2D Paintball is a competitive, high-speed, real-time, online multiplayer, speedball game, in 2D! 2D Paintball has "sim" roots and is meant to be difficult (yet rewarding), is skill-based, and much more than meets the eye; read below for more info!
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Positive (10) - 80% of the 10 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 1, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early access will allow us to port the web game to Steam, create new single player / custom / local / lan game modes (internet not required), refine the client/server netcode, and finalize the overall game concept into a single, complete, feature rich package of everything 2D Paintball has to offer.

We have been limited on many features in the Web version of our game - By utilizing Steam's platform and more native tools we will be able to build a better & simpler single player (local) and multiplayer (lan/local) modes, along with performance optimizations and more.

The Steam complete version of 2D Paintball will have added optimizations to run significantly better as a native executable on your computer, will not require internet to play locally, and will have all features, fields, client/server options, loadouts, settings, customizations, and networking options fully unlocked in the local/lan/custom/single player game modes.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“2D Paintball (Online Multiplayer Alpha) is already live and Free-to-play through your web browser; we do not plan for our Early Access to be a long drawn out process. Our current Steam complete featured build of 2DPB is already well underway and mostly finalized.

During Early Access, our plan is to refine the new Steam Build / Single Player / Local / Local Network modes, iron out the slew of new bugs, and get this "complete" Steam / .exe version finalized. We hope this can be achieved by the end of the year.”

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

“The Steam version of 2D Paintball will be the "complete" version and will include the online multiplayer/campaign & game modes, a graphics/lighting update, a.i. update, performance optimizations, and a new custom single player (local) and networked multiplayer (lan/local) modes, with all features, loadouts, & customizations fully unlocked (in local / custom modes only.)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Actively building the 2D Paintball game further into Steam's API and other Steam tools integrations. Along with further feature implementation, fixing bugs, extensive testing, fixing bugs, gathering feedback from users, fixing those bugs, and then fixing more bugs.”

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

“The game may be priced differently as we integrate into Steam, in which that it may require altering of our current Donation/Perk based system to a fixed pricing system w/ additional DLC for the online Perks through Steam. If this is the case (which it may not be) it would only affect new users Perks, as any/all current users with Perks will still keep their Perks during and after this process.”

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

“Our community has been involved since the beginning of our development and is encouraged to send us feedback directly through our website. We read each and every submission!”
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About This Game

Notice: This Game Is a Challenging Sim!
We highly suggest reading & watching the How-To-Play!


★ Play the F2P Online Multiplayer Alpha on our website! ★ Read below for more info! ★


The idea is to create a highly competitive 2D simulated speedball experience, by trying to re-create the true feel, strategy, and gameplay of playing tournament speedball. We believe that getting all of the "small" details right is what can really make this game work even in a 2D environment.

So in turn, this game will be less about graphics and more about actually getting the "feels" of strategic high-caliber paintball in 2D!


Check out our detailed How-To-Play on our website for the default controls, tips, tricks, and strategies to help you get a leg up on the others!

- "3D" Simulated Bunker Mechanics in a 2D environment (Dynamic ball arc / lower bunkers.)
-- Player centered audio (paintballs "woosh" by, bounce/splat around you, near/far sounds.)
- Customize Your Player (Head, Mask, Jersey, Gun, Hopper, Pods, Pack, and more!)
- Play in 1v1 - 10v10 Events, co-op online or against online!
- Competitive Divisions Ranked between D5 - D1, Semi-Pro, Pro, & Masters.
- Casual/Practice Game Modes (Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill, Pump Only, and more.)
- Semi-auto, Ramping, Electro, Mechanical, & Pump Paintball Guns + StatTrack markers!
- "Sightlines" (Hard/Vision Restriction Mode) - Brings a whole new challenge to the game!
- Difficult A.I. Bots - Be careful, this game isn't meant to be easy!
-- Skilled play is highly rewarded. Play smart, play tight, and shoot fast!


- Play locally with no latency and up to 144* tickrate! - Super smooth gameplay
- Pick any active field to play [sync online] (all fields unlocked in custom / single player)
- Choose your field settings and gameplay (all settings unlocked in custom / single player)
- Select your loadout and customizations (all options unlocked in custom / single player)
- New field lighting options (morning, day, evening, dusk, stadium lights on/off)
*Requires a decent CPU


Want to have a LAN party? 2DPaintball - Steam Build will support Local Multiplayer / Coop on your local network... with only ONE copy of the game!

Fire up your single player custom match, and any computers on the local network will be able to connect to your field and play using any* web browser! -- How cool is that!

*Chromium based browsers and Firefox run best.

**Note** Game host may have to set firewall options (allow 2dpball.exe & java.exe) and port forwarding may be required for some networks.


- High-speed, Real-time Multiplayer (Custom 60+, 128, 144 tickrate server netcode!)
- Earn XP to Unlock New Gear & Fields (Guns, Hoppers, & Paint.)
- Online Paintball Field Creator & Field Editor (100's of Maps In Rotation and more by users!)
-- Make an awesome map in our Field Creator & we'll add it to the active map selection pool!
- Daily PVP, Co-op & Team Tournaments (Win Trophies and bragging rights!)
-- Watch out, Tournaments are even Harder! You'll have to earn those trophies!
- Ranked Matchmaking - PvP Only - ELO Rated, Team & Solo Ranking (Highly competitive!)
-- Be the best! Get Ranked vs. all other 2D Paintball players!


If you are finding the game too difficult or are having technical issues, we highly suggest reading the always updated Gameplay Help & Gameplay Smoothness Tips on our website. It's worth the read, and will help you better understand the inner workings of the game mechanics, controls, and ideal strategies.


Contact us about bugs, requests, feedback, questions, or just to say hi!

*We're always looking for new ideas, if you have any feel free to share with us! Leave some feedback on our website - We read each and every submission!

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x720 minimum resolution, recommended dedicated graphics card with 2GB of RAM
    • Storage: 980 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Game may be CPU intensive on older hardware!
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x720 minimum resolution, recommended dedicated graphics card with 4GB of RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 980 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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