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 (7,395 reviews)
Release Date: May 1, 2014

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December 15, 2014

Maintenance Schedule - 12/16/2014

Hello everyone,

We have game server maintenance schedule today.
Maintenance schedule:
Dec 16 01:00 - Dec 16 01:30 PST

Scheduled Task
- EU server stability check and maintenance


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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December 14, 2014

GunZ 2 is open in Europe now!

Greetings all,

After the long downtime, we're opening GunZ 2 in Europe again.
We apologize to all EU fans for such a long downtime. The licensing agreement with Prosieben had come to an end, and we opened Steam server for EU fans as of this week. We still need to finish up optimizing game servers to host players from EU regions, but we believe that the game service will be stabilized and improved with the new EU players soon.

- 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
119 of 158 people (75%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
As a person who never got to play the Original GunZ, I was fortunate enough to enter this game with a sort of "free-slate" so to speak towards the massive dissapointment that most of the GunZ: The Duel players had.

However, because of this unbiased-ness I'm also able to clearly evaluate what's lacking, and in what areas. So here it goes:

I find that the tutorial to this game is clunky, for starters. They teach you basic manuevers (sure) and then don't bother to explain some of the more finer aspects of the game (like juggling, guard-breaks, parry's) and overall "Mobility" lessons that are quintessential to gameplay.

Right from the get-go you're confused though, as you're presented with three characters, with all their own different types of play styles.

A Sniper (Who most people go for stupidly, and I myself fell for this trap)
A Gunslinger (Balance between Offensive and Mobility)
A Shield-Trooper (Heavy-Offense, Super-Defense)

However, what it doesn't tell you is which one is geared towards beginners, and which one is geared towards advanced players. Take if from me when I say the Shield-Trooper is the best first choice, for both campaign and beginner's in general.

So now you're in the game, and you're excited. You load up a Co-Op game and figure: "Awesome! This is going to be so much fun."

Three minutes passes, and when you decided to stupidly try to go in for meelee kills, you were facerolled by enemies whose AI are set to "Easy Mode" And you're left scratching your head in mystery. "Whatever" you say, and use one of your tokens.

What you fail to realize is that your tokens are impermanent, and suddenly you find yourself penny pinching them for those last-minute saves. Meanwhile, your teamates (who are either higher skill cap and alive, or dead and furious at you, screaming for a "revive pls" every two seconds) are equally getting frustrated by the game, and with you and eventually quit.

Okay, so you figure that the campaign mode is merely bugged, and will get better with time, right?
No.

So you give up on Campaign and go to versus mode, where you're excited to play against other players. You begin searching for a match...and then you search some more....and then you search some more.....and then you search some more.... and then you search some more.... until -finally- you get into a match.

Oh how wondrous! You finally made it into a match, and you're fairly certain that you'll be ju~
-BOOM-

You. are. dead.

"WTF!?" you yell in annoyance, as you check what killed you. Turns out a guy whose ping is skyrocket, and is also the host, happens to be pretty much lag-owning everybody in the room. You suddenly find yourself unable to land clean hits, and you begin doing "Lag Compensation" shots.

You make last place, and throw your hands up in defeat.

Needless to say: I'm coming to this game as an old fan of S4 League, where I was God-Like in terms of skill. Coming here? Doesn't matter. I can't hit a target that literally phases through my bullets, or doesn't feel the effects until seconds later. Melee combat is a joke as well, and overall this game feels horribly clunky and bad.

There's a reason I uninstalled it.
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154 of 222 people (69%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
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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87 of 126 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Id rather the original game... this one isn't terrible, but is in no what way comparison to the gameplay to be expected from the community. Steam should pick up the Gunz The Duel. (first one) and carry it run some servers...bet it does better than this game.
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89 of 133 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
- Co-op is not rewarding at all
- Peer to peer basically means host have advantage
- Very slow updates
- Hackers
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51 of 79 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
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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24 of 34 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
I first tried GunZ The Duel September 28th 2005, it was a game the redefined online gaming for me as a competitive fast paced shooter that I absolutely fell in love with, I would stay up for days and literally binge on this game there were days when I would press close to a million keys playing it for 12 hours in a single day.

Almost a decade later and MAIET has shoveled this garbage at our feet, I was truly hoping for GunZ The Duel remastered, Steam was their chance to take their original game make it look fancier and release a more polished version of what they already had. MAIET let me down with this game, playing a few rounds I could tell that this was awful. They already had a game that people loved, and it was their chance to show it to mainstream gamers, well you ♥♥♥♥ing failed MAIET.
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46 of 75 people (61%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
if ur from ijji gunz AND expecting same gameplay. ♥♥♥♥ this game. actually ♥♥♥♥ed gunz completely. might as well go back to ur private server gunz.
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78 of 135 people (58%) found this review helpful
64 people found this review funny
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2014
boobs shake when you move character 10/10
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Takes forever to queue. And the public matches are horribly imbalanced. There are 2 hour newbies on teams against lvl 20 pro players. Not only are you waiting a long time to get a match, but when you are put in a game, it's a 5 minute waste of your time since the match is so obviously stacked most times. Rarely are there any good fights.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
40.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
This game will be a disapointment to GunZ 1 players who are expecting it to be like the original. Maiet should have put GunZ 1 on Steam, instead of this game, or just upgraded the graphics on GunZ 1. The game currently suffers from low player participation with less than 400 players online at any time. The game lacks a deathmatch mode, though it does have a team deathmatch mode.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Oh, immortal GunZ, how we missed you! Wait, you changed... WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?

