Blacklight: Retribution Celebrates Anniversary With Free Goodies

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Blacklight: Retribution Celebrates Anniversary With Free Goodies

We cannot believe it has already been a year since Zombie Studios launched the Blacklight: Retribution Beta on PS4 alongside the launch of PS4 in November 2013 as one of the first free to play titles on PS4. Players jumped in excited to know what the game was all about and eager to give us feedback.

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We took that feedback and built it into the June release that ended beta. We wanted to come out of beta strong, and turned our attention to new content and released a flurry of new maps, weapons, gear, and even a hard suit. I could keep talking about what we’ve done, but I know what you really want to hear is what’s coming next — so I’ll get back to our release history after.

Coming Up

In our next release (Patch 2.07) we have re-worked the party system to further the goal of making sure it takes as few steps as possible before you are playing with your friends. Our players have let us know it is important and we have made it a priority to bring it to you.

Following Patch 2.07 will be the “Icestorm” (Patch 2.08) update which we are announcing for the first time here.

In Icestorm, a Valkyrie class transport has crashed in a remote and frozen part of the world while carrying an armament shipment that must be retrieved before it falls into the wrong hands. This update will include a new map, weapons and other items focused around survival while battling in a frozen barren wasteland.

With Icestorm we want to do something different, it will be the first of our larger content updates. We are building an entire content update around a single unified theme and scaling up the size of the update. We are all gamers here at Zombie and we want to let our team loose to create content they are excited about sharing with their fellow gamers. We want to reshape how we develop content for you, and Icestorm is our first step towards that goal.

A Look Back

In my first draft of this post I listed out everything we did and it just got kind of silly. If you have been away from BLR for a while, login and check out all the new stuff. To keep this from turning into a novel, here are the highlights:

Our first major map release post beta was “Outpost.” Set in a remote part of the world, Outpost is a place where the local populace has huddled together in a slum built on the crumbling corpse of an old radar outpost. The map was built around what we know players like best about BLR. Tight quarters with fierce combat with just enough space that a seasoned sniper can set up and do some work. The whole package came together as a fast paced map we are proud of.

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Hot on the heels of Outpost came “Convoy,” set in the rabbit warrens that are the urban streets of BLR’s cities. An armored convoy has been ambushed while in transit through the heart of major urban center. The armor had nowhere to go but forward or backward so a fight was inevitable. The map features long sight lines broken by side streets, alleys, and a small park.

Next came the Gunman hard suit, the foil to our original iconic “Rhino” hard suit. The Rhino is a slow armored beast weighed down by its massive fire power and we like it that way, but we felt it needed a counterpart — something to balance out the equation. We built the Gunman to terrorize its opponents as a highly mobile but vulnerable weapons platform.

A Gift for Players New and Old

Zombie wants to thank our players for supporting Blacklight: Retribution and our studio. To do that we have come up with a 1 year anniversary gift for everyone. Below is a code for everyone to redeem on the main menu of BLR on your PS4.


Once redeemed you will receive:

  • 1 free permanent weapon receiver
  • 1 free 30 day hero skin.

In addition, all players who log in between 11/13/2014 and 12/15/2014 will receive an anniversary title “Original Gamer.”

Keep in touch with Zombie!

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  • Has Sacred Citadel been reduced yet?

    Opps, wrong post.

  • Not really trying to read into this article too much.

    Looks heavy with anything relevant.

    Such as price, what has been added, or what is so important for it to be news.

    • No price mentioned because there is none. We’re freemium. Free from the latin for “free” and “mium” from the latin for “actually”

  • FF7 never made me read into anything.
    The trailers gave me goosebumps and it didn’t dissappoint.

  • The code doesn’t work.

    • Hey @ansity you got me worried with your post. I just checked and I can gurantee the codes are working. Give it another try =)

  • Time for Vita version.

  • I LOVE Blacklight! Been playing since I got my PS4 about a year ago! Thank you so much Zombie for staying committed and making the game better and better! You constantly keep us in the loop and I cant wait for the next 2 updates! Let’s gooooo!

  • Thanks for the Machine Pistol!

    Blacklight’s coming along pretty nicely. Still needs a No HRV Mode, though!

  • Thank you for that code guys, but it gave me a receiver that I already bought(with real money). It was the M4X rifle. Can I change it to a receiver that I do not own? Like, the Bolt-Action rifle, please?

    Thanks again for the continued support you guys are doing for BLR PS4^-^

  • I absolutely LOVE Blacklight! Congratulations on the anniversary!

  • The code doesn’t work. :-(

  • Silly question, but how do you redeem codes on the BR main menu?

    I had another code but I couldn’t find that redeem code screen. It’s not obvious to find.

  • @Budz04 It’s the last choice on the main menu.

  • Wow. @KaelHammond You guys delivered. Thanks a million!

  • Yeah, great… thanks for the reciever I already had. Useless gift.

