8. Dec    16

TransOcean 2: Rivals - Update 1.2 available


Dear Community,

the latest update for TransOcean 2: Rivals just set sail today! Next to extensive balancing adjustments, which make the game's endless game even more challenging, the update offers you the possibility to configure many values in the endless game mode by yourself. With this you will get the unique opportunity to tailor the game according to your individual wishes and needs.

Full Patch Notes available here

6. Sep    16

TransOcean 2: Rivals - Update 1.1 available


Dear Community,

Good news: Our latest update to version 1.1 for "TransOcean 2: Rivals" is now available. Next to numerous and exciting company contracts it also includes a whole new full automation feature for your fleet. We hope you will enjoy it!

TransOcean 2 - Patch Notes v1.1

New Features: Company Contracts & Automation
Bug fixes:

16. June    16

TransOcean 2: Rivals - Update 1.0.12 available


Dear Community,

our latest update for TransOcean 2: Rivals is now available for download on Steam! Next to bug fixes, a fix for users of Radeon graphics cards as well as further game improvements it also offers a frequently desired feature: visible container loads!

TransOcean 2 - Patch Notes v1.0.12

New feature:

Bug fixes:

20. May    16

TransOcean 2: Rivals - Update 1.0.8 available


Dear Community,

Good news! We have just released the latest update for TransOcean 2: Rivals. Next to bug fixes it for sure also offers numerous game improvements - like optimizations of the auto-pause feature and the reach of the contraband scanner for example.

TransOcean 2 - Patch Notes v1.0.8


Mini game:

17. May    16

TransOcean 2: Rivals - Download the world map


While we are already working on the next update for TransOcean 2: Rivals we have prepared a little surprise for you on our official website for the game. In the artwork section of the page you can download a factful world map for the game. The map not only shows all harbors and regions but also offers information about what boni are waiting for you in each of the regions, what ships will fit into a harbor, what subsidiaries can be build etc.

The map can be downloaded in form of a PDF document under the following link:
Download the world map!

13. May    16

TransOcean 2: Rivals - Update 1.0.6 available


Dear community,

since many players expressed the desire for an option in the single-player mode that will grant them more time for planning their next moves or tactical maneuvers we are very happy to respond to this wish today by publishing a first major update for TransOcean 2: Rivals. In addition to some other improvements regarding the gameplay the much desired option to pause the game will be implemented with this patch!

TransOcean 2 - Patch Notes v1.0.6

New Features:

  1. New pause function (only available in single-player)
    • It is now possible to pause the game in the single-player modes, if the player wishes to do so.
    • The pause function is now enabled by default. It is possible to enable and disable this function anytime during a running game in the options menu.
    • While the pause function is enabled the game will pause automatically during the following situations:
      • As soon as a ship reaches a port.
      • When you enter the port screen.
      • While you look at ships in the wharf or browse for upgrades in the upgrade dock.
      • Every time a menu such as the contract list, the ship report, the cash flow or the victory point statistic is opened.
      • When as ship has been repaired.
      • When a ship has been upgraded.
      • While a direct destination of a ship is being selected via the world map.
  2. The victory point screen now shows if victory points have been earned through the unlocking of region bonuses.
  3. The frame rate has been limited to maximum 120 fps (frames per second).
  4. The limit of the maximum vertical screen resolution of 1200p has been removed. The original resolution of the graphic elements is still 1080p.

Balancing Adjustments:
  1. The ship’s wear and tear has been slightly minimized.
  2. AI improvements have been implemented.

Bug Fixes:

  1. It was not possible to use the help function by pressing the key “H” while the ship list was closed.
  2. A rare calculation error of the repair costs has been fixed.
  3. Several localization and text problems have been fixed.
  4. The performance while scrolling longer lists has been optimized.
  5. Excessive fuel consumption could result in a negative fuel gauge.
  6. The world map zoom did sometimes not reset properly.
  7. A possible display problem of the ship selection has been fixed.
  8. Rare button or menu malfunctions as well as overlapping menus have been removed.
  9. Faulty victory point calculations have been corrected.
  10. A bug which resulted in a game freeze due to a certain combination of actions, quests and game length has been fixed.
  11. The direction of the mouse wheel during the creation of a profile has been corrected.
  1. The third goal of chapter 3 is now being evaluated correctly.
  2. In certain circumstances it was not possible to select the destination port during the tutorial of chapter 4.
  3. In chapter 5 it was possible to put an offer on Lydia Blithe-Smith’s shipping company even with a frozen bank account.
  1. If a player changed his name inside the „room“, a copy of the profile could appear in the lobby.
  2. A bug has been fixed that in some cases prevented the end of a game.
Competition mode:
  1. A bug which could cause the AI to go inactive has been fixed.
  2. The AI now attempts to fulfill quest goals with more fervor.
Mini game:
  1. Enemy vessels now appear red on the mini-map. The player’s ship is white.
  2. Light reflections in the mini game have been improved.

