Check out our Monthly Survey Page to see what our users are running.

Indie FPS 'Ballistic Overkill' updated with a new 'Rounds' game mode

Posted by , | Views: 5,170

Rounds is a new game mode for Ballistic Overkill that sees two teams of up to 6 players fight to eliminate the other team, each player only has one life per round. It's a common game mode in other first-person shooters, one I actually quite like as it increases the intensity of the game.

Here's what they said about it:

We will be launching the Beta version of the 'Rounds' game mode on Thursday evening (EST). This will be a game mode with up to 6 players on each team. Each round will last 90 seconds and if you are eliminated you will only be able to spectate your own team members. The winning team is either the team with the last member alive or the most living players at the end of the round. The overall winner is the first team to win 4 rounds.

Even though it's a "Beta" you don't need to opt into anything, as it's in the public game. They said they would announce further details when it's live, but they haven't yet.

I managed to try it out and the idea isn't bad at all, it does need a tweak once you die to actually allow you to change who you spectate, as it gets stuck following the person that killed you.

Grab a copy from Humble Store or Steam

Article taken from
13 Likes, Who?
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG, Humble Store and Paradox Interactive. See more information here.
About the author -
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
The comments on this article are closed.
nox 3 August 2018 at 10:23 am UTC
View PC info
  • Supporter
Little problem for those of us who play on 2560x1440. The UI elements are now scaled for 1080p it seems like. Reported it.
Elvanex 3 August 2018 at 3:36 pm UTC
You know what mode would be cool for this game? Capture the flag. Also, some new maps would be nice. But mostly though, I feel this game could use a round of general polish. It's still my go to online shooter, but it's been feeling a bit stale lately. This update should help with that though.
buono 3 August 2018 at 7:59 pm UTC
View PC info
  • Supporter
I like the new mode. The UI is very clumsy and after death is annoying, but a little polish should fix that. Still desperately needs new maps. 'Rounds' in the wonderdome is a waste of time.
officernice 4 August 2018 at 10:35 am UTC
Wish they would just come out with a map editor. So many terrible maps in that game.
ison111 4 August 2018 at 5:21 pm UTC
This is definitely one of my favorite game modes in any FPS game. I'll have to give it a try.
iiari 6 August 2018 at 7:03 am UTC
View PC info
  • Supporter
Anyone else having graphics issues on NVIDIA since the update?
Creak 6 August 2018 at 12:50 pm UTC
View PC info
  • Supporter
  • Top Supporter
Saw you play the game on twitch Liam, a few months ago, and decided to buy the game, but the game would not launch (but I don't have a standard rig, so I don't blame the devs). I think I'll give it another go anyway, this seems like a very good FPS!
buono 6 August 2018 at 1:32 pm UTC
View PC info
  • Supporter
They seem to have pushed an update that breaks vulkan and causes graphical issues. launch options "%command% -force-opengl" is a work around for the moment.

Last edited by buono on 6 August 2018 at 1:33 pm UTC
iiari 6 August 2018 at 5:30 pm UTC
View PC info
  • Supporter
That works nicely. Thanks!
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on Patreon, Liberapay or Paypal. We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
Livestreams & Videos
Community Livestreams
  • Sneaky Beaky: „HITMAN“
  • Shots Fired: „Saints Row: The Third“
  • Story Time: „Trüberbrook“
Popular this week
View by Category
Latest Comments
Latest Forum Posts