Ballistic Overkill is a fast paced PvP shooter. Select one of 7 classes, each with their own skills and weapons. Make multiple loadouts with each, creating different builds within the same character. No wimpy support classes, in Ballistic everyone is a killer!
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Very Positive (363 reviews) - 86% of the 363 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Oct 8, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Ballistic has been in development for quite some time, and has been in the hands of players for well over a year in it’s F2P form. With our Steam release, we are focusing on making the best game experience in the form of a full retail game, cutting out unnecessary features and remaking some important parts. We at Aquiris believe that our players will be the best guides towards the best game. We are remaking game balance, networking, UI, and HUD, and you will be able to help define the game as we enter our early access program. Nothing is set in stone and a lot will change. We are thrilled to offer you the opportunity to be part of it.

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Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“A few more months.”

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

“We envision the game as “done” when: all classes and all maps from the previous versions have been revisited and updated.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Almost all content from F2P is back in the game, including:
  • Over 80 weapons
  • 7 Classes
  • 10 Maps
  • 4 Game Modes
  • Steam Market integration

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

“Yes, its cheaper now, and you’ll get some exclusive vanity items that will never be available again for participating and contributing with our early access. Because you're awesome.”

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

“We have an active involvement on the forums, aside of our always present Community Manager and Game Master, our designers, developers and artists participate in discussions and we maintain a public task board where anyone can vote for what features they want to be in the game sooner. We are a small team of really passionate people and we’ll be in there not only to collect feedback but to share our experiences with you.

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Recent updates View all (53)

February 21

1.3.4 - Hotfix

Hi everyone! Thanks for the quick feedback on the last update. Here is a patch to fix some of the problems introduced in 1.3.4 and other requested features.

Move while using the Voice Wheel
You can now walk, run, jump and use the voice command wheel at the same time.

Voice Volume Slider
Instead of just turn voices on or off, now you can adjust their volume.

Exclusive Fullscreen
This was requested mostly by streamers to facilitate their transmissions. Ballistic Overkill used to run fullscreen in a mode called "borderless window". In "exclusive mode" the framebuffer is sent directly to the display and may decrease the input lag. It also allows better syncronization options like G-sync and Freesync.

End Match Music
The classic Ballistic F2P music was added to end match screens.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed Shadow smoke and sound remaining after his death.
  • Fixed Berserker's Bloodlust UI feedback stacking above limits.
  • Revised some automatic voice probabilities to play less often.
  • Fixed "Use Mouse Wheel" option to save consistently.
  • Fixed a bug that caused end match screens to not show up sometimes.

Cheers!

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February 16

1.3.4 - Voice Commands



Hi Friends! Have you ever wondered how your favorite soldier sound like? Now you can hear for yourself. We recorded voice commands and other useful speeches for all characters over the past months! This update also brings an important gameplay improvement, the "Skills Feedback".

Voice Commands
More than 1400 voice recordings were added to the game. Divided in 6 specific commands, and other automatic messages triggered in many situations. All unique to each character. If you still prefer muted soldiers, you can turn the voice commands Off in the settings menu.

Skills Feedback
Now you will be able to tell when a skill becomes active with visual feedback on your HUD. Some skills also have a stacked effect, or timed buffs. All that will be visible in real time. Making skill mechanics much clearer to everyone.

Mouse Sensitivity
Responding to some feedback, we divided mouse sensitivity setup in 3 different sliders, completely independent from each other. One for default sensitivity, another only for aiming, and the third one only for telescopic sights. This will help players comming from other games keep the same feel they are already used to.

Always Run
If you like to run, you can now enable the "Always Run" option in the settings menu. This will make you run automatically by pressing forward, while holding the run key will make you walk. This can be slightly more comfortable for players who run constantly, but you will still make a lot of noise and get revealed in the radar, don't forget!

Credits Screen
After all these years, It's nice to present the people behind Ballistic Overkill. More importantly, we have highlighted community members that helped us make the game so far, by giving constructive feedbacks or translating the game.

Other Fixes and Improvements
  • Added "Polish" language.
  • Added a subtle feedback on the mini-map when you are revealed in the enemy radars.
  • Added an error message when the game is unable to connect to Steam platform.
  • Improved achievement detection for Sneaky Beaky, Force of Nature, Nostalgia and MVP.
  • Fixed a bug in Soldiers screen that caused it to not update loadouts properly.
  • Fixed a bug in Blackfield map that kills the player randomly.
  • Fixed Last Stand not giving 10% extra life.

Hope you enjoy. See ya!

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About This Game

  • "It's insane, fast paced, and action packed in a way that's fun, and tactical." Spifferino, Steam User
  • "Can be enjoyed by both casual and competitive gamers." Skyrunes, Steam User
  • "I've really enjoyed playing this game through different versions to watch it evolve and once it's finished it's going to be a really fantastic game." Liamdawe, Gaming on Linux

Ballistic Overkill is a fast paced PvP shooter. Easy pick up and play, no complicated setups or rules: it’s kill or be killed!
  • Over 80 weapons
  • 7 Classes
  • 10 Maps
  • 4 Game Modes
  • Steam Market integration

Classes


Select one of 7 classes, each with their own skills and weapons. Make multiple loadouts with each, creating different builds within the same character. No wimpy support classes, in Ballistic everyone is a killer!
  • Berserker – deadly close combat rushdown expert
  • Vanguard – master of field survival and assault specialist
  • Wraith – infiltrator and ranged assassin
  • Shadow – master of speed and stealth assassinations
  • Grenadier – bane of the campers and explosions maniac
  • Tank – towering machine-gun toting survival expert
  • Marksman – perceptive and adaptable intelligence specialist

Steam Market


With over 80 weapons ingame, there's ever a new way to kill your enemies in Ballistic. But even better, all weapons have droppable skins that you can trade and/or sell through the Steam Market system. Every couple of months, the drop Season changes, allowing players to drop different skins and seek different accessories.
  • Class based lockboxes
  • 2-4 drops per week
  • No keys required to open lockboxes
  • 5 different item rarities: common, advanced, special, elite and legendary
  • Collect skins to gain access to special season based accessories

Maps and Modes


From parks, to malls, to abandoned hospitals and factories, Ballistic covers a wide variety of locations in its 10 maps. Some are large and some are small, but all of them have personality and something that makes it unique. All maps have multiple game modes available, including:
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Free for All
  • Capture Point
  • King of the Hill

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8000 Series or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mountain Lion
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHZ or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mountain Lion
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8000 Series or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHZ or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8000 Series or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
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