A.V.A. is a free-to-play, team-based, military shooter that plunges you into the middle of a world at war. Fight in brutal 5 vs 5 combat across dozens of maps wielding authentic military weapons or explore the world of A.V.A. through challenging scenario modes and battle grueling bosses.
User reviews: Mixed (5,776 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 14, 2011

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July 30

A.V.A Event News

Dear soldiers,

We would like to provide you all with some information regarding on-going and upcoming events.



Esports Corner


Andromeda is getting ready for the AIC, taking place end of August in Taiwan.
We wish the team good luck!


Due to the AIC taking place during our usual A Points cups, no cup will be held in August.
Usual schedule will resume in September. The next cup will be announced at a later time on our main website.

We would like to also officially announce that 2 teams will be able to qualify for the AWC.
The 2 teams will fly to Asia to compete against the world's top A.V.A teams.

Additional prizes for the Top 8 teams will be announced at a later time. Stay tuned.

For more info on AIC/AWC, please visit the following link.

Nations Challenge

Registration now closed.
The qualifiers will start August 1st/2nd
Cups will then be held every weekend
Playoffs will be held in September

For more information, please visit the following link.

Of course, usual ESL cups will he held every weekend.


Clan Championship

July Season is about to close. Thank you all for your participation!
Rewards wil be sent before August 7th.
Please do not send tickets before this date.

Winners will be announced on our website at a later time.

We would also like to inform you that some changes will be in place from next cup:
- There will be some on/off seasons
- There will be no CCS in August
- The next cup, from September will last 2 months
- Then cups schedule will be 1 month off / 2 months on


August in-Game events

The schedule for in-game events will be a similar to July events:

Weekday Events

Week 1/3: 5-Days Annihilation event, 3-Days Breach event, 2-Days Military Drill event
Week 2/4: 5-Days Demolition event, 3-Days Escort event, 2-Days Military Drill event

Participation prize will be 5 000 euros per event (total 10 000 euros per day) + timed weapons.

Pool of timed weapons to obtain in August: 
MP7A1 Night Flier, Mosin-Nagant Dragon Roar, SR-2M Rune Master, M14 Golden Lord, Samurai set, Hanami set and Uchigatana.

Click on the following pictures to see the calendars

Weekend Events

Quick Match event will be held every weekend, check our event calendar for more information.
Participation prize will be 5 000 euros per event (total 10 000 euros per day) + timed weapons.
Pool of timed weapons to obtain in August: Weapons from latest patches

Please know that rewards will be sent within 1 week (longer that usual weekday events)

Booster events will also be held every weekend.



Special events

Summer of Fun Forum Events
New Map event (wait for upcoming patch notes for more information)
Scrim Night (Stream Event) every Friday evening
Weekly GM event


Have fun in August!

Your A.V.A Team

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“Alliance of Valiant Arms is one of those rare F2P MMO gems that has both top-notch graphics and extremely in-depth and varied gameplay.”
Excellent – MMOhuts

“For a title that’s free to play, it’s almost unnaturally good”
8 - Great – Gamezone

“Alliance of Valiant Arms is one of the best, if not the best, MMOFPS games to play today and is highly recommended to anyone who is a fan of the genre.”
Highly Recommended – MMOSquare

About This Game

A.V.A. is a free-to-play, team-based, military shooter that plunges you into the middle of a world at war. Fight in brutal 5 vs 5 combat across dozens of maps wielding authentic military weapons. Side with the European Union (E.U.) or the Neo-Russian Federation (N.R.F.) to determine control of the battlefield. Test your skills against your friends and see if you have what it takes to come out on top!

Key features:

  • FREE Guns: Over 90 weapons purchasable with in-game currency. Now you can fight, not pay, for your license to kill.
  • Loads of Content: Over 90 maps and modes, over 300 weapons, and new content coming every month. Never run out of things to do, weapons to experiment with, or enemies to kill.
  • Killer Classes: Select from 3 distinct classes with their own talents and abilities. Get up close and personal with the SMG and shotgun wielding Pointman, lay down suppressing fire and deal lethal damage at mid-range with the Rifleman, or take the one-shot, one-kill path with the long-range, death-dealer, the Sniper.
  • Squad Commander: Take command of your team to unlock high tech binoculars. Scope out distant locations, mark enemy soldiers, and report back to your teammates before sending them in for the kill.
  • Weapon Customization: Turn deadly pieces of military hardware into epic killing machines. Add custom parts or modify your weapons to improve recoil, damage, accuracy, and more.
  • Unlocks, Medals, Badges and Achievements: Complete daily quests, accomplish rare feats of strength and skill, learn new and deadly skills, collect caches of weapons, armor and money, and much, much more!
  • PvE Scenario Mode: Team up with between 1-3 friends to take on the challenging Scenario mode. Discover the story hidden within A.V.A. via the contiguous Train and Over Rider modes. Unlock special weapons and abilities only available in these exciting modes.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 6GB
    • Video Card: NVidia GeForce 6600 or better
    • DirectX®: 9.0C
    • Additional: Internet Connection required
Helpful customer reviews
1,205 of 1,404 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
How to play A.V.A - Alliance of Valiant Arms:
Step 1: Download and install the game.
Step 2: Skip the tutorial.
Step 3: Create a new character and join a game.
Step 4: Wait until the game is finished.
Step 5: When the achievement "1st one down" is completed, exit the game.
Step 6: Open TF2 and get the new item (The Black Rose).
Step 7: Uninstall A.V.A and never touch it again.

