For a limited time, get in the spirit of winter and experience what it's literally like to kill in cold blood! COMBAT ARMS is taking snowball fights to a whole new level: freeze your enemies with snowballs and smash them into icy bits before they do the same to you. Snowball Fight is only available in snowy maps (Cold Seed and Snow Valley).
In Snowball Fight, all players use the same loadout of special, snowball-fighting gear in lieu of regular weapons:
Primary Slot: Snowball Rifle (unlimited ammo) - Fires snowballs.
Secondary Slot: Ice Ball Rifle (ammo: 3) - Launches ice balls that explode into a cloud of deadly chill upon impact, freezing enemies and damaging them over time.
Melee Slot: Snow Shovel - The only way to actually kill your enemies. Smack frozen enemies with the shovel to score an Ice Crush for the kill, or use it to tag frozen teammates to unfreeze them and save them from the same fate!
Support Slot: Snow Grenade Launcher (ammo: 3) - Launches snow grenades that explode in a blast of ice.
CRUSHING THE ENEMY
All players will gradually lose HP when hit by snow and ice. When an enemy's HP is reduced to zero, rather than dying, he or she will be frozen in place. Frozen players cannot move and will begin calling to their teammates for help. If you get to them first, take out your shovel and smash them to pieces to perform an Ice Crush! An Ice Crush is the only way to kill your enemy and reduce the enemy's spawn pool.
You can also use your shovel to release your frozen teammates from the ice before they get smashed by an enemy shovel. Unfrozen teammates will be able to return to the fight without using up a respawn for their team. Remember, all players on your team share the same respawn pool... and the more you save your fellow teammates, the more likely it is that they'll be there to save you! Saving a frozen teammate will also restore a small amount of your own HP.
Each team has its own respawn pool with a limited number of respawns for all team members. Every kill via an Ice Crush reduces the other team's respawn pool by 1. If your team's respawn pool reaches zero, no one else on your team will be able to respawn. To win, your team must reduce the other team's respawn pool to zero and then crush all remaining enemy combatants.