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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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:

1ST PRIZE



Beach Bash
by Alpha


COOLER MASTER CM STORM QUICK FIRE ULTIMATE – CHERRY MX BROWN SWITCH [SGK-4011-GKCM1 (Brown switch/Red backlight) ]


COOLER MASTER ALCOR – GAMING MOUSE [SGM-2005-KLOW1]

Judges Comments

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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.


2ND PRIZE



Cruise Boat
by sanojLeOne


COOLER MASTER CM STORM QUICK FIRE ULTIMATE – CHERRY MX BROWN SWITCH [SGK-4011-GKCM1 (Brown switch/Red backlight) ]

Judges Comments

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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.


3RD PRIZE



Blocky Resort
by △TRIANGLE△


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BNL Merchandise Bundle – Military Style Laptop Bag, Katana Style Umbrella, Beanie Hat, Medium T-Shirt, Wrist Band, Sweat Band, Window Sticker + Poster (not shown)

Judges Comments

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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.


OTHER SHORTLISTED ENTRIES

> 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km0ZkeKqGTk

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September 1

UPDATE 3.1 - Including Two Brand New Skins!



This update to comes with several improvements that are designed to make it easier to understand what is going on during a match as well as two new skins, a few bug fixes, and a slew of balancing changes to round out the new version.

Skins
Steam Science

Sweet Science is a not-so-gentle gentleman inventor as well as a boxer. Using arcane secrets of invention makes steam power the go-to force for taking down his enemies.

Roly Poly Dive Dive

A pressurised hamster ball for exploring the depths of the ocean which also works remarkably well on land as well. Cannons for fending off the mightiest beasts of the sea are equally as effective against Heroes. It’s probably best not to ask what powers the boosters.

Scoreboards – Viewing Squads
You will now be able to see which players are playing together in a squad.

When you bring up the scoreboard by pressing the “Tab” key during a match, or when you finish a game, you may find that there are small icons “I” or “II” in a circle next to some of the players. These little icons display which players were in the first or the second squad on each team.

So, for example, if you were to see “I” next to three players on Team A, “I” next to two players on Team 1, and “II” next to another two players on Team 1 this would show that there was a squad of three people on Team A, and two squads of two people on Team 1.

Viewing Enemy Perks
If your Hero should be taken out by an enemy Hero then you will now see the Perks that Hero had equipped displayed whilst the kill cam is active. This should hopefully start to give people a better idea of why the Hero that got them was moving quicker than expected or seemed to be shooting more accurately.

These will be displayed as icons at the bottom of the screen along with a short bit of information about the player and Hero. Moving the mouse cursor over any of the Perk icons will display more information about the effects of that Perk.

New Reticules
Several Heroes have got some new reticules for their weapons.
  • O.P. ‘Juan’ Shinobi has a new reticule for his Katana which shows the approximate area of the swing.
  • Sweet Science has new reticules for his Blitz Stance showing the area of the punches, and for his Graviton Stance showing where its punch and pull will affect.
  • Kreepy the Klown’s Extendo Gloves now have a reticule which shows the area of his melee attack.

For the full patch notes click here.

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Reviews

“...it could very well rival TF2 for approachability, quirkiness, and staying power”
PC Gamer

“A creative and exciting first person shooter with strategic elements. You will be constantly surprised.”
Gamereactor

“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

Midsummer Madness - Summer Event

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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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✞►♛HuLLiGaN♛◄✞
5.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
Awesome but need more blocks from begin and something to do with the trollers players on rank and normal.
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Mr.ChickenNazi
88.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
Really good game but sometimes i have FPS drop but its sometimes xD Its better when you have friends xD
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lanky_ape
86.3 hrs
Posted: September 26
Wow.

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.

10/10.
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HoboMagik
4.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
Don't play this game if you are: Impatient (takes along time to find a match.) But other than that the game is good
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Adam
16.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
Great free to play FPS with a wide variety of characters and diverse maps, good job.
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reaper
2.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
it sucked
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redeyedragon123
20.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
fun game but long wait time to get in match sometimes
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Vendetta
6.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
problem? logining into region server... I Waiting more than 10 minutes and nothing...
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TomTheLittle
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
I can't even play. It just shows a picture of some Rambo dude with spinning stars in the background.
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Xyro Donatus
439.7 hrs
Posted: September 25
I can give a very straightforward answer: as far as recommendations go, I would play this game if I were you. Although the player base may be small, its a FTP game, so just give it a try.
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36 of 40 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
44.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
This game is really unusual. It is the shooter, but building is important, too. It will be perfect for a player who likes "cartoon" graphics. The optimisation is bad sometimes (just freezes), but the game is really nice. And it also includes lots of good jokes.
10/10 for positive people.)
Thanks for reading, hope I helped you! ^_^
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
395.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Many games have the style of what Block N Load has, an FPS in a world you can build and destroy blocks... nearly all games that fit in this category fail miserably like Brick-Force.

Block N Load however doesn't, it stands tall on its own and has a lot to offer! Let's see what the game has!

