Block N Load launches on Steam today; dives straight into a Steam free weekend | PCGamesN

Block N Load launches on Steam today; dives straight into a Steam free weekend

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Jagex will release their new team multiplayer FPS, Block N Load, on Steam later today. The game features highly destructive arenas, six different heroes to pick from, and the ability to construct your way to victory.

Jagex will be offering a Steam free weekend, so that anyone can come and try the game without committing their cold hard cash. And for those who do commit, Block N Load will be available at a 15% discount through its launch week.

So what makes Block N Load different from the torrent of other FPS games out there? “We’ve tried to do something different with Block N Load.” said David Solari, vice president of Block N Load. “We wanted to make a game where building is as important as bullets, where smarts are as important as skills, and where players could contribute to their team in their way.

“We can’t wait to see the creativity and invention of those that play Block N Load now that it’s live. Today’s launch is only the beginning. We have a player first mentality, and we look forward to an exciting journey with the players as the game evolves.”

Our dearly missed Jules had a lot of fun with the game in his preview - in it he says it's “equal parts creation and destruction”. That means you should probably play it this weekend.

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Deadka7(44 days 1 hour played)
2 Years ago

I've got about 475 hours in this game since the start of beta. This game is just that f-n' good.

It's NOT a minecraft clone like everyone will quickly dismiss. It's a full fledged game, almost it's own jumbled up genre. (You can make comparisons to Ace of Spades, but even then AoS barely compares.)

BNL is basically a combination of TF2 (FPS) + Dota (team combat and heroes) + Minecraft (voxel blocks). If I were to tell you there was an awesome TF2-like game with a class system like Dota that had 10x better destruction physics than BF3/4 that let you destroy and create the map however you like, you'd probably go crazy. Well, this is it.

With a Free Weekend, and BNL being a very light game in of itself, there's hardly a reason not to DL it and try it out.

And hey, if you want to see what Competitive play looks like, check out my twitch, same name as steam. I'll be streaming all weekend too.

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[FBL] Chaosdwarft(6 hours played)
2 Years ago

When I saw the graphics and concept I though Ace of Spades. The original concept is still a great idea.

Question is will players have enough time to to entrench one self, and if it really matters. I remember the "classic" mode it was pretty much trench warfare which was nice (tunneling under the enemy, creating blockhouses, miradors for snipers).

But in the "TF2" version it just felt that the bazooka could just blow your fortification in a one blast, so it felt useless.

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2 Years ago

i would like a key please