SNOW is the only free-to-play, open world, winter sports game. Explore a massive mountain, customize your character with clothing and equipment from the biggest brands, and compete in a series of events to be the best.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,270 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 2, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access allows SNOW to reach its audience sooner and improve the core game through community feedback.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“SNOW will remain in Early Access until it reaches Open Beta stage. At that point SNOW will be nearly feature complete with all intended content and gameplay available to the users.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version of SNOW will be a more complete experience having player progression, competitive game modes and a fully-featured multiplayer experience.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

SNOW is currently in an Alpha state. This means that many core features are still in development and the game's controls and core gameplay have not been completed. SNOW will be entering Closed Beta in March 2015.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“When SNOW leaves Early Access and enters Open Beta it will become free-to-play.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“SNOW's community feedback is a key component to SNOW's development. Especially in this early state, understanding what features the community wants in SNOW will shape it's long-term development.”
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"It's a freeskiing game in early access with loads of potential. I can't wait to see what they can do with more support. - Andy Bauman"

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January 15

SNOW Closed Beta, March 2015


We are extremely excited to announce that SNOW will be entering Closed Beta this March!

http://youtu.be/OkyLl6-mYYk
On March 10th, the Closed Beta will be available to Early Access players only. On March 28th, the mountain will be open to everyone else who signs up for the Closed Beta.



Those who have already joined SNOW’s Early Access on Steam don't need to sign up for the Closed Beta and will get automatic access more than two weeks before the rest of the players. We wanted to make sure our Early Access backers are the first people to try out this next major update as a token of our appreciation for all the support they have shown us throughout the earliest stages of SNOW’s development.



We will also reward all players who participate in the Closed Beta with an exclusive Sean Pettit Red Bull helmet. This is the actual custom helmet that freeskier Sean Pettit wears on the mountain and this is the only time to get it. It won’t be available for purchase after the Closed Beta, so sign up to make sure you get yours!

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December 17, 2014

Game Update 0.4.3



Time for a change! The 0.4.3 update is now live, including Multiplayer improvements and official PlayStation 4 "DUALSHOCK 4" gamepad support.

See Multiplayer information for help on setting up servers.

  • Multiplayer improvements
  • "DUALSHOCK 4" (PS4) controller support
  • Updated to CRYENGINE 3.6.10
  • Fix: Skeletons were not updated on the server when out of view range
  • Fix: Field of view being set twice and not adhering to cl_camFieldOfView
  • Cleaned up CVar usage, removed unused ones
  • Added seamless multiplayer check
  • Added "version" data key for lobbies and servers
  • Added debug CreateLobby command
  • Improved lobby <-> server connection process
  • Fixed near plane (first person) shadows
  • Implemented steam networking interfaces and new experimental punchthrough
  • Fixed Jansson not using the CRYENGINE memory manager
  • Fixed a bunch of debug mode assertions
  • Corrected OnEndSession FG parameter
  • Fixed possible particle physics crash during gameplay
  • Reworked player freezing to avoid slight movement
  • Removed min air time for land
  • Actor stats are now fully reset after revive
  • Inputs are no longer reset on revive
  • Tricks are now queried on land, enter air and revival
  • Fix: Exploit to perform a trick while on ground by using arrow key immediately after spawning
  • Fix: Player dying if performing trick when respawning
  • Fixed buttering behaviour
  • Fixed dynamic light source passing a temporary variable onwards
  • Cleaned up & optimized player view code
  • Optimized ViewFirstPerson function
  • Fix: Non orthonormalized matrices in player view
  • Improved GameWarning usage
  • Fix: Max surface velocity was checked by surface name instead of id
  • Fix: Possible renderer crash during level load
  • Moved keyboard shifty from Mannequin idle to trick manager, fixes issues with inability to shifty while rotating
  • Removed trick & rotation logging
  • Changed forced kill to bail
  • Optimized ski effects
  • Fix: Particle flashing while skiing over a new surface type
  • Dynamic environment probe textures are now cached on entity spawn
  • Optimized CActor::UpdateStats, steam statistics are now sent on revive, death or actor destruction
  • Disabled a bunch of unused render targets
  • Integrated CRYENGINE fix for particles not loading in updated cubemaps
  • Fixed poles being incorrectly deselectable
  • Fixed possible physics deadlock on spawn
  • Re-implemented sideways landing crash

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About This Game

SNOW will be entering Closed Beta as a free-to-play game this March!


