Nexon’s Ghost in the Shell inspired free to play game, First Assault, will kick off a stress test tomorrow, October 1st, and run until Monday, October 4th. Players who manage to reach level 2 during testing will receive an exclusive weapon skin. Anyone who plays during the stress test windows from 1-3 p.m. PDT on Friday, Oct.2 and Saturday, Oct. 3 will be entered for the chance to win Logitech Ultimate Hardware Bundles to ‘augment’ their gaming experience.

From the announcement:

During this test period, the community can check out challenges on maps inspired by “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”, including PSS9, the headquarters of Section 9, an urban city skyscape and shadowy district ruins, bringing the Cyberpunk atmosphere to life in a new way.

To register for your chance to take part in this and future tests, visit the official website.

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  1. Robless on October 13, 2015


  2. Razer on October 5, 2015

    Bears a strong resemblance to CoD, minus the contemptible killstreak system. All that remains to be seen is the business model. Is Nexon turning a new leaf like they say they were or will this become Combat Arms 2.0?

  3. Jason on October 4, 2015

    This game is like metro conflict for me

  4. STEP BACK on October 4, 2015

    Now this looks interesting though it might look there will be some class balances problems though it’s not bad trying it out now is it?

  5. Remb on October 3, 2015

    Generic freemium cash shop shooter with Ghost in the Shell brand.

  6. LAMBDA471 on October 3, 2015

    I’m playing the game, I can’t put it off, it’s so awesome. I hope OBT and Official Release don’t take long, I don’t want to wait long between phases to play again.

  7. ultraninja on October 2, 2015

    I want this game

  8. Mgamer on October 2, 2015

    First Assault looks amazing and plays pretty good, loading time takes awhile when you try getting into the game, but after that loading isn’t a issues anymore.

  9. phanda on October 1, 2015

    Help guys. I got Beta key in my email but i dont see where to redeem it. They gave me wrong link to client that not working

    • Mgamer on October 2, 2015

      You download the game client first which they should have sent it to you with your code. Go check it again, but this time look for “Here.” Once you download and install the game. Go to your profile icon there should be a scroll-down arrow next to it. After that just click on “Activate a Product” and there you go rock and loaded for the CBT.

      • phanda on October 2, 2015

        thank you for replay but when i click i get error:
        We’re Sorry…
        You have probably arrived at this page because:

        You have clicked on, or copied an incomplete URL (link) in an email. Please be sure to copy the entire URL from the body of your email and paste it into your browser.

  10. WildAlex on October 1, 2015

    As a fan of the anime I got to ask did the devs every seen it ? Since they talk about inspiration and all.

  11. Todoran on October 1, 2015

    all the Ghost in the Shell and anime fans will get punched in face by this tipical pay to win cs clone fps…. hahahah….. like always!

    • LAMBDA471 on October 3, 2015

      I think you are just feeling bad you didn’t get to play like all the other CBT testers. Remember the tale about The Fox and the Grapes? You are the fox, Ghost in The Shell First Assault is the grapes.

    • STEP BACK on October 4, 2015

      You haven’t played it yet you’re already saying pay to win? now that’s bad judgement my boy.

  12. RenTheRose on October 1, 2015

    i have a key and have it pre-downloaded cant wait to see what they will pull from this IP. ohh and BoB(who the hell uses that name any more) your looking at a video to judge a game…. a trailer at that okay maybe you should go back to playing LoL srry for another non moba release. if you like IP enough to know about her hair(which is wrong btw no their hair doesn’t have any sensors, some of her team don’t even have hair) then maybe you should try it out first well if your a known tester or a lotto winner tell then i guess you will have to wait and see.

    • phanda on October 1, 2015

      Can you help me? I have beta key but i cant open **super-secret Closed Beta game client** link. Stupid nexon cant give proper client…

      • Tillus on October 4, 2015

        Send me the game forum link if you can find it.

    • Bratwurst on October 1, 2015

      Motoko’s hair is just that awesome. By the way I tried the game and I am actually impressed, it’s a fun game.

  13. Shanex on September 30, 2015

    I got into the beta, woo. Something else to do this weekend.

  14. Bone on September 30, 2015

    ” I am major Motako Kusanaki, and my hair never gets out of place”

    Major Motako Kusanaki uses that expensive kind’a hairspray…

    • Bob on September 30, 2015

      From the manga, her hair are actually fiber optic strands, doubling as air pressure, motion and other kind of sensors.

      All i see from the game trailer is another shit 3dfps copycat. What a waste of a very deep and interesting IP.