Take firefights to a futuristic new level in Blacklight: Retribution, a free-to-play FPS. See through walls with the HRV, deploy mechanized Hardsuits, and customize your weapons to dominate the opposition.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (162) - 62% of the 162 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (15,876) - 74% of the 15,876 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jul 2, 2012
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Recent updates View all (11)

February 12

Patch 3.02 Live Now!

v.3.02

12-Feb-2018

  • HRV ping fixed
  • Weapon updates to: HAR, LMG, M4X, CR, TSMG, AR
  • Collision fixes on multiple maps
  • Camo fix for Matte Orange
  • Arc Camo issue fixed
  • Community camos added to game
  • Tool tips updated for armor where sockets count has changed
  • Fixed Steam Zcoin issue – Now able to purchase
  • Added “close game” option to screen login
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January 31

Patch v3.01 now live

  • Added a restriction that forces players to have a playlist selected when quick joining. If the player is above rank 35, remove stomping grounds from the scope
  • Hopefully fix scaleform timer heap corruption
  • New scaleform libs for windows
  • Rebuilt windows libs
  • Fixed hard locks when attempting to exit out of View Last Match
  • Fixed game crash when selecting Region in the Custom Match Creation Menu
  • Fixed game crash when navigating the settings menu
  • Fixed join match on friend in passworded match displaying an error instead of requesting a password
  • Query Steam's preferred language for game language
  • Refactor to team rebalance, added additional logging
  • Possible fix to error message arising when joining an in-progress onslaught official server
  • Updated News
  • Removed Playlists from custom match selection if the player is outside of the allowed levels
  • Fixed collision flags on Pipes in Containment
  • Weapon updates: HAR, BAR, LMG, M4X, Revolver, CR, LRR, TSMG, BPFA, BFR
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Reviews

"This is not only a great example of a professional and credible free-to-play game, but it's also one of the best first-person shooters I've played. I am quite serious when I say that, too. This game is a serious FPS contender, and its freemium status should not diminish your expectations. I wholeheartedly recommend you jump in and give it a try. It'll cost only your time to give it a whirl, and I am certain that it'll be time well spent."
90 - Destructoid


"Great shooting mechanics and deep customization options make for an addictive combination, and its free-to-play model makes it easy to jump into with no upfront cost."
85 - IGN


"The matter is simple – the game is free to play and, if you take my word for it, an excellent shooter. In a perfect world, it would knock the CoD series on its ass."
90 - Computer Games

About This Game

Take firefights to a futuristic new level in Blacklight: Retribution, a free-to-play FPS. See through walls with the HRV, deploy mechanized Hardsuits, and customize your weapons to dominate the opposition.

In Blacklight, mastering the futuristic tech is half of victory. You'll need to carefully balance your loadout, from the extreme customization possible in designing your firearms, to the equipment you carry and the in-match bonuses you can unlock. The Hyper Reality Visor (HRV) allows you to look through walls and spot enemies, and attack from where they aren't expecting - but be careful, because you're vulnerable while using it.

The other half of victory? Raw skill, same as it's always been. Good hunting, Agent...

Key Features

  • Hardsuits - Use a variety of upgrades in each match, including calling in the hulking Hardsuit mech. Powerful but slow, this armored suit packs a one-shot, one-kill railgun and a high velocity minigun to clear rooms... fast.
  • Hyper Reality Vision - HRV Technology allows Agents to scout their enemies through the walls, pinpoint vital mission objectives, or locate weak points in an enemy Hardsuit.
  • Weapon Depots - Scattered across the battlefield are Weapon Depots that supply your team with additional ammo, heavier weapons such as a Rocket Launcher, or provide the ability to call down airstrikes and Hardsuits.
  • Free to Play! - Blacklight: Retribution is a fully Free-to-Play shooter. Earn Game Points (GP) after every match and use them to unlock various armor and weaponry for your Agent in game.
  • Customize Your Loadout - An Agent’s gun is their livelihood. Choose from 1000 different gun combinations by modifying your receivers with customizable Stock, Muzzle, Barrel, Magazine, and Scope, Camo, and Weapon Tags.
  • Protect Yourself - Whether your play style is run and gun, or survivability, or long range sniping the choice is yours to make in fully customizing your armor loadout.
  • Level Progression - Gain experience and levels through combat to unlock access to additional weapons, armor, and equipment.
  • Tons of Game Modes and Maps - Combat is engaged on a number of different 7 different game modes across 9 beautifully detailed maps. Game modes includes classics such Team Death Match, Domination, Capture the Flag, and Kill Confirmed while introducing new favorites likes Netwar.
  • Private Servers - Want to scrim with your clan mates? Challenge someone 1vs1? The private server option allows Agents to set up their own password protected server away from the pesky trolls.
  • Spectator Mode - Learn tips and tricks from the top players in Spectator mode, or simply enjoy the chaos from the best seat in the house.

System Requirements

    Minimum1:
    • OS:Windows® XP / Vista / Windows 7 (32-bit)
    • Processor:Dual-Core CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256MB DX9 GPU (Geforce 8xxx or Radeon HD2xxx)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 (64-bit)
    • Processor:Quad-Core CPU
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1GB+ DX11 GPU
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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