Pros

Lots of heros, they are separated in 3 classes.
Brains who support the team and can do quite a bit of damage, while having limited movement and low health pools.
Brawns who are the bigger guys who can take hits, build spawns, radars and mines, and ontop can do a lot of damage to enemies and bases.
And Lastly are the skill pros who fit into small roles to help with the team, for an example Nigel the Sniper is a brillant partner to defend with, while Kira is a brillant option for attacking.

There's a lot of variation between classes and all of them are unquie and memorable, plus if you don't like a certain hero, you can always try another! There are plenty of options to choose from!
Some of my personal favourites are...

Cogwheel the heavy hitting robot who can destory teams and bases with ease!

Sarge Stone who is a basic tough guy who can do a lot of damage and a short time!

Nigel Longshot who is one of the most balanced Snipers ingaming and can set up lots of traps!

And Kreepy the Klown who scares his enemies into submission with his gloves and banana bombs!

Friendly Forum community, we are happy to help out new players who want to learn the game, by giving out advice and tips on how to do certain things, the only way you can anger/annoy us is by directly taunting people or making horrid balance suggestions, we welcome newcomers with open arms!

Easy to earn Ingame currency called Gold, you get some for your first win of the day, doing the tutorial, winning and daily events, you can easily earn 1000+ gold a day by doing your challenges and winning! You can then spend gold on heros and leveling up perks, which give you small bonuses and downsides to help give a more unique play style, for an example on Vander, you can get faster build speed, with higher build costs so you can become more offensive, and while attacking, you don't really need to worry about build costs.

Lots of blocks to build and destroy! Certain heros can carry certain blocks like Brain's Heal Stations and ammo, Brawn's radars and Spawn Points, and Skill's beartraps and fake blocks, all blocks are useful in their own way and none feel useless!

Lots of maps, plus you can make your own! Block N Load pretty much has unlimited maps since the community can create their own if the Dev's take a break from making their own!

This game ISN'T Pay2win, while you can buy heros and XP boosters for real world money, it's not advised you buy heros with real money since you can get them with Gold quite easily, while boosters are more to show of your level and get block skins, yes you get a certain amount of gold at certain levels, you still gotta work for it.

Really cheap prices for skins! Unlike other FPS's that charge you £5 for a small hat *Cough cough TF2 cough cough*, for £1.99 you can get 2 full character skins or 1 more expensive one! Pretty much every skin in the game is awesome and I love every single one of them!

Cons

As of patch 2.9 the Matchmaking has been messed up, myself and others have been matched with lower ranked players and have either have been on a massive loss streak due to horrid team balance and lack of skill from players, or a massive win streak for the same reasons, even now Jagex said they have fixed it, but even now I still get matched up with people I SHOULDN'T be matched with constantly and I often go on massive loss streaks. I've played against the best regularly during and after the BETA and up to now, why do I keep getting shoved with teammates I shouldn't get all the time?

It's pretty much like this...

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=718721734

HOWEVER I haven't seen any brand new players been matched with older players, so chances are you will be fine.

Queue times can take a while, but this is because of the rather small playerbase, it isn't the smallest in the world, but on average you gotta wait for about 5 mins for a game.

Balance is ok, but it needs improvements, Sweet Science is the best attacker in the game thanks to his mobility, damage and insta kill lava pulls if you don't have an escape which most characters don't have, and characters like O.P Juan (the Ninja) aren’t as good due to his low destructive power, and having no blocks that benefit the team.

Ranked is pure cancer, just flat avoid it, everygame I’ve been in it’s ALWAYS been Team idiots with one or two decent players VS Team no life Premade World Champion tryhards, it’s pretty much the Block N Load BETA/Pay Release all over again, just hope Ranked mode dies again like it did in the BETA.

Most of the Ingame the ingame community are ret**d, seriously most matches I have (mostly due to poor matchmaking) I end up with either...

Teammates destroying our own base
People who insta lock O.P Juan (Ninja) or Nigel and just do nothing to help
Either lack of attackers or defenders (aka if I attack no one helps, or if I defend, everyone leaves me)
People digging 5 miles underground
People who ignore cries for help
And more

Grab some friends if you can before you play, again go on the forums to see if anyone wants to join you. (I don’t advice stacking as it is giving the game a negative look to newer players, and older players who are sick of seeing new player/tryhard stacks)

The soundtrack could be better, it's lacking a lot and if you want to see my full thoughts, please go check my review for the soundtrack DLC.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/367890/

Overall Block N Load is a unique FPS and a lot of fun, I've played since the BETA and own every single skin in the game, yes even the rare Santa Tony.

Do I like this game? No, I love it! Install it and have some fun!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
5 minute Minecraft defense setup prior to the wall coming down, after that its a 5v5 CORE defense game thats waged by shooter standards. No minions, just using building blocks and guns to achieve victory. Dig underground, build an airwalk or whatever you wish.

Creativity can lead to success. Very fun game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
It's been quite along time since a game impressed me like Block N load did. If you get this game, Prepare to lose alot of sleep!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
276.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Good game. Queue's are long sometimes
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Great Game <3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
96.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
great game forgot how much fun it is.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
815.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
If you love TF2 (Team Fortress 2) and MC (Minecraft) this game is PERFECT for you! You build and fight! It's a 5v5 intense battle agasint heroes!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
761.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
vgudIr88/8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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