This edition packages weapon DLC from ten previous expansions as well new featured content.
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Release Date: Jun 27, 2012

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March 30

Tribes: Ascend 1.3 - Patch Notes


Gameplay
  • Hellfire is now available to play for CTF and Blitz and has been added to all appropriate server map rotations.
  • Votekick percentage increased to 45%, up from 35%
  • Changed votekick message to include player who initiated the votekick.
  • "Vote by [votekick_starter]: kick [kickable_player]?"
  • Ammo pickups now yield the same 400 hp heal on all armor types when
    • Light - Heals for 400 HP, up from 300.
    • Medium - Heals for 400 hp, down from 462.
    • Heavy - Heals for 400 hp, down from 520.
      picked up.
  • Blueshift has been removed from map rotations by community request. This map will still be available to play on custom servers.
Equipment Changes
  • Automatic Weapons
    • All rapid fire weapons have had RNG based spread completed removed in favor for precise shots based on player skill only.
    • The following weapons have had their damage falloff values adjusted to 80% damage at range. This is to normalize the falloff between other similar weapons.
      • Falcon
      • NJ4
      • X1 LMG
  • Saber Launcher
    • May now fire without locking a target. This will result a dumbfire missile with no tracking ability, similar to the old Titan Launcher.
    • Tracking Missile
      • Target vehicle is locked with the same previous method and timing
      • Damage increased to 1350, up from 1200
      • Impulsed increased to 85000, up from 80000
      • Range increased to 360, up from 220
    • Dumbfire Missile
      • Impulsed increased to 85000, up from 80000
      • Range increased to 360, up from 220
      • Damage set to 370
      • Direct impact damage multiplier set to 2.0
      • Impulse set to 85000
      • Range set to 300
      • Speed set to 3000
      • Inheritance set to 50%
      • Size set to 15
  • Mortar Launcher
    • Mortar direct impact timer increased to 0.75 seconds, up from 0.5 seconds.
    • When hitting a vehicle the shorter timer is now used.
    • Damage lowered to 1300, down from 1400.
    • Direct hit bonus increased to 1.154, up from 1.0. Now deals 1500 damage on direct impact.
      Minimum damage decreased to 600 damage at max range.
  • Thrown Disks
    • Decreased damage to 350, down from 600.
    • Increased direct hit multiplier to 2.0, up from 1.5. Now deals 700 damage on direct impact.
  • Heavy weapons impulse reduction
    • The following weapons have had their impulse values reduced to 85,000 down from 90,000.
      • Heavy Spinfusor
      • Heavy Bolt Launcher
      • Heavy Blinksfusor
  • Plasma Gun
    • Fire interval reduced to 0.5, down from 0.6
    • Damage reduced to 270, down from 280.
  • NJ5 returns to Medium armor.
    • Fire interval set to 0.2
    • Damage set to 150
    • Falls off to 80% damage at at max range of 6000.
  • Impact Nitron
    • Increased radius to 400, up from 350.
  • Shocklance
    • Damage increased to 600, up from 500.
    • No longer drains energy for up to 250 bonus damage.
    • Damage dealt from behind remains at 2x.
    • Removed impulse given to hit target.
  • Fixed a long standing issue where beams from sniper rifles would not connect with a target when successfully hit at long distances.
  • Fixed an issue preventing players from equipping a repair tool at a repair station when they have the ELF gun equipped.
  • Fixed an issue where the Flak Cannon / EFG would not reload at various stages in its clip.
  • Fixed an issue where the Flak Cannon / EFG would award multiple kills on a single target.
Vehicles
  • Vehicle ejection speeds have been increased.
    • Light ejects at 50% vehicle speed, up from 40%
    • Medium ejects at 40% vehicle speed, up from 35%
  • GravCycle
    • Health reduced to 1400, down from 2200.
  • Shrike
    • Health reduced to 1400, down from 2800
    • Energy regeneration per second reduced to 10, down from 20
    • Reduced impulse from weapon to 2500, down from 10,000
    • Explosion radius reduced to 200, down from 250
  • Fixed an issue where many projectiles were being killed on direct impact with a vehicle and not dealing damage to them, especially while stationary.
Misc.
  • Additional network optimizations to improve performance.
  • Tweaked load balancing logic to try and keep players on the same physical server between map transitions.
  • Lowered minimum mip settings to allow players to adjust their INI settings for extremely low texture resolutions.
  • Fixed an issue where the weapon HUD would turn back on after match completed even though it had been disabled.
  • Fixed an issue where the laser targeter target location wasn’t being properly set while in 3rd person camera mode.
  • Fixed an issue where empty perks were being shown in the spectator hud.

