The event is split into 3 parts, the preparation/intro stage, the battle stage and the rocket stage. When you join the server, you will automatically be given LVL 300. Type /Red Team to be teleported to your side of the arena or /Blue Team, depending on which team you are on. Then with an empty inventory, type /red gear or /blue gear. This will give your BDU uniform, jacket, ammo, food, meds and drink, plus your allocated dye colour. Of course, you must wear the correct dye during the event. All guns, armour and mods are in the boxes, gear up soon as possible.
Sat 6pm CST
The preparation stage is essential. It starts 1 hour before the main event. This is where you and your entire team should be in coms and the event server. Here you will grab your armour, guns, mods and read the books.
Sat 7:00pm -7:30PM CST
At this point, you should be locked and loaded, ready to go in the server. You should also be in discord coms as Namsaknoi will have started his stream at this point and will jump in coms with you to remind/explain the rules to you and the audience.
Sat 7:30pm – 8:30pm CST
The battle stage is where the fighting starts. There are two rounds, and each round lasts 1 hour. 1st round is just a straight-up deathmatch, 2nd round; each team is given rocket launchers to blow up the other team’s base.
Sat 8:45pm – 9:45pm CST
The rocket launcher round will commence after a 15min intermission where we reboot the server. Each team will be given an equal number of rocket launchers with the idea of doing as much damage as possible to the opposing team’s base.
What to Join?
Sometimes the event is Patreon only, and other times its open to all members of Salty Zombies community. So, if you would like to join in the event, then DM Ataxia. Entry to the event will be closed 2 days before the event, there will be no last-minute joiners, so if your name isn’t down before then, you won’t be able to participate.
The death and kill scoring system will be ongoing in all rounds, including the rocket launcher round. The base destruction round is just a bonus objective to score bonus points at the end. We have changed the scoring system to require players to be more tactical in their approach. Winner is determined by which team has the most points at the end of the event, not at the end of each round.
+1 Point For Every Player Kill
+30 Points To The Team That Does The Most Base Damage
-1 Points For Every Death
-5 Points For Team Kills
-5 Points For Fouling
Base Damage Assessment
Both bases are now identical, which will make it easier to assess the damage in the final round. The assessment will be done with the human eye. So we all get to decide which team did the most destruction. However, to keep it more visible, we will only assess the damage done to the bases above ground.
After the building stage has been completed, the server is shut down, and all player profiles are deleted. The preparation stage starts 1 hour before the main event. This part is essential because you only have one hour to get your guns and armour ready with the mods of your choosing. You will also need to add your skill points, read the books and add the dye to your clothes and armour.
Remember, you can only use 1 of each gun. Don’t line your entire tool belt up with M60’s and think we won’t know about it; we will, and you will be banned.
After you are all prepared and ready, wait outside your base for Namsaknoi to fly over and take some footage of you all geared up and ready for war. After that, he will jump in coms with the opposing team, reiterate the rules, make sure everyone understands and then the fight will commence.
Battle Stage & Event Specific Rules
All the rules on our website that apply to every Salty Zombies server also apply to this event. If you are unfamiliar with them, please read them here. In addition to those rules, we have event-specific rules. Organizing these events is a lot of work, time and energy. So, if someone was to break or bend the rules or do something that falls under the “Don’t be a dick” category. Then you will be banned from the event and our regular everyday servers as well. So, please read them carefully, then reread them.
No Entering Enemies Base or Spawn Area.
Do not enter the opposing teams base or spawn area. You will get to blow up the opposing team base in the final round, but you still can’t enter the area highlighted in red below. At no point whatsoever should you enter the red region of the opposing teams base, either underground or above. There are concrete roadblocks to indicate the no go zone for opposing team members. Note that a subway station runs from one team’s base to another. There are multiple ways to get into the subway. Each team has direct tunnel access from their base, outside their base and in the middle of the arena. If you see a sign similar to the one below, you have gotten too close to being under the other team’s base and should retreat immediately.
Watch the streams live on Twitch
The event is usually streamed by the SZ founder, Namsaknoi and our 2 resident streamers, senior admin Amare and admin Just In Time, links below. If you are a streamer, then by all means, please feel free to stream the event. If you regularly or have the ability to record your screen, then please do so. After each event, we collect the footage of as many perspectives as possible, make a cool video, and upload it to our Youtube channel.
Destroying The Arena
During the actual gunfight, blocks will get damaged by gunfire. You can purposely destroy blocks in the arena with your guns to create viewpoints if you wish, but only during the battle. The only thing you can destroy during the base building part is the blocks/terrain inside your base building zone. Anyone going out and destroying blocks or parts of the arena during the base building part or any time prior to the gun battle will be banned. When you are given rocket launchers in the final round, you may destroy any part of the arena you like except the main wall.
Don’t Be A Dick
The most important rule of all, don’t be a dick. We cant label and explain every aspect and action that will ruin the event or be classed as cheating. Sometimes we have to assume you have a brain and a bit of common sense, like using the opposing team teleport command to get to their location, destroying beds, camping spawn points, verbally toxic, exploiting a game glitch, not wearing your team colours, render killing etc. Just enjoy the event and play the way it’s meant to be played. Don’t cheat, try to manipulate the system or bend the rules.
Full Attendance Required
If you are signing up, you are signing up for the entire event, from start to finish. You can not come late or leave early and unbalance the teams. If you have something to do during this time, please don’t put your name down. If you are unsure whether or not you can make it, you can put your name down on the reserve list.
Stay Off The Wall
There are ways to get on the wall, don’t do it. Anyone doing so will be disqualified, and their kills stricken from the final results. However, their negative death score will remain. Don’t purposely damage the wall either during the rocket launcher round. The occasional accidental hit is fine, but blasting a hole in the wall and running outside of the arena isn’t.
Do not loot the arena. We will provide you in abundance everything you will need. However, some items are not allowed and will get you auto-banned from the server if detected in your inventory, such as AP rounds, Drones, all Turrets, candies, hunter mod, Fortbites, Recog etc. So if you go looting and pick up something, you shouldn’t and get auto-banned. You will be out of the event.
Bed Placement/Spawn Point
All Beds must be placed inside the wall by your teams base. You will know what I mean when you see it. Try to spread them out. Also, use the “Spawn on Bed” option. Never select the “Spawn near my bed” option because you will spawn outside the arena. Type in your team spawn point to get back into your base if that happens. No beds should be placed on the battlefield itself.
No Digging/Building or Repairing
You can not dig holes or tunnels of any kind outside of your base building area. Nor can you build or place blocks of any kind outside of your allocated base building zone. You may damage or destroy the POIs and blocks during the battle. But until the actual battle starts, do not touch anything in the arena
Score Manipulation/Team Sabotage
If team members are suspected of manipulating the scores, they will be disqualified, and points struck from the final score. For example, running into enemy fire and repeatedly dying with no real effort to kill the opposing team or extensively killing team members.
(Frequently Asked Questions)
FPS/lag is Terrible, what to do?
Turn off Dynamic Mesh in the games video options. You may also find during the preparation stage a major drop in FPS when everyone starts reading books. And it won’t get better when they stop. If this happens you must exit the game and restart Steam.
Can I Stream Snipe Namsaknoi?
Stream Sniping is when you watch a players stream that you are currently playing against to see their location and get an advantage over them. The answer would obviously be “no”. However, you will all do it anyway and to be fair, you’re going to need every advantage you can get.
Can I give my donor spot to a non donor?
No, only the Patreons of Salty Zombies can play in the events.