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.
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Mostly Positive (13,871 reviews) - 77% of the 13,871 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 2, 2012

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March 31

Hotfix Patch 2.17 Releasse

Hotfix 2.17 is about to turn live! We are releasing a quick hotfix to resolve some issues. We had some issues that we rushed out a fix for so you can continue the fun BLR experience.

Bugs fixes for PC:

  • Crash fixes
  • Fixed a bug using a taunt in more than one slot
  • Fixed a bug where carrying Rival Agent / Warlord when switching teams
  • Suicide notifications are now fixed
  • Various bugs with the Revival Injector
  • Fixed a bug in Onslaught where the dead player's body would be deleted too quickly
  • Fixed a bug in Onslaught where the match would start when not everyone opted to Ready Up
  • Various backend fixes
  • Level restrictions for playlists / matches should now be fixed
  • Smoothed out ping
  • The Easter baskets should now be visible
  • Friend List sorting should now be fixed
  • Various issues with Revival Spawns should now be fixed
  • Fixed a bug where the player would have 8 taunt slots is now fixed
  • No spectating when in Training Mode
  • Invisibility bug is now fixed, if you can see it :P
  • Bug with the Pink Bunny Ears trophy is now fixed
  • The correct message should now appear to Onslaught players if they aren't in first place
  • Spectating abuse should be fixed now
  • Player selection context menu should now be fixed
  • Level restrictions on PC is now fixed
http://www.hardsuitlabs.com/2016/03/hotfix-2-17/

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March 21

Spring Event!


Starting on March 22nd and lasting until April 5th, we will have a Spring Event.

Be sure to play it while it lasts!



The Spring Event has an ultimate mission. If you collect all 10 Bunny Ear Trophies before April 5th, 2016, you will get a special Helmet reward. THIS WILL BE AWARDED ON THE 6th of APRIL.The Helm of Caerbannog (pictured in the above ad). There are four missions below that will grant you the first four ears. The rest of the Bunny Ears you will have to find out how to earn!

Egg Basket Hunt - Mission
This mission will be achievable in the Egg Hunt Playlist for the Spring event. Similar to the St. Patrick's Day Playlist, you'll be collecting eggs in egg baskets. The eggs dropped in each basket will be randomly generated.



Hunting Rabbits - Mission
In this mission you will need 1500 kills with the Shortgun AR-k before the spring event is over! 

Run Rabbit, Run! - Mission
For this mission, you will need to sprint for 4,000,000 steps in Last Team Standing before the Spring Event comes to a close.

Simply to Dye For - Mission
Play 100 matches in Domination before the Spring event is over!

Holiday Items
  • Helm of Caerbannog Helmet
  • Bunny Ears Red Trophy
  • Bunny Ears Green Trophy
  • Bunny Ears Pink Trophy
  • Bunny Ears Magenta Trophy
  • Bunny Ears Blue Trophy
  • Bunny Ears Cyan Trophy
  • Bunny Ears Orange Trophy
  • Bunny Ears Purple Trophy
  • Bunny Ears Yellow Trophy
  • Bunny Ears White Trophy
  • Dyed Hard Blue Body Camo
  • Dyed Hard Green Body Camo
  • Dyed Hard Pink Body Camo
  • Dyed Hard Purple Body Camo
  • Dyed Hard Yellow Body Camo
  • Dyed Hard Blue Weapon Camo
  • Dyed Hard Green Weapon Camo
  • Dyed Hard Pink Weapon Camo
  • Dyed Hard Purple Weapon Camo
  • Dyed Hard Yellow Weapon Camo

In Closing
We hope you enjoy this update and new content, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts on it. As always, if you find any new bugs or glitches please report them via the Blacklight Service Desk HERE.

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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...

PUNKBUSTER INCLUDED
PunkBuster™ Anti-Cheat from Even Balance, Inc. is required to play Blacklight Retribution. This program will be installed alongside the game client.

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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (291 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (13,871 reviews)
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obscuretrain
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
It is well designed
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E3nti7y
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
other than this game being a cod knockoff thats pay to win all the way... its still a pretty crappy game and i wouldnt want u to suffer through the hellzone of people who pay 100+ dollars on this game and dominate every game mode
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DΞλTHS_HΞλD
( 32.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Addicted to this !
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Ping998
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
For a free to play game, it's really good ngl
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long bong dong schlong kong
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
sorta tutanfell
gud tune
10/9
little to no rappers
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Beawoulfe
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
This game is a mixed bag leaning on the side of being a terrible game. The graphics are good, The tutorial is decent, the sound design is good, the guns are different and unique and the custimization is incredible.