On March 10th, the free-to-play Closed Beta will be available to Early Access players only. On March 28th, the mountain will be open to everyone else who signs up for the free-to-play Closed Beta.



Those who have already joined SNOW’s Early Access on Steam do not need to sign up for the free-to-play Closed Beta and will get automatic access more than two weeks before the rest of the players. We wanted to make sure our Early Access backers are the first people to try out this next major update as a token of our appreciation for all the support they have shown us throughout the earliest stages of SNOW’s development.



We will also reward all players who participate in the free-to-play Closed Beta with an exclusive Sean Pettit Red Bull helmet. This is the actual custom helmet that freeskier Sean Pettit wears on the mountain and this is the only time to get it. It won’t be available for purchase after the Closed Beta, so sign up to make sure you get yours!

About SNOW

SNOW is the only free-to-play, open world, winter sports game. Explore a massive mountain, customize your character with clothing and equipment from real brands, and compete in a series of events to be the best.

Key Features
  • Open-world exploration
  • Skiing gameplay
  • Character customization
  • Solo events and challenges

Planned Features
  • Snowboarding gameplay
  • Purchasable content (mountain-based content & character customization)
  • Multiplayer matchmaking

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2GHz or AMD Dual-Core 2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 400 series or AMD Radeon HD 6000 series
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The system requirements are provided as a baseline for development, but are not guaranteed due to the game currently being in development. Requirements may be changed as the game progresses. Note: Integrated graphics cards are not supported.
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
71 of 94 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Early Access Review
If this were a month ago, I'd give it a thumbs up. Now? No.

The latest update - the "Beta" update on March 10th completely changed the game from something good with lots of potential to.. something that feels less like a game and more like a cash grab. They've added microtransactions for any sort of cosmetic item. Anything that one could originally use on their character for free in the Alpha has been put behind a paywall. As of now, you can only get these items through purchasing a "credit pack" and getting them that way.

The developer says that they will eventually add ways to earn these items in the game, but to release a major "update" with the microtransactions in-game for people like myself who already spent money on said game is a red flag. I know that the developers need to make a living and game development isn't cheap. On their forums, a developer has said that it was economically unwise for them to charge $15 or so for the base game and have everyone unlock the gear from the start - thus the microtransactions. However, I fail to see why exactly this business model has been adapted - it would have been much easier to just increase the price of the game accordingly - instead of adding a microtransaction system.

Again, I realize that the developers need to make a profit. That's fine - but the current business model is not the best way to go, and if a drastic, negative change took place from Alpha to Beta, it makes me skeptical about what the future holds. Only time will tell. However, as of now, the game does not appear to be something worth investing in.
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85 of 118 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Early Access Review
Microtransactions??

REALLY!?

It's 2015, Haven't devs learned by now that LITERALLY NOBODY likes Microtransactions?

Microtransactions (in a paid game) = Death of your game

Works fine in F2P, but don't try and be greedy when people actually PAYED for your UNFINISHED product.
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43 of 55 people (78%) found this review helpful
66.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Early Access Review
Ok so .. there has been a recent influx of negetive reviewers. Most of the negetivity is due to either:

1. They found out they have to pay real money to customize their skiers looks

2. The latest update has a few glitches that need to be ironed out.

However, consider that:

A. The game will EVENTUALLY be free to play, and they will fund the game on in game purchases. It currently is not because the game is still in early access. You are paying extra money to access the game early .. NOT TO BUY THE GAME. You might think that is stingey, but this is an independantly developed game by a company with LIMITED RESOURCES .. they need your money to make the game!

B. Early Access = glitches .. welcome to the world of modern game development.

If you can get past those 2 points and have more patience than a 5 year old whiner, then this game is the BEST Skiing game ever made, and IMO the BEST Winter sports game ever made.

