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Ballistic Overkill hits full release on Steam

ballistic overkill hits full release on steam in linux gaming news

In this latest news, developer #Aquiris Game Studio has finally has a #fullrelease for Ballistic Overkill. So 2 years later and the PvP style class-based shooter #launches for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. While now having sold over 50,000 copies to date. All spread across the US, Brazil, China and Germany. While holding a solid 83% positive review rate on Steam. Attracting both hardcore and casual FPS gamers.
Many praising Ballistic Overkill and comparing with classic and modern gaming titles of the genre. So games like Quake III Arena, the original Unreal Tournament, Call of Duty MW2 or Battlefield 3. Personally Ballistic Overkill is more of a Call of Duty meets GI Joe gaming experience. So gameplay is different than say Day of Infamy.

Therefore the studio is pleased to announce the big news, the project out of Early Access. While thanking all those devoted community for supporting the project during all these months. Hence all of the amazing feedback for Aquiris to create the final product. Yet the project is not yet closed, only the release version. So the studio will continue to improve the game after launch. Both in coming news for extra content and features. Activision and Sledgehammer really need to take notes here, seriously.

Ballistic Overkill – Official Launch Trailer:

So all that “ Early Access skin season” is now closed on Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Hence these skins are not available in-game. However players will be able to get them by trading in the Steam Market.

About Ballistic Overkill gaming:

So jump into a fast paced online PvP shooter, it’s easy to pick up and play. With 7 unique classes equally capable of dominating a match. Hence no wimpy support class: in Ballistic Overkill everyone is a killer!

Skills and weapons are progressively unlocked as you gain experience from battles. Opening new ways to play and different tactics. So you can configure multiple loadouts. Creating different builds for each soldier, offering an increasing variety of gameplay styles.

Ballistic Overkill is optimized to run on many low-end PC’s. So you don’t need a high powered rig to play (you can play with an Intel HD 4400 without trouble). And the game is priced fairly, at least to the amount of content available and in future updates.

Content and Features:

  • OVER 80 WEAPONS. From pistols, grenade launchers, SMGs, sniper rifles, katanas, etc.
  • 7 CLASSES. Each with its particular skills, strengths and weaknesses.
  • 10 MAPS. A museum, a corporate park, a mall and even an abandoned hospital and factory, Ballistic Overkill covers a wide variety of locations in its 10 maps. They come in all sizes, but all of them have their own atmosphere, personality and a design that makes them unique to play on.
  • 4 GAME MODES. All maps have multiple game modes available: Team Deathmatch, Free for All, Capture Point, King of the Hill.
  • STEAM MARKET INTEGRATION. With over 80 weapons in game, there’s always a new way to kill your enemies in Ballistic Overkill. But even better, all weapons have droppable skins that you can trade and/or sell through the Steam Market system. Every couple of months, the drop Season changes, allowing players to drop different skins and seek different accessories.
  • CUSTOM PRIVATE SERVER CREATION. Players can create their own servers, choose a map and game mode and invite their friends to play.

Ballistic Overkill is available on Steam and Humble Store for $11.99 ‎USD on Linux, Mac and Windows PC. While all players should not have any issue running the game.

System Requirements:


  • OS: Windows 7 or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB available space


  • OS: Windows 7 or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8000 Series or better
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

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