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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May 5

Game Update Notes (5 May 2016)

We have a huge content update today! All three winners of the Great Outdoors contest are now on the Official servers and in the standard map rotation.

 

Great Outdoor UMM Contest Winners

  • The three contest winning maps are now live! These are all 12v12 outdoor themed maps
  • Stone Ruins by RedBaron54 is a foggy fight through some ancient ruins
  • Cabin Fever by =groundhog= offers a great hilly indoor and outdoor battle across a frozen landscape
  • Rocky Road by Keebler750 puts you in a tug-of-war style battle in a rocky landscape
Login Moved
  • Logging in to the game and account creation will now happen in the game and not the launcher
  • Launching to the Editor will bring up the launcher and all it's associated functions
Map Fixes
  • Adjusted the fog density on Bridge to be consistent for both sides
  • Fixed a spot on Bridge where players could stand on a tiny collision lip
  • Closed a crack on Bridge where players could fire on the extraction point from one of the towers
  • Out of bounds area on Homestead tweaked slightly
  • Wooden ceiling beams near the Homestead forge no longer intersect with soldier's heads
  • Players may no longer jump on several light poles in Slums
  • Blocking an area on Slums where players could leave the intended play space
  • Blocked a spot on Siege where players could leave the intended play space
  • Closed an area on Coldfront where players could, yes, leave the intended play space
UI/HUD
  • Overload author plaque added to the map
  • Fixed an issue where map images in the Training menu could vanish
  • "Rank Up" animation now displayed correctly on the AAR
  • Activity feed spacing tweaked
  • Deploy menu now appears by default when the game is in warmup mode
  • Fix for the round start timer appearing incorrectly after opening the server browser from within a game
  • Size of confirmation dialogs increased
Mission Editor
  • Mission Editor Help function works once again
  • Fix for shoot house templates in the mission editor causing a crash
Miscellaneous Bug Fixes
  • Fix for issue where removing a map from the workshop could cause a server with that map to experience problems
  • Pacifist and Clean Sweep achievements are no longer awarded when the opposing team leaves
  • Fix for scoreboard becoming stuck during a demorec playback
  • Fixed a bug where VOIP was being re-enabled at the start of each match even when disabled in the settings
  • Players may no longer pick up a second pistol, should one somehow be in the world to be picked up
  • Fix for the occasional distorted soldier in the end of round cam
  • Client and server logs cleaned up a bit
  • Matches ending due to not enough players will no longer trigger a map change
  • Prone performance improved significantly on the server side
  • Fix for movement stuttering during posture changes and at the end of sliding when playing online

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April 21

Game Update Notes (21 Apr 2016)

We have a very small update today to fix a few bugs, we are still working on the next big content update with the UMM contest winning maps. 

  • Players may no longer jump, lean, change posture, sight up, etc. during the shoot house weapon cinematic
  • Securing now properly interrupts the M24 bolt cycle
  • Self-inflicted damage no longer counts towards ROE
  • Removed the duplicate VOIP toggle from the Misc. Settings menu
  • Fixed the issue where the M24 and M1911 weapon skin progression was reversed

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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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anwaypasible
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
seen a bunch of good reviews for this game, but they don't hold true.
the game doesn't appear to be much visually, yet the tax on processing power is substantially high.
it's granulated, as other games were back in the day too - though the resolution of the textures seems to be a small bump up & it certainly doesn't explain the lower frames per second.
as far as pixel colors & the number of total colors being rendered, you should be able to see for yourself the count is low.
blacklight retribution might be a good example of high color count, but it's more spectral than it is solids.
that game runs faster minus the absurd map loading hiccups.
i don't know if there's too much going on in a single thread or if there's too many threads or if there's too many processes.
doesn't seem streamlined as far as programming goes, especially when you can turn off the two light options in the video settings & the frames per second are lower rather than go up.

okay enough about the somewhat(s)?
well the gameplay is quite a 'somewhat' too.
all the game modes i played won't allow you to respawn after losing, not until the next round.
seems to put too much stress onto me about the quality of my efforts.
i'm a fair casual gamer & i enjoy being able to move to an area of a map that is either highly active or less active as per choice about how serious i choose to be - with the option to make a mistake & quickly earn an apology (or at least attempt to).
the time it takes to learn another person is far too long with this game.
you make a mistake & lose, then you've got to wait for the next round & there's no guarantee you'll run into the same player.
as relaxed as that sounds (recessed really), the statement is clear. this game is for those that put a lot of stress onto themselves, or those that simply ignore such stress.
neither one of them are good for me.
i've went through about all the free first person shooter games & it's dissapointing as an industry whole, regardless of whether the games are free or bought.
i grew up in an arcade back in the early 1990's because my mom was assistant manager at the bowling alley.
i know how people can be drawn to video games & i've interviewed some to hear their thoughts.
i've also played some games myself & combined came up with a base.
that base is far from met. sure some content is there to participate with, but there's always problemS.

