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A F2P multiplayer-only FPS in the Tribes franchise. Developed by Hi-Rez Studios, it features a number of iconic features such as skiing and jetpacks that were pioneered by earlier Tribes games.

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How Do You Report Hackers On Tribes:Ascend?

There are a couple hackers on Tribes:Ascend. How do I report them? Do I report them to Steam or Viz Studios? I got the game via Steam.
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How to friend someone outside of a game?

I'd like to mark someone as a friend but the only way I see to do it is on the end-game screen. Unfortunately the person left later and now they're not on the screen so I can't friend them. Is ...
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How to counter Juggernaut as Technician

I am new to Tribes:Ascend and i kinda like it. My favourite class is Technician. What bothers me is the fact that most generators are indoors (afaik) and Juggernaut destroy them pretty easily (its ...
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Tribes Ascend: Which way is the most effective to acquire weapons?

Is it better value to acquire weapons from directly buying with gold, or using gold for the XP boosters and buying with XP? Please take into account how much XP you would need to earn per match, ...
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Tribes: Ascend - Black window in corner of screen

For a while now my friend has been unable to play Tribes: Ascend. It shows the updater, he clicks "Play" and then after seeing the splash screen, it shows a black window in the corner of the screen. ...
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Why is there a Level 40 in my ~Level 20 match?

I was playing Tribes: Ascend on the public servers, which are only for people of a certain rank boundary, however I saw by pressing TAB that there was a Level 40 on the enemy team. This is twice the ...
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What determines the 'Deal of the Day'

Everyday on the Tribes Ascend home screen there is a "Deal of the Day", a discounted weapon, perk or skin that has its gold cost discounted by a certain percentage. I have a few questions about how ...
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Should I master any class?

Do I get anything from mastering in a class? Or should I just find a good loadout and get xp by playing more? Is there something like challenges, where if you master a weapon you get like 1000xp?
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What should I buy for my first XP?

I have played Tribes a couple of hours and and decided to buy the Starter Pack on Steam. What should I buy with my first XP? What should I avoid?
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Should I press forward (w) when skiing?

In Tribes: Ascend, the in-game skiing tutorials cover game mechanics (ski down slopes, jetpack uphill) but not controls. It feels like I'm more maneuverable when not pressing forward all the time, but ...
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Activate Tribes Ascend starter pack bought on Steam

I've bought the starter pack for Tribes: Ascend on Steam but am unable to activate it in game. My Tribes account is a non-steam account created a while ago, can I link it to Steam somehow?
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Can I log onto an existing Tribes: Ascend account through Steam?

Before Tribes: Ascend was added to Steam, I created an account and bought some items/upgrades. If I download Tribes through Steam, will I be able to log into my existing account or link my Steam ...
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What ways are there to defend against infiltrator stealth?

It is quite frustrating to try to take down a camping infiltrator within your base. How does one detect and prevent infiltrators?
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How does item xp work?

From the "Accelerate" patch notes: The system for upgrading weapons has been modified. Players will now automatically receive weapon upgrades as they play a particular weapon, without having to ...
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How do I "spot" enemies?

In Tribes: Ascend, I constantly see other players "spot" enemies which displays a voiced message to the chat [Spotted] (type of enemy) spotted (area) and puts a marker on the actual enemy that was ...
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What determines how much XP I earn, and how can I earn more?

With my wallet thin and weapon prices so high, I'm looking for faster ways to farm XP. What exactly determines how much XP you get at the end of a match and what should you do to get more?
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Are alternate (more costly) weapons always more effective than base loadout weapons?

In Tribes Ascend, each class has a base loadout of a primary and secondary weapon, as well as a "belt item" and other equipment. There is an option to purchase (with in-game experience or real-world ...
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Tribes Ascend Graphical Errors

I dont know why, my game most of the time looks like this... Here are my specs... if they can play a role in this. Manufacturer: Dell Inc. Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 940 @ 2.93GHz (8 CPUs), ...
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How do I gain Boost?

In the end-game screen, there is one item that says: "Boost : Not earned" It doesn't show any progress, either. How do I earn a Boost?
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What physics model do spinfusor disks use?

In Tribes: Ascend, I often notice my spinfusor disks seem to go slightly off course over large distances when I'm flying, even though I could have sworn the reticule was over the (immobile) target. I ...
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What counts as an armored target?

Many weapon upgrades you can unlock provide a damage bonus vs. armored targets. Simply put, what are armored targets? Do players in heavy armor count?
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In Tribes: Ascend, what is the secret code option for?

In the Extras menu, there is an option for entering a secret code. One would assume that this is where promotional unlock codes go, but right above it is a redeem promotion option, so I guess that's ...
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How to handle people camping your generator?

I've just come out of a terrible streak of terrible games where one side simply camped en-masse the other side's generators while people simply flew in, grabbed the flag and flew away. Without base ...
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Why do I have no ammo for my pack?

I.e. my soldier has the energy pack, which is supposed to restore a certain amount of energy upon usage. However, I never have any ammo for the pack, and I don't know how to find it (Not in TDM and ...
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How much does a health regen pack decrease the regeneration delay?

Normally, your health begins to regenerate after not taking any damage for 15 seconds. The description of the Juggernaut class' Health Regen Pack says it decreases this time, but it doesn't say by how ...
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Unable to buy Shrike

I today played several matches as a Juggernaut and had over 15000 credits, but I still wasn't able to buy Shrike. According to Wiki, it costs 4500 credits, so I had more than enough. It allowed me to ...
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How do I properly disc jump?

One of the core gameplay elements in the Tribes series is trading health for speed by disc jumping. I seem to be having trouble pulling this off though -- I've tried shooting straight down as I come ...
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I have a mediocre GPU but loads of RAM, is there any way to gain more performance?

I recently downloaded the Tribes: Ascend beta and while it's really good, my graphics performance isn't. I've currently got these specs (forgive me if I'm not the best with technical jargon): ...
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How do I fire the doombringer's Saber Launcher?

The help text states: Requires in air locked-on target to fire I assume this means the target has to be in the air, but how do I lock-on the target?
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Is there any way to bind jump and ski to space?

I'm a Tribes vet. Naturally I don't want jump on control and ski on space. I want them both on space. Skiing was originally an undocumented feature so they both functioned on the same key (space). Is ...
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