First Assault 7

If you’ve been wanting to try out First Assault, Nexon’s Ghost in the Shell shooter, but haven’t felt like shelling out the cash for early access in advance of its free-to-play launch, you’re in luck. From now until July 21, the game is fully free-to-play via Steam and the Nexon global platform as part of a weeklong stress test to prepare the game for open beta.

Nexon has also added one new and one returning item to First Assault’s cash shop for the text. The Elite Content Crate returns, giving you a head start with two 500,000 GP coupons — one for now and one for open beta — an exclusive Motoko Kusanagi skin, three exclusive weapon skins, and two operative skins, all for $29.99. If you’d prefer not to spend that much, you can instead pick up the new Starter Supply Crate for $9.99, which nets you 250,000 GP and 10 each 100% XP and GP boosters.

You can get full details on the stress test and these packages on the stress test announcement page.

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. ASA on July 19, 2016

    Gonna suck when stress testing is over. I only installed the nexon game launcher just to play this which I had loads of fun on this game. I’m unsure if I will uninstall it or not but since they are really close to open beta only time will tell.

    • LAMBDA471 on July 23, 2016

      They extended the stress test into Open Beta, which starts on July 28th.

  2. IDGAF on July 17, 2016

    Good Game. And the best thing they blocked Brazil. They allways lag hard and 99,9% of them are hackers in most games they ruind so many games and its nice to see that NEXON learnd this. I hope more companys follow them and block Brazil too.

  3. Laxiba on July 16, 2016

    The coolest game of the year and the Brazilian can not play because Nexon is a xenophobic company. The saddest part is Steam have agreed not to release the game for all countries. They blocked the Brazilians because of hackers in Combat Arms but were all that used these nasty programs !? Not yet innocent pay the price for what went wrong, so unfair. I just think that cases of hackers would not be repeated because the VAC of Steam is cruel and could easily handle any dirty program that tried to use in bad faith to damage someone else’s game. Well, that’s it, the indignation of a player who was deprived of play.

  4. ChibiCthulhu on July 16, 2016

    Great game, very promising. I’ve put over 200 hours into it so far.

    I’d say the only problem this game has, aside from small playerbase (which will change after it goes F2P) is bad netcode which can result in bad hit registration and delays in death. Those things don’t happen very often though so it’s not a game-breaking problem.

  5. dark20xx on July 15, 2016

    So I’ve downloaded it in order to see if there was something new or if there were some changes. My unlock token was gone and the server went down for maintenance. 10/10 would recommend.

    • Fan on July 15, 2016

      Why are you lying to yourself. Be honest

      • dark20xx on July 16, 2016

        yeah, tried it, no positive changes, it’s still mediocre at best, even for a korean shooter – and they’re known for being trash.

  6. Deathloche on July 15, 2016

    the weapons in this game need some serious tweaking. hip fire is inaccurate and iron site is not as accurate as it should be. you can be like 3 feet away and still wont hit the target.

    • THEchosenONe on July 16, 2016

      L…l…like in cs:go? ๐Ÿ˜€ i really like the weapons even with such a spread i got to control them quite easily.

    • kek on July 16, 2016

      So you want it to be like call of duty? Jumping and shooting 100% accurate? Sigh.

      • dark20xx on July 16, 2016

        Nah, he just want the game to be good.

  7. ASA on July 15, 2016

    I agree it’s not a terrible game I had loads more fun on here then I had on Overwatch but the only problem like @shanex said was they lack a playerbase so it’s hard to actually play the game since not many players are actually logging in. This is just a stress test to get people to join and play while they prepare to get the game ready for open beta.

  8. xKuKix on July 15, 2016

    EU only ๐Ÿ™ not NA ๐Ÿ™

    • LAMBDA471 on July 23, 2016

      Yes NA. There are servers for:

      NA East
      NA West
      EU East
      EU West

  9. Shanex on July 15, 2016

    It’s not terrible but the lack of player base kinda makes it hard to play. The stress test is just an attempt to get people to play it with population.

    • extasist on July 16, 2016

      why do you think player base is so low?, its f2p game for how long now, and why do you think there was no key give away its a cash grab… if you cant see that oh boy what can i tell you.

      • Shanex on July 16, 2016

        I’m not even sure what you are trying to say lol. It just has a low pop.

        • ff on July 18, 2016

          Its a free to play game and they charged cash for their early access or beta test for months. A free to play game shouldn’t charge any money. Thanks to the beta testers who paid money to play a bugged game. Its nice to see there are always dumb people who pay money to do the work of others. Many years agoyou got paid for being a beta tester. Today the beta tester pay the devs. Thanks to the lower human beings.

  10. extasist on July 15, 2016

    people plz dont fall for this game, great ip, but oh god terrible game.

    • LAMBDA471 on July 23, 2016

      How is it terrible?

      Terrible games look like shit, are unplayable and no one plays them.

      This one looks nice, it’s easy to get into and everything is free except for skins.