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 (11,412 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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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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August 18

(Almost) Everything You Asked For Preview!

Soldiers.

We are excited to inform you that the “(almost) everything you asked for” update has just been released onto the Community Beta Preview!

This includes a host of changes, including re-enabling Kv6 Modding, Balancing Changes and changes to maps!

If you want to check this out, head to your Steam Library, and right-click Ace of Spades. From there, click “Betas”, and change the dropdown option from “NONE – Opt out of all beta programs” to “community – Pre-Release Preview”.
For more information on the changes, head over to the forum post here : http://www.aceofspades.com/community/page/articles.html/_/official-news/new-community-beta-preview-r75

Enjoy!
Tom (TauOmicronMu) and the 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
8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
10/10
Worst game I have ever played.

~IGN
Posted: September 27
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
301.2 hrs on record
-NOTE- I do not play this game much anymore, regardless of whether or not I'm in it or how many hours I have, and I am only giving a "yes" because there is no "maybe".

The one reason why I stopped playing this game, is because of the community, 75% of people who play this game are very rude, 50% of it will kick you for either no reason or simply because you killed them a few times. 25% of those people can't even speak english.
I'm sick of it.
Posted: October 18
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
663.3 hrs on record
Save yourself the money and frustration of this game by playing the original incarnation at www.buildandshoot.com. (They have a fantastic new client, called OpenSpades)

The main reason I say this is because It used to be a lot of fun, but slowly as each update came out, the classes became more and more unbalanced to the point where usually 2/3 to 3/4 of both teams are always Marksmen. Does not make for a fun environment, especially if the teams are unbalanced as well. At that point, it becomes nothing more than a cheap gankfest.

I still hope they eventually figure out how to properly balance the game, because I know it has that potential to be really awesome, but as it is currently stands, i cant really recommend it to anyone.
Posted: September 25
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
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 ):
Posted: October 16
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
24.8 hrs on record
WOW! This game is amazing! It has awesome graphics (Acording to me, i just love 8-bit :) ), a nice workshop, very good levels, nice physics,amazing blood splatters,amazing explosions,and the game all you have to do is look at a screenshot and then say: I NEED TO GET THIS GAME! I dont really know why alot of people dislike this game so much, i seem to like it alot!
Posted: October 10
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Well, This game is awesome.
I like FPS games, I like minecraft, and I got this.
You have many options and a bit of fantasy (like you can fly).
Switching between guns or weapons is pretty important in FPS games (let's have M16 for all time- meh) so you can change rockets vs players or that destroys more blocks...
Snipers are still a bit imbalanced but at least you can see a laser from their scope so you know where to shoot.
Something really funny is you can in some clicks build your own fortress, slowing your enemy and flying away (if engineer) or leaving some mines there.
There's also a map creator where you can build maps and upload to the steam workshop.
The most played mode is Deathmatch but still, the others as well (not sayin' that Deathmatch isn't fun).
Just by writing the review I wanna play it now.
Posted: October 9
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
58.6 hrs on record
Really fun, nice physics and gamemodes. For some reason sometimes servers are a little empty, but none the less get this game and DLC!
Posted: October 9
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Its a really fun FPS. I recomend it if you like Unturned. The only thing I dont really like about it is the amount of differnt guns,except for there are still a few and its a very fun game.
Posted: September 24
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
The free, online one is better.
Posted: September 28
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
37.1 hrs on record
Don't faking bother.
Save yourself the money and play TF2 instead, which is about the same thing but executed 100 times better and free.
Posted: September 25
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
what the ♥♥♥♥ why can i review this i dont even own it help
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.3 hrs on record
классная игрушка
Posted: October 21
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
I built a giant Diack on the map and camped the enemy. 10/building blocks.
Posted: October 6
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
311.6 hrs on record
Jaqex devs have not lot of money from this game, so they do not care... The thing they only care about is Runescape, cuz it provides more money, than you would expected...
Posted: September 29
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
♥♥♥♥ it







Posted: September 29
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
*** DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. ***

The Ace of Spades developers are ignoring the rising amount of problems that are present with this game. FIRST OF ALL, if you are a Mac user, using any OS that's not Mavericks, this game will not run for you. The developers have been denying that there is a problem, saying that doing x and x will fix the game, while all the users in this discussion are FLAT OUT TELLING THEM that things are not working:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/224540/discussions/0/35220315741568707/

This game is slowly creeping to the grave, the game says it's compatible with Mac, but in reality, it's not. This has been an ongoing issue, for MORE THAN TWO MONTHS.

I am furious with Jagex, and after buterching Runescape, and releasing this piece of crap game, I am never going to puchase anything from Jagex again. I suggest everyone reading this does the same.

(I might only have 1 hour played, but I have no intent on playing if I can't play with my friend who uses Mac)
Posted: September 25
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Game's dead, sorry to say. When I got it there were no servers and no one played.
Posted: September 29
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Spawn camp me plz
Posted: October 19
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
113.5 hrs on record
more like ace of spades: battle builder

not recommended.
Posted: October 11
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
i would pay to have this game removed from my library
Posted: October 1
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