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Alongside Quests, Paintball is one of the most popular games in Rec Room. In Paintball, two teams battle for dominance with a variety of paint weapons on one of several maps in one of two modes.
The #RecRoomOriginal room ^Paintball is a #pickup room, i.e., teleporting and "walking" VR players as well as Screen Mode players may play in the same room. The #RecRoomOriginal room ^PaintballVR is only a #teleportvr room, i.e., only teleporting VR players may play in it
Capture the Flag
Each team attempts to move to the enemy base and grab their flag. Grabbing the flag requires a free hand. After taking the flag you must return it to your base. If the flag is dropped for whichever reason, it will sit on the ground until grabbed by either the team that owns it, in which case it immediately teleports home, or the team trying to capture it who can then resume the attempt. Your own flag must be present when returning a flag to score.
The first team to score 3 captures, or whoever is in the lead when time runs out wins.
A team deathmatch mode. Both teams are attempting to score the most hits on the opposing team while not suffering their own. Whichever team reaches 50 enemy hits first, or whoever is in the lead when time runs out wins.
Paintball maps can be customized in two ways:
- by finding the ^Paintball or ^PaintballVR room in the Play Menu of the Watch Menu, tapping the "i" to go to the room details, and then tapping "Go to Private." You can create a named copy of a paintball map by tapping the "Copy" button in the room details. You won't be able to use the Maker Pen, but you can use the Game Setup page of the This Room Menu of the Watch Menu to set the maximum score, duration of the game, field items (e.g., weapons), and starting items for both hands of respawning players. For example, Paintbow is played with bows instead of paintball pistols.
- by creating a new Custom Room based on a paintball map with the Custom Rooms Menu of the Watch Menu. There won't be any built-in gameplay in the new room, but you can use the full power of the Maker Pen and the Palette to create new paintball-like games. Examples include Free-for-All Shooters and TowerDefense games.
|July 19, 2016||Paintball is introduced to Rec Room.|
|July 21, 2016||Bug fixes.|
|July 26, 2016||'Team Battle' mode, leaderboards, and autolock are added.|
|July 28, 2016||Bug fixes.|
|August 2, 2016||Performance Update|
|August 24, 2016||The Homestead map was added as part of the VR World Championship, along with polishing.|
|August 30, 2016||'Paintball Blindness' is removed in the 'Level Up' update.|
|September 7, 2016||The 'Paintball Arsenal Upgrade' update is released, introducing paint grenades, paintball shotguns, and paintball shields.|
|September 20, 2016||Paintball shotguns now have slightly longer range.|
|October 26, 2016||Introduced Practice Mode and new lighting in Homestead.|
|October 28, 2016||Patch Release.|
|November 22, 2016||Temporarily removed leaderboards.|
|December 8, 2016||"Paintball Quarry" update is released, introducing a new map Quarry and paintball sniper rifles, bug fixes.|
|December 16, 2016||Patch Release.|
|December 22, 2016||Flag carrier now has a longer teleport cooldown.|
|January 10, 2017||Paintball shotgun tweak.|
|February 9, 2017||Leaderboards are added back into the game.|
|February 22, 2017||Tweaks and bug fixes.|
|February 24, 2017||Bug fixes.|
|March 8, 2017||"Clearcut" update is released, introducing a new map Clearcut, paintball burst rifles, and map autocycle.|
|April 7, 2017||Bug fixes.|
|April 27, 2017||Bug fixes.|
|April 28, 2017||Minor patch update.|
|May 19, 2017||Bug fixes.|
|May 20, 2017||Bug fixes.|
|June 8, 2017||Bug fixes.|
|June 23, 2017||"Spillway" update is released, introducing a new map Spillway, paintball grenade launchers, and team switching.|
|July 27, 2017||Bug fixes.|
|August 31, 2017||Tweaks and updates to Spillway, new model and SFX for the paintball grenade launcher.|
|February 26, 2020||A trailer for the "Drive-in" map released on Rec Room's YouTube.|
|March 4, 2020||"Drive-in" update is released, featuring a new map, a new cosmetic set, a new gun called the Paint Thrower, Paint Mines and a Paint Shotgun tweak.|