Five of you. Five of them. Face off in a battle where everything you build, destroy, construct or shoot has a devastating impact on the entire game. Build defences using a crazy range of block types and work together in this FPS where no game is EVER the same. NOW FREE TO PLAY.
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Release Date: Apr 30, 2015

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October 4

Update 3.2 - Lobby Improvements

Block N Load version 3.2 introduces improvements to the Hero Selection screen including an icon that indicates which Heroes are on free rotation, hover-tips for all weapons and abilities and a team composition warning. This is along with a number of balancing changes, fixes to bugs and tweaks to improve other areas of the game.


The Hero Selection screen before you enter into a match has had a number of changes made to it to try and make it more obvious if your team may be fielding too many or too few Heroes that fill a particular role, how the different Heroes weapons and abilities function, as well as more information about the setup of your team-mates Heroes.
  • Any Heroes that are on free rotation now have an icon displayed to indicate this.
  • Small icons for the Perks equipped on each Hero are now displayed below the Block loadout for that Hero (along with hover-tips if you move your mouse over them).
  • Hover-tips have been added when you move your mouse cursor over the images of the Blocks another Hero has equipped.
  • Hover-tips have also been added to your own Heroes weapons and ability icons displayed when you are selecting the Hero.
  • A message appears at the top of the screen if the team composition seems to be completely missing a Role, or if there are significantly more Heroes of one Role selected than either of the others.
  • In Casual Mode the “thumbs up” voting icon on has been moved next to the number of votes to allow more of the arena’s preview image to be seen.
  • Icons to display which players are in squads have been added to Hero selection in a similar way to the in-game scoreboard.


A number of Heroes have had their weapons, abilities, and even some Perks tweaked and adjusted to set the Heroes more apart from each other. Some Blocks have also been altered to try and make different loadouts more attractive.

Tony Turretto's Rivet Gun has been altered to try and make this shotgun-type weapon more vicious at close range, and less effective at very longer ranges. Eliza's Miracle Cure is now more effective at healing and supporting her team, Kreepy the Klown's Bananas now explode quicker, Force Gates are now tougher, plus a range of other changes.

Click here to read the full patch notes.

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September 16

Event Finale - Map Contest Winners

It's been a busy & exciting summer featuring lots of tasty new content, but alas our summer event Midsummer Madness has come to an end. But in an epic fashion with the results of the 'vacation-themed' map contest:


Beach Bash
by Alpha



Judges Comments

Overall a well-designed map with a great variety of terrain, open areas and enclosed spaces. The creator has provided the player with multiple routes to choose from with the possibility of creating, even more, using the destructible environment, creating a varied experience each time the Arena is played. Blocks, devices, and decor items have been used well in this Arena to create some interesting elements. The trees are particularly well designed. The first playthroughs we witnessed were very positive and enjoyed by all. Playing the Arena we enjoyed what seemed like increasing difficulty for attack (1st base open, 2nd more enclosed but multiple obvious ways in, 3rd a Fortress.

Alpha stuck to the brief creating his interpretation of the theme 'Summer Vacation' we love that the progression through the Arena tells a story and this is reflected in the description provided for the submission. It was a great bonus to see Alpha approaching v0x to provide some of their now celebrated BNL art to add to the Arena thumbnail, which was a very nice touch. Playtesting was noted from an early stage and feedback was taken on board to fine tune elements of the Arena and has resulted in great gameplay experience. The design rules & guidelines were well observed to create what we feel was overall a deserving winner of the contest.

There are a few areas of improvement required but nothing major and the Arena performs well. Beach Bash is certainly a strong candidate to be added to the game.


Cruise Boat
by sanojLeOne


Judges Comments

An absolutely stunning looking Arena that turned every judge's head! We all agreed it was a very ambitious and creative interpretation of the theme and if the judging criteria were on looks alone, Cruise Boat would have surely won. Judes noted that the creator must have previous experience and of course we enlightened them of Sano's previous submissions, which have been getting stronger and stronger. The Spawn exits are well thought out and naturally lead you to where you need to go to locate the objectives. An interesting and thematic way of getting back out of the water should you fall off has been thought about with the combination of lifeboats and anchor to the rear of the boat. Sculpting has been used to a very high standard creating some lovely pieces that could have easily used the pre-made decor items, but Sano's skill has allowed him to make a large Arena that performs very well.

