Build insane robot battle vehicles that drive, hover, walk and fly! Add weapons from the future and jump in the driving seat as you take your bot into battle against other players in this competitive free-to-win action game.
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Mixed (4,167 reviews) - 49% of the 4,167 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Jul 8, 2014

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Why Early Access?

“Robocraft has been built with a dedicated community of Robocrafters from the very beginning. The game's first release was in April 2013 and that buildhad no multiplayer and no combat. From that point to today, the game has grown exponentially to its full MMO state and whilst we still call it a 'Live Alpha' you will find it a very polished and fully featured experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Freejam are now plotting a path to full release with an aim to be out of Early Access by the end of 2016.”

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

“While users accounts will never be reset - so what you earn in game now you will always keep - the full release of Robocraft will contain a number of additional key core features, many more social features, Clans, more game modes, many more functional components and weapons, a tutorial and PVE mode and full game localisation into many different languages.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We call it 'Early Alpha' but we expect you to find it as polished and fully featured as most 'Beta' releases.”

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

“No, Robocraft will always be free-to-play and our prices won't change as a result of shifting from Early Access to a full release in future.”

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

“Freejam (the developer of Robocraft) has community in its blood. The word Freejam is a combination of 'free' and 'jam', where 'free' shows our dedication to keeping Robocraft always free, and 'jam' stands for jamming with our community to determine how our game continues to evolve. We like to think of Robocraft as a game that has been built from the ground up in collaboration with the community.”
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May 3

Epic Loot Changes Incoming

Last Thursday’s Epic Loot update was one of the biggest in Robocraft history and suitably for an update that brought such change, feedback from our fans (that’s you guys) has been overwhelming.

Today we have made some changes to the loot system and matchmaking in order to improve the Robocraft experience for new, existing and future players.

The following tweaks are already live in-game:

> Gold and Diamond Crates will have a significantly reduced chance of dropping Commons and an increased chance of dropping items that have higher rarities as a result

> Protonium Crates will not drop any Commons in favour of higher rarity items

> We have significantly reduced the chance of the majority of Cosmetics appearing in Crates, for example all Robot Masks

> We have increased the recycle Robits values for the majority of Cosmetic items so that you always feel like you get a good value if you chose to recycle them

> We have downgraded Epic Masks to Rare, and some Rare varieties to Uncommon so that when you get an Epic item, you know that it’ll give you cool functionality for your robot.

> We have downgraded the largest Megaplates J & K from Legendary to Epic as we want to ensure that all Legendary items in Robocraft are super cool and these didn’t seem to fit the bill. The downgraded Megaplates will retain the ‘pre-change’ Legendary recycle cost for one week (until 10/05).

> Fixed a bug with the Aeroflak Cannon that was causing it to do as much damage to ground robots, as it was to air units for direct projectile hits. Now Aeroflak Cannon will do 3x less damage to ground units, just as it was before the Epic Loot update.

> We have increased the influence of the skill-based component of matchmaking, as it is not currently having a big enough impact in-game

We also have more loot system tweaks planned for later this week.

Whenever we make big changes to Robocraft, rest assured that we don’t make them lightly. We strongly believe that Robocraft’s new loot system improves the core game experience and these tweaks are a key part of an ongoing effort to improve everything in-game.

Like any other Early Access game out there, Robocraft will continue to evolve as it progresses towards Beta release and we’d like to say a special thank you to all those who actively engage with Robocraft on Twitter, Facebook, the official forums and the subreddit.

Unfortunately we don’t have time to respond to feedback from every single player, but rest assured when you make comments in-game, on our social channels and on the forums we read every single one. We couldn’t make Robocraft what it is without you all, and we really appreciate you being on this development journey with us.

Roll on the next update!

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April 29

Added some more servers

We've added some more servers to cope with the extra numbers of users online at the moment and it seems to have helped the issue.

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About This Game

Build insane robot battle vehicles that drive, hover, walk and fly! Add weapons from the future and jump in the driving seat as you take your bot into battle against other players in this competitive free-to-win action game.

BUILD - A futuristic robot battle vehicle from cubes, add wheels, thrusters, wings, legs, tank tracks, rail cannons and plasma launchers
DRIVE - Jump into the pilot seat of your robot and drive it into battle in jet cars, tanks, flying warships, helicopters, drones; anything your imagination desires.
FIGHT - Battle online in massively multiplayer mayhem against players from all over the world on dedicated servers.

- Over 200 cubes and components to collect and combine to make a million different Robot designs
- Be part of a constantly changing metagame with new weapons, components and functionality added every month
- Watch as your enemy's robot breaks apart cube by cube as you destroy them with powerful weaponry
- Invite friends and chat in-game
- Form Platoons and battle on the same team with your friends
- Save your robots in the garage to the cloud and share them with other players via the in-game Robot Factory.
- Free-to-win, everything required to get to the very top of the tree in Robocraft can be gained for free

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: Intel dual core or better with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU, DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Min resolution 1024x768
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
    • Processor: Intel dual core or better with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Min resolution 1024x768
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+
    • Processor: Intel dual core or better with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Min resolution 1024x768
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Mixed (4,167 reviews)
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( 82.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Up until about a week ago, this game was great. The economy changes single-handedly ruined it, however. There's no need for me to re-hash it here, since the other thousands of negative reviews will do a far better job of that, but it SUCKS to play out a 15 minute game and earn next to nothing, regardless of your performance in the battle. You'll have to grind literally about 100 15-minute games to earn a single high end module, which you'll need to do several times in order to build one decent high-end robot.

