Across the frozen wasteland that was once North America and Europe, life is what most would consider 'hectic'. Polar shift has decimated life as we know it, and the one people foolish enough to live in these vast tracks of land are the scientists working diligently in the attempt to reverse the scarring changes and the armed factions fighting to control the scientific work. Some do it because they believe the end of the world, Ragnarok, has come, and only those who are the strongest will be chosen to build the world anew while others simply want to rebuild the world. Everyone else just enjoys the bloodbath.

Ragnarok Arena is a sidescrolling multiplayer shooter developed on the Source Engine, famous for it's use in Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2 and multiple other games. Gameplay is brutal and fast paced, with realism being thrown to the side in exchange for adrenaline-fueled arcade action. Relive the joy of playing in the style of older titles like Mega Man, Contra and metal Slug with friends in eye-popping HD, and with a new control scheme custom-tuned for a keyboard and mouse.

  • >> Multiple Game Modes
    Including Capture the Flag, Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch with more gamemodes coming with each update.
  • >> A Return to Form
    Powerups, vertical combat and the speed of a bullet, just like you remember it. Random weapon and powerup spawns prevent camping and keep players on the move.
  • >> 32 Player Mayhem
    Play with your friends in combat that most people would describe as "Completely Insane".
  • >> Completely, undeniably free
    Do you have an internet connection? Great! You can play Ragnarok Arena. All the game requires is a Steam account and a computer that meets the minimum system requirements of the game.
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3 comments by VulpineComplex on Feb 14th, 2011

It's been a long time, hasn't it?

Well, alright, it's been something like six months. Time makes fools of us all, especially people who say they're going to be doing routine updates from now on. Admittedly, tragedy had a good helping hand in derailing mod progress -but we seem to be back on track.

What's in store for Beta One point Five?

The Loadout Menu

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Originally featured in Ragnarok Arena Remastered Beta 2, the loadout menu combines the best aspects of a class menu, random weapon spawns, and straight up picking what guns you want. Each category will spawn a random weapon from that category for you, taking the chance away from battle. You'll no longer be murdered just because you found a bagel in a crate and your adversary found an RPG.

New Weapons!

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Aside from two completely new classes of weapons (Assault Rifles and Grenade Launchers), we've also added deployable medpacks for those of you who enjoy playing medic for all your friends.

New and improved maps!

Feb. 13th Media

Gone are the cheap deaths from RA_Cliff. Town and Rockethaus have been combined to form a much larger, much more enjoyable map. Plus three all-new maps, that aren't fifteen dollars.

And of course, a host of bugfixes and tweaks to make playing the mod a much more robust and smooth experience. The tentative release date for Beta 1.5 is currently late February to early March. So, very soon. Of course, Beta 1 is still very playable - and as an added bonus, installable through Desura!

A note for anyone who has installed RA through Desura in the past - there was a bug in the installer that put the files in a folder called "hlss2" instead of "hlss3", preventing you from playing the mod with anyone that had it installed in the correct folder. This issue has been resolved now.

Join our community!

You should really join your like-minded sidescroller shoot-em-up friends. You can follow us on Facebook, visit our forums or even join our Steam group! Really, it's what all the cool kids are doing. And you're cool. Right?

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Join our team!

As a final note, we are currently looking for a few new team-members to help fill our ranks. We'll gladly accept anyone with skill, but we are really looking for mappers and player modelers at the current time. Curious about applying? Get into contact with Ackart, either here on ModDB or via e-mail.

We are also looking for two specific sorts of people. A: People who run and own servers, and someone who can help us make a proper trailer for the mod. We would really like to get some new servers up for not only Beta 1, but Beta 1.5 when it comes out - and a new launch trailer wouldn't hurt, either.

Of course, we always, ALWAYS need beta testers! If you're interested, and have the free time,
please apply in this thread.

Happy fragging everyone!

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RA B1.5 Dedicated Server files (Windows)

RA B1.5 Dedicated Server files (Windows)

Jul 14, 2011 Server 0 comments

Files for setting up a dedicated server for Ragnarok Arena. Use the Half Life Dedicated Server tool to download the orangebox base files before using...

Ragnarok Arena Beta 1.5 (Full)

Ragnarok Arena Beta 1.5 (Full)

Jul 13, 2011 Full Version 15 comments

Now anyone can shoot people sideways. Ragnarok Arena is a free multiplayer sidescroller built on the Source engine. Run, jump and blast your way through...

Ragnarok Arena Beta 1

Ragnarok Arena Beta 1

Jun 17, 2010 Full Version 6 comments

Ragnarok Arena is a sidescrolling multiplayer mod for the Source engine. Up Down Left Right in glorious 3D, with a plethora of weapons and powerups across...

Ragnarok Arena Beta 1 Dedicated Server Release

Ragnarok Arena Beta 1 Dedicated Server Release

Jun 17, 2010 Server 1 comment

Dedicated to Serving all your Ragnarok Arena needs.

Ragnarok Arena Remastered - Beta 2

Ragnarok Arena Remastered - Beta 2

Dec 16, 2009 Full Version 3 comments

This is the OLD version. Reuploaded because I'm a fool and deleted it on accident. The legacy version of Ragnarok Arena Remastered, released in April...

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Yeayea130 Aug 9 2012, 11:51am says:

Where Did All The Cool Models go. I Miss Them.

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jgDarkWolf May 30 2012, 1:00pm says:

Reminds me o TDP4

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VulpineComplex Creator
VulpineComplex Jul 14 2011, 11:10pm says:

And it's fixed. Huzzah.

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Angrypeppermushroom2 Feb 17 2011, 6:17am says:

This is so much like alien swarm in many ways, Great Job!

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damnmav Jul 14 2011, 9:01pm replied:


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freakybunnies Mar 6 2011, 7:56pm replied:

ugh, You mean Alien Storm is much like this?

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Sirr_John Feb 15 2011, 1:52pm says:

Nice mod but need players and custom weapons... not just "custom" skins.

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VulpineComplex Creator
VulpineComplex Mar 7 2011, 9:34pm replied:

Yeah, we'll get right on that.

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DarkRaidor Feb 14 2011, 8:01pm says:

very good and original, just need players

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Tur Feb 14 2011, 11:40am says:

That Looks pretty cool ^^

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