Tribes: Ascend Makes Guns Deadlier, Quicker, With Accelerate Update

By Ryan Winslett 3 years ago discussion comments
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A space marine is only as good as his firearm and, thanks to the latest update for free-to-play shooter Tribes: Ascend, said firearm is going to become a lot more useful, a lot more quickly.

Dubbed the “Accelerate” update and headed to the game sometime this week, developer Hi-Rez Studios promises that the new patch will not only dramatically speed up weapon and item unlocks and upgrades, but also make significant balance adjustments.

In Tribes: Ascend, players use jetpacks and skis to get around massive maps with ease, all while blasting their opponents to smithereens. The usual host of game modes keeps things interesting, all under the ever popular free-to-play model. The game is exceptionally fast-paced and plays out a lot closer to Unreal Tournament than the original Starsiege: Tribes. What's more is that the game even managed to score fairly high remarks from outlets such as Eurogamer, with a breezy 10/10 being handed out by the popular UK-based gaming outlet.

In the following video, Hi-Res outlines the benefits of the Accelerate update, as well as revealing new weapon variants and two new maps. Tribes fans will want to be sure to give this a gander. If you’re not a fan yet, you might become one after seeing Ascend in action. I mentioned the game is free, right?



Fancy learning more? For additional information and updates on when Accelerate goes live, be sure to check out the Official Hi-Rez website.
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