GunZ 2: the Second Duel is a free-to-play 3D TPS and is the most fast-paced tough action shooter game.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (6,821 reviews)
Release Date: May 1, 2014

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October 27

Notes on upcoming new contents - 10/28/2014

Notes on upcoming new contents - 10/28/2014

Hello everyone,

First of all, I would like to apologize about delayed contents update and announcements. As you might already know, we have launched GunZ 2 in South East Asia last month. We’ve been focused on the project for the past few weeks, and we are now ready to push the next contents update on Steam for you all.
We have prepared 24 new items all equipped with brand new features that will bring a huge impact to the gameplay.

See below for details of the new gears.

The latest technology developed by scientists of NAU enabled soldiers to use their optimite energy when handling firearms. By doing so, they can use special abilities installed on the weapons.

Ivan
Optimite Crime Buster MK I
[X-ray Scope] Scope zoom sees through objects. (Constantly consumes ZP)

Optimite Crime Buster MK II
[Lock and Load] Waiting for 3 seconds in scope zoomed in activates Lucky Bullet. (Replaces original Lucky Bullet)

Optimite Curved Blade MK I
[Typhoon] Cyclone Kick is enhanced with powerful spinning attack. (Consumes 2 ZP bars / can be casted in mid-air only)

Optimite Curved Blade MK II
[Lightning Blast] Smash combo (MLB > MRB) is replaced with powerful lightning blast attack.


Rena
Optimite Dual Tiger Teeth MK I
[Quick Play] Increases reloading speed. (Aim shot requires max ZP)

Optimite Dual Tiger Teeth MK II
[Precision Spray] Aim shot does not slow down movement speed but slightly decreases aim rate.

Optimite Royal Daggers MK I
[Decoy Dance] Rena's decoy moves forward attacking her enemies.(Rena cannot attack while creating her decoy)

Optimite Royal Daggers MK II
[Chain Rush] Shadow Rush skill's cooldown time resets if an enemy is killed from skill damage. (Skill cooldown time is increased)


Elena
Optimite Spitter MK I
[Precision Strike] Grenade shells can be detonated by pressing R button. (Grenades do not explode upon contact with targets.

Optimite Spitter MK II
[Fire Skipper] Grenade shell explodes and bounces off group 4 times. (Reload time increased)

Optimite Baton MK I
[Shockwave] Hammerfall is enhanced with 3 consecutive explosion instead of 1. (Explosion damage gets smaller over the course)

Optimite Baton MK II
[Determination] After taunting motion, Elena can use powerful unblockable attack with mouse right button. (Replaces Launch Attack)


Wayne
Optimite Eagle Eye MK I
[Roulette] One round per each clip does greater damage. (Disables Fast Draw)

Optimite Eagle Eye MK II
[Auto Aim] One Shot One Kill locks on targets automatically, but max target number decreases.

Optimite Anaconda Tail MK I
[Arms Robbery] Grabbing an enemy temporarily neutralizes enemy's weapon.

Optimite Anaconda Tail MK II
[Mad Cowboy] Upon casting Extermination, Wayne charges forward attacking all enemy targets in his way. (Cannot turn direction)


Max
Optimite Undertaker MK I
[Explosive Round] Fires explosive rounds instead of the conventional bullet. (Cannot move while firing)

Optimite Undertaker MK II
[Recycled Rounds] Idling the gun regenerates ammo.

Optimite Legion Shield MK I
[Shielddozer] Max charges 3 times upon casting Shield Charge. (Skill damage decreases over the course)

Optimite Legion Shield MK II
[Light Leap] Shield Shock consumes only 1 ZP bar. Shield Shock can be cased in air. (Skill damage is reduced)


Rose
Optimite TDW-4 MK I
[Guided Rocket] Fired rocket traces after the target Rose's crosshair is pointing. (Firing rate decreased)

Optimite TDW-4 MK II
[Multishot] Rose can fire upto 3 rockets at once by pressing and holding Fire button. (Movement speed is decreased while charging shots)

Optimite Survival Knife MK I
[Humongous Fall!] Skill damage of What you got in there? is also increased by 50% but chances to trip also increases to 100%

Optimite Survival Knife MK II
[Kaboom!] Jump slash triggers an explosion and damages all nearby enemies.


We’ll be have a few rounds of testing period to finalize these new items for the next 3 to 4 weeks, and then prepare for release. Again, I apologize about the prolonged delay in contents update.

- Guntrix -

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September 24

Maintenance Schedule - 09/24/2014

Hello everyone,

We have a maintenance schedule today.
Maintenance schedule:

Maintenance schedule:
September 24 01:30 – September 24 02:00 US Pacific Time

Scheduled Tasks:

  • Game server maintenance.