calculator registration is typically the worst among the games that are visually appealing and|or good map layouts.
they need to update the kernel to inject more server updates into the game stream.
they need to unlock the wait for 1500 mtu.
they need to flag connection jitter & use the other players connections to test the player with the jitter to see if it continues & ban them if it does (with a report from their internet service provider proving it was the isp's fault to get them unbanned).
they need to open up more business class operating systems to use a very short ordered stack that allows use of the IP address without the ability to gain access into the network in order to use an alternative IP to prevent the user's common IP from being entered into a lagbox that filters out the connection's jitter.
the calculators need to scan the packets for any teleportation of any movement & again do a connection test.
the packets need headers for video games that seperate the character data from the audio data, as well as regular internet browsing data needs to be seperate too.
too many times they try to blame the internet for lag, but that doesn't apply anymore.
a millisecond is a thousandth of a second & when the ping jumps up to 200ms, there's 800 chunks of a second remaining.
the character movement packets are entirely tiny & can be transferred much faster (at least latency wise) than a full 1500 mtu packet.
do a command prompt ping where you can change the size of the packet to whatever server & you'll see, the smaller the packet the lower the response time.
software is always a heirarchy of other programming & trigonometry will always, all ways, exist with voids.
technically calculus is really only one 'face' of a 3d cube.
the 3d cube needs to be created & the cube needs cubed until it is a ball (because balls are the only thing without a 'vertice' sticking out that can be gripped.
there's roots to math if you are square.

imagine a ball made entirely of vertices. it is uber easy to know when a vertice is missing. it is all about the foundation because it is what readys|prepares the comprehension. the missing vertice can be seen from the outside or seen from the ball itself. while there isn't an infinite number of possible balls that can be created, the number is resoundingly high. yet the ability to journal each of those balls for any vertice missing is also extremely high too.
when one vertice is taken away, all the other vertices can react to it. but you need to know what vertice you are looking at & what it is & what it is supposed to be.
with that said, it is impossible to remove a vertice & replace it with a different vertice because all the other vertices are showing signs of difference as the ball isn't complete anymore.
outside of the ball can do it & a kernel inside can do it together.
they are both impossible to avoid & the only reason to use two is because of aliens.
sure, a kernel could ever fill a vertice gap. but then the kernel can't do it's virus check at the same time.
with that said, the last sentence method is worth less than any particle in any garbage on any planet.
the only fight from there on is melting the ball & the system entirely crashes.
every single ball serves a purpose & that list is maintained.
from that line on, the only fight from there is all the good balls seperated from all the evil balls.
computers are nothing but progress & using a system that wants to do nothing more than subtract until nothing remains is useless.
sometimes negativity is progress & still those balls serve an exact purpose. if they are touched|manipulated to do anything else there's going to be two ways to realize the difference & immediately the ball is either healed or destroyed.
there is nothing stopping the power of magnetism to prevent a ball from being attacked & a vertice falling off.
with that said, the only thing to do from there is getting the ball to rotate to push damaging attacks away from the ball.
the only thing to do from there is being able to use the ball wherever it might be rather than wait for the ball to return from defending an attack before you can use it.
there's also the option of cloning the ball & using the clone to defend while using the other one to process.
with that said, it is nothing more than a table of useability from the particles.
they will think they can sneak a particle in that stops the clones from being created, but i already said the balls can shove the particle out & some balls use some of the same particles & they don't require the operating system to use the same exact ball each time to get rid of the foreign particle.
you could realize there is ever a 'master' ball(s) that do nothing more than push particles out & they don't ever need a wait time to get something done because if any of those balls grow weak, there's always another one (or a million or trillion of 'em) ready & willing to be swapped out while the weakened ball goes back to get repaired.
now that you've read that much into it, you know the only way for those particles to get inside is either a power supply connected to the wall or a wireless signal & either one can be equipped with a filter.
it's one thing to see a filter table & learn what can't go inside, then do the math to learn what is inside.
what, are you going to build some software only to realize the ball has been banned already?
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MIKEYthegolfer
( 1,351.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
The beta was top 5 fps games created. The full release was still worth playing due to it being free, but not anymore. They exacterbate every problem with each new patch. AVOID THIS GAME!
Deleted my comment off the forums, becuase it explains the problems with their game. All they want is good feed back. Game will keep getting worse! Pick up csgo on sale, it will save you a lot of heart ache.
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BloodGore
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Worst game i ever played

Joined 1 server, Forced to camp in spectator because an admin cant stand a 1 player team diffrence. Joined another server and i was forced to camp spectator again.

