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Combat Master is a cheesy indie free to play Call of Duty

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Heard of Combat Master? It's a free to play first-person shooter released on Steam in late April and now it has Linux and Steam Deck support.

Designed to be like a much cheesy faster Call of Duty, one that it's optimized for lower-end systems, it doesn't have anywhere near the level of graphics of the current-gen shooters. It's also a game that was primarily made for mobile it seems, that they've ported over to PC and just recently they added Native Linux and Steam Deck support too.

Notes from the latest update:

  • Max players increased: 5v5 and 10 players lobbies are here!
  • Lightning speed loading time!
  • Steamdeck release, Linux + SteamOS.
  • New settting "Toggle Sprint" for Keyboard players.
  • Set "Huh" jump sounds volume.
  • Sniper Rifles now deal more damage over distance.
  • Customize color of Armor Icon in UI.
  • Far away shooting sounds are now louder.
  • Invert Y-axis setting.
  • Warehouse map clipping fix.

They also said the "CombatZone" is coming soon, so probably their own low-end take on a BR like Call of Duty Warzone.

It certainly won't win any awards for originality, and it really is pretty much a bargain-bin poor man's Call of Duty attempt by a small team. That said, it's popular on mobile and even on Steam it seems to regularly have multiple thousands playing it at any time so it seems to have already found an audience. Alfa Bravo Inc (the developers) even say they're just "enthusiasts" who have a "special love for firearms" and the gaming industry with "No corporates" involved.

You can find it on Steam.

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gbudny May 2, 2023
Can I play it with bots?
mrdeathjr May 3, 2023
Quoting: gbudnyCan I play it with bots?

maybe this answer your question

and works with zink too

officernice May 3, 2023
It seems like people are having fun with it. From reviews, it seems like it currently does not have a party system... So I'll wait to check it out until that arrives.
Bogomips May 3, 2023
Played only 10 minutes with bots (and I think people joined the "server") the UI of different settings is awful but it could be a nice fast paced FPS if it is easy to play with friends.

I you are used to FPS on PC you will easily win 100 % of the time at the moment.
Sanaka3 May 3, 2023
can't check it out sadly, because

"This item is currently unavailable in your region"
gbudny May 3, 2023
Quoting: mrdeathjr
Quoting: gbudnyCan I play it with bots?

maybe this answer your question

and works with zink too


It's awesome to see a game similar to Call of Duty because we probably never had anything like that on Linux.
Blu3ye May 5, 2023
I'll give it a try. Thanks for the article. =)
akselmo May 8, 2023
I don't understand why but I genuinely have fun playing this game.
Eike May 8, 2023
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I will a look into it!
Eike May 10, 2023
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I was looking for a Battle Royale game lately. (To be honest, what I really want is PUBG...) Now I see Combat Master has at least some similar mode, ingeniously called "Combat Master".

Any other recommendations for non-hero(!) Battle Royale games for Linux? It should be native or free to play for me.
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