I apologize about the recent game server performance issue, especially in Latin America and SEA regions. Match queue related issues will be resolved by today’s maintenance work.

The game servers will be closed during the maintenance.
We’re sorry about the down-time and will do our best to reopen the game servers as soon as possible.

- GunZ Team

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About This Game

GunZ 2: the Second Duel

Rediscovery of action shooting! We present to you GunZ 2: the Second Duel. GunZ 2 is an online action shooting game. GunZ 2 provides a whole new user experience that players have never seen from other games.

Key Features

Completely unique action gameplay
In this game, there is no limit on how players move. In GunZ 2: the Second Duel, a wall is not an obstacle yet another path that provide tactical advantages. You no longer have to hide behind walls when you encounter your enemies. You can rather climb up the walls around you to take higher ground or move into enemies’ blind spot to launch vigorous assault.

Unique classes with various tactics and strategies
It’s absolutely up to players to choose which class to play. Unique classes are fitted with its own Passive and Active skills. Become a silent assassin wielding a long katana, roam around in the battle ground freely with a giant shield, or burn enemies with flame-thrower. The choice is completely up to you. (3 classes will be available at launch, more classes will be continuously be added)

Weapons… More Weapons!
In GunZ 2: the Second Duel, you can choose from 200 different weapons sorted into 13 different categories. Especially unlike conventional FPS games, GunZ 2 provides unique melee weapons which bring maximum strategic variety. Each class has its own ultimate skill that can dramatically rescue a friendly unit from danger.

Save the day with friends!
Play Campaign Mode to fight against the notorious mega corporation with super-national power. Fight against the enemies with action you can experience only in GunZ 2: the Second Duel.

Yet, it’s available for beginners!
Even though it is fitted with such powerful action, maneuvering your character in GunZ 2: the Second Duel is extremely easy. To run on walls, simply point your cross-hair to the desired direction and tap on the jump key rhythmically. Such simply control makes up incredible fast-paced stylish action.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card, GeForce GTX 260
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Jesus christ, all they had to do was pretty much make the first game but in HD, but instead they just turned it into ♥♥♥♥. I wanted GunZ 1 back.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
- Co-op is not rewarding at all
- Peer to peer basically means host have advantage
- Very slow updates
- Hackers
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
By playing the first GunZ: The Duel some years ago for many hours, this looks like a seatback from the previous game and it's horrible for a modern game.
The interface is ugly, VERY ugly and not intuitive. Characters are very strange and with absurdly poor modeling.
Then I tried to ignore those facts and ended up very frustrated with the combat. The game does not run smoothly, camera is weird and seems like they made it harder to control.
Does not seem like a modern action game, does not feel like one. Don't know if my judgement grew better or they really messed this up. I think even the characters classes are worse now.

