June 2001

 More FanArt from CVROCK!
Posted Friday, June 29, 2001

(CVROCK) is back with one of his latest fanart creations. CLICK HERE to download!

 More Yuri's Revenge Info!
Posted Friday, June 29, 2001

The guys over at PC GamePlay UK just recently posted their thoughts on Yuri's Revenge. Here is quote from the article:

"If you're a fan of Red Alert 2 - and let's face it, there's got to be at least several hundred thousand of you - Yuri's Revenge is everything you could want from an expansion pack..."
PC GamePlay

CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article!

 New Yuri Fan Art!
Posted Thursday, June 28, 2001

One of our talented fans (CVROCK) just recently sent in a killer Yuri's Revenge background for your desktop. CLICK HERE to visit are fanart section to download!

 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2001

It's time again to spotlight one our dedicated and talented Red Alert 2 fan sites.

This week the spotlight shines on...RA2 Zone! So, be sure to check them out when you get the chance.

Also, visit our fan site section for even more links.

 New RA2 Interview!
Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2001

The guys over at CNC World have just recently posted up an exclusive interview with RA2 design lead, Dustin Browder.

Here is one of the questions from the interview:

Cabal: What do you think is the best feature of Yuri's Revenge and Renegade?

Dustin: Yuri's Revenge is going to really change how people play Red Alert 2, especially in multi-play. The third side and some of the new units for the Soviets and Allies will really change the kinds of tactics you use to win. I haven't had a chance to play Renegade yet, but it looks really cool. A good friend of mine is a senior designer on that project and I am extremely confident that when I do get a chance to sit down and play it, I will be blown away.

CLICK HERE to read the rest of the interview.

 GameSpot Meets Yuri!
Posted Monday, June 25, 2001

The guys over at GameSpot.com just recently visited our Irvine, CA studios to check out the latest build of Yuri's Revenge, the expansion pack for Command & Conquer Red Alert 2. If you have been dying for more info about this highly anticipated expansion pack (which adds a new side to multiplayer), this new preview won't disappoint.

Oh, and there is tons of new screen shots from the game, enjoy.

"There's little question that Yuri's Revenge won't serve fans of Red Alert 2 well--it's got depth, the promise of hours and hours of replay value, and, most importantly, the experience behind it."

-Game Spot

Click Here to read the full preview!

 Join the RA2 Community Today!
Posted Friday, June 22, 2001

Want to meet new people? Looking for other great players to talk strategies and tactics with? Well look no further, the official Red Alert 2 message board community is one of the largest boards around and is maintained by Westwood representatives that interact with members. It’s a great place to socialize, meet people, and make new friends. So don’t just sit around, sign-up today!

 Red Alert 2 Game Tips!
Posted Thursday, June 21, 2001

New to Red Alert 2? Need a few extra tips to get past mission 5? Well you've come to the right place. Our indepth Game Tips section is full of all the hints and tips you need to beat Premier Romanov and Yuri all the way back to Russia. So don't delay! Click on the links below for more info.

Strategy Index
Allied Walkthrough
Soviet Walkthrough

 Startling Yuri Image!
Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2001

Recently we were digging through the Red Alert archives and the image below was found. Looks like Yuri has been making friends with Soviet leaders for sometime now.

 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2001

It's time again to spotlight one our dedicated and talented Red Alert 2 fan sites.

This week the honor goes to...CNC Nation! Besure to check them out!

Also, visit our fan site section for even more info and downloads.

 CNC World Posts New Short Story!
Posted Monday, June 18, 2001

Our friends over at CNC World have just recently posted up the latest addition to the "Assassin Chronicles" in their C&C fan fiction section. It is a very captivating story that you don't want to miss. Click Here to check it out!

 Fan Map Program Live!
Posted Friday, June 15, 2001

Now that FinalAlert 2 has been out for week, it's time to get those maps you created posted for the rest of the world to play. Starting today, fans can submit their maps created with FinalAlert 2 to Westwood Studios for download in our fan maps section. This is a great opportunity to let the rest of the world try out your latest creation. So what are you waiting for CLICK HERE for details!

 Win A Free Copy of Emperor!!
Posted Thursday, June 14, 2001

To celebrate the release of Westwood's latest 3D RTS, Emperor: Battle for Dune, Red Alert 2's online community manager (Delphi) will be posting Red Alert 2 online game challenges to message board community members. The postings will be at random times daily, so be on the look out. If you emerge victorious, Westwood will send you a FREE copy Emperor and a Dune T-shirt.

This is only for a limited time so don't delay, register NOW!

(note game challenges will be posted in the general discussion forum)

 The Fans Sound Off!
Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2001

With the launch of Emperor a day away from US launch we wanted to bring you a very hot story from the official Emperor website!