This game is absolutely not worth your time.
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( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
it doesnt work for my computer... but it did in the beginning and it was THE ♥♥♥♥ING BOMB!!!
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papa smurf(not a smurf)
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
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Crimson Comet
( 67.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
With the new update, all your hardwork is gone. Lv 100 is not the top and have reduced your capacity for your robot my many. You cannot build a giant robot like back in the old days and have become one of the most terrible update in any game history. They even changed the currency and what you have paid for became dust. A 180 degrees from excellent to a garbage game.
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( 95.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
As you can see I have sank some time into this game, so I hope you will put some stock in this review.

Don't bother to play this game.

They have a p2w module that you can circumvent by regular play but it is an incredibly slow grind. I enjoyed this game before this latest couple of patches. I can't stand it anymore though. I played medic when I first got the game and you were a welcome addition to any team. A while back they gave stupid fast regen if out of combat for 10 seconds and that eliminated the need for a medic because people just run away heal and come back. I moved to plasma launchers which were a mass shot of exploding projectiles. Absolutely crap against nimble enemies, high speed cars or jet-flyers, but anyone caught in the artillery-like blast was doom sauced. It got turned into a rapid fire mini explosive that does next to nothing for damage. I can't play this game anymore. Good luck to those that can but I can't be stuffed to even keep it installed anymore.
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( 160.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Robocraft was a great game. Let's look at where it was when I started playing it. You get a starter robot made of tier 1 blocks, smgs, and wheels. You do your first battle, presumably in the starter bot. With the earnings from your battles you can buy and unlock new blocks. You get enough money (Robopoints) to buy 5-10 armor blocks of your tier in one round. You can buy an smg of your tier in two matches. Each part has a power value, when you reach a certain power level you are put into the next tier. Blocks are unlocked in order based on a tech tree, you could unlock the next level part in anywhere from two matches (for an armor cube) to fifteen matches (for a weapon or mobility block). The amount of matches it takes to get something you want is balanced between taking too long, and feeling like a pay-to-win game, and going so fast that unlocks have no meaning. The game was centered around building a robot that could protect a central point, the pilot seat, while destroying other robots that would do the same. Building a viable robot was hard work, especialy the ones that looked good AND performed well.
There was an update. A lot of people hated it. The main mode was changed to destroying an opponents base instead of destroying the other team. Dome shaped capture points helped destroy the other team. Robots that performed well became easier to make, to the point where the game was no longer fun (at least in the sense that made it fun before). This is where I got burnt out on the game and stopped playing it for personal reasons.
When I came back there were chests. There was no tech tree. It felt like a cheap pay-to-play mobile game. Instantly, I realized there was no more hope for the game without litterally going back to a old update. Seriously, if freejam updated to a build thay had a year and a half ago, this game would be better than it is now.
Sorry for not writing so much about newer builds of the game: they suck and I didn't play for long before dying inside, thinking of good memories I had from before this game was destroyed.
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( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
always says cannot connect to easy anti cheat network
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( 20.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
Great game, really fun. Crashes sometimes though.
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Frank Zappa
( 2,385.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Terrible update. Terrible game in just one patch. Its amazing how brain-dead the devs are. This game used to be amazing but now sucks so so much. Having more than 2.300 hours in it i can fairly say that in its current state is a dead game.
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( 15.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
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( 50.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
Amazing game, doesnt crash and is realitivly lag free. There arent any hackers, and the community is so kind to newbies.
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( 189.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
If you are looking for a good sandbox game don't play this. The developers decided it would be a good Idea to do loot crates like Crossout. Just a few weeks after Crossout came out. Along with the new update, it is now a pay to win. one, beacaus you get DOUBLE the items if you pay a stupid amount money. you also can't paint your bot without paying because the colors you gat are: Light blue, gray, orange or white. If you don't believe me, play one round and when you say this game is ♥♥♥♥ don't say I didn't warn you.
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Ndamukong Suh Dude
( 112.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Robocraft used to be a lot of fun, but the developers have recently been showing more and more clearly that they are greedy and don't care about the player base. It used to be a game that one could legitimately play for free and be competitive, but now with the Loot Crate system and complete randomness, there's no clear way to earn your way toward good robots. It's a total crapshoot. Sorry FreeJam, but your stubbornness and greed are going to kill what could have been an awesome game.
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( 200.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Too much RNG from the loot and lack of progression.
The game goes for a complete overhaul once every few month and turn all your work into dust. But the same old bug never gets fixed.
Don't waste your time on this piece of crap.
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( 148.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
After playing well over a hundred hours of the game, playing through most of the major updates and generally enjoying them, I am disapointed about what has been done the the game. The feeling of saving up for an expensive module or weapon was the most satisfying thing in the world. But now it is really just an extremelly weighted form of gambling. Watching some of the unboxings online, the chances of getting these rare items is insanely small and the fact that you get plain cubes in the most expensive crates is just annoying.