11. May    16

TransOcean 2: Rivals - Out now!


Ship ahoy and full steam ahead: Our exciting economic simulation TransOcean 2: Rivals is available now! Experienced sea dogs and daring ordinary seamen who would like to enter the thrilling shipping business and to build up their own world wide empire, can find the game here:

Grab your copy now!

09. May    16

TransOcean 2: Rivals - Tutorial #5

The official release of TransOcean 2: Rivals is near. In our fifth tutorial we show you how to defeat your rivals tactically with the help of region majorities!

04. May    16

TransOcean 2: Rivals - Release-Trailer

Heads up, virtual captains! We have just launched our official release trailer for TransOcean 2: Rivals. For all who can't wait until the official release on May 11th, 2016 and want to pre-order the game to secure some unique maritime pre-order bonuses right now, here is the link to the overview:

Pre-Order overview

29. Apr    16

Gameplay preview on GameStar

German games magazine GameStar got behind the rudder together with Andrea of the Deck13 Hamburg developer team to take a closer look into TransOcean 2: Rivals during an extensive game session. You can see the resulting video on gamestar.de. Although it is available in German only, we still hope you will enjoy watching!

Preview on GameStar.de

27. Apr    16

TransOcean 2: Rivals - Tutorial #4

Our fourth tutorial for TransOcean 2: Rivals has been set to sea. This time we'll show you everything connected to shipyards, ships and their upgrades. So, cast off and straight into the video!

18. Apr    16

TransOcean 2: Rivals - World map and ports

By popular request we have just released a neat overview of all available ports of TransOcean 2: Rivals on Steam for you. For those who are curious and can't wait to explore the Seven Seas in more detail, here is the link:

List of ports


15. Apr    16

TransOcean 2: Rivals - Dev Diary #2

In our second Developer Diary for TransOcean 2: Rivals the Deck13 Hamburg developer team offers some deeper insights into the ideas, the basics and the technique behind the exciting multiplayer mode of the game. So take the helm and move straight into the video!

08. Apr    16

TransOcean 2: Rivals - Tutorial #3

In our third tutorial for TransOcean 2: Rivals we give you some deeper insights into the multiplayer mode of the game. So, cast off and challenge your rivals to an exciting competition!

31. Mar    16

Upgrade your ships

In addition to the freight upgrades there are of course also numerous other upgrade options for your fleet available in TransOcean 2: Rivals. You can use them to improve the performance of your ships as well as to secure other benefits for your fleet. Each of your ships will offer three upgrade slots and for each of these slots you will have to choose between two possible improvements. To upgrade a ship you'll have to visit a harbor that is equipped with a special upgrade dock. If the nearest upgrade dock is already possessed by a competitor, you are free to decide whether you prefer to set sail to another one, or to secure an upgrade dock for yourself to save money in the long term.


29. Mar    16

Tank freights in TransOcean 2: Rivals

n our series on the various cargo types of TransOcean 2: Rivals we today we dedicate ourselves to the tankers. Tankers can be used to ship liquids of all kinds. For example: crude oil, diesel and beverages. For the transport of animal oils and hazardous materials such as LPG, kerosene or liquid chemicals you have to equip your ships with special upgrades or transport licenses.


27. Mar    16

Happy Easter!

The TransOcean 2: Rivals team wishes you a HAPPY EASTER!


26. Mar    16

TransOcean 2: Rivals - Tutorial #2

In our second tutorial video for TransOcean 2: Rivals we will show you how to navigate through the game's menus and what options are waiting for you inside of them. So hoist the anchor and move straight into the video!

22. Mar    16

TransOcean 2: Rivals - Voice Recordings

Good news! The main characters of TransOcean 2: Rivals will be synchronized for the first time! The voice recordings are already in full swing. Here are some impressions of the Deck13 Hamburg devoloper team at the toneworx studios in Hamburg.


18. Mar    16

TransOcean 2: Rivals - Tutorial #1

In today's tutorial video for TransOcean 2: Rivals we present first insights into the basics of the game. So put on your captain's hat and have fun watching!

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