America’s Army: Proving Grounds is the official game of the U.S. Army and part of the highly acclaimed America’s Army game series. This free military game focuses on small unit tactical maneuvers and puts you to the test in a wide variety of new America’s Army maps as well as AA fan favorites.
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Release Date: Oct 1, 2015

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August 30

AAPG First Released Three Years Ago

8/29/2013 was the initial release date of AAPG and the start of the open beta.

It is hard to believe it has been three years! People today are playing a vastly different game than the one we first released.

We released with 12 maps (ignoring BDX/FLO versions of the same map. All but the Hospital family of maps were "training" maps. They were not well received by many people. I can't blame them; we didn't like them all that much either. It is a long story as to why those maps were made the way they were.

Our features have changed and evolved over time. For the better I hope. Some examples:

When the game first came out people could spectate their own dead bodies. This was a bad idea. :) We knew it but it took a while to get permission to change that. One would often hear "Nade my body!" over comms in those days.

Once upon a time players could be revived twice and downed bodies would never bleed out. Made for a very different game then. We are much happier with the current implementation.

It has been quite a journey. I am proud of what our team has accomplished. Most will never know the obstacles we have had to overcome. Every game has its challenges and working for the Army has its own unique set of challenges! I know some in the community will never be satisfied. That is fine, that is how things are. Can't please everyone all the time. Even Overwatch and its 15 million players has its critics.

AAPG isn't done. In the short term we have more UMM contest winning maps and a net code update is on the horizon.

Thanks for playing America's Army. We only ask that you enjoy it!

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A quick tour of other notable updates over the past three years:

Oct 31, 2013: Added lean, added equippable grenades (previously they were only quick throw), added the Hooah! key

Feb 20, 2014: Redline and Harbor Assault maps, C4 game type (yes we messed up making the bomb securable by defense!)

Mar 27,2014: Mission Editor available

July 3, 2014: Added roles including sniper and M24, Coldfront and Slums, Tactical movement, actual minimaps (previously was a radar with no background)

Sept 23, 2014: Players can drop and pickup weapons, Intercept added, weapon damage falloff introduced

Oct 30, 2014: Overload is our first UMM contest winner

April 17, 2015: The first of several opt-in tests begin

Oct 1, 2015: AAPG officially out of beta with new HUD/UI, rank system, weapon skins, new character models, enemy weapons, demorec, etc.

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Original post by Dev Caterpillar. Come join the discussion on our Official forums!

http://forum.americasarmy.com/discussion/5619/aapg-first-released-three-years-ago

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July 12

We are back online!

Thanks so much for your patience! Everything is back up and running, recording stats, and listing servers. Go play HOOAH!

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About This Game


Do you have what it takes to train like a U.S. Army Soldier?

Take on the role of an 11B Infantryman practicing combat maneuvers at JTC Griffin, a fabricated training MOUT (military operations on urban terrain) environment. This training is crucial to your success as part of a Long Range Combined Arms – Recon (LRCA-R) unit, a full spectrum capable team that embarks on special operations missions behind enemy lines.

Key Features

  • You are a U.S. Army Soldier
  • Two Game Modes with 4 objective types
  • Character and Weapon customization
  • Teamwork is Critical
  • Train in Shoot Houses
  • Mission Editor and Steam Workshop

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2.4+ GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c compliant, Shader 3.0 enabled video card with 512MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compliant sound card
    • Additional Notes: Requires Internet Explorer 9 or later and the latest Windows Media Player
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: 3.3+GHz Core i5 CPU
    • Memory: 8192 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c compliant, Shader 3.0 enabled video card with 1GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compliant sound card
    • Additional Notes: Requires Internet Explorer 9 or later and the latest Windows Media Player
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adhit201
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
ok
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CARNICERO
1.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
too hard to set up a game controller like an xbox360 controller
steam says it has full controller support which is not true
the game looks fun to play but unless you play old school i mean keyboard and mouse you won't be happy whit it
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Sam
2.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
Well its a good game, it looks great, runs great, gameplay is simple, BUT. There's a pretty big learning curve. Not so much as how to play the game, but how to actually WIN it. The thing is, there is no matchmaking, you pick your server and play. Mostly there are veterans from hardcore FPS games (and YES this is a hardcore FPS, this is as hardcore as it gets). So for new players, it takes a few matches to get the hang of everything and start getting some kills.