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206 of 220 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
494.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
First off, don't get fooled by my played hours, I've been playing it way before it was avaiable on steam but I didn't touch it since around 1.5 years. I would estimate that my played hours are somewhere around 3k, I've also participated in 2 tournaments. I would still love this game and recommend it to everyone and their grandma if Aeria wouldn't have messed up AVA like they did.

AVA was a great game back when ijji published it, it had great potential. The maps are great, nothing to complain about here. You could buy Weapons, Grenades and Armor for ingame money. You would get money relatively slow, but once you hit 50-60k € you could buy a decent, permanent weapon and that's pretty much all you needed. You also need money to repair that weapon and buy parts for your weapon that need to get replaced regularly. Getting 50-60k could take up to 1-2 months, depending on how much you played. You could still spend real money on weapons in order to get them immediately. It still was not pay to win at all. The graphics were actually decent for a F2P game. You would encounter hackers from time to time, depending on whether there were any free hacks out there or not.

Ever since Aeria games took over things changed. Their biggest failure was the removal of permanent weapons, which ultimately made the game pay to win. You could only buy weapons for 30 days, then they expired. The price of a decent weapon was still around 50-60k, and I guess you already see that this is a huge problem. If you don't play 3-4 hours per day you won't be able to get 50-60k per month, that means you have to play with the standard weapons which are not entirely useless, but you would never beat someone who is on the same skill level as you with a standard weapon while he uses his expensive rifle. This also meant that old players will always have an advantage over new players, because they still have their permanent weapons.

The thing is, you may think that the publisher should have no influence on the content of the game, since they are only publishing, but not making it. Redduck is actually making the game, and they do so for several other regions such as Japan/China/Korea. All of those regions still have permanent weapons. In fact, Aeria denied to have anything to do with the change from permanent to timed weapons, but we actually contacted someone from Redduck who told us that they were against that change, but Aeria insisted.

The next point are hackers. Aeria implemented a new anti cheat engine that doesn't do its job at all. There were times where you would run into a hacker every 2-3 games. I can't tell you how it is in its current state tho, since I haven't played since quite some time.

By the way, Aeria introduced the "Tiered Spender" where you would get additional rewards depending on how much money you spend on their game. That's a nice concept, but the thing is that many of those additional rewards are permanent weapons, which is another aspect that makes it pay to win. Just to give you an idea on what you have to spend for a permanent weapon: In one of those tiered spenders you would get a permanent weapon starting at 7999 AP(a little more than 60€) and ending at 29999 AP(around 210€).

This is coming from someone who sometimes played this game all day long, played 2 tournaments and even made a few videos, my best montage got around 2k views, my overall best AVA video has around 10k views. If you have LOTS of money and can live with the fact that this game is pay to win then by all means, get it. I've been putting a decent amount of money into this game myself, and I would never do it again. Money still doesn't buy you skill, but it surely gives you an huge advantage. The next thing to consider are the hackers, everytime there are free hacks on a certain site AVA will be unplayable, and you might even get banned despite being a legitimate player (At one point hackers were able to use your name, which earned you lots of reports). And then I wish you good luck with Aerias automated support answers when you try to appeal a ban.

In the end it's up to you, but I can not recommend it in its current state.


I still play a round or two every few months, and I was positively surprised when I played yesterday. Permanent guns are back, but they are really expensive and it surely will take you quite some time until you have enough money for a good gun. I think they need to either make the weapons cheaper, or give you the option to try them out for free before you buy them permanently. It now feels a lot like back in the days when I still used to play this game all day long, but it still has a few pay to win elements. You are still not going to be able to beat a good player if you are average and spend a lot of money, but it's harder for beginners to get into the game, because it will take lots of time until you found the right gun, can afford it, and got enough money to buy armor as well. So it's not pay to win in the sense that bad players will defeat good players because they spent money, but good players who already have an advantage over new/bad players will have an even bigger advantage, so expect to have a hard time in the beginning if you plan on playing AVA.

If you are starting out I recommend you check out some guides because there are some things you should know that are not immediately obvious. Here is an (old) thread that's actually meant for players who want to play AVA competitively, but still is relevant and could give you some useful tips: http://www.aeriagames.com/forums/en/viewtopic.php?t=1885997

Hackers are still around, but it's not as bad as it used to be. It is understandable that they can't prevent hacking, because they can only react to hacks after they have been released for the most part. They surely are doing things to stop hackers before they actually get to do any damage, we have XIGNCODE after all. It's similar to bugs and glitches, if you programming a game or program you are going to try to avoid bugs, but you can't eliminate every single bug before they actually occured. The best you can do is try to prevent them to your best ability, so there will be as few bugs as possible.

So, I still don't recommend this game, altho it got a lot better. AVA is on a good path right now and maybe I will one day be able to recommend it again. I even think I'm going to play it more regularly from now on. Maybe I will give AVA a positive review one day, but today is not that day.
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377 of 468 people (81%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Good thing the uninstall button wasn't pay to uninstall

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303 of 383 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
54.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Got banned for innactivity. Companies these days seem to find more dumb reasons to ban someone.
Also a Pay2Win game.
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90 of 110 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
69.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
It was one of my favorites online FPS when IJJI was in control. Ever since Ariea Gamer Fawked it up, it's complete trash. I'm sorry AVA, but -6/10 R.I.P IJJI R.I.P AVA
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