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Reviews

“...the most exciting first-person shooter I've played in years.”
100/100 – Eurogamer
“...stop reading right now and download this game.”
100/100 – Ausgamers
“A game that is just fun as hell.”
91/100 – Ten Ton Hammer

Special Edition

About This Game

Tribes: Ascend is the world’s fastest shooter - a high-adrenaline, online multiplayer FPS with jetpacks, skiing, vehicles, and multiple classes. The classic shooter franchise Tribes has been played by well over 1 million people. With Tribes: Ascend, the franchise is reborn – fast-paced, vertical, acrobatic combat combined with class-based teamwork and stunning sci-fi visuals.

Key Features:

  • Skiing: A slow soldier is a dead soldier. By holding down space bar you remove friction and build momentum to traverse large maps, hunt down targets, and escape enemy territory at intense speeds.
  • Jetpacks: Total freedom of movement and aerial, dog-fight like combat.
  • Class-Based Combat: Unlock up to nine distinct classes, each with unique weapon loadouts and abilities.
  • Player Progression: As you play a class you gain experience which is used to unlock class-specific skills and perks. You can also share the xp gained while playing a favorite class to progress other classes.
  • Escalating Intensity: In each match you earn credits for shooting down enemies or supporting your team’s objectives. Use these match credits to upgrade base defenses, access vehicles, or call-in tactical strikes. The longer you play, the more chaotic the match becomes.
  • Vehicles: Pilot the powerful Beowulf tank, the speedy two-person Grav Cycle or the versatile flying Shrike.
  • Beautiful, Massive Battlefields: Wage war in a variety of open environments including frozen wastelands, sprawling cities, and jagged mountains.
  • Don’t Fight Alone: Friend-list allows you to link up with others and establish supremacy online
  • Free To Play... but not pay to win: All items affecting game play can be earned by playing the game itself. Players can purchase optional Tribes Gold to unlock classes more quickly and/or skills more quickly. Players will also be able to purchase cosmetic skins with Tribes Gold.
  • Spectator Mode: Highly-detailed spectator mode allows you to zoom in on your favorite players, view player data, and switch between action hot spots on the fly.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Althon X2 2.7 GHz
    • Memory: 2GB (XP), 3GB (Vista, Win7)
    • Hard Disk Space: 10 GB free
    • Video Card: ATI or Nvidia graphics card with 512MB video ram or better and Shader Model 3.0+ support. (ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher).
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Video Card: ATI or Nvidia graphics card with 1GB video ram or better and Shader Model 3.0+ support (Nvidia GeForce GTX 560+ or ATI Radeon 6950+).
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Woubbuffet9
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
THIS IS A ♥♥♥♥ING AMAZING GAME
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yung meme
( 29.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
how to be a tribes player on steam
1. disregard the fact that hi-rez is a seperate entity than valve and has its own community
2. take to the comments en masse and screech about how the game is dead
3. uninstall the game, furthering the imagined problem
4. bask in your self-righteous glory
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SurfingWizard13
( 18.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
When you look down you can see your legs :)
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Ashen Foxxe
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
This game is like giving marbles sentience, placing them in separate teams with rediculously amazing weapons, and then an angry toddler shakes the bowl you put the marbles in. Den oudda Den.
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OBI-JUAN KENOBI [GER]
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Tribes Ascend is an awesome game thats getting ruined by laggy servers.
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Jakraz
( 114.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
They are a hackers. and You will not be a winner.
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D.M.C
( 17.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
I first played Tribes: Ascend 3 or 4 years ago on its official site I got hooked to it pretty fast and it even became one of those games that you could play and forget a little thing called the time. The game is really fast paced for those of you that have not played it reccomend that if you are the type of gamer that can lose there temper very easily on an online game and you like to blame it on lag then this would not be the game for you simply cause most of the players Have mastered the tragectory system meaning that they could probably predict where you are going to land or where you are going to run or ski off to and shoot a grenade at your feet from across the map. Now when i stopped playing this game my old computer fryed itself and i nearly got completly got engrossed in consol games and had completly forgot about tribes until a few days ago but could not remember the name at all until a friend that played it before said it was on steam. Now while i was downloading this i thought my preowned Toshiba laptop that i got for less than £200 wont be likley to handle this at all well tribes proved me wrong it has never lagged on me at all so far and i find that outstanding considering that TF2 lags all the time until ive been on the server for a few minutes. I feel that its unfortunate that the communilty of tribes ascend has remained so small cause if it got pretty big we would be looking at one of the biggest free to play fps games competing alongside tf2 which wasnt even originally free and many more. Ive noticed that they have only updated a couple of times since they brought the game out to the online comunity and ive also seen people question or speculate on it but i say where did they need to improve. Now i noticed that they reduced the blast radius and damage of explosives and I would suggest a tribe customization and that would represent the players clan. But please HiRez Studios if any of you read this review please only take the suggestion if there is a boost on players in the steam and web community. I cant really think of anything bad about this game other than the auto balance system for teams i often find myself killing allot in one game then getting killed all the time in the next match I feel that this might be the only thing that could be driving people away from this game.
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dachwi
( 87.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
too much fun. Been playing Tribes since Starsiege Tribes with the Renegades mod. I'm still no good, but it's a blast.
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nok3
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
the game and the company doesn't want me to play it. how is that productive?
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Hawk
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
It is very difficult to kill a target in this game, difficult cu maim . I don't like this "glide" thing, very stresfull and unpleasend game. Planetside 2 is just so much more superior for this but my laptop cannot run it because bad optimisation.
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billy mays
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
This is a game
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DartMouth
( 88.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
A good successor to 2 old childhood favorites! The movement and skiing is spot on and gun play feels great! The only thing it's missing is mod and custom map support.
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Ocfos²³
( 30.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Despite the name, I don't feel like I've ascended very much.

