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7:00 AM on 07.18.2013

Map-making tools in the works for Tribes: Ascend

The team behind Tribes: Ascend have no more major updates planned for the game in the foreseeable future as they focus development on their MOBA, Smite. All is not doomed for the frantic first-person shooter community though ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz


12:00 PM on 07.14.2013

No more 'major' updates for Tribes: Ascend for six months

Some rather worrisome news for Tribes: Ascend players has emerged from its development team regarding future support. According to a statement put out by High-Rez Studios' co-founder, there will be an absence of any 'maj...

Harry Monogenis

2:15 PM on 02.13.2013

Tribes: Ascend announces a single-purchase option

I've always wished that free-to-play games would allow me to pay a certain amount of cash upfront and just give me everything I want. Well, Tribes: Ascend is doing exactly that, starting February 15. Stop reading my dia...

Patrick Hancock

5:00 PM on 08.22.2012

Tribes: Ascend gets new mode, Technician goodies

Tribes: Ascend has just received an update, adding not only a new mode but a slew of new items and upgrades. CTF Blitz is the mode, which will move the flag to a different location each time it's captured. It will conti...

Patrick Hancock

7:30 PM on 06.27.2012

Tribes: Ascend is now on Steam

There's a weird subdivision of people who will only play PC games if they are on Steam. I understand the basic notion of this (it's easier), but I do not understand the fundamentalists who follow this notion. Shouldn't you wa...

Patrick Hancock

5:30 PM on 05.24.2012

Live show: Mash Tactics is playing Tribes Ascend

King Foom is looking for a cheap thrill on Mash Tactics today. By "cheap", I of course mean free-to-play, as seems to be a rising trend these days. One of the latest in the genre of first-person shooters is Tribes Ascend, a g...

Bill Zoeker

4:30 PM on 05.10.2012

Summer of Tribes tournament headed to a stream near you

Tribes: Ascend is, fittingly enough, becoming a popular eSport at alarming speeds. It shares a lot of common themes as traditional sports, like football, so the transition into watching eSports is less jarring for some ...

Patrick Hancock

4:30 PM on 05.09.2012

Destructoid versus Machinima post-game recap!

In case you missed it, Destructoid challenged the folks at Machinima to a friendly round of Tribes: Ascend yesterday and we absolutely demolished them! Playing like the well-oiled robot overlord we are, we won the first four...

Mr Andy Dixon

4:30 PM on 05.08.2012

Hi-Rez shares new maps and changes to Tribes: Ascend

Tribes: Ascend has been getting a lot of positive feedback from not only the gaming press, but also the community. After less than a month after it's release, Hi-Rez shares some footage of it's 2 upcoming maps and gameplay c...

Jason Cabral

3:45 PM on 05.08.2012

Destructoid versus Machinima in Tribes: Ascend live!

Destructoid is taking on Machinima once again, this time in the free-to-play Tribes: Ascend. Destructoid.TV's King Foom, and associate editor Ryan Perez will be leading the charge with our community team made up of the winne...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:30 PM on 05.07.2012

Live show: Tribes: Ascend on Mash Tactics

King Foom is ready to get back into the swing of things after our successful, if grueling, 56 hours marathon for charity. Today on Mash Tactics, Foom is sliding into Tribes: Ascend. This multiplayer-only, free-to-play shooter...

Bill Zoeker







Here's 10,000 codes for the Spinfusor in Tribes: Ascend photo
Here's 10,000 codes for the Spinfusor in Tribes: Ascend
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Tribes: Ascend is the fast paced free-to-play first-person shooter from Hi-Rez Studio that just launched this past month. A bunch of us at Destructoid have been playing like crazy, including Patrick Hancock. If you haven't touched the game yet you should go read his preview and see what all the excitement is about.

Or, you know, you can just go download it for free! Lucky for you new players, we're giving away the medium Spinfusor weapon for the Soldier class of Tribes: Ascend! It's a great weapon for players just starting off and a boost for any current players who have yet to unlock the weapon.

To get the weapon, login or create a Destructoid account, then head to our distribution page and click the "Get my beta code!" button. Once you've gotten the code, use the in-game menu to select "Extras" then "Redeem Promotion". Enter the code and you got the Spinfusor!

While we're at it, what's your Tribes: Ascend name? Let's play together!

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3:30 PM on 04.27.2012

Friday Night Fights: Come join the Tribe!

[Update: The winners are Aequitas, Altum Videtur, Arttemis, Holopoint, and Matthew Wood! Thanks to everyone who tried out!] As I mentioned yesterday, we'll be challenging our friends over at Machinima to a 7 versus 7 match of...

Mr Andy Dixon

10:00 PM on 04.26.2012

Help Destructoid beat Machinima in Tribes: Ascend!

[Update: The winners are Aequitas, Altum Videtur, Arttemis, Holopoint, and Matthew Wood! Thanks to everyone who tried out!]  On Tuesday, May 8 at 2 PM Pacific, Destructoid will be challenging our friends over at Mac...

Mr Andy Dixon

2:30 PM on 04.24.2012

Tribes: Ascend gets new content for the Raider class

Tribes: Ascend introduced the Cloak and Dagger pack for the Infiltrator about a month ago, including three weapons and two skins for the class. Today the Raider class got some new toys and skins to play with in the Raid...

Patrick Hancock



Review: Tribes: Ascend photo
Review: Tribes: Ascend
by Patrick Hancock

We are at the doorstep of a new generation of games. The free-to-play market is doing its best to shake the stigma frequently associated with its business model. These new free-to-play titles have no barrier to entry, and they're actually good! One of the handful of developers pushing this movement is Hi-Rez Studios with Tribes: Ascend.

Tribes: Ascend is considered to be the successor to Tribes 2, which came out over a decade ago. Thankfully, this new foray into the universe does a great job of bringing the jetpacking, multiplayer-only, first-person shooter up to speed. About 200k/h, to be precise.

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