Block N Load is a class-based multiplayer first-person shooter developed and published by Jagex. The game was released on 30th of April 2015 as a free-to-play game.
Block N Load pits the players against each other in 5v5 brawls. The players have the freedom to choose from a wide variety of heroes that come with their own unique abilities and specialization in offense and defense. Each match starts with a building phase, where players fortify their base with blocks and set up traps, lay down bombs, turrets, and mines. The players can also put bounce pads and speed pads to move across the map faster. The second phase of the match is the destructive phase. In this phase, the teams have to tactically approach the match and find a way around their opponents’ obstacles and destroy their base. There are a number of ways to navigate through obstacles. The players can place radar satellites and respawn points hidden deep in enemy territory. There are also explosive blocks to break through walls or enclosures around the enemy fortress.
A new experience every round
One of the best things about Block N Load is that no game is the same. The game world is constantly changing and evolving throughout every match. Also, there are 14 different heroes that come with an inventory of special blocks they can use. For example, Cogwheel is a hulking great robot that can create mortars to fire in great arcs across the map. Antony Turretto can build machine gun turrets, Nigel Purdey-Longshott can hide gas-spitting totems that apply a debuff to anyone who passes by. The key to victory is combining the character’s special blocks to make inventive, fun and deadly defenses.
Apart from the special blocks, each character comes with two weapons and a tool. The tools help the player excavate terrain, so they can either tunnel through things or recycle material into blocks to build new things with. The weapons provide two different offensive approaches and they are unique to each character.
Build your own map
The game also comes with a map editor where the players can craft their own amazing Arenas by using the same tools the developers used for the official Arenas. The maps can also be shared on the Steam Workshop.
A fun, creative game
Block N Load is fun and colorful shooter that puts extra attention to planning and devising a creative approach to the objective. With the way the defense is set around the objective, strategy, teamwork and tactics will always be more rewarding than simply blindly attacking the enemy.