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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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
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Mixed (216 reviews)
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★Mr.Hated★
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Product received for free
oh just F@@king awsome i cant even login how can i play i spend 1.9 hours trying to login but i cant
tnx for wasting my time and internet
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Red Power Ranger
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Really good game enjoyed it alot but takes a while to level up
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[TO-EC]Immortal_Warrior
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Product received for free
HOW HIGH OF A PREFORMANCE IS REQURIED TO PLAY THIS? If i could name this, i would name it the crash king. I cant play for 10 minutes without it crashing. While Im in a battle! yeah, thanks game; atleast compensate for your issues
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FoxCat
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Product received for free
My name is FoxCat *Inside joke, This game is truly a perfect model of a F2P FPS, The community is small but amazing! ive spent more time on PS4 then PC dont let steam fool you ;) This game is worth picking up!
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IML | Yoda
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Netcode worse than Battlefield 4 at launch.
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GreenKnight
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Fun game but I wish there was a way to get Zen coins in game somehow.
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Superfluous Subatomic Sphincter
( 377.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This is a superb shooter, but the community is dead. Actually, BLR is one of the most original and innovative shooters of all time. It's a crying shame the community went down the drain. Literally I've cried.

The devs alienated most of the playerbase. Fortunately they did so simply by changing game mechanics; not by mutating BLR into a P2W dumpster fire like so many others. The gameplay is now a zero-recoil laserpointer fight. Don't spend money on this game - it's dying slowly.

When 600+ hour players are leaving, you know it's time to call quits. ;,(

Back in the day, I’d say 11/10, but now it’s a solid 6/10.

Blacklight, I will always cherish my memories - like the time I sniped an explosive tomahawk out of the air with my pistol, destroying a hardsuit and proximity mine which killed everyone on the other team.
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Dank Memes
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
Called in a HardSuit
Landed on 3 enemy guys
They glitched out and half of their bodies were in the ground
Couldn't move while in HardSuit
Got one shotted by a guy with an Anti-Materiel rifle
Everyone laughed their asses off
Next game 2 guy spawn camped a whole enemy team with the starter pistol
Everyone laughed and the guys got kicked
9.9/10
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BANANA JOE
( 19.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
I LIKE THIS GAME..... PRETTY MUCH ADDICTIVE BUT THE HIGHER THE SETTINGS ,,, THE MORE UGLY THE GRAPHICS,,, COOL BY THE WAY,, SRY FOR CAPS,,, PLAY THIS GAME
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|INC| Revolution ヅ
( 94.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
To be honest, I really like the version which was playable a couple of months ago.
I took a break and noticed that a new patch/upgrade has been executed...

It really ruined the game for me, a couple of things (including proximity mines) were removed.

At the moment this game really is not worth playing anymore.
I prefer CS:GO at the moment, shame... this game really had potential.
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FairyTailWizard
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Anotha one..... anotha one
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FanHoorah
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This game gets a thumbs down it wont even patch i remember it used to fun to play but now all it is, is watch the patch bar wait for it then boom patch fail checck log for errors thats it.
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M0bi
( 53.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
Stopped playing cuz hackers, aim hackers, wallers...♥♥♥♥ that...
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Soviet - chan
( 41.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
It's like Halo/COD/Destiny but free and better customization on your weapons.
However, the game isn't Pay2Win. Each customization feels balanced.
But I haven't seen one blacklight being retributed.
0/10 blacklights.
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MisMageSkillzLEGACY
( 117.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Amazing game, Great gameplay, a poor mans' Halo, lets you build your own weapons from the ground up. Starting from the Reciever all the way to the Stock. for a free game, its beautiful. anybody who hasnt checked this game out, should do that. This is a fast paced shooter, based off of game sense, and Trigger speed, its easy to level up, and to make friends easy to grind for GP and it isn't p2w at all. Has daily and weekly missions, and a global mission which can give you a Title or other item. Recommended.
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Scrollas
( 42.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
An awesome fps, some scopes are op and the game crashes every match or two but in general a great game indeed
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Doge
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
This game is terrible. You die way too fast in this game which makes it very beneficail to camp next to a door. If you get shot at you most likely die and there is only one set of good guns (the smg's) because its not about anything but fire rate.
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Sharkman
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
poor mans titanfall
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Napalm
( 68.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Why dose is say that its 32 bit ? When its not.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
34 of 43 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
86.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
One of my all-time favorite fps and actually introduced me to Steam all together. The new patch months ago was a total joke. So many terrible changes you made to the game, you couldn't put it on a list.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
148.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
This game has been destroyed for me. I stopped playing last year, decided to return and it turns out that every single thing i had bought, including all items bought with real money, have been stripped from me with no refund whatsoever. I spent a lot of time and money getting those and i have been robbed.
And it wasnt just me that got robbed, every single player had their accounts reset like this.
Dont let these hacks con you out of any of your money.