Freejam really has just decided they want to make this Free-to-Play anything but that. I have about ten hours of in battle time since the update and I have gotten nothing good from the crates. The fact that I'm slowly losing interest in one of my favourite games really says something. Honestly FreeJam needs to revert the changes or do some major balancing of the crates.
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( 6.4 hrs on record )
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Posted: May 6
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( 3.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
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( 133.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
i'm totally fine with all the new updates really i am but nerfing the air crafts? really? it's impossible to play being a air craft, no matter the skill you had before because your just so slow...i mean you guys even put lock-on missles, how do you expect a air craft to dodge that??? quick meneuver's? oh wait nope you cant cause your a snail with wings. I really enjoy this game, please bring it back to normal wjfqjgqejg qegqr
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( 6.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
the game needs to have preuim to be already with the game not upgraded
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( 0.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Its been about a year since It said launch error and i still cant play :/
Other than that This game is an amazing game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
177 of 203 people (87%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
44.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28
The new update to the game is terrible , well more than terrible but little children may have to read this.
Losing the tech tree means that all weapons are available to any one in the game, this means that weapons like the Proto Seeker or the lock on missile launcher are really easy to get making any match boring and tedious.
Any blocks that you want to add to your robots have to be "forged" with the new "Robits" which can ONLY be got by scraping previous blocks, you cant even get them by playing a match anymore.Losing the match gets you the base level of the crates giving you the base level of blocks which are worth as much as a chocolate firegaurd meaning that you are stuck with rubbish weapons on a rubbish robot.

To conclude the new update to this game turns a previously enjoyable and exciting experience into the pay to win rubbish that you would typically find on a mobile,if you want to be highly frustrated or enjoy Dungeon Keeper on your phone then this is the game for you!

P.S if you want either of these things then you may want to seek immediate medical attention
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157 of 182 people (86%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
294.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28
Freejam has completely removed any kind of progression from this game and turned it into that of digital gambling. You can no longer pay real money to get exactly what you want. You now pay real money to gamble on crates. Because they removed RP in favor of Robits, the only way to make money is to recycle the random junk that you get from crates at 1/4 their value. This heavily increased the time it takes to get a single item that you may want. This game is no longer about experimenting with new builds, it's about gambling your time away on random junk. Epic Loot? More like Epic Fail.
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162 of 194 people (84%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,129.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 14
Robocraft has gone through many changes. Some for the good, mostly for the bad.
My previous reviews have always been positive, albeit quite criticising.

After the recent removal of the megabots from the game, i installed it again. In ignorance? With hope?
Or perhaps it was because FreeJam has given me that tiny bit of hope, that they would make robocraft great again.

Unfortunately, with the recent edition of the shotgun, they just completely messed up and lost all of my trust.

Increase of TTK (Time to Kill)? That was a "maybe". Well, TTK is getting lower and lower with each passing day.
Skill should be an important factor! Well, with the addition of 3 guns that really don't require much skill, really doesn't strengthen that comment.
FLAK: Introduced to sooth the pain of the players that lacked the skill to deal with drones. (What is shooting me? I don't see it? I'm looking everywhere, except of course above me, because i'm a ground vehicle)

LOML: Yes, this gun is as awesome as it sounds. Lock on and fire, no need to aim as the rockets will find their way to your target,

Proto-seeker (or as i call it, the turdgun): On first introduction, it was litteraly a gun that fired crap. It hardly did any damage and was just plain annoying. And you could fire it without your enemy even seeing you, due to the ridiculous range. Just aim in the general direction of your enemy and you would simply hit aim. No skill required.
In the next update, the range was nerfed, but the damage was buffed. "Great" job FreeJam.

Let's talk about the "making robocraft a competitive game" comment that was made. It was most definitely a priority.

- The leveling is now a lot easier. What used to take weeks/months to do, can now be done in 1 week or 1 month. Depending on how much and how often you play.
- There is no more steadily unlocking of items. Meaning, combined with the leveling, new players who reach the end game in no time.
- There are no tutorials in the game, so what you learn you learn by doing, without having any clue what or where to start.
- The removal of the pilot seat: The importance of building a good (and competive bot) is no longer as important anymore. To "balance" this out, FreeJam decided to let your bot die, when it's at 25% health. It could still be functional and combat ready, but that no longer matters.
- Regen: Another "awesome" addition to the game. Because removing a part of this "competitive" game wasn't enough. And likely to make up for that *facepalm* die at 25%, you will heal up if you're not being shot at for 10 seconds.
- Tactical gameplay: Also note the irony in this part. In order to help the megabots (weren't they removed? Yep) move about more easily, about 50%+ of cover on all maps has been removed.
- Ranked: Just because you call a square a ball, doesn't make it a ball. And "ranked" in Robocraft is as much ranked as a pig is a carrot. It doesn't matter what "rank" you have or what "rank" your enemies have, the end result is still the same.
All that matters is win and loss and if you lose, score. Be in the top half of the scoreboard when you lose and you will not lose "rank". There are 5 "ranks". Bronze (1-5), Silver(1-5), Gold(1-5), Diamond(1-5) and Protonium(1-5), with Protonium being the highest.
This is one of the biggest fails FreeJam has made, as far as competitiveness goes. As a bronze player, you can be fighting with and against even Protonium players. The matchmaker doesn't really care (if at all).
Then there's the "ranking up". Just win and you'll rank up. Currently 6 wins in a row, will get you to the next "ranking league".
Combine this with the "awesome" matchmaker and perhaps you will guess that being a high-ranking players doesn't mean anything, there's also no point. Whether you are on the bottom or the top, you'll be playing with the same kind of players. Even new players, who don't even know what to do (yet?)
One little note: The one reason to rank up is to get the league badges. They do look really nice.

Now let's be honest... it can't be all negative, right? No, you are right. They did remove the tiering system and all armor is now the same. This means that artbots are actually viable. They also decreased the cost of the cubes you need to build your bot. AND... they added the paint tool. (4 colors standard, 16 (or was it 12?) with premium).

Secondly, they added the CRF (Community Robot Shop) in which players can upload their own designs and allow other players to buy them. However, the rating system has a big flaw. You can only rate a bot after the first real battle. As such, the ratings mean little to none, just like its ranking system.

Conclusion: Robocraft is turning more and more into a game that you'll play for a while when you are bored. All the promises are basically ideas that can be withdrawn/changed or be completely the opposite.
Would i recommend it? No. Not anymore. Robocraft Developers are basically like a 5 year old kid that has an attention span of a goldfish.

Note: I have over 1000 hours in the game. As such, i do know what i'm talking about. I could boast about my ranking, but whether it's Bronze 0 or Protonium 5, it just doesn't mean a thing.
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111 of 131 people (85%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
295.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28
I ask in Your best interest to Not Play this game

Well Well Well... Finally, new update is out and once again, the update has broken the game to an even more unplayable state. Anyone who has played the game since the very beginning has seen the evolution of a once promising game, become an hideous monstrosity. With the new "Epic Loot" update, the game has now sunk deeper in to the lowest common denominator. Copying other games. Of course we all know which game this is trying to copy *cough cough* CS Go *cough cough* it is now almost impossible to progress. The game in my professional opinion has become so unplayable that even i, who have never reviewed a game before, have reviewed this game to comment on how horrendous it has become. The game is still in early access. I mean for crying out loud, this has to be an bigger scam since the Nigerian prince (still waiting for the transfer) and the metropolitan police (need to wait for the money from the Nigerian prince to unlock PC). It is just an horrible excuse to change the game dramatically without much consideration for the existing player base

The Epic Loot Update

Now this update is obviously released out of greed. Play one game and you will see what i mean. The loot crates give premium users more than double (epic and rare items) what players who play for free get. Although you may argue that premium users should get more, it demonstrates the desperation that the developers have for Money . This is what the update is released for. The rail cannons now use more power per shot and smgs don't fire as quickly as before. Medics are now obsolete, repairing robots slowly enough that i can make an cup of tea, write this review as well as watch an couple youtube videos before they are fully healed (excluding the 10 second self repair of course).Ask any person who journeyed with robocraft throughout the years and they will tell you that " Robocraft has been ruined "

What to expect

By playing for free, you only get four colours, less Robits (previously known as RP), stress from grinding as well as high blood pressure from realising that most, if not all, shotgunners that killed you were or are premium. The battle arena is an blatant attempt to copy League of legends and DOTA and incorporate MOBA into the game. Team death match is just destroying robots (No respawns). The main point of the game is building robots and fighting, which this game does quite well. However, needing to destroy at least 75% of the enemy's robot, now without the pilot seat, is an absolute deep pain in the ♥♥♥. Especially if all that is left is an thruster and a single block. The reduction in speed of the SMGs have definitely bent each one of us over and screwed us, since it only takes 10 seconds to start auto repair, the singe thruster bot would have full repaired by the time we tracked it down.


"It isn't all that bad" you may say, innocently or while the developers are elbow deep in your rear and skillfully puppeteering what you type and say. Most of my hours came from the very start, but there are quite a few things which turned me away from wanting to play this game:
  • Removal of tech points
  • The removal of megabots
  • The addition of extremely OP weapons
  • The removal of the tech tree
  • The lack of consideration to long time players
  • Removal of the pilot seat
That is barely scraping the surface of the problems. I am not demanding in-game items to be given to me. What I am asking for is for 25% of their stock with an certificate to be served to me on an metal plate and 10 percent of their profits change. For example, adding in again the pilot seat will bring the fun back into building to defend the seat (the description still says "Jump into the pilot seat of your robot and drive it into battle...), adding in the challenge mode to encourage team work(with megabots of course).

Final thoughts

There are a number of things I quite like in robocraft right now, but listing one or two them would require more effort than the developers have put into the new ideas. Each update is well presented, but taking a massive dump on the game and putting a bow on it Does Not conceal the fact that the game has been defiled (well that ship sailed a long time ago). Any new idea implemented causes dramatic change to the game from the developers basing the whole game around the update. Download and play it if you want, but keep in mind that it will never be as gripping as it once was. I rate this new update 1/10 but 10/10 for the game's concept. (How this game has an overall very positive review is baffling)
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92 of 105 people (88%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
1,171.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 29
This Epic Loot update...
More like Epic Failure.

This update has ruined a once great game into a mindless grind with no fun to be had.

Freejam doesn't encourage creativity anymore, since they added OP no-skill weapons into the game and not done anything about them. Making a hilarious robot is a waste of your time as no one cares to even look at you and you're just an easier target for the enemy.
Matchmaking is still broken, new players with 400-600 cpu gets matched with 1500 cpu bots. I know that since i have started a new account myself. Every match so far has been filled with the no-skill weapons and there's no reason for me to continue playing that account when i cant even win one match and nothing good enough to earn from the recently added loot crates. My friend agrees with me.
Loot crates are totally not worth it at all. You did insanely well in a match? You got the highest score on your team? Well here is a single uncommon wheel... Yup, that's what you can actually get from a highest ranked crate (or some ♥♥♥♥ING 20 CUBES), and you're not even going to use it, just recycle it for tiny ammounts of robits untill you get enough for that one hover you actually wanted instead...

It was way better what they had before, you had a currency called tech points and you would earn a reasonable ammount every battle. You could use them to unlock WHATEVER PART YOU WANTED, but now its just like "Here have these 20 cubes, but if you BUY PREMIUM you will get an extra green ♥♥♥♥♥♥ electroplate!"

It basically just made it "Pay to have a slight chance of getting something actually useful!"

What little ♥♥♥♥ thougth random loot crates was better than freedom of choice?!

Tons of people are hating this update, just look at how the Steam rating has gone from 81% to 79% and it keeps going down. Freejam doesn't care as they have said in one of their tweets that the steam reviews are "boring", "unconstructive", everyone is only complaining about teirs and megabots and they need to "Deal with it".....
Completely ignoring that everyone is actually complaining about this garbage update, but Freejam is not going to remove it, they will let it stay as they dont care about what the majority of their players want becouse that's not what Freejam wants.

Not a single positive review in the first 100 reviews, all of negative reviews have atleast 30 found them helpful and every positive ones gets a max 2 found helpful.
You just know they really ♥♥♥♥ed up when both some Robocraft Youtubers and streamers, are disappointed with this update.
I dont care enough to write a review about the actual game, since Freejam doesn't care about any of the negative reviews at all.

They need to listen to their community and not their own opinions.
Without a community there is no game.
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Not Recommended
901.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 15
A very interesting, entertaining idea, with almost unbelievebly poor design choices.
A sadly accurate forum description was: "It's like watching a bunch cluless guys burn down my favorite pub."

These design decisions for the last year, expecially that last 4 months or so, have completely gutted the building aspect of what once was a building focused game. The devs decision to make every weapon nearly insta gib removed any sort of depth and flavor Robocraft once had. Additional poorly though out, crudely bolted on mechanics have added nothing but frustration to this now bland, generic FPS.

What was once my favorite game has become a strangely fascinating game development trainwreck in super slow motion. Not recommended for any age group.

5/4/2016 edit, giving the new loot system time for two "fixes".
As pointed out in the forums and Reddit, this: is the entire reasoning behind the sloppy, broken slot machine crate system. Even worse, in typical FreeJam style, it has been very poorly implemented in a sudden, ham fisted manner.

Just as bad is the new "flattened" weapon balance. Small variants are still inferior to the "rare" or very expensive "epic" and "Legendary" larger ones, damage is vastly to high and now even more frustrating to use. The only Time to Kill increase comes from the forced stop to the fight, since you ran out of energy to fire.

Layers and layers of more "Cons" to add to game play.

1/10. Single pro for minor GUI improvements.
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Not Recommended
73.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28
Freejam:Hey I have an idea!

Fanbase:What is it?

Freejam:I'm going to remove the abilty to get the games basic currency, that allows you to buy blocks, and replace it with CRATES!!!!!

Fanbase:Well.. I guess it'll be fine, i mean we can just sell items we dont want right?

Freejam:Oh yeah, also, i'm going to make it so that selling items will only give you 1/100th of what the item is actually worth, Hope you guys dont mind

Fanbase:.....What the ♥♥♥♥? why would you ♥♥♥♥ing do that?

Freejam:Oh nononono, dont worry, you can still BUY crates to get alot of items.

Fanbase:But i wont get the stuff i want?

Freejam:Too ♥♥♥♥ing bad, GIVE ME MORE MOENY!!!!!


Freejam:Heres some changes stop giving robocraft negitive reveiws you ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Fanbase:How about you fix the rest of the game first?

Seriously freejam, Fix your god damn game, the matchmaking is broken as ♥♥♥♥, The new weapons are Over powered as hell, the f!ucking recyling is near worthless, Crates only ever seem to give uncommons and rares, You cant even get the main f!ucking currency without recycling.


Freejam sucks asss
Fix your game asssholes
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Not Recommended
76.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 10
Never has so much potential been so wasted by so few.
This game is now quite possibly the most bug ridden on steam. Robocraft won indie game of the year 2014! What happened? This game smacks of an enlightened individual creating a new and refreshing idea but then as he gathered the mediocres around him to develop it they eventually turned on him and pushed him out.
The game originally appealed more to adults as it required a degree of intelligence and experience to understand the physics behind building the more effective bots. In other words you had think and do your research.
Unfortunately Freejam (the game developer or should that be crucifier) decided to completely ignore thier older player base and appeal to thumbsuckers. They then dumbed the game down to the point where a lobotomized chimp could play it. But in thier clamour to provide more and more new features at every "up"date (which kids with thier short attention span need) they ignored fixing old bugs and exploits i.e wall clipping. They didn't test the new features and instead just introduced even more bugs and exploits i.e. the notorious slope cube exploiting tesseract bot.
I find the game is now a frustrating almost unplayable mess which has completely lost it's sense of direction. AVOID.
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Not Recommended
1,367.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
TL;DR: Robocraft did not deliver on the potential it promised and instead changed the core gameplay mechanics to mimic other shooters, destroying what made the game unique.

I have played this game for over 3000 hours (the standalone launcher does not add to steam hours) and supported the game with over 100GBP (150$+). I was a moderator for the game because I believed in it and wanted to support the community, but was removed from the team because I spoke out to a developer about the direction they were taking – not because I wasn't doing my job, but because I spoke my mind.

The game has changed. Freejam have tried to make the game more accessible to new players, with a focus of getting as many players as possible. But instead of focussing on what made the game great and trying to get players to love it, they changed the gameplay mechanics in order to please a wider audience, which destroyed many aspects of what made the game great and unique in the first place.