So why did Cruise Boat not come 1st? Well, we felt that based on gameplay we couldn't award first. As mentioned it's an ambitious build and keeping to the boat footprint was a massive challenge to allow the objectives to be placed in a manner that really worked for the Arena. We didn't necessarily think it was a matter of simply dropping a cube but how to pull the attackers off a straight line dash (this was what largely happened in the observed playtesting). This is no easy task and we can tell that Sano has attempted to do what he could with the current setup to slow attackers down and break up the critical path. After discussing the alternatives at some rather significant lengths we believe that it may best to add an extra element to the Arena such as an island, sea creature or dock to each side of the boat to allow you to move one of the objectives out to the side and break up the straight line critical path. We looked at other ideas keeping to the boat alone, but we felt it would compromise the aesthetics too much. ​

Other than the above there are only a few areas that we feel would require a tweak such as leading attackers away from the enemy spawn stairs (feels like the way to go from 1st to 2nd) and generally the route down to the 2nd that doesn't encourage fall damage. Cruise Boat is certainly a strong candidate to be added to the game.


Blocky Resort


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Judges Comments

Blocky Resort was a much smaller Arena than the other submissions, but it really packed a punch! ​​​Triangle really delivered what is becoming his trademark style with this Vacation themed mini beauty. The simple clean lines crafted a slick look that was very eye pleasing to the judges. A lot of strong playable spaces were created despite the smaller scale and absolutely none of it was wasted. Despite some judges wanting to see that 3rd objective, it was agreed that it was indeed a better decision to use 2 rather than cramming a 3rd in artificially where it may have in reality nothing more to add.

The Arena is very easy to read, which was a strong point, we only had one small bit of feedback about some of the paths leading to what seemed to be a 'secret door', which was in fact just a wall. this was just before you enter the Cube building from no man's land. Easily rectified by ending these paths earlier pointing out to sea, which leads players to the sides where the side playable area would then also be visible. We noted that the various gameplay gathered for this Arena showed a pretty diverse number of ways to play the Arena, but largely played pretty fast. Gameplay very much seems to depend on strength of defence. We did have the largest amount of conflict revolving around whether or not there should be some natural way of getting back up to the higher level on the Cube. It is easy to build a secure way up & some believe it was in order to slow attack and help defence as larger staircases/ramps are harder to defend naturally, but others found it confusing.

Again there was a ​debate about the objectives being arranged in a straight line (despite the path being broken up) as it did mean that it was a quick dash for the attackers to take the Base very quickly in many games. We are unsure how much this will impact things and could require further testing and potential experiments with layouts.

Other than the above the spawn was really the only other main area we had feedback for as we felt that the spawn could be further improved by opening another door that faces towards the Cube/enemy side of the map so:

It would spawn players facing immediately in the direction that they are going to need to move to build defences / discover the Cube for new players
It would allow you to discover the other exits from spawn to your side
Gives a better angle to survey your Cube and natural defences

Blocky Resort while missing out on 1st/2nd due to the others having slightly stronger aesthetics or gameplay it is still very much a strong candidate to be added to the game.


> Castle Ruins
> Sandcastle Wars
> Cloudy With a Chance of Summer 1.0

All entries are available on the Steam Workshop, so you can check them out for yourself ahead of them being added to the game.

The above 3 Arenas will be given a quick once over to catch any snags & added to the game for all to play. Initially as a permanent​ Custom game Arena & then added to the Casual rotation.

A massive congratulations to all that entered, you definitely gave us a tough job making our final decision & we hope that we continue to see great Arenas built with the Block N Load Map Editor & posted on Steam Workshop.

If you are new to the Map Editor, then start here:

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“ could very well rival TF2 for approachability, quirkiness, and staying power”
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“A creative and exciting first person shooter with strategic elements. You will be constantly surprised.”

“Block N Load [is not only] a lot of fun, but is even addictive and offers me a welcome alternative to League of Legends.”
9/10 – InGame de

About This Game

Five of you. Five of them. Face off in a tactical battle where everything you build, destroy, construct or shoot has devastating impact on the entire game. Build your defenses and charge into action to destroy theirs. Tunnel under the map or catapult over it, they’ll never see it coming! Be sneaky, be devious, be destructive. Be a large metal robot, twisted scientist, deadly ninja and more. Build using a crazy range of block types and work together in this FPS where no game is ever the same. Ready up! It’s time to Block N Load. NOW FREE TO PLAY.

