It’s getting closer… Red River is just a few weeks away now, and Codemasters have treated us to yet another amazing looking trailer, this time outlining the co-op game mode. This ‘Co-op Search and Rescue’ video showcases gameplay footage from the CSAR Fireteam Engagement mode, as Fireteam Bravo inserts behind enemy lines to rescue downed pilots in enemy territory.
Operation Flashpoint: Red River has been developed around co-operative play, whether in the substantial campaign mode or in standalone Fireteam Engagements. Up to four players stand together in drop-in drop-out online co-op, picking one of the fireteam specialists — Rifleman, Automatic Rifleman, Scout and Grenadier — to combine as a fearsome fighting force. Each player can build XP to unlock weapons, skills and modifications for their class, customising their loadouts to suit their preferred style of play.
The ‘Co-op Search and Rescue’ video focuses on one of four standalone Fireteam Engagement modes, where up to four players come together to complete objectives on their own initiative online. In ‘CSAR’ (Combat Search and Rescue) players must extract allied forces stranded behind enemy lines. ‘Combat Sweep’ missions require gamers to eliminate all hostiles in an area of operations and complete additional objectives including destroying weapons caches. ‘Rolling Thunder’ tasks players to escort a convoy through enemy territory and in ‘Last Stand’ the fireteam must hold off increasingly difficult waves of enemy forces before banking their points and extracting.