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War Rock (Korean: 워록) is a multi-player online first-person shooter available free for download, as well as a commercially-sold retail package. The retail version comes with additional features in comparison to the free version. War Rock has low system requirements compared to other contemporary online first person shooters. This gives the game a slightly wider audience, allowing casual gamers and those who do not follow the latest trends in PC gaming hardware to play.
The game is set in the midst of a civil war between the government of the Central Asian country of Derbaran and a rebel organization called the National Independence Union (NIU). Players select between the two teams and engage in battles using 20th and 21st century military equipment, including a large assortment of infantry weapons and vehicles.
There is a wide selection of weapons ranging from the AK-47 to the PSG or the M134. The weapons are split up into different categories - for example, a sniper rifle can only be used by the Sniper character, and rocket launchers can only be fired by Heavy Troopers, although there are a few exceptions, including all secondary weapons. Some assault rifles and automatic weapons can be used by Assault troops as well as Medics and Engineers.
Upon entering a game, players choose from five character classes, consisting of Heavy Trooper, Assault, Combat Medic, Combat Engineer and Sniper, although they can switch classes at any point in the game. Players can also lease weapons from the armory using the in-game currency, Dinar, which are either earnt by playing games, or by buying a premium package. Some weapons have level restrictions, and are only available to premium customers. As of 11/21/2007, users may also rent weaponry with money directly from the game's Marketplace site. Players that have purchased retail will have an extra weapon forever for a certain class, along with some bonus equipment (typically Smoke Grenade x1 for all classes without the retail weapon and Med_kit 2 for Medic class, for which there is no retail weapon).
War Rock games are divided into three modes of play: Close Quarters Combat, Urban Ops and Battle Group. These differ in the size of the map, the number of respawns permitted and the availability of vehicles, with CQC being focused on small-scale infantry missions and BG involving huge battlefields with large numbers of tanks, transports, helicopters and jet aircraft. Objectives in the different game modes include capturing and defending key positions on the map, planting explosives on enemy targets, accumulating points in a team deathmatch-style game or a free for all match. War Rock also offers a premium option, which gives you Dinar each month and offers more of the guns in the weapon store, buying premium also lets you make a room with custom names, private options, and any map available in War Rock.
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