The major selling point is that the game takes a more grounded "less arcadey" approach, while the physics are still a little loose to allow you to pull off some silly jumps, it mostly gets there and it does it well. You can explore a full mountain with little to no restrictions, which includes a resort complete with lifts (which will be rideable eventually) and an entire back country area. There are a plethora of ways down the mountain, and nothing limits you in any direction.

This is the Skiing game I have been wishing for since I was 5, and I fully recommend it.
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40 of 53 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
44.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Early Access Review
SNOW used to be my favorite game. The development team seemed dedicated and continually worked to improve the game. That is, until the most recent update.

SNOW went from being a fun, community based game to a money grabbing scam. Every single item in the game costs an EXORBITANT ammount of money. A jacket is $5.

Microtransactions completely ruined this game. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS GAME. 2/10.
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23 of 34 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Early Access Review
Ok are you f**king serious? I pay 60$ to support you guys in the developpement of your game, and instead of giving us full access etc. You guys put the most ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ transaction system ever? I mean 5 dollars for 500 coins? Thats like one pair of goggles! (AND YES THEY GIVE YOU NOTHING FREE BUT A HELMET,SKIS,SHOES,JACKET.PANTS AND STICKS ; NO GOGGLES NO MASK NOTHING COSTUMIZABLE NADA.) We Supported you guys, we thought the game was cool and i had high hopes, but honestly, using " Its just customization! You dont need to spend money to actually play the game!" Well guess what? "Customization" in Ski and snowboard, no no no, in EVERY extreme sport out there (MX,drift,skate,bmx) "Customization" is one of THE most important characteristics. Seriously, REMOVE ♥♥♥♥ING MICROTRANSACTIONS
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Early Access Review
Amazing freestyle skiing game with endless options and beautiful graphics, constantly imporving and wowing with every new update. Would reccomend to anyone with any computer !
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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Early Access Review
Well, I did buy this, but it didn't offer much of a fun experience. The comments since the update have strongly put me off playing the game again.

It's a shame that this is advertised as a Free-to-Play with customization, because by the looks of it, all the customization is paid now. I probably won't be playing this again unless I see a change in optimism from people who have played the game more recently.

The game, not being released to the public for free yet, still has time to change. My advice to the devs would be to listen to the feedback being posted here, and my advice to the players would eb to make sure the devs hear your voice, because this will be vital to both your experience playing, and the developers success.
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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Early Access Review
I payed 15$ to support a free game and now if I want to change outfits I have to pay again ? What a joke ! This game is good but don't buy it, either wait until it's f2p or get the pirated version, they don't diserve anymore money unless they make the game like it was before.
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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Early Access Review
Very dissapointing.

I bought this game ago while it was still around $30 and while it was still in alpha build. After only playing an hour of the alpha build, I got sick of it. The controls were very weird and janky and the menus were glitchy.
After hearing it is going into closed beta, I checked it out again as I was already in the closed beta.

It got better... I guess... but it still didn't deserve $30. The graphics look pretty nice, and the moutains/courses look fun as hell. If only I could play them... Just kidding, you can play them. But not to what you think a ski game should feel like. The controls in the closed beta weren't any different to the alpha, which is a dissapointment.

I think the only improvements that should be made which will make the game 1000x better are:

-Better controls
-More tricks
-Feel faster (going down a hill feels slow as ♥♥♥♥)
-Easier to navigate menus (It's hard as jeopardy)
-and free, exclusive dlc to those who actually BOUGHT this soon to be free-to-play game.

(That last one may be asking too much)

To Poppermost, fix your game. This game has so much potential. I was thinking this game would be similar to the EA Skate franchise but to me, it's more similar to playing minesweeper with actual mines. While blindfolded.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Early Access Review
Fun freeskiing game that keeps getting better and better. If you like skiing games, you'll probably like this.

Some people seem to have bought this under the impression that it wouldn't at some point become free-to-play (even though it's clearly stated in the Early Access information), so if you think you might be one of those people, definitely don't buy this game, but instead read the Early Access information box again and again until you feel you understand what it says.

