Webzen shutting down Arctic Combat

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor August 5, 2013

Yet another modern military shooter has fallen by the wayside. Webzen originally had high hopes for their first FPS, Arctic Combat, when it was released last December. The game featured fast-paced gameplay with a more realistic portrayal of gore. Unfortunately the game began shutting down last week with the Item Shop, Download Page, and Inquiry Service already taken offline. Players who still have it installed on their PCs will be allowed to play until September 2nd.

As to why Webzen decided to shut down the FPS, speculation on the forums points towards a lack of anti-hacking enforcement from Webzen which caused a noticeable decline in community numbers.

To say thanks as well as goodbye, Arctic Combat players will be compensated with special AC Veteran packs. What pack you receive will depend on which one of three gaming portals, Webzen.com, gPotato.eu, or gPotato.com. Once you choose, you will receive your compensation based on the currency value of the chosen Portal.

For more reimbursement details you can check out the official post here. For a while, Arctic Combat seemed to have quite the competitive scene, at least in the West. Were you a fan of AC?

Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

About the Author

Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (42)

M891 7 years ago
The act well,and why so?Because the saw the real facts and thats why the shut it down i believe most you understand of what im talking about so i would advice you keep your mouth shut if you have nothing goo to say back,atleast accept the reality things will never be the same I would also recall the company who made that game for several reasons,One The already know it 2 is something biggest that noone of you cant imagine,And i cant tell you why the shut it down but the did well,Some people will never realize the whats really count and what doesnt,The only that matter in your mind is to play the god damn game you dont read instuctions you just go in the enemy front line to kill you,"SHEEPS " That will cost your lifes one day Mark my words,and dont try to play the smartass wont work not anymore atleast we know now with who we dealing with,If you want to survive you better change sides....Otherwise you will end up in 2 different directions Underground or Prison.You make your decision in this life i dont believe in fate,we all make our lifes,And we live with there concequences as well

Mark 8 years ago
I will suggest something and i need people to think of it,You could create in game because you are the developer of this game automaticly some online device so when somebody is using cheats,could auto ban him.

blinknilb 9 years ago
seriously AC just brought me back to the old shooter days without all the BULLSHIT kids these days like.. cause it makes killing easy..
all i need is a gun 2 grenades and i own everyone lol.
i dont need airstrikes dogs rocketlaunchers railguns invisibility cloaks i can go on for ever..
just cause modern warfare is a fantasy world it doesnt mean it makes playing it like that makes it more fun.. if i play COD games seriously i get 10 kills and just bomb the shit out everyone.. withing 2 minutes everyone leaves.

View 1 reply
XXDarkShadow79XX 9 years ago
Whoa, didn't expect so much hate for this game. I LOVED ac; I thought it was a fluid and solid shooter. It may have been generic, sure, but that's why I liked it. No complicated vehicle combat, no strange unnecessary microtransactions, and no bullcrap that distracts you from the awesome core shooting mechanics. I thought the maps were great, the guns were balanced for the most part, and even though they were very lacking, the graphics kept the game running butter-smooth. Even the soundtrack was actually amazing. Maybe it wasn't Blacklight or Planetside 2, but whenever I just wanted to chill and play a few rounds of a fun, simple shooter, you can bet your ass I loaded this up.

And you know what? In my months of playing, I cannot say I have encountered (or at least, noticed) ANY hackers.

View 1 reply
sammiswag16 9 years ago
i cant say the ak47 is over powered cause its obviousleey one of the best assault rifles used around the world

View 1 reply
DuduMaster 9 years ago
Great game shutting down because of the lame hacking !@#!# ppl!!!
Again!!!! I would like to thank the hacking community for making sure we are hostage to the same old fps games.
Every new game that comes out, will have the same fate if not attended by an anti-hack system. but it needs to be a good one (yet to be found).
I almost forgot, an special thanks to the brazilian community, they are one of the greatest users of hacking systems. Im Brazilian, dont get me wrong, i KNOW what im talking about. Every game released here is a pain in the ass to play, due to the huge amount of retards and their hacks.
Yay you did again guys, Good Job.

gqninja 9 years ago
The game was fine in beta. Other than being limited on gun selection. I stopped playing after open beta when the cash shop completely killed it.

player0003 9 years ago
The game was actually cool, and I liked it.
But I also expect little numbers of players, just yet didn't expect a shutdown so soon.

It took too long to launch the game, the game trailer was very cool when they announced it.
But when it actually came out, it has nothing unique.

The graphic engine was Unreal 2.5 and is really out-dated.

Hackers prevail the channel in the 2nd week of open-beta.

It's a good F2P FPS afterall. But I won't be missing it too much because many good ones are still available.

ioulios 9 years ago
glad that sh!t was is closed bad game bad ping and bad gameplay happy that participated in closed beta of Warface that game really won me...Warface ftw

Arnis 9 years ago
Idiots, ac cool game,

Marvelouz 9 years ago
need these Comapny E-Mail Address in order to contack them.?
I am trying to look all over the internet for these company e-mail addresses but it is difficult on finding them...
remember, I need there E-mail and not there Link to one so if you so kindly....please type in there e-mail here.

here is a list of companys that I am trying to get there e-mail of...

