Modular Combat is a role-playing shooter based in the Half-Life universe. There are over 50 modules that can be upgraded at any level, in any combination. Modules give combatants amazing abilities such as flying, teleporting, spawning minions, and shooting flechettes or energy balls.

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Modular Combat v1.72 is released. We discuss the last 8 months worth of changes. New media is released. Official servers go online!

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This occurred to me as I was getting ready to release v1.72 of Modular Combat: We didn't bother telling you of the last 8 months of our development cycle. And we've been playing the internal beta so much that I guess some of us kind of forgotten about all the sweet changes that has happened since we last released the mod.

Incendiary Zombie Voritgaunt Left Standing

A lot has happened since v1.5 - and please, let me tell you all about it.

We've added 18, count it, 18 new modules to the mix. These include:

  • Teleport. Active. Teleports you a moderate distance straight ahead, allowing you to pass through walls.
  • Long Jump. Passive. Adds an enhanced long jump functionality to your HEV Mark VI suit. Duck before jumping to launch yourself a great distance forward.
  • Plague. Passive. Create a swarm of insects that infects nearby players, draining X health per second. Infected players pass on the disease.
  • Incendiary Grenades. Active. Launch a grenade which sets nearby players on fire when it explodes.
  • HEALD. Active. Active. Rapidly heal yourself or a teammate for 1...10 seconds.
  • Attrition. Active. Target enemy cannot use modules, heal, or pick up items for 1...10 seconds.
  • Critical Hit. Passive. Increase changes of getting a critical hit by 1...10%.
  • Armor Regeneration. Passive. Regenerate suit power slowly.
  • Start Armor. Passive. Spawn with 10...100 suit power.
  • MADG (Mag Mine). Active. Spawn a magnetic mine which creates a vortex that will draw enemies towards it and trap them there.
  • Minion Vortigaunt. Active. Spawn a Vortigaunt that will fight for you and heal your armor. Vortigaunts count as two minion slots.
  • Bullet Resist, Shell Resist, Piercing Resist, Crush Resist, Poison Resist, Blast Resist, Energy Resist, Fire Resist. Passive. Reduce damage dealt by X damage.

Whew! What a list of new modules! We've been play-testing this new modules for quite some time - and we're confident that they slip nicely into our already substantial list of new modules. Take some time to try out a movement module: Jetpack, Teleport, or Long Jump! They are certainly worth your module points!

How have our monsters been improved?

Anyone who has been a fan of Modular Combat for any length of time knows that we love our NPCs. Whether it be a minion of our own or an agent of our combat computer, BoSS - we love em. We've made numerous improvements with our AI in the last 8 months - and they are definitely worth the wait!

Freeze Grenade MAGD (Magnetic Mine)

First off, we've overhauled the way we handle minions. You have better control over them now than you have ever had before! You can order them to go places by the USE key and double-tapping it will recall them to you. You may also choose short, medium, and long range stances for your minions - this will help them keep up with you or roam freely to kill for you. It's your choice!

What else has changed?

We've also added a in-game voting system, a brand-spanking-new particle system and tons of other features! And there are way to many bug fixes and balance changes to list here! To see a fully and complete changelist, check out our Mod Fidelity Mod DB blog!

So don't walk, run to your nearest download location and download the latest version of Modular Combat! Oh, and don't forget that we do have two official servers online - just for you guys to play on!

Feel free to check out The Freeman Arena [NY, Official Server] and The Alyx Arena [UK, Official Server]! And look for Dryden, Winston, or Chewy ingame - feel free to say hello!

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Kasplatt
Kasplatt

great news post, will try this out

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matthewdryden Author
matthewdryden

Thanks for the support! Yeah, crafting a newspost for Mod DB can take some time - thankfully, this one turned out well.

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Mischa_Silden
Mischa_Silden

I might as well try this out :)

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matthewdryden Author
matthewdryden

Hope to see you on the servers!

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J-co
J-co

I once downloaded it just to see that there are no servers. Might try it now ;)

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Mr_MAO
Mr_MAO

Same thing with me. But it's maybe worth a second try...

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matthewdryden Author
matthewdryden

Ah, we do have two servers up and running! Look for "Dryden" or "The Devs are Haxing!" - I'll be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

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scratch
scratch

Cool mod, it's a tad too much deathmatch for me though. Would be nice to see some objective oriented game mode here.

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Lt.SnoWolf
Lt.SnoWolf

Try PvM Coop its fun

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matthewdryden Author
matthewdryden

We're looking into an objective-oriented gamemode called "Invasion" - where you're given 3 objects to protect while the monster horde focuses on destroying them.

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DreamOo
DreamOo

played it first time now and i have to admit it´s funny :D.
need some more servers and some more people playing pvp^^

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matthewdryden Author
matthewdryden

Hehe, some people love PVM and some people love PVP - it really is a toss-up. I prefer all the game modes - and a variety of them as well.

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Juffe
Juffe

Is there any servers....? so I have reason to download this.

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scratch
scratch

Afaik there are two servers at the moment, you'll find only one via the server browser though (some steam issue). Visit Modularcombatwiki.com, servers are listed there.

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matthewdryden Author
matthewdryden

Yes! There are two servers up and running as I speak! Thanks for your support!

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Desumilk
Desumilk

XZOMFG! An update!

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matthewdryden Author
matthewdryden

ZOMG! I know! It's about time, isn't it?!

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overdrive87
overdrive87

This game is very full of awesome, my only complaint is the lack of certain objectives. Maybe next update have an objective based map and add a high level boss to normal maps.

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matthewdryden Author
matthewdryden

We're looking into this! We are thinking about creating a new zoning system to help the division between low-level and high level players. And then also maybe a boss fight!

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Mr_MAO
Mr_MAO

Well, now I've tested it and I must say I was impressed of the work put onto it, but I didn't really enjoy... A little bit too repetitively for my taste, and I didn't get anything at first. A tutorial map should be perfect (or now I didn't check if there was any, but I guess there isn't..?) for us newbies, so we, at first, get what Modular Combat is, and then understand how to play.

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matthewdryden Author
matthewdryden

Thanks for your feedback. We are going to be adding some tooltips to help new players ease into the game. Accessibility is our #1 priority for the next release!

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cedsson
cedsson

TEST THIS ITS ONLY SO NICE!

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matthewdryden Author
matthewdryden

Aww, you're too kind!

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Lt.SnoWolf
Lt.SnoWolf

Glad alot of people should be playing now :)

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matthewdryden Author
matthewdryden

Mmm, servers have been busy all day. I'm pretty happy about that!

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bomblol
bomblol

sounds great. havent played it in ages.

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matthewdryden Author
matthewdryden

Oh man! How I've missed all the old MC players! Can't wait to see you on the servers again!

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Juffe
Juffe

ok then I will download this.

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matthewdryden Author
matthewdryden

Good to hear! Can't wait to see you in the servers!

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eublefar
eublefar

pls can somebody write some servers here

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