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The cheap and fun FPS Ballistic Overkill is set to get another update and it sounds like it could be quite a good one.

It was updated again recently, adding in more female skins for the different classes that are available and it appears support for the game is set to continue. Here's what the developer teased everyone with:

Hey soldiers!

It's time to muster the troops -  Ballistic Overkill is gearing up for a major new update. Are you ready for an all new game mode? That's right soldiers, a totally new gameplay mode. Add in more new skins and a slew of gameplay enhancements and this will become our biggest and most exciting update yet.

Stay tuned for further announcements!

I'm very curious to know what they will add in. It already has deathmatch, team deathmatch, king of the hill and capture points. It could be capture the flag, last man standing or perhaps they're going even further with a Battle Royale mode. Who knows, but I will be keeping watch!

We've enjoyed a great many hours in this one and our weekly games are starting up again! Be sure to follow us on Twitch to know when to join in! You can find it on Humble Store and Steam

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Whitewolfe80 10 July 2018 at 8:53 pm UTC
Purple PuddingAn article on Ballistic Overkill is published on Tuesday... Is that a Teabag Tuesday reference?

Jokes aside it was great rediscover this little game! Do you know what bonus we get at high levels in the classes (levels>20)?

I am not aware of any I have the Tank and Ninja at level 20 not noticed anything except i keep unlocking weapon skins
iiari 10 July 2018 at 9:51 pm UTC
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sbolokanovAhh Ninja are easy to take out once you know what to look for also and you may not like doing it you have to role a shotgun its the quickest way to gun them down before they reach you.

Actually, ninjas are the one thing keeping me from playing this more. I hate games where it just feels like I'm there as ninja fodder. I get your point about knowing "what to look for" but many of these players are so good that they just slice me up by the time I know they're there. I'll kill for "ninja free servers." Especially as someone who likes to play sniper in the game, we're sitting ducks for them.


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gustavoyaraujo 11 July 2018 at 4:46 am UTC
I like this game. I runs really nice on Linux and the gameplay is fluid and works very well with the steam controller... Also, I'm glad it was made by brazilians
Nektaar 11 July 2018 at 6:58 am UTC
gustavoyaraujoI like this game. I runs really nice on Linux and the gameplay is fluid and works very well with the steam controller... Also, I'm glad it was made by brazilians

Seems like linux is big in Brazil.
argaman123 11 July 2018 at 9:43 am UTC
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argaman123I think you should have a look on that old trello post I found a long time ago.
I asked them about it in a discussion on steam before about a year, and they said that it's not their main goal back then.
So far, this website shows almost every single update that ever came out, way before it did, so I think it might be correct this time.
Oh, now that's interesting. A smaller mode, where you each have to pick a unique class - sounds good and should make games quite varied instead of three invisible ninjas running around
Seems like I was right! Rounds mode will be added to the game next update Sounds great actually!
razing32 11 July 2018 at 2:12 pm UTC
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I'll play this again when they get rid of that Red Shell nonsense.
They pledged to remove it , once they do i may re-install it.


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Whitewolfe80 11 July 2018 at 5:40 pm UTC
[quote=iiari]
Whitewolfe80
sbolokanovAhh Ninja are easy to take out once you know what to look for also and you may not like doing it you have to role a shotgun its the quickest way to gun them down before they reach you.

Actually, ninjas are the one thing keeping me from playing this more. I hate games where it just feels like I'm there as ninja fodder. I get your point about knowing "what to look for" but many of these players are so good that they just slice me up by the time I know they're there. I'll kill for "ninja free servers." Especially as someone who likes to play sniper in the game, we're sitting ducks for them.

Ahh i can help with the detection sound wise if you play with a headset you can hear them coming sounds like 80s laser beam effect when they are running towards you then there is a black smoke trail, lastly if your fond of the sniper class always make sure you can see 360 in all directions on the container map dont bother playing sniper youll never manage it its too easy to counter snipe with the marksman class.
Whitewolfe80 11 July 2018 at 5:42 pm UTC
razing32I'll play this again when they get rid of that Red Shell nonsense.
They pledged to remove it , once they do i may re-install it.

I get where you are coming form personally could not give a rats fuck if some game studio wants to know what game i played after i played there game hell pay me what they paid red shell and i would happily tell them.
Whitewolfe80 11 July 2018 at 5:47 pm UTC
gustavoyaraujoI like this game. I runs really nice on Linux and the gameplay is fluid and works very well with the steam controller... Also, I'm glad it was made by brazilians

Its a fun game and the other game they brought out Horizon is not bad would like to see a story driven fps game but thats more of the type of game i am looking for more than anything.
razing32 11 July 2018 at 7:37 pm UTC
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Whitewolfe80
razing32I'll play this again when they get rid of that Red Shell nonsense.
They pledged to remove it , once they do i may re-install it.

I get where you are coming form personally could not give a rats fuck if some game studio wants to know what game i played after i played there game hell pay me what they paid red shell and i would happily tell them.

It gathers a LOT more.
Including , OS , screen resolution , browser and sites visited.
All in the name of "marketing".
Sorry but NO.
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