RUNNING WITH RIFLES is a top-down tactical shooter with open world RPG elements. In RWR, you join the ranks of an army as a common soldier, just like the thousands around you.
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Release Date: Apr 2, 2015

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March 25

1.50 update released!

Hello Runners!

Today we have some tasty announcements for you guys!

We initially expected 1.47 to be a quick and small update but we ended up adding much much more in it and release this update as v1.50.

Besides the fixes, we added a new map in online Invasion where you assault a well defended beach fortification and village. Additionally we made some balancing efforts, added new weapons, added some new game mechanics, and a method for NAT punch-through which should allow most players to host a game without having to bother about port forwarding!

For a complete list of changes, check the changelog at the end of this news post.

In a news post earlier this year we talked about an exciting announcement related to RWR, so here we go then!

We are proud to introduce RUNNING WITH RIFLES: PACIFIC, which is an Expansion-DLC for Running with Rifles. Set in World War 2, players will be able to engage in an authentic campaign, choosing to play as either the United States Marine Corps, or the Imperial Japanese Army. Playing as either faction, you will conquer a series of real islands located in the Pacific, with maps based on the general outlines of the actual locations! The full-length campaign features two completely new factions, a huge assortment of historical weapons and items, loads of new maps, and several new vehicles.

RWR: Pacific has been developed in co-ordination between the RWR dev team and several big community modders, namely The Soldier, Tremozl, MasterBlaster, with additional contributions by ChippedChap, Remlly, and Sturmfuhrer. The Expansion-DLC will include loads of new content, and using a more historically-rooted setting, it is complete with realistic soldier uniforms and authentic map designs.

More information coming up in the future!

Don't forget the Dominance PvP meet up this evening! More infos here:

Changelog v1.50:

  • maps: new assault map "Misty Heights" (map14) added in invasion/quick match - based on the overlordDefense DDay map
  • maps: few tweaks here and there
  • weapons: UTS-15 pump-action shotgun added as default shotgun for EOD soldiers
  • weapons: rare automatic Jackhammer shotgun weapon added - low spread and high effective range
  • weapons: SMAW rocket launcher added as briefcase unlockable - fast projectile and high zoom, higher damage range damage
  • weapons: balancing out the AKS-74U and P90 basically to have a longer bullet decay frame. Overall slight nerf
  • weapons: Pecheneg Bullpup balancing, overall buff
  • weapons: AA-12 shotgun drum capacity increased from 12 to 20
  • weapons: Javelin commonness reduced by 50%
  • weapons: M202 Flash commonness doubled
  • equipment: added another 5% speed penalty to riot shields, will now be 10% in total
  • achievements: fixed missing achievement levels
  • invasion: removed elite soldiers from player faction
  • invasion: changing player faction to Brownpants in official invasion
  • invasion: map rotation order changed
  • invasion: disabling radio calls once the map is won to avoid unnecessary RP loss or teamkills from happening
  • invasion: radar towers in the map "Iron Enclave" respawns only after 1 hour (instead of 3 minutes) once being destroyed. Also has less protectors assigned
  • dominance: added the map "Misty Heights" (map14) in the map rotator
  • dominance: lowered the price of most radio calls
  • dominance: re-balanced the XP/RP rewards
  • man_vs_world: removed the elites and EOD soldiers from the enemy factions
  • vehicles: vehicle turrets can now aim without shooting - up, down or walk/crouch/prone/command modifier key make the turret point toward the crosshair
  • vehices: adding vehicle speed control key so that the vehicle has the same speed as running soldiers - uses the walk key
  • vehicles: Mortar tank has now the MG on the right side and has a small protection collision box
  • online: NAT punch thru support
  • online: possibility to kick players from menu on player hosted servers
  • ui: number of online people shown in the menu
  • misc: Shotgun types removed from elite soldiers resources, EOD soldiers get them instead
  • misc: item ownership added - when a player gets killed, only himself can pick up the dropped items for 30 seconds (invisibe for others), then it becomes neutral
  • misc: vehicle drops on soldiers won't make them drop their equipment anymore
  • misc: prevent ctrl key controls for character when in inventory view
  • misc: mounted weapons respawn time raised by 15s - affects only weapons loaded with the map
  • misc: added winter model+textures for the black ops vest
  • misc: rocket launchers have their own projectile models
  • misc: Vest Type-II soldier models for Greenbelts and Graycollars are now more distinctive
  • misc: Vest Type-III has now a proper custom hud
  • misc: some mapview/inventory textures have been reworked
  • misc: terrain/vehicles friction tweaked - except more slidings again
  • misc: cleaned the animation file from obsolete animations that aren't in use anymore
  • misc: casual difficulty tweaked to less steamrolly
  • misc: cleaned up noise in font
  • misc: tweaked various sound volumes
  • fix: spawning dead on a map won't make you drop your equipment anymore
  • fix: tank wasn't spawning a tank if the tank is not listed as a resource for the faction; still the tank call was callable and reduced RP
  • fix: item duplication exploit in simulated regions
  • fix: armory interaction with defined soldier group in online
  • fix: AA emplacement mapview marker now visible when spotted
  • fix: kill combo reward bug fixed
  • fix: visual bug with radio call availability meter when calls change
  • fix: character refused to shoot with LMB tap when aiming off motion direction while stopping
  • fix: fixed empty slots in inventory UI from several single item transfers

Thank you to DarkyPwnz and warbrand2 for their contribution!

Keep on running!
Your Osumia Games team

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February 9

1.46 update released!

Hey Runners,

new update is available, enjoy!


  • maps: fixed several glitches in the Iron Enclave map
  • maps: fixed a bug with platform wall creation
  • invasion: wrenches now available at the supply quads AND (mobile) armory
  • equipment: black ops vest now doesn't get damaged from stun projectile
  • equipment: raised the encumbrancy of vests to 4.0 (was 3.0)
  • equipment: added a 5% speed penalty to riot shields
  • campaign: unlocked black ops vest and MK23 SOCOM are also available in supply quad inventory
  • campaign: "Man vs. World" campaign stage 3 crash fixed
  • vehicles: added small gravity offset for all light vehicles
  • vehicles: Mortar Tank leave request enabled
  • vehicles: Quads health points raised to sustain a frag grenade
  • balancing: elite soldiers don't suffer from the recently added speed penalty of the vest-III, they now even get a slight speed boost
  • fix: camouflage suits in winter theme maps now showing properly
  • ui: stash item number indication added

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“Average community rating”
9.5/10 – Desura

“Running with Rifles is the kind of game that you think you know how to play, but after you die a dozen times in a row you'll realize it's not actually about running around with rifles. [...] This ain't no arcade game!”

“This game stands out as a truly iconic shooter. With the vast range of gameplay aspects as well as the addictive style and pace, this game is truly one of a kind. War games have been done before, but never to such a free and open extent.”
10/10 – TheSmilingArsonist @ Desura

About This Game

RUNNING WITH RIFLES is a top-down tactical shooter with open-world RPG elements.

In RWR, you join the ranks of an army as a common soldier, just like the thousands around you.

The open world approach lets you define your own path and story in the campaign. Push back the enemy with your comrades or go deep behind enemy lines to sabotage their efforts and loot valuable items.

As you gain experience, you are promoted with higher command over soldiers and equipment. Call in artillery fire missions or paratrooper reinforcements when the situation gets tight! Use your squad to man armed boats, tanks and APC's, or, become the expert lone wolf you always aspired to be - it's up to you!


  • hundreds of locations to explore from trenches to towns, deserts to snowy valleys
  • emergent AI that will question if you're as smart as you think you are
  • realistic cover system
  • dozens of different weapons, support and cover items, radio calls, vehicles
  • side objectives to keep you busy: destroy radio towers and other assets, steal cargo trucks, rescue prisoners
  • 40+ multiplayer support, dedicated servers, coop, PvP, PvPvE
  • speech bubbles!
  • deaths and fails, a lot of them, including your own!
  • ...and of course, mods!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 6600, ATI x800, Intel HD3000 or equivalent with 256MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Try out the latest demo to see if the game will run fine for you.
    • OS: Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 6800, ATI x800, Intel HD3000 or equivalent with 256MB VRAM - please note that the game is not playable with ATI/AMD proprietary drivers!
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Try out the latest demo to see if the game will run fine for you.
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
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