Combat Arms deploys players into a dangerous war zone teeming with soldiers of fortune looking to make a mark. The online shooter will advance the FPS genre by offering a rich free-to-play experience and introducing customization features unavailable in the current generation of online FPS games. Players have the ability to tailor their gaming experience by customizing how their characters look as well as which guns and equipment to carry into battle. A large arsenal of deadly weapons can be modified with attachments such as silencers, scopes and extended magazines.
Combat Arms, which was launched in July of 2008, added large chunks of new content this past year, including the NutShot game feature, Quarantine Mode and Fireteam Mode. NutShot gave players a chance for a critical hit with a shot in the groin of male opponents, much like a head shot in all FPS games. Quarantine Mode gives players the opportunity to play as and against infected, zombie-like soldiers. Fireteam Mode allows teams of players to take on terrorists in a player-versus-environment setting.
This month’s update delivers a new server with a brand new set of rules, Super Soldiers game mode and a new map, Dark Forest. Solders will also have the chance to participate in new Mini Missions, which add an additional sense of accomplishment for the game’s toughest competitors. Patriots will appreciate the American Eagle, a special Fourth of July pistol added to the vast Combat Arms arsenal with this update.
The new server, the Papa Server is open to all ranks, and offers Recreation (Rec) Rules. This rule-set offers an easier gameplay experience, and is intended to create a more-even playing field for all players. Soldiers will enjoy Rec Rules-only statistics, lower weapon recoil, and larger hitboxes. The Rec Rules server is also the exclusive home of the dynamic new Super Soldiers mode, which offers a unique and exciting new twist on Combat Arms gameplay.
Super Soldiers is a new addition to Elimination and One Man Army matches on the Papa Server. Mysterious boxes drop all over the map, and players have 10 seconds to scoop one up. Players who grab a box will gain a unique boost – which makes players better, faster or stronger.
Here are the Super Soldiers boosts:
- Nimble Footwork: Increases speed and stamina
- Super Concentration: Decreases recoil
- Merciless Attack: Increases damage and firing speed
- Flawless Defense: Increases DEF and max HP
- Endless Attack: Unlimited magazine recovery and enhanced firing speed
- Enduring Phoenix: Increases max HP and stamina
- Super Recovery: Recovers 100% HP (instant)
- Superalloy Skin: Immune to all damage
- Infection Transformation: Transform into Zombie from Quarantine Mode
- Super Spy Transformation: Transform into Super Spy character from Spy Hunt mode
Mini Missions offer players a chance to receive an extra bonus of EXP and GP. There are over 30 potential missions and are randomly assigned to Soldiers, including the Skull Hunter mission, Blood Hunter missioner and the Infected Slayer Mission. There is no penalty for those who can’t complete their assigned task, but a great reward for those who do succeed.
Dark Forest is latest addition to the large collection of maps available in Combat Arms. Players will duke it in the dank woods with the option of choosing from seven different game modes offered on the map (Bombing Run, Capture the Flag, Elimination, Elimination Pro, Last Man Standing, One Man Army and Spy Hunt).
The game is beginner-friendly while providing great depth for veteran gamers. By rewarding players who win matches and make kills with in-game currency and experience points, Combat Arms extends the game beyond an individual match. Accumulating both will help soldiers rank up to unlock and acquire new weapons and equipment. Further, the game extends beyond the battlefield through an extensive set of community features with a focus on clans. Players can recruit, manage, and communicate with their clan members, all within the game. Additionally, players can maintain a persistent profile to track their experience and performance to see how they rank within the Combat Arms community.
Combat Arms focuses on improving accessibility and community while maintaining a high fidelity combat experience. The free-to-play offering combined with low system requirements will encourage new players enter the traditionally hardcore space.
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