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+).
Customer reviews
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Karam
( 17.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
Wtf happened to the game? I came back for a variety of classes and all I see is light, medium, and heavy. They killed the game!
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Monkey D Luffy
( 33.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Infested with hackers game sux
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[Commander] Sullivas
( 27.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
More guns! MORE!
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sam.handley42
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
I couldnt even start it i spent ages downloding it and it would not let me login
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Yukks
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
This once-masterwork game became a simple cashcow for HiRez, and thanks to that the servers are losing population. So much for just making a good game.
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greed
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Product received for free
♥♥♥♥ poor, if you're new to the game it's not fun being pitted up against players that are way beyond your lvl
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batman
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
this game gave me life and i love it thanks makers!
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abc
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
nothing special, quickly tired.
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★Mr.Hated★
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
YEP a good game
why are you reading this go play it
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Benzy
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
I Played this on my friend's laptop he told me not to go juggurnut but I went Juggurnut anyway I died seven times before I was gliding through the air as the Juggurnut of death raining grenade's bullet's and death for all. This was also a CTF map so I also had the flag so I was being chased like you wouldn't belive. The best Time Ever. :D

Now from what I'm reading they took away the classes I don't know how I feel about it I currently don't have tribes installed on my PC. I'm a little hesitant on installing Tribes now I'll think it over do some more reading and research on it's current state.

so for old times sake I Recommend this game. Until I see some reason other wise.
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()-(&/)-|--<,
( 26.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
For those like me who are huge fans of the series since starseige I would stray from this one. Hi-Rez continuely shows how little they care about the series or it's vets.
When spinfusor becomes a last resort for the community and then they patch it to increase auto weapon damage from the already ridiculous auto's while decreasing the grenade launcher etc. That shows me that this a company that never cared about Tribes to begin with. Little to no support, no modding, no custom maps.

The community is nearly dead as far as West servers are concerned.
Servers are complete crap and unreliable.
The good ol "You killed me you're a hacker, you die you're a noob" type of community is all that's left.
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EvilMath
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
LoRez makes good betas.

The beta ended.
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Meka Leka Hi Meka Hiney Ho
( 16.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
I love this I have loved this game since the first one came out. Many people share this opinion, even Gabe Newell played some Tribes. The problem is that the development company refuses to include any important T1 features, such as custom maps, weapons, ski mechanics, while at the same time making everyone use their unbelievably crappy virtual servers which are guaranteed to crash every few hours, GLOBALLY, kicking everyone out and ruining every gg in progress. F*** HiRez my dog makes better software.
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Toxic Monkey
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
This game is filled with aim assisted hackers. Don't feel bad because no matter what you do there system that puts you together decided it would be nice to Butt Fu** you until you bleed. No matter what lvl you are you will be paired up with a Hacker, Pro, And people who just run with the flag. It is a good game though, don't get me wrong. Just filled with terrible people
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trym_2013
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
this game is so awsome. the only bad thing about it is that youl get a little bored.
but after a while you wanna play it again.
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11.99
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Product received for free
still awesome
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✪AndeN
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
really good game :>
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Yoda
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
The game trys to ascend. But i dont think the tribes are good enough to make it ascend. Worth a go through.
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McDonlad
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
I havent played alot but so far so good. Maps are big, guns are good i could really go on with this for a ong time. Just one con: When you take your eyes from the screen it hurts as f**k :D
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nipples the enchilada
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This is a pickle
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129 of 154 people (84%) found this review helpful
137 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
When you look down you can see your legs :)
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
29.7 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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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Product received for free
Slide and shoot stuff for free.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Product received for free
beautiful maps designed
but not players :(
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15 of 25 people (60%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Product received for free
For those who played 3 years ago, it is not the same game.
Everything I worked and even paid for is gone. No more classes.

I usually play as engineer or juggernaut and successfully defend my flag. Now I can't even find my favourite weapons, I guess they removed those too ?

This new 'thing' is not the same game that I invested time and money into.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
I pulled off enough llama grabs that the entire opposing team started yelling at me.

10/10 would llama grab again.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Still better than Call of Duty Ghosts 2: Exosuit Edition (Supply drop remastered preorder bonus DLC)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
The game trys to ascend. But i dont think the tribes are good enough to make it ascend. Worth a go through.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
This once-masterwork game became a simple cashcow for HiRez, and thanks to that the servers are losing population. So much for just making a good game.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
178.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
The most actively played FPSZ game out there.
Good gramphic, great grameplay
Everything is skill-based, even you not being able to dodge autos effectively
Getting actively updated again, new maps are pretty good

still gud game, Midair will save this genre though.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Tribes: Ascend is a realy cool game with great graphics amazing gameplay and of course bad-♥♥♥ jetpacks.Unfortunately this game does not have many players but now hi rez is reviving this game by updating it almost constantly and i hope that this can make more players will come back for this game as it is realy good.If you think about downloading it do it its the most fun you are going to have espacially with friends and all of that comes with no cost at all plus all the weapons and some of the skins for the soldiers are absolutely free so you have nothing to lose just try the game and i assure you that you wont regret it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
152.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
This is how CTF aught to be in a first person shooter.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
I havent played alot but so far so good. Maps are big, guns are good i could really go on with this for a ong time. Just one con: When you take your eyes from the screen it hurts as f**k :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Product received for free
♥♥♥♥ poor, if you're new to the game it's not fun being pitted up against players that are way beyond your lvl
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
This is a great game, I'm absolutley awful at it, and it's especially fun with friends!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
This is an amazing game. A minor drawback i had was getting used to the controls.
9.69/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
This game is one of the best shooters of all time! This game is not a pick up and play, you need to practice and become better through out your play time. This game does NOT deservie to be dead, and I want to give a big ♥♥♥♥ YOU to Hi-Rez for ditching this game for a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ MOBA.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Had more than 5k hours on Tribes Aerial Assault.
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