28 Jun, 2023
The Infinite Black 2The Infinite Black 2 is a space RTS MMO sequel that features lots of exciting PvP and PvE challenges and countless improvements in comparison to the original game.
We begin in a decent starter ship, which we use to complete a few introductory missions. Other players, trial-and-error, and an in-game wiki are our best sources of info, however. And once we’ve got the hang of things and have acquired a small fleet of ships to command, we can embark beyond the Sol system, which is where the real action is.
The overall objective is to fly around to collect resources, loot treasures, hunt aliens, improve our spaceship, and eventually take on other players in PvP.
Killing NPC ships is a great way to get valuable loot, and a “pity loot” system even guarantees a rare drop after enough kills. This system works well for novice and veteran players alike as the loot drops increase in rarity when killing higher level enemies.
Items we don’t need can be scrapped for credits or researched for crafting blueprints, and the best ones can even be sold via the player-to-player auction house.
The community is very active and there are tons of opportunities for PvP via guild warfare, simply exploring dangerous areas, and the many daily arena battles. Joining a guild is at the very heart of the The Infinity Black 2 experience, and it also provides a large stat boost.
The low-poly art style is alright. But this is a massive and complex game, so you have to live with lots of small but important UI elements.
The Infinite Black 2 monetizes via iAPs for “tech points” that can also easily be acquired through gameplay. These provide a pay-to-progress-faster advantage, but for a game genre typically bloated with heavy pay-to-win, this is definitely one of the fairer systems, and many of the top players are free-to-play.
Overall, it’s a must-try for any fan of space MMOs and RTS games.
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