Also, if you have some awesome alternative monetization plan in mind for Poppermost to use after releasing the game as F2P to use instead of microtransactions for completely cosmetic things, definitely contact them about it instead of leaving a negative review, I'm sure they'd love to hear about it.
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19 of 31 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
137.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Early Access Review
this new update is soo bad! because i had to pay the skis or something else with real money! and i can´t get them without real money, this is ♥♥♥♥!!
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24 of 41 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Early Access Review
~Updated 22.03.2015

Я, как человек, купивший эту игру на раннем доступе, был ей очень доволен, видел в ней большой потенциал как игрок, но с выходом новой версии я со стопроцентной уверенностью могу сказать, что игра скатилась. Во-первых, пропали мои шмотки. Хотя нет, не так. ГДЕ МОИ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ЧЕСТНЫМ ТРУДОМ БЛЯТЬ ЗАРАБОТАННЫЕ ШМОТКИ?! Зайдя в магазин, я ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. Они тупо все испортили. Какая-то наитупейшая система очков, в которой даже лень напрячь очко и разобраться. Отдельно, блять, хочу сказать спасибо вашей заточке игры под дуалшок 4. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ы, вы хоть понимаете что вы наделали? Игра тупо не понимает кнопки от моего 360'го. Гниды тупые, испоганили всю игру, вместо того чтобы добавить сноуборды и новые карты вы скатили всё в такую волосатую, потную ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥у. И да, конечно же меняю своё мнение с положительного на отрицательное. Доигрались, пидорки. Твари ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.

Моя оценка этой игры:

Сюжет: Его нету. Хотя он здесь совсем не нужен. 0/0.
Графика: Хорошая графика, правда мне долго пришлось все настраисвать, почему-то у меня всё окружение исчезало... О да, и наконец пропал баг с анимацией. Вот тут постарались, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. 8/10.
Геймплей: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ УРОДЫ ВСЕ ИСПОРТИЛИ ГДЕ МОЯ КАСТОМИЗАЦИЯ!!11! -23652785/10.
Звуки и музыка: Электронная музыка, вполне себе неплохо. Звук скрипения лыж по снегу не очень реалестичен. 7/10.
Мультиплеер: Я не знаю. Со стартер пака ♥♥♥♥♥♥ поиграешь, вроде бы там есть совместные покатушки. ♥♥♥♥/10.
Управление: МОЙ ГЕЙМПАД ОТ ИКСБОКС ОТРАСТИЛ ЛИЦО И СКАЗАЛ: "ОЙ, ВСЁ, НЕ БУДУ ИГРАТЬ В ЭТУ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ТСКИЮ ИГРУ". ТВОЯ МАМКА/АНДЖЕЛИНА ДЖОЛИ

Общий балл: пошло всё в ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥у, сколько можно блять.

P.s Первый отрицательный обзор получился)

Обзор будет подстраиваться под следующие обновления. Все права защищены. EvilGod.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Early Access Review
I love that there is a open mountain skiing game but...
in alpha there was an amazing selection of skis and gear and the second it hit beta we lost everything...
I know this should not be a huge deal but the fact that I could use my own gear I really own was awesome and now we get 1 of each peice and they do not look nice.

1 gross jacket, 1 ugly set of skis (2 if you count the old single tips you get from paying for the game)
also the fact that they made every last thing cost money you would think that those of us that payed more way earlier would at least get some in game tokens to get back a small peice of the gear we once had for free... but no.

Its an enjoyable game and if you could care less about what your character looks like then go for it!
but I honestly feel cheated having access to all this stuff at alpha and nothing now...
I already have to pay for all this gear in real life like common haha.

I may just be over reacting due to the fact that I had access to all of this stuff at one point so if you never played the Alpha then I think you may enjoy this but coming from having more earlier...it kind of seems like a back step to me.

