Perfect World Entertainment announced the official release of Blacklight: Retribution. The premiere first-person shooter has completed its extremely successful beta testing and is now a live free-to-play game.

Building upon Zombie Studios’ predecessor, Tango Down, Blacklight: Retribution provides FPS enthusiasts with a new standard for free-to-play games by fully utilizing Unreal 3 technology and implementing Direct X 11 to provide cutting-edge graphics and gameplay.

Perfect World has also released an infographic detailing various in-game achievements made throughout the beta period. Some fun statistics from the infographic include:

•    14 Million Minutes Played
•    280 Million Shots Fired
•    13 Million Agents K.I.A.
•    494 Million Combat Points Spent
•    21 Million GP Earned
•    1.3 Million Headshots
•    300,000 Melee Kills
•    255639 Flags Capped
•    40 Countries Represented

Blacklight: Retribution fans can expect to strap on their combat helmets tighter than ever before with two upcoming game modes and supporting maps going live shortly after launch. Capture, control and hold areas of a highly hazardous oil rig and pilot a Scorpion Tank through a twisting path of carnage in an experimental weapons facility. Both the new game modes, Netwar and Siege, blend acute team strategy and crafty combat prowess in a heart-pounding race to annihilate or be annihilated.

Anyone can download and begin playing Blacklight: Retribution by visiting:

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  1. DF on July 28, 2012

    I stopped playing the game after 2 days. Why? Just totally unbalanced. With real money (Zen), you can buy the most powerful weapon available, even if you’re at level 1.

  2. cacalips on April 4, 2012

    It is PWE, expect to ALWAYS be dissapointed. Also, Scorpion tank LOL, AVA rip off.

    AVA = x100 times better

    • Dizzyjay on April 4, 2012

      Yeah, agreed with you there, I rather play AVA than this. I should of never retrusted PWE again.

    • DaHero on April 5, 2012

      Anyone that says this is just sore because the snipers aren’t one hit easy buttons.

  3. RandomSimsy on April 3, 2012

    They promised us an Australian server in the open beta. I r dissapoint

  4. Dizzyjay on April 3, 2012

    I think on the forum they said its tomorrow. They changed it or something, and there is a upcoming patch too. I hope it fixed the infinite loading screen bug, I literally can’t play any matches with that. I can play tutorial, but what fun is jump around randomly tossing grenades at self fun? LOL….

    • Dizzyjay on April 4, 2012

      After the release I still can’t join matches, same thing happens. I give up on this game. I been posting on their forum and checking for solutions still nothing, No more tossing grenades at myself, I wasted enough time here, moving on.

  5. Valaki on April 3, 2012

    sry 4 bad english………. 😛

  6. Valaki on April 3, 2012

    1. Question this game still beta or the game is now playable?
    2. If the game is in beta when became playable?
    3. Only american servers (IP block for europeans)?

    • Arcticursa on April 3, 2012

      Did you even watch the video or read the stats in the text, or even the name of the company?

      “40 Countries Represented”
      There are only 59 countries in the entire western hemisphere, I’m pretty sure that it’s not “Only american servers”

      Hint: Perfect World International

      • Valaki on April 4, 2012

        Dont be a fckin annoying angry cube ok?
        I just had a few questions and waiting for the answers. 40 Countries Represented yea thx wich 40 countries? – .-

  7. Church ♪ on April 3, 2012

    I thought it was supposed to be tomorrow wasn’t it MMOBomb? Or was it scheduled later and they finished earlier than expected? Anyway, glad it’s up and running live now.

  8. Dantiko on April 3, 2012