Nexon, Aeria Games, Gamefuse, ignited Games, Hi-Rez Studios, Gamesamba, Gpatato, netmarble,
Trion Worlds, Perfect World Entertainment, ogplanet,, game campus, est games,
killer3rcombo, en masse entertaiment, netgame.

View 2 replies
reavermyst 9 years ago
What have we learned today? Generic Shooters are not safe bets.

from__hell 9 years ago
Can't say I'm surprised, I played it a lot, but stayed away from it for the last 3-4 months, it' wasn't awful but there was just seemed to be no control over hackers, it was almost like playing combat arms

View 2 replies
User 9 years ago
Let put hackers aside

The game closed down because of Copy Call of Duty that why

Like said Games copy others will not last long

View 1 reply
Jooq 9 years ago
They are just clones of each other. Tried once and then I've forgotten that game. Same thing as A.V.A, Combat Arms, SF (SF2), District 187, Blackshot, etc... There are tons of this kind of games and they're terrible with terribly made UI, and idiotic online shop. I've met people (in Combat Arms) who were giving out like tons of real cash for buying some shit which was like (for 7-30 days) Never understood that. Go buy Battlefield of COD and enjoy. For me the fresh air was Warface, at least with graphics it looked pretty and gameplay wasn't bad..Anyways, personally opinion and have a nice day to every1 MMObomber.

Boom! 9 years ago
Not really Surprise,When I was playing the game the recoil of the gun is not very nice plus the bullet travel very slow you can barely kill an enemy in mid range when certain guys...

Surprise Surprise 9 years ago
I stopped playing this game a long time ago when I notice the bullet lag and they wouldn't fix it.

Rufinus 9 years ago
give solider front 2 a try. its the best fps out now

View 3 replies
Kimwer 9 years ago
YES, YES! There is good in this world after all.

ChrisHateZ 9 years ago
I personally stoped playing that game few months ago because of Webzen's terrible service. They used to do all kind of events and promise all kinds of rewards and in the end almost nobody would get them (even if you did everything you needed to).

I also wasn't happy with the way weapons were unbalanced. Ak47 was super overpowered, there were like 1-2 more good weapons and everything else was inferior. The game was an Ak47 fest, everyone was using it, and you were kinda forced to use it too from time to time because it was just way too strong and if you didn't you'd be in significant disadvantage. And Webzen didn't want to make proper balance in weapons even though people made tons of forum threads and posts about it.

They did a LOT of mistakes. I'm really not surprised that the game is shutting down.

View 1 reply
hahahah 9 years ago
All these free shooter games suck. they are infested with hackers at day one of beta, if you cant protect your game don't even bother releasing it.

View 1 reply
ugurano 9 years ago
best game from shooter down

Rikisak 9 years ago
Surprise, surprise.

View 1 reply

You May Enjoy

Stock Up On The Energy Drinks Because The Final Fantasy XIV 14-Hour Broadcast Is Coming Back

Stock Up On The Energy Drinks Because The Final Fantasy XIV 14-Hour Broadcast Is Coming Back

And yes, the next Live Letter will be part of it.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 days ago
New Tactical Shooter World War 3 Enters Open Beta September 29

New Tactical Shooter World War 3 Enters Open Beta September 29

Players who purchased the Closed Beta pack will be able to take part in the 3-day head start.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 day ago
Genshin Impact Ningguang Guide: Kit, Best Weapons, And Artifacts

💣 Feature | Genshin Impact Ningguang Guide: Kit, Best Weapons, And Artifacts

Her wealth is unsurpassed in all of Teyvat.

By Aspen Pash - 2 days ago
Tower Of Fantasy's New Vera Story Trailer Reveals More About The Dangers Across The Desert And Upcoming Cyberpunk City

Tower Of Fantasy's New Vera Story Trailer Reveals More About The Dangers Across The Desert And Upcoming Cyberpunk City

Players are stepping into an endless battle with new sights to see.

By Anthony Jones - 2 days ago
Dauntless Kicks Off The Finale Of The "Dire Discovery" Season And Bonus Progression Events In Tomorrow's Update

Dauntless Kicks Off The Finale Of The "Dire Discovery" Season And Bonus Progression Events In Tomorrow's Update

The standard affair of bug fixes and changes also comes with the patch.

By Anthony Jones - 3 days ago
LotRO: "Before The Shadow" Mini-Expansion Is Now Available For Pre-Purchase, But Still No Release Date

LotRO: "Before The Shadow" Mini-Expansion Is Now Available For Pre-Purchase, But Still No Release Date

Fans can purchase three different versions, ranging from $19.99 to a high roller version for $99.99.

By Anthony Jones - 3 days ago
Trending Now
See More
Live Giveaways