Pick a class, choose your gun, and dive right in, Ballistic Overkill has no barrier between you and immediate run and gun action. Designed from the outset to be 'pick up and play', Ballistic Overkill is for you regardless of your level of FPS experience.
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Mostly Positive (4,699) - 78% of the 4,699 user reviews for this game are positive.
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January 31

Update 1.4.4 - Steam Workshop and New Team Deathmatch!



Hey everyone! A new patch is available for you to download and it’s a big one!

This patch adds significant improvements to the game, so read on and learn more…

Team Deathmatch Rework (BETA)

Team DeathMatch is receiving some large balance and game play changes focused on improving the gameplay experience for all players. There will no longer be dedicated spawn areas as this was in some cases causing issues with spawn camping and other negative gameplay experiences. You will now spawn in dynamic locations around the map similar to the Free For All mode. You will always respawn away from enemy locations and, when possible, close to your teammates.

Given just how big this change is, you will have the option of either playing Team Deathmatch in a beta game mode or the previous Team Deathmatch option. Your Team Deathmatch score for the leaderboard will be calculated using both of the Deathmatch game modes. If you wish to provide feedback on the beta game mode please do so as this will impact the development of this game mode. If it gains enough popularity this will in time phase out the current Team Deathmatch game mode and ultimately replace it.


Workshop Integration (BETA)

As you may have already seen, we’ve been working on integrating Steam Workshop support for Ballistic Overkill, enabling players to create their own maps. This feature is NOW LIVE and there are some community members working on their maps already. If you want to participate and create your own map, please join us on our Discord server. and visit the #map-editors channel where you can find more information on how to get started.

Whenever you attempt to join a match the uses a custom map, a screen prompt will appear asking you to download the community created maps. Once you download them you can play and experience some great community made content!


Balance Changes

Berserker
  • Weapons
    • Anakonda: increased the number of pellets per shot

Vanguard
  • Weapons
    • Strife: damage reduced and clip size increased
    • Agent: damage increased

Wraith
  • Weapons
    • Demon: clip size increased and now has “infinite” range (sniper range)
    • Firebrand: damage slightly increased and now has sniper range

Shadow
  • Skills
    • Assassin: bonus damage increased to 20% but it’s now only applied when attacking from the back

Grenadier
  • Skills
    • Strategist: damage reduction reduced from 10% to 6%
    • Opportunist: now also applies a +15% explosive radius buff for 8 seconds after a kill
  • Weapons
    • Viper: range and headshot damage slightly reduced

Marksman
  • Skills
    • Special Supplies: now also applies a +10% mobility buff for 6 seconds after picking a health pack up


Bugfixes & Changes
  • On TDM and FFA game modes the “deaths” stats have been replaced with “assists” on the scoreboards.
  • Fixed Reinstate background image.
  • Fixed Gold Hunter’s icon.
  • Inventory search function is now working (and some other UI improvements/fixes for the inventory screen).
  • Fixed wrong ranking tier name being displayed in-game.
  • Leaderboards median calculation consistency improved. Because of this, the number of matches required for placements have increased.


PS: If you haven't heard the news, your amazing community manager Jay is leaving the party! Thank you guys for being such a nice community. I hope you stick with this game and have fun with the upcoming updates! If you want to stay in touch, I'm active on Discord and you can find my profile through the Ballistic Overkill server. Take care!
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December 13, 2017

Update 1.4.3 - Happy Holidays!



Hey people!

This patch is about some relevant balance changes and bug fixes for recent issues. We’d just like to thank you all for your support during 2017, the year Ballistic Overkill was officially launched on Steam! It was a great year for the game. However a lot still awaits us on 2018! We’re still working on the female variant of all classes, working on the Workshop so you guys can start creating your own maps, on the fourth season and a lot more. Hope you stick with us. We wish you happy holidays!

Balance Changes

Wraith
  • Weapons
    • Ironveil, Curator, Magistrate and Deadeye: mobility, draw speed and fire rate increased

Grenadier
  • Weapons
    • Destructor: fire rate reduced and time before explosion increased
    • One Shot: explosion radius slightly increased (affects only splash damage)
    • Rhino: range reduced
    • Hammer: adjusted damage and increased the number of pellets per shot for more consistent damage

Tank
  • Weapons
    • Chainsaw and Mammoth: range reduced
  • Skills
    • Blitzkrieg: ammo recovery after kill reduced to 20%

Berserker
  • Weapons
    • Anakonda: damage greatly reduced and reload speed greatly increased

Vanguard
  • Weapons
    • Slayer: fire rate increased and headshot damage reduced
    • Executioner: headshot damage increased
    • Stalker: damage slightly increased
    • Blackguard: recoil improved
  • Skills
    • Trait change: now recovers 6% of Vanguard’s maximum HP and 10% of maximum ammo on kill
    • Barrage change: killing an enemy now adds a stack that enhances Vanguard's trait. Each stack adds an extra +3% of HP recovery and +20% of ammo recovery after killing an enemy. This skill stacks up to 3 times. After fully stacked and summed up with Vanguard's base trait attributes, killing an enemy will recover +15% of Vanguard's maximum HP and +70% ammo
    • Courage Under Fire: duration increased to 3 seconds

Fixes

  • Wraith and Shadow no longer have thicc legs with the Burning Feet accessory equipped
  • Reinstate ambient sounds can now be lowered with in-game sound options
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About This Game

Steam Silver Tier:
'Top games that left Early Access in 2017 as measured by gross revenue'

Ballistic Overkill is a bombastic, brutal, and bullet-filled multiplayer shooter. It blends classic arena shooter action with modern FPS gunplay giving you a fast paced class based shooter that'll leave your opponents bloody on the battlefield. With a progression system that means your wins actually matter and a huge map pool with 4 varied game modes, there's something for every shooter. Whether you prefer chasing team objectives or the thrill of classic deathmatch, Ballistic Overkill has the gun and the mode for you.

Pick a class, choose your gun, and dive right in, Ballistic Overkill has no barrier between you and immediate run and gun action. Designed from the outset to be 'pick up and play', Ballistic Overkill is for you regardless of your level of FPS experience.

Classes
Select one of 7 classes, each with their own style, weapons, and visuals. You get to play Ballistic Overkill the way YOU want to play it. Select from multiple loadouts with each class to tailor each character exactly the way you want to play. And remember there are no support classes, in Ballistic Overkill 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

Maps and game modes
From parks, to malls, to abandoned hospitals and factories, Ballistic Overkill covers a wide variety of locations in its 10 maps. Each is filled with death, either your opponent's or if you're not ready…yours.

All maps feature multiple game modes to liven things up including:
Team Deathmatch
Free for All
Capture Point
King of the Hill

Steam Marketplace and Unlockables
With over 80 weapons in game, there's always a new way to kill your enemies in Ballistic Overkill, and with droppable skins that you can trade and/or sell through the Steam Market you can now do this with style and flair. The game features Class based lockboxes and drop Seasons that will change every few months so players can seek out the best skins and unlockables across 5 different rarity types. These unlockables will be dropped in keyless lockboxes so nothing will prevent you from opening them and grabbing the amazing content inside.

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

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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