Major Update for Combat Arms – Zombies Introduced!
On July 29th, 2009 Nexon America just Announced a major new content update for their epic MMOFPS Combat Arms which will include a new ‘Quarantine game Mode’, numerous new maps, weapons and more. The main highlite of this content update though is the new game mode. In Quarantine Mode, a group of players are randomly selected to start off as zombies and must ‘infect’ the other team in with their melee attacks in order to win. One of the most interesting new weapons to be introduced to the game is the Flame Thrower, which is extremely deadly in narrow areas.
Honestly, Nexon has done a phenomenal job with Combat Arms. Aside from perhaps Wolf Team, it’s one one of the most polished and enjoyable free to play MMO shooters on the market. Quarantine mode should add another layer of gameplay to this already exciting and varied shooter. Good job Nexon! Check out the ‘Quarantine Mode’ trailer below:
The Original Press Release:
New Quarantine Mode includes a new map, weapons and has players turning into zombies, running amok and spreading their contagion to other players
Nexon America today announced Quarantine Mode, a new content update for its popular multiplayer online first-person shooter (FPS), Combat Arms. The new play mode introduces player-versus-zombie combat where players compete as soldiers or as infected zombies. The mission for players: to either survive and destroy the infected or infect as many humans as possible. Players can acquire the updated game now at http://combatarms.nexon.net.
Quarantine Mode is introduced as “Operation: Overdose,” on a new map to Combat Arms. On this map, players are randomly selected at the start of each match to become a zombie. Players chosen for the “infected” team must try to infect anyone that crosses their path. Zombie players will use a melee attack to infect other players. Infect all players and zombies win. Humans have two ways to win – survive the mission timer or destroy all of the infected.
For the uninfected, it won’t be easy to fight off the zombies, who are immune to poison, extremely resistant to bullets and moderately resistant to fire, explosives and melee attacks. Zombies are also not affected by critical hits. Infected players have double the normal stamina and have an increased amount of health. Players will need to use their weapons to keep the zombies away with the weapon knockback feature and work with teammates to use strategy to defeat the hordes of walking dead.
“This isn’t the usual zombies invading, eating your brains type of scenario,” said Min Kim, Nexon America’s vice president of marketing. “In Quarantine Mode, the fun doesn’t end with fending off zombies. Even if you get infected, you can continue playing as a zombie and spread the zombie bug to your friends and other soldiers. This makes for a messy, gooey fun fight with only the stoutest soldier able to avoid becoming a chew toy.”
The new Combat Arms update also includes a variety of new deadly weapons including a flame thrower, new assault rifles and shotguns to its roster of deadly armaments. Quarantine Mode is the latest major update Nexon America added to Combat Arms, which has seen more than three billion kills since launching last summer.
Go to http://combatarms.nexon.net for more information.
ABOUT COMBAT ARMS
Combat Arms is a free to play, online multiplayer, first-person shooter game that was officially launched in July, 2008 and already has enlisted over two million registered players. Combat Arms enlists players into various battlefields across the globe delivering gamers a high-quality FPS with an extensive arsenal of weapons, no locked areas, and no monthly subscription fees. Players earn their keep through precise marksmanship, teamwork and stealth and can purchase customizable weapons and equipment for their own personal soldier.
ABOUT NEXON AMERICA INC.
Nexon America Inc. is the North American publishing arm of Nexon Group, a pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world’s leader in massively multiplayer online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to the North American audience. The company’s growing library of titles includes the world famous franchise MapleStory, the new fantasy life of Mabinogi, the fast-paced, first-person shooter Combat Arms and the soon to be released action-adventure game, Dungeon Fighter Online. The foundation of all Nexon America titles is the Item Selling business model, in which users access the full game for free and can later opt to pay for game enhancements.
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