The game is kind of a CoD rip off. The matchmaking is broken often putting you in empty lobbies. The game could use a ranked system to separate the pros and the beginners. The practice mode could really use some more intelligent AI. The amount of GP to buy anything is ridiculess. Unless you have a friend who can help you out or you can bear having to grind to get the good gear i would Not Recommend this game.
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Disillusioned/Academic
( 661.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
small community fun game been playing over 3 to 4 years off and on never regret
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Jackson Barret
( 65.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I would defenetly recomend this game.Just wish they add the tank mode back,cuz destroying the scorpion was really fun,overall this game is amaizing
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Arthiem
( 93.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Pros:
*Free
*cash shop is mostly cosmetics
*after the publisher changed the lag got better.
*high level of coustomization.
*Beautiful graphics even on low.
*runs well on crapics cards like the GT610 on all but one map.

Cons
*is a free to play fps, there will be people better than you, and people worse than you will call you a hacker without checking the first person kill cam view to check for aim bots.
*after the publisher changed a lot of game modes are missing, including coustom rooms with special rules such as melee only/sidearm only/ etc
*after change gun parts are locked to guns, now you have to buy the part again for each gun.
*not enough hard suit coustomization, now your mech can only be colored by special hard suit camos that you equip to your armor.
*needs steam workshop support, the helmets are pretty abstract and I would like to see some simpler ones.
*has options for diffrent announcers and character voices, but there is only one option to chose from for each.
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goose
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
very nice
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RampageBunneh
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Awesome game!
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mandalina[TR]
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I love this game play play PLAY !
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Microsoft Office Excel
( 52.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Weapon customization is amazing, a really good F2P FPS
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^2IDAB_^4OCEAN GAMING
( 18.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
this game is so fun
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VictorSkullzL
( 40.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
First of all Blacklight Retribution is a very interesting first person shooter In my opinion and is quite fun to play in. I love the models, colors, lights and art within the game and I like how you can get a lot of gear just by working to get them even when there is 2 forms of purchasing a item in the ingame store, buying for a time limit and buying forever. I've been following the game's development for a while and I can say that its still a very fun game. The events that are in the game are usually fun and it feels really great when you've finally got your favorite set of gear that you've been working for and you are dominating the match. How the game looks is honestly the most unique thing about it because the colors go together so well. I'd recommend this game for anybody looking for a good first person shooter.
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atomiK
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Wow, I remember praising this game as one of the best F2P titles ever a while back. I just checked it out after a long time and they managed to completely destroy everything good about it, it even looks much worse than before. Stay away.
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TheGreatGecko7
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
This game has always been in my Library. I have never enjoyed a free to play game that has such outstanding graphics and frames. The art style is wonderful, as well as the pvp. Weapon customization has a strong input in BR, and is user-friendly and straight up badass. Perfect for newcomers for fps shooters.
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dog
( 26.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
The game's okay now, after undergoing a long wave of suck and bad, due to the whole ownership change. Really a bit heavy on the microtransactions. But really, in the end, it's okay, I guess.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
60.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
I don't see why this one has negative reviews. Maybe the balancing or the overhaul update.

Myself, I played the game before 2013 and I enjoyed it until an update came that told me about a server error that I tried to fix somehow. Unfortunely, I had no solutions and went uninstalling the game.

But I revisited the game in 2016 and found out that the UI and other stuff has changed. Whilst visiting the game, I received few "extra items" for free, because I played the game back on 2013 with stuff like permanent 2x GP bonus, etc. I really didn't care that much, but once I joined to a random server, the gameplay was neat. I didn't notice a change about it and thus it's still the same (I guess).

No problems so far with the game, except there is one and there are experienced players on public servers with a level from 20 to 60. Most of those players have a decent armor and gear, while myself, I had the default equipment on. Still I managed to beat them 5 times a row which I call it luck.
I see that the servers have also a level restriction that allows new people to join servers to fight against other new people which I find this a good idea, yet there aren't too many players who's playing the game therefor there are ~10 EU servers around. Anyways, I care this problem less than the people giving negative ratings on this game.

