Tip of the Spear: Task Force Elite is a multiplayer FPS with old school roots. Engage in infantry combat across urban and terrain-based maps in classic game modes, like Team King of the Hill, and master a realistic ballistics system to snipe the enemy from a mile away.
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Very Positive (191) - 86% of the 191 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 18, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We believe Early Access should only happen when the game is stable and has enough content to keep players happy. The game is coded and built upon a solid foundation, and Red Jake Studios is committed to consistently delivering new content for free over the course of Early Access, including new maps, new game modes, new weapons, and new gadgets.

We have thoroughly discussed an Early Access release with our community. In an effort to balance fans' expectations with their desire to play the game as soon as possible, we have conducted surveys with the community to establish thresholds for a certain number of maps and game modes at the Early Access launch.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“By Q2 2020, we will have finished the roadmap initially presented at the Early Access release for Tip of the Spear: Task Force Elite (more information here: https://redjake.com/index.php/roadmap/).However, we may choose to keep the game in Early Access for longer in the event we increase the scope of the game and add more features.”

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

“We plan to include at least 10 stock maps, weapons, gadgets, advanced stats, and clan support. We also intend to provide a simplified version of the Unreal Editor with optimized assets for community map creation.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The team has worked almost every day the last 3 years, which has dramatically increased the amount of content in the game since the original Early Access release. We've gone from 5 maps to 16 maps (plus overhauled 4 of the 16 maps), added mocap animations, a new sound system, built and integrated hundreds of proprietary assets over the course of 11 months, and worked closely with our community at http://www.taskforceelite.com to integrate player feedback and resolve bugs.

The current version of Tip of the Spear: Task Force Elite includes:
  • Four Game Modes: Team King of the Hill, Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch, and Deathmatch
  • 16 Maps
  • 15+ Weapons and Gadgets
  • Four Classes: Assault, Medic, Sniper, and Gunner
  • Realistic ballistics and sniper bullet drop
  • Open world levels over 10 square miles (16 square kilometers) in size
  • Polished mechanics and core gameplay

    There is much more free content to come. A roadmap is available to view at https://redjake.com/index.php/roadmap/

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

Tip of the Spear: Task Force Elite may have a slight price increase for the full release depending on whether the team is able to deliver on two ambitious features that are not yet ready for external unveiling.”

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

“Our #1 priority is delivering the game that our community desires, which means integrating fan feedback. To meet that goal, we tested with over 1,000 alpha testers before the Early Access release, since then, we've worked with the community to resolve hundreds of bugs and integrate their feedback on features, mechanics, and polish. We have a roadmap and backlog available for the community to view and comment on, and have a team of community coordinators assisting the developers to ensure all community feedback is presented to the developers and reviewed by the team.”
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About This Game

No kill streaks. No pay to win. No random spawns. No BS. Just FPS.
Competitive, objective-oriented gameplay, featuring three layers of anti-cheat including EQU8

Tip of the Spear: Task Force Elite is an online multiplayer shooter with competitive gameplay inspired by military FPS titles from the late 1990s and early 2000s. Nostalgic gameplay upgraded to 2021, featuring an unique blend of run-and-gun gameplay and a fast time to kill, players wage war across Middle Eastern streets, Arctic bases, underground tunnels and rolling terrains up to 6 square miles (16 square kilometers)

Storm a casino, raid tunnels, siege a bank, and secure an abandoned airfield.

Join one of the clans already on the game and play competitive matches or casually with your friends, in one of the many public servers, in your own clan server or start your own! Clan matches are played every weekend and the first tournament, community organized, is ongoing.

22 Maps available and more on the way:

Levels feature designated enemy spawn points, ensuring the opposing team never randomly spawns behind players. Re-enlist for classic game modes, including Team King of the Hill (TKOTH), Team Deathmatch (TDM), Capture the Flag (CTF), and Deathmatch (DM), with additional game modes (including PvE/coop) in active development. Engage in close quarters urban combat, or rain fire from above in AI-controlled helicopters that you can command!

  • Team King of the Hill (TKOTH): In TKOTH, two teams spawn at opposite ends of the map and capture Outposts along the way to the center objective. Control the zone in the objective area to crown your team as the King of the Hill!
  • Capture the Flag (CTF): Venture into enemy territory in CTF to pick up an enemy flag and return it to the flag bay at your team's base. Some flags may even be in the enemy team's camp! Can your team survive the trip the lion's den and make it out to tell the tale?
  • Team Deathmatch (TDM): The iconic TDM game mode features a unique twist with Outposts, which are spread across the map to enable your team new locations to spawn on. Capture all Outposts to control the map and rack up more kills than the enemy team!
  • Deathmatch/Free-for-All (DM): It's a free-for-all in the classic Deathmatch game mode! Tip of the Spear's classic FPS gameplay shines bright in this purist FPS environment. Fight your way into the top 3!

    Notable Features:
  • Run-and-gun infantry FPS gameplay
  • Proprietary netcode for low ping action. (ie: American players can play versus European players with very acceptable speed and vice-versa)
  • Board AI-controlled helicopters with preset paths and command the AI pilot: rain bullets from above, or attempt a daring rooftop insertion
  • Gameplay inspired by classic military FPS titles from the late 1990s and early 2000s upgraded to 2021 standards.
  • Designated bases prevent enemies from randomly spawning behind players
  • Four game modes: Team Deathmach, Team King of the Hill, Capture the Flag, and Deathmatch (more in development, including coop/PvE)
  • 22 maps featuring a mix of close quarters combat and terrain-based warfare (more maps and a community map editor in development)
  • No Gated Content
  • Free Support & Updates
  • Competitive gameplay designed for clan battles
  • Host your own server with your own rules, favorite maps and weapon selections through a proprietary server manager tool available on Steam Tools or through official server partner 4NETPlayers.com
  • Planned support for Steam Workshop for community levels and Mod Support

    Features in development for Early Access are subject to change.

    Weapons available

    Available on Steam Library > Tools (for free)
    Host your own server(s) with your own rules. Ban weapons, select maps, force map rotation or allow map vote. Set banned words, ban or kick players, start a match, host a private password-protected server, and much more through our Proprietary server tool.

    Join our official discord server:


    See https://redjake.com/index.php/roadmap/ for a historical list of patch notes.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Tip of the Spear: Task Force Elite contains spurts of blood when players are shot or stabbed. The spurts of blood are not especially realistic, but they tend to be large. Blood does not splatter onto walls.

Mild shouts of pain/agony occur when players are shot, but the shouting is not extreme or realistic.

The game does NOT feature "gibbing" or dismemberment. Some death animations tend to be realistic, while others are ragdoll.

Online player interaction, including text and voice chat, may include profanity. Some lines of character dialogue may also contain profanity.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64bit versions required)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 560 @ 3.3 GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 @ 3.5 GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64bit versions required)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz or better or AMD Ryzen 5 @ 3.6 Ghz or better
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 or better
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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