At least it's free to play, but you may waste your time or get frustrated with your own nostalgia.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Awesome game
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
I like this game a lot i would recommend it to my friends and anyone reading.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Great game, easy to learn and play. When you start out, it takes a little time to get into it, you'll probably die a couple times before you get the hang of it, thus losing to stronger players all the time.
The only bad thing about the game now, which has nothing to do with the game, is there's not a lot of other players playing now. So, a lot of the people left playing it are higher levels. So, the function that controls associating people with people more close to their level, thus making it easier to fight each other, is disabled, practically. I've been on there recently, and there's usually around a 100 people, globally on, when I'm on. This is the only problem I usually find, as it affects gameplay. Without enough people, each multiplayer game has a hard time surviving.
Now, if you want my honest opinion of the game, it's great, awesome even.
I usually delve into campaign when I don't have anyone to play with. However, even in campaign I get the opportunity to shoot up a lot of cpu's so it's great.
The key is learning how to learn to use each weapon as quick and efficiently as possible and learn how to use your character as best you can. Ex. wall running and moving while shooting is key. The moment you stop running, especially in multiplayer deathmatches, you're dead. All it takes is a guy to come up behind you, or snipe you from afar, and bang, you're gone.
The loss of a bunch of people makes this game harder, as you have to face down really tough opponents at times, and there's a lot less people to have fun with. You aren't able to get through the campaign as easy, due to this, also.
My advice to others is, if you have steam friends, have them come along with you, at least when you start out. This will allow you to further both of your profile characters and gain a lot in the process.
Also, don't forget to log in everyday as you get daily rewards, as well as rewards for winning a specific amount of normal matches, usually 2 or 3. Use gold to unlock characters and weapons, mainly, although, if you don't really care what to use gold on, they have much much more to save up for.
You can spend money on this game, but you really don't have to. I haven't seen a need.
I should address, before closing, that when you start, if you're going to pick a character that'll last in a fight, and gain you gold more quickly, I'd pick either Elena or Max. If you don't care gender wise, Elena or Max is perfect. Elena's got the best for far away battles, which is a lot of times better. Max is good on offense and defense, with a massive shield built for ultimate defense and ultimate pummeling of opponents. These two are quite honestly, the best characters in my opinion, and will take you far quicker.
Ivan is often a common choice, although, he is likely to die quicker, as he acts mainly as a melee fighter. If you're going to use him, I recommend being familiar with his third weapon, a sniper rifle. To activate the scope, right click when using and you'll be able to see cross-hairs and a lot close up. On a fun note, the sniper can actually hit more than one target if the targets are really close to where you fired. However, the cross-hairs must be directly on a target, not an inch off, in order to hit.
Lastly, this is important for any new players, or anyone who is playing who doesn't know this. On a laptop, especially the newer ones, like I have a Toshiba laptop, you have the special keys which control volume and so much more. Now, when playing campaign, you have things called revival coins. It'll ask when you die to press F5, or F6. However, when you press the key on a laptop, it doesn't work, and you usually have no idea why. I only figured it out recently, that you have to press the key on your laptop named "FN." It's a little blue key on my computer on the left side in between my "windows" key and my "CTRL" key. It's on the bottom. You'll have to press the "FN" key plus F5, or F6, as asked by the computer, in order to revive.
So, to repeat, "FN" + F5 (or F6) = revive coin use
Now, just to warn you, you'll respawn in different places in the room. It'll usually be in some beginning part of the room you're in, not in the very beginning of the campaign, so don't worry about that. However, where you respawn isn't always where you want to. So be careful when respawning sometimes, as you sometimes wind up in the wrong spot and die quickly.
Alright, I think this'll do it for now. Hope this helps, and hope you all enjoy.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
582.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
GunZ: The Second Duel is an online third-person shooting game created by South Korean-based MAIET Entertainment. It is the sequel to 2003's GunZ: The Duel. Both are their own game. The mechanics in this game are different than the first GunZ. But if you happened to have played it, chances are you're going to like this one. This a game of combos, chainning attacks, and "poking" down peoples health. Don't become discouraged by the better players, view it as an opportunity for a challenge. There are "hosts" in game and everyone has a certain ping while connected to that host. This can be bad at times but fret not, MAIET intends to add dedicated servers as they have already added a test server in US West. Maybe you're not convinced? How about if I said there are tournaments with prizes? What if i also said it is streamed live and you can view the brackets with different tournaments available?

Here are a few streams:
http://www.hitbox.tv/xanwill
http://www.hitbox.tv/kujou
http://www.hitbox.tv/callmebasedgod

Still don't know if you want to play? Well that's up to you, but, you're missing out on a whole different kind of gaming community that makes you want to play and be more and more competitive.

Up to you.
-Froggy565
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
57.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Great speed-shooter.

I played old Gunz and i have to say that this is more balanced tho not as fast and brutal as old one.

Could be beter if fights lineup was more quick. Sometimes you have to wait 20-30 minst for next fight. Also region-only player search make waiting line even longer. could be great if we could play global, More players=less time to wait for fight
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
It's worth the download, but suffers from a very low population right now, especially PvE.

Each character is a different class that has a series of weapons and special moves specific to them. You get your first character free, but since you DON'T get to try them before you buy them, you'll have to do some research or just hope you get lucky with your first choice. You can purchase the other characters with in-game currency. Extra items all appear to have durability and would require repair of some kind, likely a reduced in-game currency price.

Overall gameplay is similar to the first game, wall running and a mix of gunplay and melee. The campaign mode is fun enough but too difficult to take on alone with the characters I had access to.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Been a while since I played, but last I heard the item system was still garbage, a lot of the cooler aspects got nerfed, and it's still unbalanced AF, perhaps more so.
The Idea was so great that I stayed hooked for a while, but the appeal didn't last.
It's like Archeblade, only Archeblade sucked because there were so few devs and funds, This just sucks because that's the way it is. Great idea ruined. Could have been much better. Again, it has been a while, but I have heard things have only gotten worse. The other reviews, however make me question myself. To each his own.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
281.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Best Game ever , I know alot of friends in here ,
I don't really like violence and fighting but i Do enjoying the game
One problem is , player inside are getting so annoying and irritating.

Thus, I still found some minor glitch and bug in this game.
Hope it get fixed and add more season for the campaign and also the team size :D

From : Gunz : The Last Duel Player Who Love Gunz So Much.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
GG
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
gun its game god
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
a realyy good hack and slash
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
i love this game
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
For those who like a combination of Hack & Slash with 3rd Person Shooting!
I recommend this game.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
261.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
this game is good but alot of glitch and bugged, it happens all the time!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
nice
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
(Y)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Its a wide fun game that even a newbie can learn in seconds
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