  • my luck got a breach loaded pistol kinda sad lol

  • Do you guys have a forum for PS4? I have a very small bug I’d like to report.

  • Huh … it looks like I already had the Machine Pistol. I already have a lot of accessories unlocked for it.

    Any chance you could… eh? Eh heh.

    I mean, I hate to ask, but evidently this doesn’t check to see if you already had something first.

  • No wait – I am mistaken. Derp derp. Carry on.

    Was … looking at the wrong gun.

  • I really wish I had got another reciever. The BFR was the first I bought and just recieved it as a gift. Useless to me since I already had ir. Sad =/

  • LMG Recon, if vou cantar. Thank you.

  • Hey, I got a BurstFire SMG out of it, wich I got perma from the starter pack. Can I get a AK470 instead?
    PSN = RazerBlue6

  • Thank you, I got it.

  • My code doesn’t work any way of fixing it please :)

  • Could I get a refund or a partial refund on my tactical smg please because I only meant to try it for one day thanks a million great game ;)

  • I only got the starter weapon with my code carnt I have something else

  • I entered my code an got the shotgun, AR-K something like that. Can I get a different gun instead like the ak470? If not then it’s ok. Thanks for the code though.

  • Happy 1 year Anniversary BLR. You guy are awesome this game was the first one I play when I got my Ps4 back in April and I see you guys are doing a good job on this Free game I like it just that I wonder when is the server going to be fix cause that’s something that bother me a lot, but after all you guys are making this game better and better.

  • I entered the code and got a burstfire smg and I already got that with plus starter pack

  • Thanks for the code. Although I got bad Luck this time cause I got a weapon that I don’t have an idea how to use I don’t want to use it cause that’s not my Style, I received the Compound Bow ? I wonder If I can get another Weapon like the Heavy Assault Rifle or the Tactical SMG Please I will be so happy if I can get the Tactical SMG and not the Compound Bow. Lol Thank You.

  • anthony thats pretty lucky that cost 500 zcoins if you where to buy it

  • Hi Zombie studios! I used the code and it gave me the LMG RECON that i already Bought with zcoins? I would be very HAPPY if you could get me another Gun that i haven’t Bought, like the Heavy Assault Rifle would be nice? My account name is : SonorideTore
    But thx for the skin!?
    Love the game so much and i have played it since november❤️
    Keep up the good work?

  • Proud BETA TESTER❤️

  • Could someone from Zombie Studios please explain to me why the best mode and map Netwar on Offshore is still missing after one year? It just blows my mind …

  • Yeah, got a Compound Bow? Could my luck be worse? Totally not mad though. I mean like bowing = never happening. Whoop! Gonna have to wait for next year, can’t wait!

  • Blacklight: Retribution is better than Call of Duty and Battlefield. I can always go into a match and have a blast.

  • Happy One Year Anniversary ZS,BLR,and everyone that is a part of this awesome community !!!!!!! Cant wait to see what you guys have planned for the future !!!!!! BTW thanks for the code. I got the AR-K shotgun and a hero skin. Is there anyway I could trade them for a M4X rifle? Id really appreciate it :)

  • Its been a pleasure to be apart of the BLR community and to be able to meet and interact with the fantastic developers. Blacklight retribution is better then ever, and it shows in all the developers that work at zombie studios in their passion, hard work, and perseverance. Never stop trying to make the game better guys!

    Its great being apart of the community, and I truly believe that what the Devs are doing here is something amazing and special that will continue to grow into something far bigger then anyone of us can imagine…


  • I got the heavy pistol. Do you think I could get the ak470?

  • Hell yeah! Shotgun AR-K. THANK YOU!!!

  • Thanks a lot for the code guys, but i get a gun that i already have that is burst fire , can i change it for one that i dont own yet pls?

  • Wow, I got the heavy pistol, wish I could trade it for a compound bow, I really love to use that thing.

  • Tried it for the first time tonight. I’m hooked! You’ll be seeing a lot of me.
    Gonna do the code after family movie time.
    Thanks for a great freemium!!

  • And Happy Anniversary!!!

  • Great work on a year of awesomeness zombie! Got the machine pistol, not what I was hoping for, but it will save me from a huge pain in the ass later when I say, “let’s do mp only”. Now guys, one the count of 3
    Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday dear TheOnlyGameIHaveBeenAddictedToInALomngTime!
    Happy birthday to you!

  • To everyone wanting to switch guns, its free ffs!

  • Congrats Zombie on the one year anniversary :). I wish you another successful year and hope the games grows even more and becomes what you want the game to be. Thanks for making us gamers happy and to keep comming back to play your game.
    Happy Birthday :)

  • This is great, thank you for this. Congratulations on 1 years guys! I just wish I got the Tactical SMG, instead of the M4x Rifle, which I already had. :c

  • I’m lvl 35 and I’m working really hard to get the anti material rifle I own about 5 guns some bought but the anti material rifle is just so far away from my lvl I would appreciate it u guys thx XD

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