I have to give it a thumbs down tho due to the fact the last update seemed to strip the game clean in the gear area
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Early Access Review
First off, lets just say this game has had its fair share of bugs and glitches. When i first purchased snow, the game sometimes wouldn't even run. The menus were terrible and the multiplayer never worked. Now, this game is improved beyond imagining. The menus are beautiful, There are multiple mountains, the graphics are outsanding, and there is virtually no lag. This is one of the best games i have ever played, especially since the new update. My only gripe with this game is the in-game purchases. However, if you do not mind this, then please get this game. I give it a 9/10. OUTSTANDING.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Early Access Review
Payed for the game
now i got to pay for different skis
10/10 would reccomened
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Early Access Review
I'm so ♥♥♥♥ing dissapointed.
SNOW had a great potential but the new update(mostly the microtransaction part) ruined everything.
This game will be f2p in the future so don't buy it right now. Don't waste your money.

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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Early Access Review
SNOW's style is beautifully executed and its simple concept is one that's been sorely needing attention in an FPS-and-wacky-story-tacky-mechanics-geeky-sentiments-laden game industry lately, but it simply feels like running poor taste toilet humor minigames created in the late 90's Macromedia Shockwave/Flash era. Just running it feels like I'm using the slowest, jerkiest FPS ever invented. Nevermind getting actual gameplay accomplished, I simply can't get to it regardless of how low I place quality settings threshholds. Admittedly I *do* use a non-gaming dedicated system, but I *can* play a ton of games with even huger processing demands than this thing with no issues whatsoever. Mind you, all of these performance issues were forgivable given that I did buy in with the knowledge it was a work in progress, and I even touted that as such to friends who normally steer clear of anything that could even remotely sports-related. However, what put me off completely was that it's obviously a failing project and becoming nothing more than an overrated skiing version of Farmville with cr(app)y in-game purchases. No thanks, guys. I don't care if you are indie developers, if you can't make a decent game I'm going with a big cash-cow company that can. Heck, I'd rather play Kim Kardashian's game, at least it works and is up-front about wanting your money for nothing.
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Early Access Review
I love the concept and gameplay for the game. That is, once you actually figure it out. The controls on the menu doesn't work for me, so I had to look them up online. WHAT GAME DOES THAT?! The game is still very buggy, with the constant skis fading through snow and your character flying after crashing(which I think is cool). Not to mention the issue where full screen will constantly mess with you if you go back to desktop, or the field of view doing the same thing between drop points. I don't care about the micro transactions. If you actually play the game for that long where you want to buy them, you may need to reconsider your life, but hey, that's all you. I personally enjoy the game for the bugs it has, as it makes the game a little enjoyable, and I love skiing and stuff, so I find this game cool. Not to mention the soundtrack, which pulls the player into the game to a great extent. However, I feel that you take too long to speed up and stuff like that. I want to be at breakfast speeds, pulling off huge, gigantic combos, not rapidly crashing, breaking my combo, which should be fixed, as many angles which look natural and ready to fly off of don't work. There also should be more mountains. I like the idea of one, huge, custom mountain, but the other tracks also need some love. I am amazed by this game, but for the average gamer, I do NOT RECCOMEND this title.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Early Access Review
I think this is an amazing game, sure, there are micro-transactions, but cs-go has that too, it's just cosmetic... People who say that they payed 60$ and then got "ripped-off" because they didn't get anything extra in the store except for the top hat, remember that early access is early access and you should be prepared for such things...
Amazing game though, really feels like skiing.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Early Access Review
I bought this game in early acess and it seemed to be heading in a good direction. Nice open world, graphics were best of a skiing game to date, and for the most part it was pretty fun. It had its problems there, however, with graphical bugs and the like and many other problems with optimization, controls, and UI. Now with the closed beta, theyve taken everything that was early access and made it worse. They made a nice, clean menu: Big. ♥♥♥♥ing. Deal. The performance is terrible, there are more texture bugs than the day i bought the early acess, and now there is a MICROTRANSACTION SHOP FOR A BETA GAME. Really? I paid 30 bucks to get the content someone who paid 10 bucks can get? Oh no but I get a bronze helmet and a top; hat who gives a ♥♥♥♥? $5 for a set of goggles and some ♥♥♥♥ing skis is rediculous in beta and these devs have completley destroyed the reputation of this game.
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