|A digital publication:||Par
6 December 2012
|Removal from the list :||02. August 2013 – Steam cut-off
02. September 2013 – The server is off
|Available from :||No (see below)|
|References :||Battle for the Arctic Homepage [Archive] SteamDB|
Deletion from list
Webbsen announced plans to stop fighting in the Arctic on the 28th. July 2013. Although the game was active for only seven months, the decrease in the number of active players (allegedly due to significant deception in the game) seems to be the reason for Webzen’s decision to discontinue the service in the game. It was followed by an announcement on the 28th. July:
We regret to inform you that we will discontinue the service of Webzen.com Arctic Battles.
In December 2012, Webzen.com welcomed the release of its first FPS game – Arctic Combat (AC) – for veterans in Europe and North and South America. Since the official launch, we have worked hard to build a strong community and gaming environment through new content updates and events. Unfortunately, we made the difficult decision to close the battlefields where many of us fought.
We understand that this sudden news will disappoint many of our fellow veterans. We hope this game is one of your best memories of playing. They made new friends, founded invincible clans, fought in epic clan wars and enjoyed unforgettable victories. We also enjoyed working on the game, and learned a lot during the service.
The progressive game break starts at 00:00 on the second game day. August 2013, with the closure of Item Shop, the download page and the 1:1 information service. The full customs duty shall end on the second day of the month. September 2013 GST. (Please stop buying W coins, which were used to buy items in arctic battles)
To return the favour, we offer you special treatment to make the transition to your next adventure as smooth as possible. We reimburse CA veterans for the purchase of each item for cash and offer you a choice of 3 game portals including Webzen.com, gPotato.eu and gPotato.com to start a new adventure. After making your choice, you will receive a payment based on the monetary value of the selected portal.
In addition, special packages for CA veterans are available for you to choose from. We hope you will continue to be part of the Webzen/gPotato family. Below you will find detailed information about fees and special formulas. More detailed information and the claim will be sent to you on the 8th. August 2013.
After the second one. In September the homepage of the game was replaced by a farewell message, similar to the above statement. An unofficial, fan-led spiritual successor known as the War Zone first appeared online in July 2020. These efforts are now coordinated through the Dispute Settlement Programme.
About the game
Arctic Combat is a multiplayer online first-person shooter (MOFPS) based on the Unreal Engine and offers realistic gameplay. The battle in the Arctic revolves around the history of national conflicts between the two groups: The Allied Forces (SAF) – led by the United States – and the Red Star Alliance (RCAF) – led by Russia. What begins as a dispute over the natural resources of the Arctic leads to a violent confrontation between the army and South Africa, dividing the world into two opposing forces and marking the beginning of the Third World War.
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Thanks to Eisen for sending this game to the website.
Webzen announced plans to shut down Arctic Combat on July 28th, 2013. Although the game had only been active for seven months, the dwindling number of active players (reportedly due to extensive in-game cheating) appears to have been behind Webzen’s decision to terminate services for the game. The July 28th announcement follows:
We sincerely regret to inform you that we will be bringing Webzen.com’s service of Arctic Combat to an end.
Last December of 2012, Webzen.com was thrilled to release its first FPS game, Arctic Combat (AC), to Veterans in Europe and North/South America. Since official launch, we have been working hard to build a strong community and gaming environment through new content updates and various events. Unfortunately, we have come to a difficult decision to close the battlefields many of us have fought on.
We understand that this sudden news will disappoint many of our fellow Veterans. We hope that the game represents some of your greatest gaming memories. You have made new friends, created unbeatable clans, fought epic clan wars, and experienced unforgettable victories. We, too, have loved working on this game, and learned a lot throughout the service period.
Gradual shut down of the game will begin on 00:00 August 2, 2013 GST, with the closing of the Item Shop, Download Page, and 1:1 Inquiry Service. Full service will discontinue on September 2, 2013 GST. (Please discontinue the purchase of W Coins used for buying items in Arctic Combat)
To return the favor, we will be offering a very special treatment to make the transition to your next adventure as seamless as possible. We will be compensating AC Veterans for the purchase of any cash items in the past, and will offer you a choice between 3 Gaming Portals including Webzen.com, gPotato.eu, and gPotato.com to start on a new adventure. Once your choice is made, you will receive your compensation based on the currency value of the chosen Portal.
Additionally, special ‘AC Veteran Packs’ will be provided for your choice of one game. We hope you will continue to be a part of the Webzen/gPotato family. Details on compensation and special packs are as below. More detailed information and registration for compensation will be delivered to you on August 8, 2013.
After September 2nd, the game’s homepage was replaced with a farewell notice similar to the statement above. An unofficial, fan-run, “spiritual successor” known as Warfare Territory first appeared online in July of 2020. Currently the effort is being coordinated through Discord.
About the Game
Set amidst the chaos of World War III, Arctic Combat is a multiplayer online first-person shooter (MOFPS) featuring a realistic gameplay experience powered by the Unreal Engine. Arctic Combat revolves around the story of a national conflict between two groups; the Allied Forces (AF) – led by the United States, and the Red Star Alliance (RSA) – led by Russia. What begins as a dispute over natural resources in the arctic leads to a violent clash between the AF and RSA, dividing the world into two opposing forces and marking the beginning of World War III.
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Thanks to Eisen for submitting this game to the site