Say hello to the creative shooter. Ace of Spades: Battle Builder is the first-person shooter that lets you create your battleground, destroy it, then create it again. Up to 32 players choose from seven unique classes and jump into team-based, multiplayer mayhem across an endlessly evolving battlefield, to construct, destruct and take out...
User reviews: Mostly Positive (11,545 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 12, 2012

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"A pretty decent FPS that won't bust your wallet, not overly active but some good fun can still be had. And building maps is pretty fun as well."

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October 28

Halloween Maps Update



Zombies,

We call on thee this spooky Halloween to unite in three Community made Halloween Maps!

Created by Ace of Spades Mapper "MrDisproportionateResponse" as part of the community run Halloween Map Competition run by the one and only friendly community Zombie Count.

The following three terr-ific maps are available to be played on all official Zombie Mode servers for a limited time during the Halloween period!

Draculas Castle - Steam Workshop


Pumpkin Patch - Steam Workshop


Trick or Treat - Steam Workshop


Get Infected! Launch Ace of Spades Now and find these maps on Official Zombie-Mode servers.

Vote for your favourite Halloween map: Click Here to Vote

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September 2

Modding Update & More!

Update Highlights
  • Ability to mod KV6 weapon & class skins
  • Vote kick improvements
  • Auto-balance adjustment to allow flexibility to join the same team when playing with friends in public matches
  • A lot of balancing changes throughout the game as requested by the community, including a nerf to the overall Marksman class & a buff to the Engineer class.
  • Map improvements
  • Menu improvements
  • Reintroduction of the colour palette throughout the game

    Modding
    Restrictions on KV6 modding have been lifted & so modifying your local weapon and class appearance is now possible. The only limit is the maximum dimensions: x = 48; y = 68; z = 38.
    The official guide to modding can be found here.

    Vote Kick Improvements
    • Kicks can no longer be initiated if the target player is in a team with 2 or less players.
    • Spectators can no longer initiate a vote kick.
    • If the kicker is on the opposite team to the target player, the kicker’s vote is no longer counted.
    • The pass threshold for a vote now takes into account half of the players in the team, rather than the entire game.
    • Vote kicks are now anonymous.

    Known Issues
    • There are a few cases where your name will be revealed rather than remaining anonymous

    Balancing Notes
    • The Pickaxe has had its player damage reduced.
    • The Pickaxe is also less powerful against blocks.
    • The Pickaxe now swings slower.
    • The Combat knife has had its damage dramatically increased.
    • The Combat knife is now slower.
    • Pistol headshot damage has been slightly reduced.
    • The shoot interval of a Pistol has been increased.
    • The recoil on a pistol has been significantly increased.
    • The Pistol has had its range reduced.
    • The Triple Barrelled RPG now has a larger blast radius.
    • The Triple Barrelled RPG now does twice as much block damage.
    • The Triple Barrelled RPG now deals slightly less damage to players
    • Regular grenades now deal higher damage to blocks.
    • The Bolt-action sniper has had its maximum ammo reduced to 7.
    • The Semi-Auto rifle has had its maximum ammo reduced to 15.
    • The regular RPG now causes less damage to blocks.
    • The pistol now has a slightly slower reload speed.
    • The Marksman can now fall a maximum of 30 blocks before death from full health.
    • The Marksman and Commando have had their speeds slightly reduced.
    • The Engineer’s speed has been slightly increased.
    • The Miner now starts with 0 blocks.
    • The Commando’s Shovel now digs at a slower rate.
    • Dynamite now has a maximum ammo of 1.
    • Dynamite now does more damage to player-placed blocks.
    • Dynamite now has an expanded blast radius.
    • Reduced the Torso damage of the Semi-Automatic Sniper.
    • Slightly reduced the Arms Damage of the Semi-Automatic Sniper.
    • Slightly reduced the Legs Damage of the Semi-Automatic Sniper.
    • Slightly reduced the Headshot Damage of the Semi-Automatic Sniper to balance it more with regards to the Bolt-Action Sniper.
    • Slightly increased the shoot interval of the Semi-Automatic Sniper.
    • Slightly increased the speed of the Crowbar.
    • The Commando now has access to the Fort Wall prefab.
    • The Scout now as access to the Caltrop prefab.
    • The Engineer now has access to the Bridge prefab.
    • The Engineer now has access to the “Super Pole” prefab.
    • The Pickaxe has been removed from the Miner’s loadout.
    • The Pistol now recoils upwards.
    • The Prefab lag should have been reduced.