I did, however, slide majestically into a landmine with 250 km/h and witness my dead body scoot into a nearby pit of lava.

It's a shame there isn't very many players any more, because it's still a very fun game.
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Fydrenak
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Awesome game and really deserved more attention than it got. So glad they're sticking with it!
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Feeling
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
I just played it and it feel so fantastic.
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Chodder
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
i wont sa it is bad i just find the controls really bad and the aiming is awful, when i play a game that has a dot as your reticle then i expect to be able to look down my sight why can't i do that it is really hard and can actually be done in real life so i recommend this game to people who have time to learn how to play it.
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Misanthrope
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
-Installs a bunch of junk to computer.
-Requires seperate account.
-Create account in terrible interface, get no message, page just refreshes
-Try to login, text goes out of textbox
-Account not found
-Uninstall.

The game might have positive reviews but I hate when games come with stuff I don"t want to use on the side.
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codesoft6
( 40.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
VERY GOOD GAME
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[KoN] Flappyem
( 29.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Hardcore, Intense, FPS, Shitproof - Tribes: Ascend
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
South Park once posed the question, "How do you kill that which has no life?"

Hi-Rez Studios provided a pretty strong answer.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Hardcore, Intense, FPS, Shitproof - Tribes: Ascend
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Just in case you're wondering let me get straight to the point,

- Not P2W
- The servers are still online
- Weak laptops can run this game at minimal or low
- Fast paced
- You do need an account but it will only take a min
- The devs did NOT abandon the game and its still active
- You don't have to pay anything to win the game
- Oh yeah and it's Free
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
You know what's more fun than playing Halo online with your friends? Playing Halo with jetpacks and skis!
And you can't beat the price: it's free.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
46.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
SHOOTY SHOOTY SHOOTY SHOOTY MELEE!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
great game, fast gameplay and exiting, when theres players
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Despite the name, I don't feel like I've ascended very much.

I did, however, slide majestically into a landmine with 250 km/h and witness my dead body scoot into a nearby pit of lava.

