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How to play Red Alert 2 & Yuri's Revenge on Windows 10

How to play Red Alert 2 on Windows 10

Red Alert 2 is now playable on Windows 10 | Campaign and Multiplayer Online!

Step 1: Get Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge

You can now buy a digital copy of all 12 Command & Conquer games from the EA Origin Store. 

If you own a physical copy of Red Alert 2 (not the TFD version), installing the game from the disc no longer works on Windows 10. 

Note: There is information on how to use your discs.

If you already own the game via The First Decade or digitally via Origin, skip this step.

More information on which C&C games have been officially been released as freeware can be found here.

Purchase the C&C Ultimate Collection via EA Origin

Step 2: Apply Fixes for Windows 10

The CnCNet patch is the essential community update for Red Alert 2: Yuri’s Revenge. It contains many bug fixes and makes the game compatible with the latest versions of Windows.

Note: Yuri's Revenge must be installed for Red Alert 2 to work with CnCNet.

Download and install the CnCNet Launcher

Step 3: Play Singleplayer!

To play the Campaign after installing the CnCNet patches, simply launch the game normally or from Origin!

Step 4: Play Multiplayer!

Using the CnCNet Launcher, you are now able to battle it out against others Online or play offline skirmish games.

  • Run the CnCNet Launcher using the Yuri's Revenge CnCNet Shortcut that the install will have created.
  • To look for online games, using the CnCNet Launcher click "Play Online".

Known Issues

If you own a physical copy of Red Alert 2, installing the game from the disc no longer works on Windows 10. 

  • To redeem your copy of Red Alert 2 on Origin, contact EA Support and your serial key to an advisor. That way, they will be able to verify it and redeem the game on your Origin account.

Odd Graphical Glitches and Rendering Issues

  • If you experience any graphical glitches, click on "Options" and experiment with the different "Renderer" options.

Need help?

Visit the CnCNet Discord channel or support forums.