TLDR: The gameplay is fine, but the economy is trash and you only stand to lose if you spend real money on this.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
131.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
They took a great game. Abandoned it for the cash cow that is consoles, and then they decided that they could still get money out of PC over a year later, so they updated the PC version to be parallel with the console version. And overnight they made it one huge stinking turd.

the tldr; the first and last sentence, They took a great game, and overnight they made it one huge stinking turd.

(Disclaimer; the majority of my play hours were from before the steam launch, and therefore are not reflected on my steam hour count)

EDIT: btw, when you start the launcher, and login, the launcher imbeds internet explorer as their login device. Even if internet explorer isn't your default program anymore. And well. Internet Explorer just about sums up everything they turned the game into.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
172.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Don't know what I did wrong, but all the things I got during my 172 hours playing, disappeared after The Patch.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
388.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
I loved this game. I poured hundreds of hours on and off the steam version and to see it in this kind of state makes me feel like a part of my past is dying. Honestly i cant reccomend it at the moment, but i do hope the devs are doing there best.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
521.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Hackers started appearing as well if the minimal recoil and spread weren't bad enough. When/If this game will get a balancing patch which basically sets it back to the Pre-"Parity" patch update state (spread and recoil wise), then I'd say this game is recommendable. But not right now. Currently, it's poop compared to Pre-"Parity".
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
398.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Basicly, if you have been playing since it started , great, like me you still have all your gear and they have you extra perks to gain more gp and exp. if you are just starting then it's rubbish. Everything unbalanced for everyone, even when you have been playing it for 3 years. It's just a port from the ps4 and only has ps4 controller support, is you so wish to use one, and no configuring options to. Sort out the game, it's very annoying that you has a very good game and then got rid of it, just do down grade.

The new additions of maps and items are cool, but the game broke.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Netcode worse than Battlefield 4 at launch.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
377.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
This is a superb shooter, but the community is dead. Actually, BLR is one of the most original and innovative shooters of all time. It's a crying shame the community went down the drain. Literally I've cried.

The devs alienated most of the playerbase. Fortunately they did so simply by changing game mechanics; not by mutating BLR into a P2W dumpster fire like so many others. The gameplay is now a zero-recoil laserpointer fight. Don't spend money on this game - it's dying slowly.

When 600+ hour players are leaving, you know it's time to call quits. ;,(

Back in the day, I’d say 11/10, but now it’s a solid 6/10.

Blacklight, I will always cherish my memories - like the time I sniped an explosive tomahawk out of the air with my pistol, destroying a hardsuit and proximity mine which killed everyone on the other team.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
94.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
To be honest, I really like the version which was playable a couple of months ago.
I took a break and noticed that a new patch/upgrade has been executed...

It really ruined the game for me, a couple of things (including proximity mines) were removed.

At the moment this game really is not worth playing anymore.
I prefer CS:GO at the moment, shame... this game really had potential.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
The steam version wouldn't work for me so I got the ARC version and have played a few hours of it.
All of it's problems:
4 starting weapons, all are horrible and have accuracy problems.
Everyone else is super high levels with really customized weapons, thus outclassing you doubly.
Really stupid currency system that takes forever to earn even small amounts.
Since you have horrible guns, earning currency is even harder then it should be.
The game is literally making you need to use microtransactions to be good at the game fromn the start, it's not fair at all when you begin.

The customization is fun though if we were allowed to use more parts and didn't have to pay for them with microtransactions or massive amounts of in-game currency.

1.1 / 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
This game gets a thumbs down it wont even patch i remember it used to fun to play but now all it is, is watch the patch bar wait for it then boom patch fail checck log for errors thats it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
This game is terrible. You die way too fast in this game which makes it very beneficail to camp next to a door. If you get shot at you most likely die and there is only one set of good guns (the smg's) because its not about anything but fire rate.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
53.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
Stopped playing cuz hackers, aim hackers, wallers...♥♥♥♥ that...
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
38.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
"Hmmm... looks like fun, and its free, ill try it"

*Downloads game*

*Launches game*

*Plays Tutorial*

"Hmm... I'm liking it so far"

*Joins server*

*Realize that I have been missing out on one of the greatest FTP FPS games EVER*

"THIS IS AWESOME"


100/10 would headshot someone with a throwable C4 hatchet again while jumping off a elevator and then blow up his friend with the same axe again


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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
136.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
HONEST REVIEW:

For the people who have steam and have checked out this free to play game:

1. I first got this game in 2012 when it became a huge hit

2. I've only played it once this year and do not know what updates have taken into play

3. I have a dear love for an amazing game like this with such an outstanding community of players

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Blacklight Retribution is the pinnacle of create your own gun games, this also was the first game to ever release a high quality hardsuit with legitamate features. I love this game so much and would love people to buy into what the devs are offering. (As a side note) this game is frequently expanding and will reemerse soon, so please purchase this masterpiece for a total of $0.00. IGN 10000000000000000000000000000000000/10 Good Game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful