Work together or die alone! Fight to restore peace to London or tear it down for profit in the most challenging team based shooter around.
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Release Date: Jun 2015

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August 24

Scheduled Game Update - August 25th, 2016


Dirty Bomb will be in maintenance at 14:00 UTC on August 25th, 2016 to begin the Crafting Week events! There will be a client and server update, but there should be minimal server downtime.


When:

  • London (BST, UTC+1): 15:00 - 18:00
  • Los Angeles (PDT, UTC-7): 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Sydney (AEST, UTC+10): 12:00 AM - 3:00 AM, August 26th

What:

  • Dirty Bomb servers and client will be updated with a game update to begin Crafting Week.
  • There should be minimal server downtime.

Thank you for your patience.

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August 18

Crafting Week Coming Soon



Start stockpiling Loadout Cards like a paranoid moneygrubber! On Thursday 25th of August, Crafting Week will kick off for a full week of bonuses to help you make as many powerful cards as you can. Here's what's going down -

Crafting Week
  • London (BST, UTC+1): 18:00 Thursday, August 25 - 18:00 Thursday, September 1
  • Los Angeles (PDT, UTC-7): 10:00 AM Thursday, August 25 - 10:00 AM Thursday, September 1
  • Sydney (AEST, UTC+10): 3:00 AM Friday, August 26 - 3:00 AM Friday, September 2
MercSERV Crate Drops



For every day you Log In, you'll get a shiny new MercSERV Crate to aid you in your Crafting Quest.

Each MercSERV Crate contains one of the following crafting items:

  • 1x Crafting Kit
  • 1x Weapon Kit
  • 5x Crafting Kits
  • 5x Equipment Cases
  • 5x Weapon Kits
  • Elite Case A
  • Elite Case B
Increased Fragments When Recycling



Throughout Crafting Week, recycling Loadout Cards will grant you at least 20% additional Fragments. 



Reduced Fragments cost when Crafting



Whenever you Craft a Loadout Card during Crafting Week, the Fragment cost will be reduced by ~20%.



Combined with these reduced Crafting Costs, Recycling a Cobalt Loadout Card will give you enough Fragments to Craft a new one for the price of Credits alone!

Reduced Crafting Kit Cost



We're also reducing the cost of Crafting Kits in the Store by ~40% during Crafting Week, which will allow you to Craft on the cheap while saving your Credits.



With all this happening in less than a week, you'll want to spend the next few days wisely and load up on as many Loadout Cards as possible!

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About This Game

Dirty Bomb takes first person shooters back to their purest roots in a fast-paced team game that will challenge even the most competent players. This game won’t hold your hand, in fact it is more likely to kick your teeth in. With no controller support or aim assist, all that lies between you and certain death is player skill and reaction. Work together or die alone in the most challenging team-based FPS.

A string of 'dirty bomb' attacks cripple London, leaving the Central Disaster Authority to restore it. When criminal syndicate Jackal begin disrupting and stealing their technology, the capital is thrown into chaos as mercenaries from across the globe are hired by both sides.

That's where you come in. After all, what’s a little radiation sickness when there’s money to be made?

Features:

  • Fast-paced, highly competitive teamplay that takes the shooter back to its purest roots
  • 19 distinct Mercenaries (and growing), each bursting with their own abilities, attributes and expletives
  • Three game-modes:
    • Objective – Battle through parts of the city, completing objectives to reach the finale before time runs out
    • Stopwatch – Objective mode for competitive types, where teams swap sides mid-match to see who's faster
    • Execution - Blow up part of the Containment Shield or take out the other team to win in this round-based search and destroy mode
  • A Free-to-Win progression system, where skill beats money every time. Take down your rich friends and watch 'em weep

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)
    • Processor: 2.33 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB - GeForce 7800GTX
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Generic Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit) or better
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Quad Core or better
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB - GeForce 7800GTX or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Generic Sound Card
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Gaeight
14.1 hrs
Posted: August 27
Welp i cant login so ill give a review... It's pretty good game when it works ayy lmao enjoy
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Chairman Seal
12.0 hrs
Posted: August 27
This game is extremely fun and realistic. It plays on cooperation as well as your duty to work on the objective. It isnt heavily reliant on teamwork but having cooperation definitely increases your chance of winning. It has an accesory of special classes/loadouts for you to choose from. The game is fun and not pay to win. Even if you don't spend money on it you can still acquire good cosmetics. Their crates dont require a key to open, so all you have to do is level up and complete missions. I've gotten 1 gold cards(.4% chance) and 2 silver cards.
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Naotomi
34.7 hrs
Posted: August 27
Was looking for an alterative to Overwatch's huge head hitbox and slow severs. Found this game very responsive and a huge amount of Mercenaries of both genders to play and very different skills and guns. Love this game. Also it's free to play and you can craft your own load out, which will also give you different skins for your Merc.

You may as well give it a go as it's free to play and see how responsive and fun it is.
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Robot
236.6 hrs
Posted: August 27
Highly un-optimised, weapon animation glitches including clipping. Still pretty fun, card system is alright. Lacks weapons and could do with greater dpi on weapon textures. Would be really good game if they'd fix the graphics glitches. Only recomending it because its free and is a blast most of the time.

Still way better than new Call of Duty's.
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[ITA] ShadowSouls | kickback.com
19.1 hrs
Posted: August 27
è un bellissimo gioco scaricate che mertita un botto
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BOOM !!!
7.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
GG
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I|I_TorieL_I|I
4.2 hrs
Posted: August 27
This game is really awesome,if you wnat a partially-free OverWatch i recommend this game
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WorkableVids
12.6 hrs
Posted: August 27
Well when u can run the game on max graphics u cant really hate the game!
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freescspirit
96.2 hrs
Posted: August 27
I don't really remember how come I tried this game. But I m so glad I did.
It is FUN, fast and really enjoyable. I love objective based fast fps, and this one has really cool map. Maybe a bit more maps would be great, but it's fine.
The mercs are all great, I hate Nader, but it is part of it:)
Unlocking the mercs wasn't too complicate and definetly not pay-to-win type of game.

I am quite oldschool for online shooter, and the last time I had that much fun was during the high time of Wolfenstein Ennemy Territory, in which this game really feel like.

I really recommmend.

+ I love the design and the voice over.
+ in 90% of the case the community is great.

Edit : about 36h on the game and I got all the mercs I wanted (Bush, Stroker, Kira, Phantom and Arty, and got enough to buy another one, but not sure which one yet).
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Sheep
15.3 hrs
Posted: August 27
made me have very deep thoughts about smelly bums
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
153 of 180 people (85%) found this review helpful
138 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
If you can't afford Overwatch and you're VAC'd from TF2,
then Dirty Bomb is the one to choose!
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,091.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Dirty Bomb is a fast paced fps. I really enjoy the game mechanics. Hip fire is accurate along with aiming down sights and not one or the other. There is a variety of characters to choose from for many different play styles. Characters can wall jump, long jump, and crouch jump for different effects adding movement skills to the game. This game is free to play and paying for in-game items does not give you any advantages, just cosmetics. I wish the game had a different weapon system than loadout cards, but it is what is it. The game is focused around objectives and is similar to TF2. This game looks nicer than TF2 and everyone has a gun with a side ability. Aiming with the gun is the focus for most characters as side abilities can help get kills, repair or plant faster, or reviver fallen teammates. Great Game. Free to play. Give it a try.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
941.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Just reached level 50. 910 hours in game.

Where to start...
I have a love-hate relationship with Dirty Bomb. The Gameplay mechanics and game itself is brilliant. The dev team.. not so brilliant.

The game:
Dirty Bomb is the best of both worlds in a single game; fast paced, action packed combat, good map design, good movement and physics, graphics are pretty. Gameplay is intense and gets me competitive. Overall the game is a gem, just being covered in dirt as I will later discuss.

The Devs:
For the most part, the devs of Dirty Bomb cherish the game and try to do what they think is best. The only problem is that seldom do they actually seek community feedback prior to applying changes to the game. Recently a new crafting system has been implemented without even notifying the community. Everyone was enraged. Many quit and boycott the game. The devs were trying to be more engaging with the community ironically enough, and I give them kudos for trying but... you can't ♥♥♥♥ the game and expect people to not bat an eye.

Crafting:
As a veteran, of course I hate it. We all do. Not that Splash Damage thought to even acknowledge us. The old trade up system worked a charm -- You collected different loudouts from cases, traded them up for a higher rarity, traded up several higher rarity to get Cobalt. The trade up system offered a great deal of progress, which gave incentive for players, veterans in particular, to continue playing and supporting the game that we dearly loved. The new crafting system could be good, but the overpriced, uneccessary, and illogical components get to me. Not only is crafting more expensive (you have to buy crafting kits in order to craft anything, or pay 50,000 credits which is the same as a single ♥♥♥♥ing merc.), It wil probably take 5000 hours of grinding to get enough weapon kits to craft a Colbalt. Not to mention all our cards that aren't Cobalt are ♥♥♥♥ing worthless now.

The Community:
Dirty Bomb has a good community, in that players want to support and enjoy competing with one another. Hackers are everywhere. There isn't a good anti-hack system, and for the most part hackers just create a new account. People in clans often dominate games, or due to the awful balancing system 80% of games are one sided and crap. Now and then you'll get a good one, or have to keep leaving games until you land a decent shuffle. The game has no balancing system for levels (yet).

Verdict:
I used to have such a fondness for this game. Now it is withering. I still like Dirty Bomb, this is no hate rant. I am just sad to see a game with so much potential to do so well being trashed by its devs. (Don't) keep it up. I haven't lost all faith, but if the next update is like the crafting one I am done. So are a lot of others. Please, Splash Damage - treat your game with some respect, and the community who keep it alive at that.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,000.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Man, do I wish I could say I would recommend.

First, This game has fun and engaging gun play. An interesting and appealing movement system. Really, at its core gameplay and mechanics I love this game.

BUT, this game doesn't make me want to kill myself. This game makes me want to torture myself to death. Really, its not neccarily the game that makes me want to do this. It's the devs. The devs go by a motto of "If its not broken, fix it. And if it is broken, let's wait a couple months before we attempt [and fail] to fix it." This game has some of the slowest development possible. Really, this game had a bright future while in its early stages. But you'll see now almost all of the closed beta players have now left due to slow development. They also seem to fix some of the stupidest things, or fix them in the stupidest way [or fail to fix it entirely]. When one of their mercs was first released, people complained his hitboxes made him to easy to hit. SD's answer: Make his hitboxes 2% smaller. Or they'll "nerf" completely unnecessary things. They made a perfectly balanced character -Kira- sprint something like 5% slower than she did before. Or they completely fail to fix it entirely. There's a bug where the aura of a healing station will stay after the station has been destoryed. SD has claimed to fix it, but still has been in the game for months.

Also, this game likes to make new players shoot them selves in the head. For the new player you don't get more grindy then this. Rubbing your face aganist sand paper is an easier grind than this. Unless you plan on exclusively playing this game and no other than your going to have a hard time obtaining new mercs and loadout cards at a decent rate. You get very little credit reward for each match played and still only a reasonably small amount of credits for missions. When I was a newer player it took me about 5-6 days to gain enough credits to buy a new merc. And that's a high schooler in mid summer. So, I was playing a good amount. And you can throw another 2-3 days on for just obtaining the credits needed for a Gold loadout. Not even the highest in cosmetic glamor card. That's not even mentioning having the gain enough "fragments" to craft one. You can add another month or so just for those fragments if your a newer player.

Really, this game is just slowly spiraling down and sadly has been since I started playing. I've given up on this game, it's just not going to be saved. And the community members trying to save this game should just stop wasting their time and let it die.

At the end of the day, what could have been a great, fun, and highly competitive and even possibly eSport was ruined by stupid decisions by developers.
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35 of 57 people (61%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
363.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Overall it's a pretty good game, especially for a free-to-play title but right now there is absolutely no balance in pub games, 95% of the time one team stumps the other. DB can be very fun when both teams are roughly equal but at least until Casual Matchmaking comes out balanced games are too rare of an occasion to endure through all the boring matches. Just my 2 cents.
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
I personally would consider this one of the best free to play games on steam. I have played this game quite a bit and I tried to get my friends to play with me, but they said they hated this game. So, with that said, I would not say this game is for everyone, but a certain crowd could find this game amusing.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
341.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Playing since June 2015,
  • Gameplay is fast and fun
  • Objective based maps are awesome, there could be some more but there are regular patches
  • Enviroment, characters and overall theme is fitting and cool (very brink-like)
  • Balancing is ok - still hate to get one-shotted with my Sparks, Aura or Proxy.
  • Not Pay-to-Win
Note:
Play the game quick, with good aim - more like ET or Quake3, playing like COD or CS:GO will never get you anywhere - the tutorial does not make this clear or new players skip it.

Game is quite laggy sometimes and getting killed after jumping, running behind a corner is very common at my 20-40 ping - very annoying for the squishy characters i play.

Community apparently does not get the 'Don't be a d*ck' message in the trailers, so in most matches the lower tier players are very toxic. If someone writes 'gg ez' then probably the 5th of 5th players.

After 100 hours in the game there is nothing more to gain if you bought the mercs you want to play.
New crafting system is bad, before the change the crafting system was grindy and random but at least rewarding. Now it makes more sense to pay for some crates and hoping for a nice drop (7.5% to 0.1% chance).

So there is only Ranked which came back some months ago, in the current 3rd or 4th iteration its back in ALPHA state. And here is my feedback:
  • The wait times are long
    the 'Estimated queue time: more than 30minutes' is quite accurate (europe in the evening and weekends) - so most of my game time was waiting for a match
    e.g. steam: 336,5 hrs, ingame matches 203:08:55

  • Maximum allowed skill range
    most of the times in silver and gold range i was playing at maximum skill range. Usual getting stomped by higher tier players with unranked players in my team.

  • Cheaters
    lots of them, some in public way to many in ranked matches. Some of them were quite sneaky some are total obvious, wallhack and single headshot. Guess community management does not really care because this problem exists since last year

Avoid this game till there is a decent matchmaking system for public and ranked - or the game went the brink way of things
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Full Review coming soon.

Pros:
NOT P2W
Graphics are good
Controls are good
Mercs are well balanced
Sound is good
In-game voice chat decent

Cons:
Grindfest
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Pros:
1.Great gameplay mechanics
2.Good graphics
3.Excellent class distribution
4.Somewhat interesting guns (such as the revivr gun)

Cons:
1.The crafting system suks
2.The game is almost p2w. Make sure you get the down and dirty started bundle.
3.New maps dont come that often.
4.Team balance is horrible
Overall a great game. 9/10
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31 of 57 people (54%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,127.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Honestly, after spending so much time and money on dirty bomb I can honestly say this game is straight up bad at this point, there has been too few good things to happen in the last year for me to play this anymore. The devs are incapable of doing anything reasonable or working with an eager community, there are many players such as myself at a time who wanted to do a lot more in dirty bomb competitively than some awful matchmaking button allowed, but there just wasn't anything.

You don't get enough for what you do, If you'll look at some of my screenshots for this game I have in some of them over 100 kills and 40k score in under 30 minutes of playtime, and I still don't get anything extreme when the average player gets anywhere from 20-40 kills and 8k Score in that same time.

Here are some things the devs could do in my opinion that would significantly boost this game and it's potential in the future.

1< Ask the community on reddit what they want, and make changes based on that, if they're obviously not working, it isn't like you cant revert them in a hotfix.

2< Reward almost triple or quadruple the currency you are awarding right now, if I'm going to pay for double credits it should actually be significant to the amount I would recieve without paying and not turn 300 into 600.

3< Make forging new cards out of old cards cost no credits, and make all case types buyable with credits.

4< Take away the merc purchase costs. Its either I play for 6 months or pay 100+ dollars to play the full game? like what the hell? nobody wants or likes this in the game, let people find what they're comfortable with off the bat, it's losing potential players.

5< Develop an actual anticheat or somehow endorse VAC.

And for anyone taking a specific interest, you need to pay for a -lot- of the fun in this game.

[ P.S, Impossible to master is said in the intro, and I'm quite sure PROW.Hothead on nader and Sagan.on.roids on Aura invalidate these statements :^)]
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