But still a very intense game indeed, I don't notice how time flies when I play AAPG. It does feed my hunger for hardcore FPS.

One thing that requires work is the announcements. Like, when the attacking team takes the flag, it just gives a little notification at the bottom left of the screen. No sound no alert. It should be noticeable right away. And yeah, more weapons would be nice.
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ChuggyNation
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
try to enter a server for the first time kicked by punkbuster as soon as i load a server i tried every goddam server in the game and every single time the same thing happened kicked by cuntbuster ♥♥♥♥ this game 0/10
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Ficek
2.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
its like arma but more hardcore
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^6Jedi36
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
This game overwall was not really that good. There are so many servers that just dont work. And theres only 7 guns. I think like really people.
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GhillieArcher64
1.7 hrs
Posted: September 23
It honestly looks like a fun game...sadly it wont connect to the servers. Even after I uninstall and do the entire process It'll work once then stops connecting.
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[-PAC-]brooksy001
328.9 hrs
Posted: September 23
Great game, lots of inside or outside maps small and large depending on player numbers too keep the action happening all game. loads of fun .
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-LTC_LEGO
460.3 hrs
Posted: September 23
Spent alot of time in this game and im happy to say its EASILY my favorite FPS game. The comunity is fun to be a part of so hop on into a clan or join a Teamspeak server to chat with other players!
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Jany The loyal Stormtrooper
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 22
It's like that kind of "tactical" game. For free to play it is kind of good but it still feals a bit meh and WTF are those videos in loading screen? Recruitment videos! At least there is sometning funny while the game is loading. I did't like it but some people might so try it seem that there is some community.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
496.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
i love the game it is almost like doing the real thing as a real shooter it does have the real life effects like a real gun would have. the kick back is almost the same and they sound like the rel thing you can pick from automatic to pistol and you can throw frags fogs and much more i have ben plying this gme for over 2 years and i love it you can level up in ranks and it is a fun challenging game that you can play with your friends nd if you have headset with a mic you can talk and type to others. there are hacks that you can get but that is just cheating and im not a big fan of cheaters. anyway this is a great game and you will not regret getting it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
136.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
The best FPS game ever. Since AA2.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Americas Army: Proving Grounds is an amazing game. The graphics are very well used and the gameplay is smooth. I do recommened this game but a lot of the servers are American so if you are from Europe, Asia or Australia (me) you might (Highly Likely) get ping issues. If you do not know what ping is, here is a explanation on it:

Ping is the connection from your computer and the server. If the server is from a different country from you, the ping will be High in numbers. If the server is im your country/or near your country you will have a lower ping. The highrt thr ping the more amount of interent lag but the less of ping the smoother the gameplay.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Great game,real F2P,tactical,optimized (Unreal Engine),better than many games AAA and P2W.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,493.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Better than most p2p games of it's genre. Come clunkyness here and there but overall great
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
169.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
With fast-paced action AA Proving Grounds is by far the best in the series so far. The community members are dedicated, many playing every day. By and large people are friendly, this isnt a game with a lot of screaming children. Winning requires communication, USE YOUR MIC. AAPG does have a learning curve, it is somewhere between a military sim(ARMA) and a mainstream FPS(CoD/CS), so new players (esp. those coming from CoD) will have to adjust to the more cautious approach that success requires. This is probably the most common complaint about the game: new players (esp. when VIP) run blindly to defeat. Give it a shot, its Free to Play, but bring your mic and keep your head on a swivel.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
711.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Great game! I've played a lot of free first person shooters and this is by far one of the best I've played.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,522.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Best of the Bests free games ever made
+realistic tactical shooter
+free
+requires skills
+good community
+not P2W
+good graphics
+no ranking advantages so lvl 1 can beat lvl 10 easily its just skills
+more than 200 server

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
♥♥♥♥ing best game ever
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