Webzen shuts down Arctic Combat

North America, South America and Europe servers will shut down on September 2.

Webzen has announced that it will be shutting down the overseas online services of its MMO FPS Arctic Combat.

Arctic Combat will officially cease fire on September 2.

Starting from this month until September 2, the company will gradually shut down the servers in North America, Europe, and South America. The game's item shop, download page and 1:1 inquiry service option were already closed down.

Gamers who spent money on Arctic Combat will be reimbursed with bonuses on other titles published by Webzen and gPotato. These other games include Continent of the Ninth Seal (C9), MU Online, Allods Online, Rapplez, Flyff, Terra Militaris, Dragonica, and Age of Wulin (the European version of Age of Wushu).

Arctic Combat is an MMO first-person shooter set in modern times. The last update for the game added four-player co-op mode that featured AI-controlled enemy aliens, new weapons and new maps.

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23 comments
cannonpig69
cannonpig69

the killer for this game was the region lock. People who had played the Beta .Suddenly found they couldnt play if they werent from the right country. Australia was one of countries that was blocked

hadlee73
hadlee73

Hopefully they've learned that if they want to do another game of this kind they might want to tell some people about it.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Never even heard of it.  This is the reason why avoid any MMO type game.  Most of them last for a month to a year and die.

I hate when games rely on outside servers.  It's so much better when it's peer to peer like Unreal Tournament, Red Faction, FEAR, Duke 3D, etc.

Those games will be online forever.

bigcrusha
bigcrusha

I had fun playing this back in the beta days.... However i'd have enjoyed it FAR more if the game didn't crash ever 3 minutes for me after it launched, it made the game entirely unplayable.


I could have looked into the issue through forums but ultimately decided "screw it". There was no excuse for piss poor server management.

Riddick123
Riddick123

I don't think anyone will give a damn.  Never heard of this game until this story.  Must have done really well and the servers were simply overloaded with players.  Had to shut them down due to the pure volume of bandwidth and data being used up.  

Damnation_6
Damnation_6

Took them long enough. That game was awefull.

Lerry757
Lerry757

And nothing of value was lost.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

These were the same guys that were working on Huxley, the Unreal powered MMO fps, that had a beta 4 years ago, and was never heard from again (presumably cancelled).

aboki808
aboki808

arctic combat a game that takes combat in the desert........

Khasym
Khasym

I see why it's called Arctic Combat. Buried so far out in the snowy lands, no one's heard of it. :-)

K-A_L-A_D-U_R
K-A_L-A_D-U_R

And not a single fuck was given that day.........

/Tumbleweed

wexorian
wexorian

Only worthy from webzen f2p is C9 for now.

gosushi
gosushi

NOOOOO! don't shut this game down, It's my all time favou--Nah I don't mind, never even heard of this game or any of the others that were mentioned...... :D

'Flyff' looks like a typo :P

SaintJimmmy
SaintJimmmy

@DrKill09 

I think you were looking for, people being able to make dedicated servers

because peer to peer is the worst service available 

deathblow3
deathblow3

@gosushi you never heard of age of wushu hey ran ads for it a few months back f2p mmo karate game suppose to be like crouching tiger.