Instead of a currency reward system that allows players to buy the parts they want for their robots, they now have a "random loot crate" reward system, which is a blatant attempt at copying other games and trying to trick people into spending real money on the game. Non-premium users get tempted by the items that they could have received if they had paid for premium (every loot crate that gets opened show the premium items) with the option to purchase it now to receive the items. Furthermore, only the top scoring player on the winning team receives the highest level crate (which promises better item drop chances), while every member of the losing team receives the same low quality crate. This leads to selfish play for the highest score rather than the rewarding teamplay experience that it used to be, and also leads to the losing team to stop trying because they receive the same bad rewards either way.

They also made the most interesting part about the game – the fact that building skill and design decisions directly affects battle performance – much less meaningful over the last couple of months, by removing the pilot seat component, introducing auto-healing (another aspect to mimic other shooters), and allowing each player to put several different gun types on their robots, which removes the need for playstyle specialisations. This also negatively affects teamplay, because there is no use for dedicated medics or dedicated frontline or support types – every player is now a (selfish) one-man-army trying to score the highest points.

This game had a lot of potential a year ago, but the developer's decisions over the last updates have shown that they care less about making a good game and more about the money they can make by trying to get more players with lower skill levels, by copying other generic shooter-types and removing/reducing the unique aspects that used to make Robocraft great.

Freejam have gone the way many F2P games go and opted for the cash-grab alternative. It is disappointing, because there was so much potential.
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Not Recommended
301.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 29
So, the last update has made me update and expand my review.
It seems it is so bad that only handful of players left, since I am seeing exatly the same names and afker's since yesterday and almost no new players.

What changed and introduced?

Reforge values are atrocious. If the prices won’t be fixed, then it is way too grindy to do anything, reforge values are incredible (75%+?). For example, from items that cost 20000 to forge you can only recover 25.
For newbies, I assume, it simply won’t do. As well as for players, who don't already have everything.
They also divided RP/63 to get to Robits balance.
However, if you were smart enough to buy thousands of weapons to reforge them, literally millions of money could be saved. I wasn't.

Even with premium I get 3-6 simple blocks from gold/diamond/protonium crates. And some customization trash. And I can’t even recycle it from the crate’ screen.
Oh, since you can recover only a few robits from the crate, even protonium ones, good luck playing thousands of battles to get some weaponry. And only BA/LA battles, TDM gives 1/4 reward of BA/LA or 1/3 of The Pit.
Want to donate to buy 300 crates and get some good items for you bot?
You will only get thousands of simple blocks and very few movement parts and weapons. But, duh, you will can tons of customization dirt.

Ah yes, simple robot blocks. They are now 10x times more expensive, some newbies cannot even build a normal robot since they do not have enough money even for blocks.
I do not even know how newbies can get into high-tier now, seeing everything is way too expensive even for old players.
So much of a newbie-friendly game. Also, the matchmaking with FJ' fixes.

Did I mention that even 500 CPU (sized) bots are still thrown into 1500-1750 CPU battles?
Ah, now I did.
Also many afk's, since being afk and wait till the battle's end is much more profitable than trying to do anything.

Forget about it, simply place some cubes, just make sure it is not too hollow, some weapons, at least 6 of them, and you are ready to go.
Building does not really matter for a long time.
Of course, there is a meta-builds, but why build it when you can buy it from roboshop?
Obviously, FJ undestands it and now you can buy it for free.

The Pit is incarnation of killstealing along with ion distorters little bots. Not very interesting.
Team Deathmatch is a good mode still, however, FJ hates this mode and to promote Battle Arena they made severe nerfs to rewarads from TDM, so if you like to play TDM you will never get much money (now you really won't get anything, since you get only one item from the TDM and you can recycle for around 50 robits, while new weapons and modules cost thousands and hundreds of thousands).
Battle Arena/League Arena - gamemodes with highest rewards right now. FJ likes to think they are making game similar to MOBA and promote this gamemodes as hard as they can, reducing rewards from other gamemodes and increasing rewards in BA/LA.
How bad BA/LA?
Small maps, countless campers, in the lattest update you are guaranteed to lose if you have Robocraft's target auditory (10-12 year old kids, from FJ's comment on the official forums) and one or more disconnected people or leavers.
So, if you want to play BA, do not forget that disconnect and wait for two minutes is much faster than try and lose in the battle witch lasts for 15-20 minutes in average.

Weapon rebalance?
High-tier battles became way too boring and low-tier battles are full of shotgunners.
Seriously, a few shots from SMG and you have no energy. And SMG's don't really damage anymore.
Protoseekers, which I disliked, first were changed into close-combat ones, which was much less fun than longranged annoying weaponry, but now they were nefted into dirt and completely pointless to use.
Unless you manage to land the hit into dead center of the robot it is weak and after each strike you can go to make a tea to wait for energy to reload.
Oh, somewhat useful, one of two weapons that can damage enemies now. But you have only two shots before you have to wait ~10 seconds to energy to restore.
Ion distorters?
Only weapon of close combat capable of 1-3 shotting any bot. And there are many of glass-cannons on low-cpu battles literally humiliating newbies, who can do nothing against them.
FJ also told that low-tiered weapons will be useful.
They are not, however still being a little better than high-tiered ones. Still bad. And forcing to turn beatuful bot into cactus of small plasmas/smgs is a disgrace.

Blink is fun, this much I can tell. One of the best ideas FJ made ever.
Invisility is strictly limited to shotgunners, has some uses for planes and copters, but not much.
Megamodule turned into powerboost is a must in high-tiers, without it there is simply too big delay in weapon' fire.
Disc Shield Module is not really of use now, but I sometimes see someone to use it only to enemy rush through it and kill the DSM' user with ion distorter (shotgun).

One of my friends can’t play, since he is getting white screen/falling underground/crash issues.
He is, obiously, not the only one.
And I got another fps drop, but I am used to it.

FJ removing bonus to players' score when the latter spot the enemy to fix exploits.
I really think it is not a way to fix exploits.
And desync is still not fixed, FJ cannot into fixes, duh.

Points 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 are still relevant. They are seriously doing almost nothing.
As for point 2 - I do not see crashes and issues with the game in the last update, but in previous update I could start the game only a few times out of ten, because EAC would simply not start and then the game would crash since EAC is not running.
As for point 3 - now it is hard to understand if it's FJ's fault for optimization or the EAC's, so I can't say anything about it. To be honest, optimization is not very bad, however, there are lag-spikes and sluttering with micro-freezes from time to time.

I am not saying I am quitting, I already have more than 20+ detail each and some robits, so I will stay to see when FJ hits the rock bottom. Seeing this update it shouldn’t be too far away.
However, this update is much worse than I expected and I expected something bad.
I am disappointed in FJ and especially Mark, the latter one could read the forums and not hide in his twitter ignoring any messages that matter and making silly updates which make the game worse.
I really do miss the classic robocraft without regeneration and with pilot sits.

(Updated 29.04.2016)

New anticheat EAC does not prevent hackers to use hacks, yet it:
1. prevents the usage unsigned drivers
2. gives absolutely horrible matchmaking, almost always kicks from game and if be lucky enough to get into the game you may get into the middle of the match (and get kicked again), too many false positives and crashes
3. cause of low framerate
4. messes with other software outside robocraft
5. dissallows software like fraps and macroser even when they used on other programs
6. recognized as malware by some antiviruses
7. EAC devs suggest you to run the game in virtualbox if you encounter problems like unsigned drivers
8. There is no guarantees gathered data (screenshots, keylogging, logins, passwords, usernames, chat messages, etc) from you will be kept private.

I do not think it is the full list of the issues.
By the way, I mostly run the game without turning on steam, so I do not have much hours on the record.
Also my friend's brother died from this.
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Not Recommended
958.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 19
Game used to be fun when it first started out and showed promise but has slowly been swirling around the drain because the team in charge keeps making additions like lockon auto aiming weapons and instant kill shotguns, to appeal to unskilled players who cant handle leading targets or building their own robots.

The developer team also seems to have some kind of hatred towards flying units and almost seems to go out of their way to make flying robots as unviable as possible.

With the current way the game is going I dont see it improving at all.
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Not Recommended
233.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 9
I’m not going to write a huge rant covering the innumerable flaws this game currently experiences. For those of you who play, have played since the start, understand the game's original enjoyment, and current flaws of this once glorious idea, I don’t need to refresh what you already know about how broken this game has become.

Simply put, at the start, this game was incredible. As it stands today, the game is near intolerable, broken and flawed on nearly all levels. Robocraft ‘CAN’ be extremely fun, at times. Those times... are ending.

Overall Fantastic idea, monumental potential… However, horrendous money hungry developers who lack the intellectual and creative potential to sustain and progress this game past its former glory.

Play for fun, but don’t waste your time expecting anything balanced, professional or even at times functional. Sadly, it has been proven through experience that this is an idea which supersedes its creator's abilities.
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Not Recommended
2,000.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 29
Stay away from this game. Simply put, the development team (FreeJam) is utterly incompetent. There have been so many points in time where the game could have become significantly better with a few minor changes here and there (primarily related to rebalancing weapons/components or various quality of life changes). Instead, FreeJam ignores those high-impact low-hanging fruit, and instead decides to flip the entire game on its head and release major updates that change everything in a big way. This accomplishes nothing other than introducing a multitude of new problems, while rarely addressing those issues that could have been easily fixed. Sure, during the course of the coming weeks and months, FreeJam will slowly but surely resolve some of the screw-ups they made during their last update, until the game once again gets to that point where it could be great with just a few small changes...but then the cycle repeats itself and as expected, just on the horizon is another game breaking update.

Other major issues with the game:

1) Building/engineering used to be a major component of the game, and high level players used to take pride in their building skills. Nowadays, building skill is hardly worth anything anymore. Any new player can slap something together in 5 minutes and compete toe-to-toe against a bot that took hours to complete. In fact, don't even bother building anything, because within weeks, FreeJam will render your bot utterly useless by breaking it. Either they'll nerf your movement or make various components 10 times heavier, etc. Regardless of how they break it, just be ready to say goodbye to your favorite bots, as they won't be able to perform nearly as well as they once did "because FreeJam said so."

2) Significant weapon imbalances and easy-mode weapons. Simply put, FreeJam rarely gets weapon balance 100% right, or even close to it. In the current state of the game, there are weapons that are grossly overpowered, and there are weapons that are grossly underpowered. There are also weapons that take little to no skill to use, and yet have been high-impact weapons previously (a new patch attempted to address some of these issues, but the jury is still out).

3) FreeJam doesn't care about players who have been around for years, players with thousands of hours in the game, players who have been active and have helped spread the word about the game. They won't listen to your feedback, no matter how good it is or how well-written it is. Instead, FreeJam does its own thing, with a bias towards catering to new players. Basic things that the competitive/veteran community has been requesting for years...still not here. Things like clans have been "on FreeJam's radar" since mid-2014 or earlier - and guess what? Still not implemented, and it is almost mid-2016. The sad part is, by the time FreeJam actually decides to implement clans, all of the top clans in the game will be dead, as all of their veteran members will find better things to do with their time than to play this.