Towards my point, I am enjoying this game and I don't meant harm towards other people who put a negative review on the game. Basically, it's my opinion about it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
107.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
If you love F2P games that you can play daily then this is the game for you! This game has Free "wallhacks" which you can see people for a short time which makes the game much faster to play. There are fun seasonal mission you get for cool items and the customization is endless with character and weapon customization. If you want you can give your opponent the troll face after giving a nice beating with your custom gun you made which is a one of a kind. If I haven't convinced you yet to play the game then how about this, there are mech suits that shoot a bolt of lightning! or how about that be a ninja and hide form the Wallhacks and be invisible and back stab people with a Katana while going faster than Usain Bolt! I will see you on the other side player!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
PROS
-Their weapon unlock system is more bearable now
-they lowered the amount of grind required for levels and dosh
-many of the prices for permanent purchases seem to also be reduced
-Weapon Balance requires aiming now
Cons
-weapons require aiming now
-many things such as a third weapon set slot hasnt been decreased, but thats meh, just spend the exra 4 seconds putting the stuff on your guns
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Simple, decent shooter.

Two little annoyances:
1) No Steam achievements
2) Install goes fast but first patch takes 15+ minutes
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
87.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
es un buen juego en ciertos aspectos y otros no el unico problema que hay muchas veces que el juego no se parchea correctamente
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
A Masterpiece.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
while not the latest or most advanced game ever, and certainly not the best, im reccommending this for one reason.
Because It's Fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,445.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Blacklight: Retribution is a fast phase FPS game with a Hyper Reality Visor (HRV) that let's you see through walls to find the enemy, although you can not shoot while in HRV and it only last for a few seconds, so use it whisely.
This game also features a huge customization of guns, gun parts, armor etc.
Also while you play in a match you get CP points wich you can use in a Depot to buy some cool guns, hardsuits and turrets.
Also all of this is bought by in game money so all the guns , gun parts and armors are for free! But if you want to you can also buy them for Zcoins/Zen.
This game is similar to C.O.D bit in my opinion Blacklight: Retribution is actually better, and it's free. It has beautiful graphics and a great feeling while playing with 7.1 surround sound.

Go ahead, stop reading this and download the game to have some fun!

Also, beware there are some clans out there that have some really good players. Heres just a few of those clans: N1, Veca, KIWI, RocX

Please rate this review and I always feel free to right my English if I've wrote something wrong.

Good luck, Agent!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
i enjoyed, but, the old gameplay was so much more fun. Why did you change the gun mechanics? pls reverse
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
8.5/10
If you don't know what's going on (which is the case 80% of the time) then you're pretty much f*cked.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2,703.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
since parity (aka-parody) this games arc and steam forums are heavily censored by admins who claim everything they censor is flame bait. when asked what you did wrong they never refer to any specific ToS violation because the ToS states they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, for any reason, without warning.

to see proof of how they abuse a player who can prove financing the free to play game with over $1k and countless hours of support and advice for new players (something they fail at horribly) please join my related group as evidence is posted there...

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/BLR404

DO NOT SPEND MONEY HERE, I ADVISE YOU JUST IGNORE THIS GAME NOW.

FIND A BETTER SHOOTER, ONE WHERE THE STAFF DONT REINFORCE FORUM TROLLS AND ACCUSE VICTIMS FOR THE SAKE OF RESOLVING EVERY ISSUE IN THEIR MOST CONVENIENT WAY.

THANK YOU.

disclaimer- prior to hard suit labs my review was a very flattering one. the game sucks now and so do the people behind it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
110.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
+
Customizable weapons/armors/gear.
Well not really P2W
Mini-mechs XD
Yay Wallhacks for everyone
+/-
Nothing
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Tryhards
NO RECOIL AT WEAPONS AFTER PARITY PATCH ALL WHAT YOU CARE ITˇS DAMAGE .

Verdict : It was good game but parity patch make it pretty bad 5/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
I really enjoyed this game. I think this maybe the best Free FPS with micro transactions I've ever tried. It's very good. Fast Paced, creative and overall decent. Game play is good, although can get challenging when playing someone who spend a fortune in the game.. yeah like most FPS it's quite biased towards those who pay more and on the road of pay to win. Doesn't mean you can't kick their asses with enough skill though.
I'd recommend it if you are looking for a free FPS
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Very fun game but the pay 2 win aspect ruins it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Apparently I used both of my emails to make accounts, but the site said that I hadn't.
Fix your ♥♥♥♥, arc.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Really god!
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