It's a shame there isn't very many players any more, because it's still a very fun game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
I first played Tribes: Ascend 3 or 4 years ago on its official site I got hooked to it pretty fast and it even became one of those games that you could play and forget a little thing called the time. The game is really fast paced for those of you that have not played it reccomend that if you are the type of gamer that can lose there temper very easily on an online game and you like to blame it on lag then this would not be the game for you simply cause most of the players Have mastered the tragectory system meaning that they could probably predict where you are going to land or where you are going to run or ski off to and shoot a grenade at your feet from across the map. Now when i stopped playing this game my old computer fryed itself and i nearly got completly got engrossed in consol games and had completly forgot about tribes until a few days ago but could not remember the name at all until a friend that played it before said it was on steam. Now while i was downloading this i thought my preowned Toshiba laptop that i got for less than £200 wont be likley to handle this at all well tribes proved me wrong it has never lagged on me at all so far and i find that outstanding considering that TF2 lags all the time until ive been on the server for a few minutes. I feel that its unfortunate that the communilty of tribes ascend has remained so small cause if it got pretty big we would be looking at one of the biggest free to play fps games competing alongside tf2 which wasnt even originally free and many more. Ive noticed that they have only updated a couple of times since they brought the game out to the online comunity and ive also seen people question or speculate on it but i say where did they need to improve. Now i noticed that they reduced the blast radius and damage of explosives and I would suggest a tribe customization and that would represent the players clan. But please HiRez Studios if any of you read this review please only take the suggestion if there is a boost on players in the steam and web community. I cant really think of anything bad about this game other than the auto balance system for teams i often find myself killing allot in one game then getting killed all the time in the next match I feel that this might be the only thing that could be driving people away from this game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
I have got to say as an original starsiege triber when this game first came out I was pretty pyched for the series getting a redemption after the fiasco of tribes 3. As updates came pouring in the game kept getting worse and I simply started thinking of it as Call of Duty: Tribes. The recent patch though has put it all back to the original starsiege and tribes 2 type play. I gotta say kudos first off for admitting to the mistake of the direction the game went, and even bigger for fixing it and making it far more inline with starsiege and tribes universe overall. Thank you. Now all I need is a poop pack mod to add funky music and sound bits everywhere lol.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
VERY GOOD GAME
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
While it may be true Hi rez has fixed the game in recent years, this game is dead. I hate to say it, as it was one of my favourite games made by them.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
What once was a fun game with some amusing things, like the OP perk combinations that were possible, has been dumbed down to what I would consider a low-blow to the Tribes series in general. Now that you can buy all the weapons and that in one incredibly cheap pack (which is nice, I must admit) the game feels like it's been rolled back to a beta-like stage.
Should all the things that made this game very much enjoyable come back, I'll change my review.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
767.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Was best game once, well balanced classes and teamwork always wins no matter how many power players other team has.

But now...
After long waited (2+ years) update devs screwed it all.
Class system destroyed, everything else nerfed.
Do not bother no more new player, this is no more Tribes Ascend.
Guess I'll leave it for good after 3 years and 2000+ hrs ingame.

Damn, stupid, lame devs, finally you manage to kill this jewel!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Dear Devs,
You killed this game
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Gotta go fast. Achieve speeds of over 400 KM/H over the flag stand in order to achieve victory. Or spend the entire game sitting in the generator room as a fat ♥♥♥ tank farming easy kills. Or spend the entire game literally acting as a human meat shield physically body blocking incoming cappers much more talented than you without lifting a finger. Whichever role suits you best, this game is 10/10 casual and competitive gameplay. Does your team suck? Screw the objective and go kill people. Is your team coordinated and awesome? Use an extremely in depth built in system of communication in the form of chat trees in order to implement extremely precise coordinated offensive attacks to clear the enemy flag stand for your premier hero capper and shut out the other team. MLG 360 noscope blu pl8 specials. Clutch plays and genuinely "OHHHHHHhh!!!!!" moments are the norm in this game. If you like fast paced arena style shooters with unlimited skill cielings that revolve around movement, this game is for you. If you like to ignore the fact that you could be skiiing around at over 500 KM/H and sit like a god damn hen on the flag stand instead, this game is for you. If you want to disregard any kind of team based objective style gameplay and just kill people, this game is for you.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
'bout time I played this again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Flying + skiing + slow-moving projectiles = very satisfying kills.
And team-based! And free! (Actually free, not p2w - weapons are more tf2-style sidegrades.)

What more could you want? What's that, a community? Come help make one! There's enough people playing that it's not ded gaem, but the more, the merrier!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
This game was and still is the game that saved pc gaming for me. I love this game (even when I played on a toaster) so much and the newest update changed the game in a way that I could reimagine the whole game. I recommend this game if you want to have a fast paced game and countless hours of highspeed battles travelling in ridicoulus speeds.
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