Tribes: Ascend Accelerates Weapon Upgrades, Introduces New Weapons and Maps

ATLANTA - June 11, 2012 -- Hi-Rez Studios, independent developer of AAA free-to-play online games, announced a significant update coming to Tribes: Ascend this week.  The June update, titled Accelerate, will dramatically speed up the process by which players unlock weapon upgrades and earn new items.  In a video to the community Hi-Rez Studios describes the new weapon upgrade system, and reveals that the update will also include twenty-seven new weapon variants, 2 new Capture and Hold maps, and significant balance adjustments.

Hi-Rez Studios released a second companion video celebrating over 1 million Tribes: Ascend players and announcing "Tribes PK."

About Hi-Rez Studios

Hi-Rez Studios was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment. In 2010 the company released their first title, the squad-based shooter MMO Global Agenda.  In April 2012 the company  released the critically acclaimed Tribes: Ascend, billed as the World’s Fastest Shooter.  Hi-Rez Studios is  is now developing the upcoming action MOBA game SMITE.  For more information visit or contact  

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