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Shadowgun War Games Beginner’s Guide

The wait is over and Shadowgun War Games has finally been released all across the globe. It is the fourth game in the Shadowgun franchise, preceded by Shadowgun (2011), Shadowgun: DeadZone (2012), and Shadowgun Legends (2018). Doesn’t ring a bell? Don’t worry, I’ve got it all covered with this beginner’s guide just in case you are unfamiliar with Shadowgun War Games.

What is Shadowgun War Games?

Shadowgun War Games is a tactical multiplayer first-person hero shooter video game. The game is developed and published by Madfinger Games, a Czechia based mobile game development company. Shadowgun War Games is released for Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch devices. The game is completely free to play on the above platforms and features micro-transactions to earn revenue.

Game Modes

Before we head directly to the games modes, let us first discuss in brief about its gameplay structure. Shadowgun War Games is a team-based game. Therefore, proper teamwork is necessary if you want to achieve that victory leap. The game is played on a 5v5 player basis, so it’s once again time to call up your buddies and team-up. Now it may not be always possible since you or your buddies probably have other things to do, but you need not worry as the game has a matchmaking option which will place you or your incomplete team with other players.

shadowgun war games  game modes
shadowgun war games game modes

Shadowgun War Games currently features two game modes –

  • Team Deathmatch – If you’re a gamer, you probably already know what this means. This mode pits two teams against each other. The team with the most number of kills wins the deathmatch. As mentioned above, each team consists of 5 players. Therefore, you have very less chance of getting cornered by multiple opponents for a long time since your teammates will come to your rescue as soon as possible.
  • Capture the Flag – In order to unlock this mode, you need to reach Rank 5 in Shadowgun War Games. Unlocking this mode shouldn’t take you much time. This mode requires some fairly serious teamwork. You need to survive, shoot your way through the map, reach your opponent team’s base, steal their flag, and bring it all the way back to your own base. Each team member needs to choose their heroes wisely as different heroes have different abilities which your team can use to their advantage, as and when required.

While these are the only two modes that are available to everyone at launch, the game will eventually feature several other modes with future updates.

Shadowgun War Games Battle Pass

Since the game features a freemium business model, it earns its revenue through micro-transactions. Shadowgun War Games features numerous skins, avatars, emotes, and other in-game cosmetic items which players can earn by levelling up in the game. In addition to these free items, the game also features items which are only available to battle pass owners. The battle pass features XP boosts along with other premium quality cosmetic items.

shadowgun war games battle pass
shadowgun war games battle pass

Two types of battle passes are currently available in Shadowgun War Games –

Premium Battle Pass

This battle pass costs 800 credits. Upon purchasing this battle pass, you will get rewards worth 3000 credits, including –

  • Premium Challenges
  • Seasonal XP Booster (50%)
  • Exclusive Slade Galactic Raider Skin
  • Other rewards

Premium Battle Pass+

This battle pass costs 3000 credits. However, you can currently purchase it at a discounted price of 2200 credits. Purchasing this battle bass comes with rewards worth over 12500 credits, including –

  • Premium Challenges
  • Seasonal XP Booster (80%)
  • Exclusive Slade Galactic Raider Skin
  • Exclusive SARA Cyber Guardian Skin
  • 240 credits
  • Exclusive Revenant Anarchist Skin
  • 2 Emotes
  • 3 Victory Poses
  • 4 Charms
  • 3 Avatars
  • 3 Frames
  • Other rewards

Is Shadowgun War Games worth playing?

If you’re an avid mobile gamer and is eager to try out brand new games, I would highly recommend playing this game. The game features amazing graphics and its overall gameplay will definitely attract the first-person shooter player base. The developers will constantly roll out new updates to the game which will not only include cosmetic items, but also new game modes as well as new heroes. Like many other titles, this game too will feature Seasons, with each Season coming up with massive patches, upgrades to existing elements, potential new maps, new challenges etc.

Shadowgun War Games has the potential to be a major mobile esports title. If you’re familiar with the popular console and PC title Overwatch, you would notice that there is a major similarity between these two games. Overwatch is one of the best video games of all time so here’s hoping Shadowgun War Games, with very similar gameplay elements, achieves similar accolades. Now that you know the basics of Shadowgun War Games from this beginner’s guide, it’s time you jump in right into the game.


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