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  • NO GAME THE SAME: The game world is ever-changing and evolving throughout every match, as players creatively build and tunnel their way to enemy positions and onto victory.
  • UNHINGED HEROES: Character variety offers a robust mix of roles for full combat, defensive and supportive players in a team.
  • BRAINS AS IMPORTANT AS BULLETS: Every game has a blend of intelligent and creative tactics fused with strategic shooter action. It’s fast-paced yet strategic.
  • BUILD PHASE: Experiment and take the time to work on your defences, traps and setups before the team attacks truly begin.
  • MASTERS OF CONSTRUCTION: Creative use of a wide choice of blocks in-game mean your deadly and devious constructions can cause havoc with the enemy – and the map.
  • WHAT THE BLOCK!? Big bombs, turrets, bounce pads, poison traps, landmines, forcefields, speed pads, mortars, glue blocks, health blocks, ammo blocks and more. Everything you need for calculated mayhem.
  • MAP EDITOR: Craft your own amazing Arenas using the same tools the developers do for official Arenas. Share them on the Steam Workshop and play them in game.
  • CUSTOM GAME MODE: Set up your own game on the servers to choose your favourite map and build time. 1000s of player made maps available to try!
  • TIME ASSAULT MODE: Ready for a single player challenge? Take on deadly hero based assault courses, utilise your parkour skills and compete against your own best times & if you're fast enough win a top spot on the global leaderboards.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista, 7 (SP1 required) & 8
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU 2.0 GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo or Athlon X2) or better
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card (NVidia GeForce 8800 GT or better)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7 (SP1 required) & 8
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU 2.0 GHz (Core i5) or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card (GeForce GTX 650 / AMD Radeon HD 7770 series or better).
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
135.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Very well balanced , a ton of maps multiple ways to build a defense or attack the enemys cube. Graphics look nice and are very detailed. Characters are balanced and can be played through a rotation if you dont own them.
Absolutely recommended when you enjoy objective based shooters.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
118.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
I used toplay this game, but the amount of little kids is to damn high. Its all about the team and when that team is made off all damage characters that like to grief, well then your ♥♥♥♥ed.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
113.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 26

Seriously underrated game. First person Shooter with building.
Prepare your base and defend it by using the many different blocks and traps available.
Attack enemy base trying to take out their traps etc, so you can destroy the core.
Map is fully destructable. You can dig and build everywhere.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
732.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
It's a very addicting game would totally recommend. Block N Load is just like any other fortress game but the past where it differes is that you can literally destroy the whole battle field. You can make underground tranches to attack the enemy base in stealth or many other tactics. You can bobytrap parts of battle feild. Or just create a big fotress to keep ememys out
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
We were very excited to play this game because it looked like a lot of fun but the 5 of us got on the game to find out you can't have a "squad" or party of more than 3 people. For a 5 vs 5 game. This is the stupidest thing I have ever seen in a game before. We all downloaded this for nothing, now we have to find some other game that lets the 5 of us all can actually play together. Would not recommend this game unless you don't have a lot of friends. And don't try making more than 2 friends because you cant all play together!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
really loving this game. it is an FPS but you get about 5 mins to destroy to get blocks and build defenses for your base. so some need to defend and some need to attack. There is a great variety of characters to choose from and each with their own personal block(hero block) like tony with his turrets. anyways it is a great unique game and for anyone who likes to play a first person shooter but with a twist. i hope this review was helpful for you:)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Great free to play FPS with a wide variety of characters and diverse maps, good job.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
170.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
its an 5vs5 battle arena with minecrafting Ehmm sorry, building.

What else do you need?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
I love this game. It is a class based shooter where you build and defend a base while attcking the opposing team's base. The classes are divided into brawn, the front line fighters, brains, builders, and skill, high skill high reward heroes. Overall a great game to play with friends. i give it a 8.5/10 for blocky graphics but fun, Great voice overs, and a fps. I reccomend to anyone wanting to have a game with friends, just remeber getting in a server may take 2-4 minutes.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Sucks that it has a limited player base i wish that this game was more reconized by famous youtubers......i would totally



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30.4 hrs
Posted: October 26
Ok, this game is pretty unique and pretty cool and pretty pretty in graphics (because its free!) This game is like a capture and kill sort of game as well as being a minecraft type game so if you like them both or one of them you will like this! You have to build traps and defences to keep your base safe as well as trying to attack the enemy's! There are diffrent characters and blocks, each having thier own advantages and quite alot of explosions and sneaky reflexes! You may choose to attack your enemy's base or defend yours! So overall, this game is worth taking a shot!
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Greenman Grinch
13.7 hrs
Posted: October 26
bad for minecraft laptops lol
good game lol.
ok community. (no ow or csgo players lal)
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55.1 hrs
Posted: October 25
The waiting time is extremly slow,you could wait around and hour and still not get a match.
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๖ۣۜPuff♥ Th3BlackPanda
138.7 hrs
Posted: October 25
Pls Free rotation vander graff or krepy the klown

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President CovertMaple4
8.4 hrs
Posted: October 25
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0.7 hrs
Posted: October 24
worst amount of time to find a game i have ever seen its like playing a 6 man overwatch game but i was by myself in the queue
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10.5 hrs
Posted: October 24
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1.1 hrs
Posted: October 24
no one playing dis shet ... download for like 3 hours ...when i want to find match ... im waiting for like 30 min,,GGWP
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0.1 hrs
Posted: October 24
it is very b0000000000000ring and it doesn't let you easily play with your friends. Even though I played this game 5 minutes I don't reccomend it
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13.4 hrs
Posted: October 23
Nice game, defend and destroy, i like it, also many heroes to choose, all positive expect wait time, that finding match time is killing me, for real! but game itself is 10/10
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