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Tribes: Ascend Descends Upon Steam

Tribes Ascend is one of the hottest shooters going right now and, with its recent addition to the Steam library, the number of viable targets in this free-to-play massively multiplayer game good be looking to receive a nice shot in the arm.

It was announced through Steam today that Tribes: Ascend would be the latest game to join the game services growing collection of free-to-play titles. In tribes, players run, ski and jetpack around massive maps trying to control certain regions, capture flags or just plain blow their opponents to smithereens. It’s a successful formula these days, one made even more appealing by its inexpensive price tag. Said attraction will only be amplified now that the game will boast all the additional Steam features, like inclusion under a united library, forums and chat.

The Steam announcement boasts more than 1 million active participants, but there’s a pretty good chance that number will only grow following this latest advancement.

But rather than just making the game available through Steam and calling it good enough, a special offer is also being made for those who wish to spend a little real-world money.

Through July 4, Steam players can take advantage of a special 50 percent discount on the Tribes: Ascend starter pack. For 10 bucks, players can gain access to a lifetime 50 percent experience boost, four bonus weapons for the base classes, the Infiltrator class and four weapons unlocks, the Technician class and four weapons unlocks, four perks unlocks and 800 Tribes Gold to spend in-game.

If you’re an avid Steam gamer who has been waiting for one of the fastest growing shooters to hit your service of choice, you can now do a few celebratory backflips. Then, of course, you’ll want to get the dang thing downloading. If you still haven’t jumped on the fragfest bandwagon, now might be a good time to see what all of the fuss is about.

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.