We hope you enjoy this update as well as the recent dedicated servers update, and that it allows you to create even more amazing things!

Ace of Spades Team

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Reviews

"It’s Team Fortress with a spade, Call of Duty with a trowel, Battlefield with a powerdrill."
IGN

“There’s just no equivalent of it in any other FPS game we’ve ever played”
Now Gamer

“The natural successor to the title of King of Lunchbreak LAN”
FPSGURU

About This Game

Say hello to the creative shooter. Ace of Spades: Battle Builder is the first-person shooter that lets you create your battleground, destroy it, then create it again. Up to 32 players choose from seven unique classes and jump into team-based, multiplayer mayhem across an endlessly evolving battlefield, to construct, destruct and take out the opposition.

Key Features

  • CONSTRUCTION, COMBAT AND CREATIVITY - Complete strategic and creative freedom is at your disposal to annihilate the enemy however you like.
  • MULTIPLAYER MAP CREATION - Ace of Spades: Battle Builder includes a map creator mode, which allows you to collaborate with up to 23 friends and make your very own Ace of Spades battleground! Custom tools and over 400 prefabricated structures will help you build the ultimate multiplayer maps, which you can upload and share via Steam Workshop.
  • CUSTOM GAME MODES - Play the way YOU want to play! Host your own match or create your own mode using the wide selection of settings available to you. From fine tuning your favourite mode & classes, to turning TDM into a Spade-only grudge match with predefined teams, as a lobby host you can:
  • Set your lobby to invite only, friends, or open, and also have full control over who joins with the host ‘kick’ function
  • Sort players into specific teams – great for clan matches, or for playing on the same team as your friends
  • Choose the map you want to play, official or player made
  • Set the size of the match, and it’s duration
  • Set up vanilla game modes or tweak them to suit by using an extensive set of customisable game rules

    Tons Of Insane Game Modes

    • Team Deathmatch - The Grandaddy of them all. Kill the enemy; try not to die doing it.
    • Zombie Mode - Survive the onslaught of the living dead. Failing that, join them.
    • Classic CTF – Back to basics, one class, one loadout, the classic rifle. You know what to do.
    • Capture the Flag – No FPS is complete without CTF. Protect your flag, take the enemies’.
    • Demolition - Demolish the enemy’s base before your own is decimated.
    • Diamond Mine - Dig up precious diamonds & defend the diamond carrier as they attempt to cash in their discovery at your team’s base for points.
    • Occupation - A game mode that pits offence against defence. The defensive team must protect their teams based in the green occupied area of the map while the attacking Blue team try to destroy the enemy position by successfully detonating bombs.
    • VIP – Play in 1930’s era Chicago or LA’s Alcatraz and protect your mob boss from the opposing Mafioso.
    • Territory Control - Claim key tactical areas of the map for your team, gain a majority territory control of the map to win, or even better go for glory and take over the entire map!

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP with SP3 / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 500 MB free
    • Graphics: 800 x 600 Minimum Resolution, OpenGL 2.0 Support or better.
    • Video Card: Recommend use of dedicated graphics card (GeForce 6800 GT or higher, Radeon X1600 or higher, Intel Graphics version GMA 4500 or higher with 128 MB of dedicated RAM. Laptop/Mobility cards will vary.
    • DirectX: 9.0
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP with SP3 / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2.6+ GHz Intel Quad Core Processor or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 500 MB free
    • Graphics: 800 x 600 Minimum Resolution, OpenGL 2.0 Support or better.
    • Video Card: GeForce GTX460 dedicated graphics card or AMD equivalent
    • DirectX: 9.0
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:OSX version 10.6 or above
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Open GL: Open GL 1.5 Support
    • Graphics: 800 x 600 Minimum Resolution.
    • DirectX®: 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB HD space
    • Graphics Card: Radeon X1600 dedicated RAM, Recommend use of dedicated graphics card
    • Other Requirements:Laptop/Mobility cards will vary
Helpful customer reviews
54 of 69 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Jagex CEO: Okay guys, our loyal Runescape members are leaving because we don't give a dang. We need money. Any suggestions?
Jagex Intern: Uh, Boss? How about we buy a good game then make it trash, just like Runescape?
Jagex CEO: Hmm... I like it, but it needs more... more terrible features...
Jagex Intern 2: Well, how about we include spawnkilling? With Guns?
Jagex CEO: I'm starting to like this idea a lot. Any other editions?
Jagex Intern 3: I thought we could completely nerf strategy such as digging or building a base and just let snipers shoot you from across the map every time you spawn?
Jagex CEO: And we'll keep the same price to completely trick our customers! And we'll call it the "Creative Shooter"! We'll even pay game reviewing companies to give us great reviews! Get developing, boys. We just bought Ace of Spades.
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39 of 49 people (80%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
This game became a pile of crap. THE BETA WAS SO GOOD, AND YOU ACTUALLY HAD TO BUILD, AND GUNS WERE BALANCED, but now it's just a sniping simulator ):
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30 of 42 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
i would pay to have this game removed from my library
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Minecraft meets Team Fortress 2 meets Runescape meets Diablo meets Metroid meets Mighty Ducks 2. 0/10
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Becomes boring after you hit the confirm purchase button.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
This game really isn't good. The community sucks, with mostly empty servers. The game is full of griefers and 12-year-olds (proof? the fact that they censor the chat). The actual game is so unbalanced that everybody chooses the same class, with the same weapons. You really don't BUILD anything, you just shoot other people in the head. Not tactical at all.
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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
TF2 Better
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
113.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
more like ace of spades: battle builder