The fans have spoken! When Westwood flew in webmasters from five of the top RTS fansites to see Emperor, we knew they'd love it. And now the fansites will tell you themselves. You don't have to believe us that Emperor's great -- listen to the fans!

Dune 3.com:
Dune 3.com's preview

"The units have some of the most detailed animations I've seen in a 3d RTS game and you can zoom down to have a close up of the different units & buildings doing their thing. Which I must say really rocks. When a structure is deployed it builds up from the ground with scaffoldings and all. Takes a couple of seconds for bigger structures to completely deploy during which time you can really appreciate the building animation."

"The only gripes I had with the game was that I only got to play 4-5 hours of it!"

Click Here for a full list of links and quotes and fan previews!

 New Yuri's Revenge Preview!
Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2001

IGN PC has just posted a preview featuring our favorite "psychic psychotic" with some behind the scenes shots of the live action filming as well as some cool concept art of the characters and units in the game.

Check it out!

IGN PC Preview!

 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2001

It's time to spotlight one our dedicated Red Alert 2 fan sites. These guys work hard for the community and have a passion for the game.

This week the honor goes to!!!! Sgt Lny's C&C Universe! Besure to check them out...

 Tournament Spotlight!!
Posted Monday, June 11, 2001

We would like to say “CONGRATULATIONS” to the players listed below for making it to the top spot on the Red Alert 2 tournament/ladder system for May.

Now that June is upon us, this is your chance to get in there and fight for the #1 spot as the best player in the world, and win some killer prizes from the Westwood prize vault! Don't delay, the #1 spot awaits!

Top Ranked Players for May:


#1 Ranked Player: Dusanowns
#2 Ranked Player: Sapofire
#3 Ranked Player: Best4best


#1 Ranked Player: Gupoom77
#2 Ranked Player: Theodosy
#3 Ranked Player: Portwine

For more information about Westwood Red Alert 2 tournaments Click Here!

Posted Friday, June 8, 2001

The new mission/map editor FinalAlert 2, for Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 is now available for free download!
This newest utility is both powerful and easy to use, and contains a variety of editing features:

Create single-player missions or multi-player maps.

Westwood’s “Frame Work Mode” is now embedded into the FA2 code, color coding the terrain based on elevation.

Insert familiar RA2 vehicles, infantry, structures and monuments into the maps.

Easy to use interface complete with tool tips.

Enables players to script AI behavior for single player missions.

To download FinalAlert 2 Click Here!
For more details about FinalAlert 2 Click Here!

 New RA2 Upgrade1.005/1.006 Released!
Posted Friday, June 8, 2001

This eagerly anticipated update enables gamers to play Red Alert 2 without adjusting, resetting or disconnecting their personal firewalls. The upgrade will auto-install after a player starts the game, then logs onto Westwood Online, the free game matchmaking service that supports Red Alert 2.

The upgrade will provide the following enhancements:

Will allow Internet multiplay through most personal firewalls.

Will allow map names to appear when using maps created with

FinalAlert 2, the official Red Alert 2 map and mission editor.

Will allow players to use maps created with FinalAlert 2 in all game modes.

For more information about the patch click here!

To manually install the patch just click on the appropriate link below. Once the file has downloaded just double click on the file to begin the patching process.






 C&C Calendar
Posted Thursday, June 7, 2001

PlanetCNC has started a new feature which is the monthly Calendar! This calendar includes happenings in the community, as well as real world holidays. They will be posting new months by each quarter. ]

Click Here to check it out!

 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Tuesday, June 5, 2001

It's time to spotlight one our dedicated Red Alert 2 fan sites. These guys work hard for the community and have a passion for the game.

This week the honor goes to!!!! Red Alert II Xtreme! Besure to check them out...


 Athena Massey Interview !
Posted Monday, June 4, 2001

The guys over at Planet CNC have conducted an interview with Athena Massey, the actress who plays Lt. Eva in Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge.

Here's a snip:

How is Joe Kucan, the director?
Just wonderful! Not only is he great with the camera and the actors, but also he's always in such a great mood that it communicates to the entire set. He keeps it fun on both sides of the camera.

More of the interview plus pictures of Athena can be found here:
Athena Interview!


 Red Alert 2 Update 1.005 FAQ Posted!
Posted Friday, June 1, 2001

Since mid February the Red Alert 2 team has been working overtime on an update that will offer many new and exciting fixes and enhancements for RA2 players. Here's an FAQ written by Harvard Bonin (RA2 Producer) of what fans can expect sometime the 1st week of June. We like to thanks our fans for their patience and to those of you who have contributed to helping us solve the mysterious desktop crash bug. It's you the fans who make Red Alert 2 the awesome game everyone has come to love and enjoy.

The RA2 Team

Click Here to read the RA2 1.005 FAQ.