, the ARVN relied heavily upon US weaponry. To reflect this in the content update, the ARVN is able to use iconic US arms including the M1 Garand, Thompson m1A1 SMG, the M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle, and the M1919A6 .30-cal Browning LMG. In addition, it has access to the Douglas A-1 Skyraider ground-attack aircraft.

5 New Maps

Unlike the more forgiving shooters, you’re dead meat if you take just a couple of hits in Rising Storm 2: Vietnam. You can patch yourself up if you can get out of the lines of fire, but the best way to survive is to not get hit in the first place.

One of the key skills to victory is knowing how to navigate through cover on every map. The ARVN content update brings two official maps and three community maps for you to wreak havoc on. Learn them and learn them well, your teammates will thank you.

Quang Tri

A daytime supremacy map based on the citadel of the provincial capital. In Supremacy, both teams wrest control of a handful of objectives and accumulate points based on how many they hold. Victory is awarded to the side with the most points at the end of the round.

A Sau

The NVA forces executes a surprise nighttime assault on a fortified airbase controlled by the ARVN. The guise of darkness limits the visibility and stretches your awareness to the max. Flares will occasionally light up the battlefield, at which points you may find your enemies to be closer than you think.

Firebase Georgina

The NVA launches a full-scale daytime attack on several key positions held by the US Army.


Jungle warfare was a hallmark in the Vietnam war. On Borderwatch, the Australian forces are tasked with neutralizing several Viet Cong strongholds in the dense jungles and ultimately their hidden base.


No one is here to relax. The US Marines carry out a coordinated heliborne assault from the sea inland. The Viet Cong must prevent them from controlling the seaside resorts at all costs.

Dev Diary

To ensure historical accuracy, the developers at Tripwire Interactive worked extensively with a former ARVN Staff Sergeant, Thanh (Joe) Tran, for guidance. Joe was awarded the Bronze Star for saving the life of his fellow soldier. During his time with the team, Joe provided many historical insights and detailed accounts of his valor.

Eager to join the action? Then we’ve got good news. The ARVN content update is free for anyone who already owns the game. It’s free to play from Thursday, May 31st to Sunday, June 3rd. In addition, the full game is on sale for 50% off in the Steam store until June 4th. It’s even more fun with friends, so get them onboard, too!