4) Minimal skill required. If you were looking for a game where putting in tons of hours would give you a significant skill advantage over new players, please look elsewhere. FreeJam has stated that they want the game to be more accessible to new players. This might be good for new players, but for anyone who has invested a significant amount of time into the game, it is just a slap in the face.

FreeJam: One step forward, two steps back. Always.
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Not Recommended
107.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 24
I started playing this when it was still good.
It was a time of simplicity and freedom, you could jump into a game and ragequit and not because the game was bad or unbalanced but because you were just bad. So you kept on playing getting those techstars and unlocking better stuff and learning the game so that you would become better at it.

But then the devs tought it was a good idea to ruin the game with to many silly weapons and removing any sort of strategy from the game and just making it unbalanced and bad making you rely instead on luck. Also why not make all the weapons and stuff overpriced so that you have to grind for three years to be able to by one wing to crash around with.

Edit: Now when the Epic Loot update have come out the game have improved a lot, however it is still a pain to try to get something decent because it costs half a robot to try to upgrade one piece to the next tier. I do like that they changed the economy system but relying on luck to get something good in a box and then sell it to get a low amount of money from it is way to slow for me. So I say that the game has improved but there is still a couple of unbalanced bits and pieces until it can get a thumbs up again.
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62 of 73 people (85%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
409.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28
Was awesome untill now... new economy system... you can guess how it went...
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Not Recommended
32.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28
Id like to say that the latest update "Epic", has gone south in the way i feel about this game. The game WAS fairly good and was pretty much even, this includes the premium etc but now the way this game is aheading is the P2W route. I feel like the game will run down or have the people who spend hundreds of real money for so many crates or so long premium. At first i agree with premium, it gave plenty of goodies and so on, it persusaded me that much that i almost brought a few days. Now i am not. Why? Because its basically useless. You get 4 more slots to get items and you get 4 slots in your platoon...thats it? Last time you got more in-game money when you finish each match, this money could be spent on getting parts which were RANKED! Speaking of Ranked, this system of being ranked? Where did it go? What is with the new players getting weapons like the photo-...? This weapon is crazy, it is the most used and most powerful weapon i have seen.

Concluding this, dont get the game until the developers actually listen to the public and remove the things which they ♥♥♥♥ed up on. Simple.

Your welcome for this review, i hoped it helped you to stay away from this game
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Not Recommended
1,254.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 29
First off, I have played well over 1000 hours so I know what I'm talking about.

6 months ago this game was in my opinion perfect, you could play whatever mode you wanted, there was armor ranking etc

Then you changed the block system to one type of block and a color wheel, ok except all of the non ugly colors are premium and I wanted this to be a fun FREE game.

Next every week you added a new weapon each more insanely overpowered than the last, combined with ♥♥♥♥♥♥ matchmaking and you get people with those things going up against people who still hadn't payed. At this point I was kinda getting turned off the game.

Then you add the modules and energy and at this point I don't really play anymore

Now you have ENTIRELY Changed the basis of the game, the part which made it unique, fun and interesting. You got rid of the old tech tree and now have these boxes. You also decided to destroy any attempt at matchmaking so new players get to go head to head with missile launchers. You have successfully turned many people away recently including newcomers and me. And I'm hoping that if you read this and don't believe me please at least be weary as you enter the game
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Not Recommended
26.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28
I used to like this game. After the recent "MASSIVE EXPANSION" update they added a loot system in and removed the Rp earning system dictating a more microtransaction/cash shop economic. I forsee players dropping out of this game as fast as the finebro's subscribtion numbers of because of this greed move.


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Not Recommended
367.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28
I've stuck through the past updates, but this most recent one is perhaps the hardest to swallow.

FJ took a a dump over the entire building mechanic by making every single part - Even the most basic chassis blocks - RNG loot. Want to build a plane now? Pray you get wings in crates. And then go through 50 or so crates, and still be missing half the wings you need. And get a few worthless mask pieces while doing so - And I do mean worthless. Their recycle rate is .025% compared to other parts that recycle at 20 to 40%.

New players are going to get shafted the most off of this update since mid and higher level players are going to be grinding low levels for protocrates using ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t gnat-seeker bots that are all but impossiable to hit using low end weapons - And most higher end weapons, minus the seeker itself of course, as well - and are armed with a weapon that the user doesn't even have to AIM to get kills with.

Of course, this is dependent upon you getting matched with bots that are near your own rankings. This game is a bit netorious for bad match making, and this update just made that even worse.

FJ made progress with the ML and FSC updates, but they crapped all over that progress with the microtransaction inspired loot-crates change.
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Not Recommended
333.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 29
Since the 'Epic' Loot update, the ecomomy has been completly broken.

Freejam has changed the end-of-match reward system to a random crate drop based system.

This has caused problems like:
-Part drops are completly at the mercy of The Random Number God
-Sellback value (to convert parts into ingame currency) is terrible. Before this 'Epic New Expansion' parts could be sold for 50% of what they cost. Now at best, you will only get 33% of the original price back.
-Top tier crates have only slightly improved drop tables compared to the worst tier crates.
-Crate drop tables are the same for all players, meaning newbies and veterans get the same rewards at the end of a match.

I will change my recommendation to a positive one when FreeJam fixes these issues.
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