After long years waiting, we finally have the second iteration of "GunZ: The Duel" on our hands, and it's bitter sweet. On one hand, it bring us that K-Style, fast-paced pump action that we all knew and loved and the ever so memorable maps! But there are too many "deviations" from the original that keep this game on its predecessor's shadow: gone is the free-reign customization you had with your character, opting now to offer you only classes with very limited customizable options.

The addition of special moves, like a Hurricane Kick and a Deathslash are cool concepts on paper, but take A LOT out of the skill based game that was GunZ. Who likes to be one-shot with an uninterruptible special move from behind? Only with Headshots, the most sublime art in GunZ, do I condone one-hit deaths.

AND DON'T GET ME STARTED ON MATCHMAKING! WHAT MATCHMAKING?
"Are you new to the game? Are you an old veteran of the original game, but have already forgot how to play the game? Here, go play with level 20 characters that kill you with three hits from a sword-cancel Butterfly and reload shot."

All in all, it's a great game. If it was a totally new experience, or If you never had the luck to touch the original GunZ, I would recommend this game. But with the memory of the original still imprinted in my mind, I find it lackluster, and do not recommend it for the OG GunZ player.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Do not believe "Mostly positive" reviews. The game at it's current stat OBJECTIVLY broken.
Due to it's peer to peer matchmaking, one person dominates the mach and the rest shoot the air. ALL THE TIME.
No matter the ping of host/ppl... yeah...
There are some nice things they did with classes (bonding to specific weapon kinds, activatable skills, craft etc),
but it's no good to get into it since the very fundnamental thing,
the core mecanic of fast paced shooting, is broken.
If this game was b2p, I believe it can be describe as "scam"; but since it's free, it's "beta".
Unless you plan on playing 1 person PVE missions (which btw you need tokens for, just like in some mobile games)
this game is not worth downloading.
P.S. I'd rather play original Gunz, whith kickass, sharp gameplay and awsome ost.
P.P.S. If you're a dev and you're reading this - please fix hosts or/and add dedicated servers.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
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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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
I used to play the original Gunz-the First Duel. Those were fun days, until hackers started to ruin the fun for everyone else. Anyway, GunZ 2: The Second Duel is not a complete substitute for the original, but it still has the core elements. I do love the fact that the sniper rifles actually work with scope and everything. And characters are customizeable "to a point." I use these terms lightly. Due to the introduction of character classes, you are limited to buying weapons only ment for your character class. You can still customize how your character looks with clothes (which don't help your overall stats, you just buy them to look cooler) and if your feeling up to drop some green, you can use store credit to buy some more of the fashionable accessories, like hats and such. Now, as for the gameplay itself, you can set up private servers for yourself and take on the npcs in the storyline (which I recommend because I don't get decent connection). Or you can set up a public server and and invite people to join you. And of course, you can go into other rooms and fight people in Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Gladiadtor, ect. And as for the players themselves, I've noticed not much has changed. Many people are still trolls, or they just feel the need to belittle others just to make themselves feel beter. When this happens, I just exit out of the main chat and just set up my own private server and go do some solo killing. That being said, I give this game a 6/10. It's still fun to play, especially if you remember the good old days of the original Gunz game. And like any other sequal, it has it's own pros and cons. But if your looking for a decent shooting game, look no further then here.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
as fancy graphics the game possess, the gameplay is horrible.
not to be a total wart but I love the game in general but when it comes to the the game modes it's way put of it's league.

the pros
-good graphics
-cool characters

the cons
-the campaign
-the unbalance match making
-a whole flock of bugs.
-p2w
-shop

i'd follow this but not play it.
if the devs can fix this in the nearest time please do.
this elder brother of this was awesome, why change it?
it's like this is a greedy fat-as$ younger brother asking for money.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Horrible experience in what seems to be a good game, it promises a lot with his gameplay but the lag, it reminds me the time of 56k
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Region locked, ♥♥♥♥ if you were hoping to play with people not in your country, didn't even bother trying to play after that, i'm not interested in playing a game where you can only play with people in your country
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
46.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Really bad game, full of hacks and stupid admins.
Not even closer what GunZ 1 was...
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
174.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
This game is on the meh side, its not good nor bad i feel as though they need to step up their game :/
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
So here I am reviewing a game I'd never thought I'd ever see released. A sequel to the original Gunz: The Duel, that game back in 2005 defined some of my younger years and I was exstatic to hear about a sequel appearing on Steam.

Very dissapointed. Really buggy, filled with an atrocious matchmaking system and rounds where the host will gain the advantage over other players. Also needs balancing work.

It's a shame we don't have dedicated servers in 2014.

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