not recommended.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
47.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
i used to play this game way before it come out on steam and it was a blast, then it came out on steam and i was super excited for this game, and again i had a a fun time playing this, but then it went all down hill with the updates, jagex just ruined this game for me with all the poop covered updates.


0/10 would not recommend
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
A very mediocre game.
Build and Shoot (the original version) is better.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
This game, before it came to steam, was amazing fun. I was able to run it on my sister's craptop with no problems. The building was great, the combat was fun, and the gameplay was unique. Then Jagex ruined it.

Original AoS:

http://www.buildandshoot.com/

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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Updates ruined it.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
When i played beta or alpha it was great but now is only piece of ♥♥♥♥.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
when i saw JAGEX was in on this game, i knew it was taking a dive into the ♥♥♥♥ bucket. Where do i begin, hm?

1. 1930s chicago DLC, which was only available if you bought it, and if you did, then there was almost no one playing it, and prior to the DLC, the game would crash CONSTANTLY

2. Classes. The skin of commando has changed to a RAMBO or some other guy, and changed the rocketeer to and engineer (which also took away hes long distance flying ability). Zombies are too fast and their melee speed is about 3 times as fast, so your defensless without ammo, WHICH HAPPENS ALOT.

3. Battle builder. You'd be playing on a server with about 3-4 other people, building an awesome map, and suddenly, some ♥♥♥♥ face decides "Hey, shouldn't i paint everything pink, and place rockets all around the map?!". Just no...

4. Are the classes at balance? No, because JAGEX are cleary ♥♥♥♥ing deranged. The miner/digger, whatever they decided to call him, has a shot gun, masive mining drill that insta-kills everything, dynamite and a shovel that deals alot of damage and allows him to destroy things 18 times as fast (it mines about 18 blocks at a time). The commando has a mingun, that has terrible range and two possible rocket launchers. One for long range, and another for "rocket jumps" (actually what is says). Can you rocket jump? No, because it does so much damage to you, when you land your 99.9% chance your going to die. The engineer... wait, lets not go there. And then theres the marksman, who has two possible rifles. One for shorter range and another for long range, but with less bullets and magazine size, but almost 90% of the time will instakill on bodyshot. The zombie can walk INCEDIBLY slow, but it sprints STUPIDLY fast. They have a large amount of health and with a team of about 5, can take out a team of 20 players in a matter of seconds.

I could write another 20-30 reasons why this game is another ♥♥♥♥ bucket by JAGEX, but i think ive gone on long enough
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
65.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
jagex ruined it
openspades is sooooo much better and it's free
everybody in jagex should commit suicide
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
It used to be fun then Jagex ruined yet another game with "updates"
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Inbalanced pile of ♥♥♥♥ that tries so hard to be a combo of TF2 and Minecraft
Dammit Jagex, why do you have to always ♥♥♥♥ everything up?
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Can someone please show me, in intricate detail, how to possibly sell this game? Or remove it from my Steam Games list? Am I stuck with this $10 reminder of the only company to ever sink lower than Nexon and EA combined?
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
This game is bad. Only buy if completely necessary.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
This game no longer has its own feeling. i had played the original ace of spades and it was an amazing game, it was unique and had almost a nostalgic feel to it. now the game lacks in players and is no longer as fun. i would pay to play the older game!
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