What is Warsow?

Set in a futuristic cartoon-like world where rocketlauncher-wielding pigs and lasergun-carrying cyberpunks roam the streets, Warsow is a completely free fast-paced first-person shooter (FPS) for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Speed and movement, that's what Warsow is all about. Like a true cyberathlete you jump, dash, dodge and walljump your way through the game. Grab those power-ups before your enemy does, plant the bomb before anyone sees you, and steal the enemy's flag before anyone knows what's going on!

A handful of popular gametypes come shipped with Warsow, like Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch, Clan Arena, Instagib and Duel. Warsow invites you to add to this list, by creating your own custom gametypes with the brand new gametype scripting system!

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Warsow 2.0 released

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Warsow 2.0 is released after a year and half of continuous development and multiple community betas. Listing individual changes and improvements of over 150 featured in the release would take too much space and time, so here are some most prominent ones:

- Tutorial level was added to introduce new players to the basics of Warsow gameplay, movement and combat.
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- Majority of Warsow assets are now under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 license. Setting the assets free ensures Warsow doesn't get stuck in proprietary limbo and will remain an important piece of indie gaming in the future too. Players and developers alike are encouraged to innovate with free assets, and contribute more media back to the game! Or just simply use them in their own games if they comfort the license.

- Many graphical effects such as gibs, hit and stun indicators, Lasergun and Electrobolt beams, were revamped. In addition, the renderer has received numerous optimizations, resulting in 30 to 50% performance improvements depending on the hardware and settings.

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- The spaw algorithm was revamped to favor more distant points in Duel mode. The further from the fragger is the spawn point, the more likely it gets to be picked for the fragged player is to respawn.

- Weapon parameters were tweaked to improve game balance and hopefully make it more fun to play.

- The flipped mode was introduced for those who might want to challenge themselves by tricking their brains on otherwise familiar maps!

- Game maps can now have a color grading profile set to create better mood or improve the aesthetics. The setting can be controlled by map author and can be turned off in the options menu. Here is how the effect is used in one of our maps, which also received an uplifted 3D sky in this version!

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- Two new HUDs by Adem for playing and spectating. The weapon and item icons were redrawn in a modern flat design to provide better visibility for the simple items setting.

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- Pressing and holding Left Shift in Team Deathmatch, Bomb & Defuse, Capture the Flag and CTF: Tactics game modes now brings up contextual voicecomm menu to aid in cooperative gameplay.

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- And much more!

Warsow 1.51 released

Warsow 1.51 released

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New major update to the game with plethora of improvements + a bugfix release

Warsow on Steam Greenlight - we need your help!

Warsow on Steam Greenlight - we need your help!

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Warsow is up on Steam Greenlight, and in this light I'd like to ask you, dear reader, would you play this game if it were available in Steam? If yes...

Warsow 1.02 Released

Warsow 1.02 Released

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Bugfix release of your favorite fast-paced first person shooter you sure don't want to miss!

Warsow 1.0 Released

Warsow 1.0 Released

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After 7 years in beta, the game finally hits the 1.0 milestone!

Warsow 2.0 for Mac

Warsow 2.0 for Mac

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Warsow 2.0 is released after a year and half of continuous development and multiple community betas. This version features more than 150 changes and improvements...

Warsow 2.0 for Linux and Windows

Warsow 2.0 for Linux and Windows

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Warsow 2.0 is released after a year and half of continuous development and multiple community betas. This version features more than 150 changes and improvements...

Warsow 2.0 for Windows

Warsow 2.0 for Windows

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Warsow 2.0 is released after a year and half of continuous development and multiple community betas. This version features more than 150 changes and improvements...

Warsow 1.51

Warsow 1.51

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After months of hard work and multiple test releases, we are proud to announce the long-awaited release of Warsow 1.5. The latest and greatest version...

Warsow 1.02 Installer (Windows only)

Warsow 1.02 Installer (Windows only)

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Warsow is set in a futuristic cartoonish world where rocketlauncher-wielding pigs and lasergun-carrying cyberpunks roam the streets. It is a completely...

Warsow 1.02 for Windows and Linux (TGZ)

Warsow 1.02 for Windows and Linux (TGZ)

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Warsow is set in a futuristic cartoonish world where rocketlauncher-wielding pigs and lasergun-carrying cyberpunks roam the streets. It is a completely...

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vancha112
vancha112

I love this game :) we played it a lot at school, and with all the effects enabled it actually looks like a real game too :P. definatly adviseable for download.

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hmw
hmw

Ive been playing warsow since0.42 and I have to say ive never played a more addictive FPS in my life. The sheer mechanics of movement and the accuracy needed to hit in instagib are like nothing you'll see in any other game. If you are new to the game and you want to see where all the action is, play any bipbeta2 map that is active and you'll see what all the hype is about. Happy gaming folks!

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stevenbinion
stevenbinion

I like FPS, but not always online, Does this have a single player game mode? I didn't see this meantioned.

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MagusZero
MagusZero

Sadly, the game has no real single player other than simple bot matches at the moment. It's not really an area that the developers consider important, since its mostly a competitive game. Races can also be played single player, since its such a heavily movement-based game.

But I, a simple community member, do intend to try implementing a different kind of bot, which would probably eventually result in boosfights, ut-style survival, and perhaps a single player story, depending on how much I/others can be bothered to do.

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Walcionyrs
Walcionyrs

you can play it offline like i do. "start new server", then choose the gametype, add bots and play.

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desuradroid
desuradroid

OMEGA error on website...403 forbidden

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RageX
RageX

Hopefully this gets added to the Linux side of Desura.

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vdo
vdo

Love this game, awesome and fun to play!

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MagusZero
MagusZero

Just thought I'd mention the game's most understated feature: the gametype scripts. They've been used to implement turrets and cluster bombs, and support just about anything you can think of, barring changing weapon stats. I've just started looking into making some custom bots, with the eventual goal of bossfights and/or a monday night combat clone. The devs have really done great work supporting modding.

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NetXero
NetXero

lol does the game OPEN in a game window or it starts with the fullscreen already on

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aaaa, my favourite game, what to say? Well, Warsow is a multiplayer game that advances what made quake and ut great. Speady, tricky fast paced shooter gameplay. If I would need one word to describe warsow, then it would be: Speed Warsow is the fastest shooter in the world, combining interesting comiclike graphics with a lot of different gametypes ranging from ctf to bomb. Also Warsow is highly editable to meet each persons individual preference. I really don't know what to say, I play this game…

Aug 27 2009 by SolidFake

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