The Class-Based Shooter wiki last edited by EternalNothingness on 08/14/13 02:43AM View full history

A class based shooter is a game that gives players a variety of different character class-builds to fit each situation. They were added into shooters such as Call of Duty, Borderlands, and Mass Effect in order to add more strategy and depth to the gameplay.

Example Classes

Offensive Classes

These classes are normally reserved for attacking enemy objectives, whether it's capturing a flag or control-point, or carrying the bomb to an enemy bomb-site.

Light Infantry

The basic assault unit, whose weapon of choice is normally an assault-rifle. Possesses high mobility.

Close-Quarters Battle

Self-explanatory. Technically, this class is all about attacking enemies up close, whether with a shotgun, a sub-machine gun, or a melee weapon. Usually, if not all the time, emphasizes stealth.

Driver/Pilot

Normally reserved for games that emphasize vehicles, these people are resourceful at piloting land or aerial vehicles to attack enemy objectives.

Defensive Classes

These classes are reserved for defending objectives, whether it's the team's own flag or flag-carrier, a control point already being held, or a bomb-site or bomb-carrier.

Heavy Infantry

Focuses on heavy weapons such as the light-machine gun to defend objectives from a distance. Slower than the light infantry class, but compensates for higher range and firepower.

Sniper

Emphasizes attacking enemies at a great distance with a sniper-rifle. Like the CQB class, usually emphasizes stealth.

Anti-Vehicle/Anti-Air

This class is about destroying land vehicles or aircraft, in order to ensure that they do not reach their objectives. Again, normally reserved for games that emphasize vehicles, like the Battlefield series.

Supportive Classes

Compared to the usually offensive or defensive classes, these classes emphasize supporting the team, rather than either attacking or defending enemy objectives.

Engineer

Resourceful for repairing vehicles or shield-generators. Like the driver/pilot and anti-vehicle/anti-air units, usually reserved for games featuring vehicles.

Medic

Designed to restore lost health of allied units, as well as revive them upon falling.

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