I dont play games to watch. I play games to play and be part of a team

0/10

The US Army should be ashamed a game like this exists with there there name on it.
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YOYOBOY
( 37.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
kind of good
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YamA
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
STOP LOOKING FOR A REASON NOT TO TRY THIS GAME.


GO GO PLAY IT NOW.
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Who
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
a game that teaches me a lot on how armies work and train, show us all the guns, with some real life videos in between them (loading and me playing this game), the cons is it is kinda boring, you might feel interesting when you just started playing but slowly you will get bored of the game, but I somehow learned something from it so overall not a bad experience, wouldn't strongly recommend nor downvote this neither, but I have to choose so I pick ''yes'' for recommending this game.
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Dankniss Evermeme
( 38.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Games good, however I dont know why I have the urge to join the US forces, I just can't place my finger on it...
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Rage-Quitter
( 170.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Amazing game they should have tournaments and stuff I love how tatical this game is
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<<<LEGOLAS>>>
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Haha what a bad game.
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Cmorhair
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
dont like it, i like the vanilla version best
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Excal CSGORumble.com
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Good F2P game
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Caelan.Miller(The PIE GOD™)
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Game sucks! Cant even 360 noscope anyone! I thought this game was realistic! Im going back to Call of Duty!
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parkourdude164
( 29.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
This Is a great game and you all need to get it right now!
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FoorFoxGeek
( 15.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
AA3 is much better than this. It is clunky as hell.
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The !mmoꝚTaℒs of m€Lµℎa
( 45.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Realistic FPS ever made <3
AA:PG deserves 10/10 (y)
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countrycrazylady
( 199.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
love this game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
110.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Decent, and not very many trolls either
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
266.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Excellent maps and the gameplay is fun as Hell! I love this game. It has a little bit of a learning curve as the players are very good and gameplay is not forgiving for run and gun low skill players. I will be playing this game forever or until the next version comes out!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
a game that teaches me a lot on how armies work and train, show us all the guns, with some real life videos in between them (loading and me playing this game), the cons is it is kinda boring, you might feel interesting when you just started playing but slowly you will get bored of the game, but I somehow learned something from it so overall not a bad experience, wouldn't strongly recommend nor downvote this neither, but I have to choose so I pick ''yes'' for recommending this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
♥♥♥♥ PunkBuster: When ever I try to join a server it says punkbuster kicked me it doesn't matter what server I join so yeah ♥♥♥♥ punkbuster.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
as much fun as this game was i have to rate it down a bot (at least i think its a bot) keeps kicking me from whaterver server i join (bots name is PunkBuster) and i cant play this game anymore T.T
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
The game broke in the tutorial.

I was supposed to revive someone, which I did.
and the game said that I had to revivie him, even though he was up.

1.5/10 Would double revive someone.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
I haven't played much of this game, but here's what I've found so far.

This is a terrible, frustrating, and infuriating game. Someone peeks out, I shoot them, and for some reason they don't die even through I shot them three or more times. Then I push them to try and finish them off, but they kill me easily in less than two shots, with the same gun I am using. The recoil in this game makes no sense, for a supposedly "realistic" game the recoil is very unrealistic. Terrible rage machine, I would not recommend playing even if there was no other option.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Every time I tried to join a server it said I had to download the DLCs. After 45 minutes and only 6% being downloaded I deleted the game. The server setup is also kinda crappy. The gameplay might've been fun if i could actually play.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Poor mans American Army's 2
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Game sucks! Cant even 360 noscope anyone! I thought this game was realistic! Im going back to Call of Duty!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
dont like it, i like the vanilla version best
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
170.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Amazing game they should have tournaments and stuff I love how tatical this game is
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
AA3 is much better than this. It is clunky as hell.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
32.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
It is challenging, hardcore, and nothing makes your adrenaline pump faster than giving medical attention to a buddy in the middle of a firefight. This game is one of the best FPS out there and needs to have better reviews on steam.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,472.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Dont take the flag to garden Plz :D
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
570.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Amazing game! Best free game I've played so far..
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
i dont know any good reason to why this game is free hen its better than half the fps games out. definitely worth trying if you need a new game to get into.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
142.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
A good tactical-combat game.Must recommend.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
-I join my first game
-One of my teammates gets killed
-I get blamed for it
GG 9.999952517/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny