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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December 21, 2017

1.63 update released!

Greetings Runners!

Today we're releasing the last of 11 major updates in 2017. Just recently many people noticed how unintentionally easy it had become to crush soldiers with tanks, unfortunately friendlies as well, which lead to lots of teamkills and thus irritation when fighting near tanks.

To remedy that, the character-vehicle collision has been tuned for tanks back more what it used to be but also the AI now attempts to get out of the way of vehicles to avoid those unintentional teamkills. Seems to work out pretty well from our tests!

There is also the option to activate a speed limiter when driving a vehicle by holding down walk key which will slow down the vehicle to be on the safe side. It has been there for a while now but obviously it's a bit of hidden feature right now - now you know right? :)

Another change we made is regarding XP loss on death: in fact we entirely removed it unless it's a teamkill or a suicide. The XP loss was a serious slowdown for new players who tend to die a lot when they first play the game, hence some people even had more XP loss than gain which could be frustrating when still reaching for the first ranks and learning basics. For veteran players or players with higher ranks in general, the XP loss didn't have much of an impact though.

In the last couple of days we set up new official servers in China and yesterday in Brasil, all of those should be considered experimental at the moment yet from our first feedback from players the China servers are doing well. For the Brasilian one(s), we're counting on the South-American community to populate the server(s) and report!

2017 is coming to an end and it has been another pleasantly successful year for Osumia Games. We even sold 17% more units (not counting in the Pacific DLC) than the same period last year which was also a very good year for us given the launch itself was back in 2015. The growth of the Chinese player base on Steam surely helped boost the numbers!

2018 will hopefully start like 2017 ended, with an overall happy community and we can't wait at Osumia Games to provide you some new content in Vanilla but of course now also in the Pacific DLC!

Merry Xmas holidays to everyone and a happy new year!

Osumia Games

Changelog v1.63:

  • campaign: added an extraction to Fridge Valley from Keepsake Bay, as Vigil Island might be too hard as only second map option when starting at Keepsake Bay
  • maps: few fixes here and there
  • weapons: overall MG weapon type adjustment (avg. of 10% accuracy, 20% kill proba improvements among other individual tweaks for some MGs)
  • weapons: pulldown of the TOW projectile decreased from 2 to 0.5
  • fix: Stoner 62 was only available in the campaign and not in invasion
  • fix: fixed key names in key config menu and tutorial text injections when using certain keyboard layouts
  • general: no more XP loss on death, only on self-kill
  • dominance: small balancing changes in the map Railroad Gap
  • ai: bots now attempt to move aside from incoming vehicles
  • config: relayout
  • network: fixed a vehicle related crash when joining a server having loaded a campaign in specific state
  • tools: Inkscape extension ( now compatible with newer versions of Inkscape

Changelog v1.63 (PACIFIC DLC):

  • weapons: Ho-Ha MG sight range increased by 20%
  • vehicles: Ho-Ha speed/HP/acceleration re-balanced
  • vehicles: pillboxes re-spawn time increased from 180 to 300 seconds
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December 8, 2017

1.62 update released!

Hey there!

RUNNING WITH RIFLES version 1.62 is out! As another fine tuning update, this time we worked on improving vehicles, boats and tanks in particular, along with vehicle "ghost" rendering when occluded by other visuals and some new particle effects. Another rare weapon has also been added in campaign and Invasion, there can never be enough of those!

Boats behave more smoothly with beach areas now, having a larger range how far into beach you can steer and moving slower when in partial contact with ground. Tracked vehicles such as tanks now allow finer rotations while in motion and the so called "neutral steering" behaves more reliably - appears the AI drivers think highly of these improvements as well. Additionally, the AI can now handle straight driving better (surprisingly difficult if you think about it) with much less zigzag from side to side.

Additionally, we have some new vehicles for the Pacific DLC as shown in the picture; an armory boat for the IJA and one for the USMC. Those can be pretty handy when landing at a beach without any static armory far and wide.

We also added a new armored transport vehicle for the IJA: Type 1 Ho-Ha. It's a relatively fast half-track with 3 mounted MGs that are covering the front part of the vehicle. It has been added as a radio call as a counter-part of the USMC LVT-4.

Changelog v1.62:

  • boats: speed and acceleration made to drop when in contact with beach
  • boats: extended range to stay alive when in contact with beach
  • vehicles: tweaked collision handling when broken
  • vehicles: improved tracked vehicle steering control when switching between accelerate and reverse while turning
  • vehicles: tracked vehicles now have a short window for smooth rotation when in movement
  • vehicles: added ghost rendering
  • vehicles: added marker_offset support for offsetting player and squad member markers
  • visuals: improved beach - land transition area
  • visuals: added smoke particle emitter for vehicles under 25% HP
  • visuals: added custom effects/sounds for some blast projectiles when hitting a vehicle
  • visuals: fixed vehicle "Spawn disabled" text color
  • inventory: fixed narrow item background frame rendering
  • lobby: reduced loading time when processing individual maps for quickmatch menu
  • ai: fixed bug with leaders not calling for medic when wounded
  • ai: improved vehicle steering, less zigzag now
  • ai: fixed vehicle weapon slot indexing for sight range
  • ai: overall higher sight range for AI vehicle gunners
  • invasion: official invasion servers set to Graycollars as player faction
  • weapons: very rare Stoner 62 added (LMG with scope)
  • weapons: mesh based weapons no longer show ghost visual over character
  • modding: added support for vehicle and terrain tags in hit type projectile sound effects
  • modding: added support for vehicle tags in projectile particle effects

Changelog v1.62 (Pacific DLC):

  • invasion: official pacific invasion servers set to IJA as player faction
  • weapons: AN/M2 "Stinger" commonness from 0.0001 to 0.05
  • weapons: Type 98 commonness from 0.0001 to 0.05
  • vehicles: Higgins Armory boat for the USMC added
  • vehicles: Daihatsu Armory boat for the IJA added
  • vehicles: Type 1 Ho-Ha transport half-track for the IJA added
  • calls: Reinforcements - Type 1 Ho-Ha radio call for the IJA added

Happy Running!
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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: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Try out the latest demo to see if the game will run fine for you.
    • OS: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks
    • Storage: 800 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: 800 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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