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Mar 26

Warhawk Tournament 2010!

Dylan Jobe's Avatar Posted by President, LightBox Interactive

On the heels of our recent price-drop for Warhawk, and for all of our fans both rookies and veterans, we have decided to hold a new Warhawk Competition!

Warhawk - Aircraft comabt

Many of us here in the States have been spending way too much time staring at our brackets so we’re opting not to do a traditional “bracketed” tournament based on teams or clans. Instead, we’re going to make this competition more accommodating of the individual player by hosting special Capture the Flag Servers that players can join and play on. These servers will have their stats tracked separately for the duration of the competition, specifically Points earned, and these stats will be displayed on a new Tab labeled “TOURNY” that we are adding to the Warhawk website and this new tab will process and update all the player data periodically — so if you get a kill or flag capture and then *immediately* go check the “TOURNY” Tab, just be aware that the server churns all the data every 6 hours and your fine, fine combat skills may take a bit of time to be displayed :-)

Warhawk - Champions Blade

So here are the ground rules:

  • Competition starts on April 2nd at 5am Pacific Time and will run through May 3rd at 5am Pacific Time.
  • Players must play on Official SONY Servers named “Tournament-CTF-1,2,3, etc.”
  • Competition is open to North American *AND* European players.
  • The top 50 players that have earned the most Points on these designated servers will win the competition.

Winners will receive the very rare Champions Blade! It’s an in-game weapon like a trophy that you can bash people with. You’ll also get a special edition Warhawk shirt for your avatar in HOME — only available to the winners of this competition!


Start sharpening your skills and get ready for the competition — an who knows, you may even run into a dev or two ;-)

Rock on,

Add Your Own

UKenglishSTYLE said:

March 26th, 2:29 pm

wow so people with a family and full time job like me are out of the competition i guess :( well since i wasn’t around for the ggl i guess this is my only shot to get a chance to get something, even though like Bfitch said.” this is not going to be about skills and points , its going to be about who has the most free time. :( well congratulation MARKJW because your on 24/7 so i know for a fact your going to be one of the winners :(

bst10 said:

March 26th, 2:30 pm

I haven’t played this game forever. I hope they come out with a sequel or a new game like it. Warhawk rocks!!!

Razrsharp said:

March 26th, 2:42 pm

yes! i haven’t played warhawk in a while, this’ll give me a reason to get on there with some friends.

Sonic42 said:

March 26th, 3:07 pm

Great. People with a life automatically lose, and the people on 20 hours a day that don’t have a job or girlfriend/wife win.

King0fHearts2007 said:

March 26th, 3:07 pm

How many winners will there be?

UKenglishSTYLE said:

March 26th, 3:14 pm

50 winners only , whoops i mean 49 because MARKJW is a for sure win. :(

Blkant said:

March 26th, 3:25 pm

This was my favorite game for the longest time, but the warhawk community has become to arrogant, rude, and hostile so much that I just had to give up. On top of that your ranking was just ridiculously impossible to move up on, while continuing my real life.

Such a shame to have had to let go a such a good game like that…

NEJI64 said:

March 26th, 3:34 pm

havent played Warhawk since the jetpack DLC.

Edward927 said:

March 26th, 3:50 pm


xpopxkidx110 said:

March 26th, 3:52 pm

Warhawk sucks…. nuff said xD

D-Squad3 said:

March 26th, 4:17 pm

Those prizes are definitely not worth it, I mean a knife and a virtual shirt? Come on! Stop with these digital prizes, just like the God of War 3 Ultimate Edition, everything was digital. WTF? Just give us Warhawk 2 already.

macchonk said:

March 26th, 4:20 pm

Dylan Jobe,
1st of all, thx for holding another tournament, should be a lot of fun… hvnt’ played much in any of those servers coz the last time I played in it, the server was laggy…
It would be great though if u can randomize every game mode in it… and not using the tau crater in any of the game mode…

Please change the requirement to win the tournament…
U should also put win/lose ratio, kill number, time playing, and bonus points into consideration…
The thing, is depite of some of us probably willing to spend so much time playing this game for that 1 month period of time, we just can’t, coz we have something more important in life we neeed to do… n some of us, probably so much better than those ppl who have so much time in their hand to play this game as they please…

2 be continued

macchonk said:

March 26th, 4:21 pm


And, also for those servers, I believe this is the time where u should make an adjustment, player shouldnt be able to decide which server they wanna play in, u guys need to make a feature to randomize the server where player ended up playing in…. coz i believe certain group of people, would flood the server where they can rack up so much points somehow…
n players shouldn’t also be able to join off their buddies… let this last tournament ( I assume), to be as fair as possible…

If its’ possible, u should also limit an individual from spending more than certain amount of games in a day in any of those tournament server..
it works just like banning… if an individual play in the tournament server for 15 games (between 12am – 11.59pm) then they shouldnt’ be able to play another game in those tournament server till 12 am of the next day.. that’s i believe one another good way to see who r willing to spend time to play this game (since 15 games is a not a small number), n also the amount of points they r able to rack up during those time span…

macchonk said:

March 26th, 4:22 pm

if it’s possible, to kick every players out of the server everytime a game over.. that way, those people who r waiting will also get their chance to play..

looking forward for it..

macchonk said:

March 26th, 4:29 pm

ok now that i think about it 15 games is still too much.. how about 10 games limit in a day..

footballrule said:

March 26th, 5:20 pm

Playstation Home shirt? Give me give me give! :D

LUGIEZ said:

March 26th, 5:22 pm

You guys keep prodding me to get back into this game. And now I think I may have found a reason to get rid of some HDD space for a re-download of this beast of a game. Here I come – oh no!

KwietStorm said:

March 26th, 6:08 pm

It takes a really long time to level up with the higher ranks. How come this game never has double XP weekends?

chemicalgroom said:

March 26th, 6:09 pm

Count me among the disappointed. It’s a team-based game; having a tournament that rewards individuals with the most points on an aggregate basis simply encourages video-game addicted lunatics to do whatever they can to steal kills and flag captures from teammates. Your no.1 player will be a well-known racist and homophobe who plays 24/7 and exploits a known glitch that you never fixed. Will you have your picture taken with him, Dylan?

What the Warhawk community really wants and needs has been discussed ad nauseum on the Warhawk forum: stat padding to be actively policed, servers to receive regular and quality maintenance and attention, some actual communication between the people who run the game for us and the community, elimination of some age-old and well-known glitches, and new DLC. If you want to do some free advertising and earn some goodwill in the community, all you had to do was come and post to the forums periodically. This move will simply reward the very players who engage in the worst sorts of community behavior.

TNTbkNY said:

March 26th, 6:16 pm

sounds like ill be back in my 4×4 this weekend WOOOT!!

xiLLuSivE-- said:

March 26th, 6:30 pm

this is stupid dylan. champions blade again? really? cmon.

Bris_Blade said:

March 26th, 6:47 pm

Guess it’s time to put Warhawk back in my PS3!! XD

Monetep said:

March 26th, 7:26 pm


LOL yeah it really looks like a keyblade xD

Great idea, too bad i can’t even dream in winning this, u bought the game during the last month (?) sale, so i’ve been played for a month now, and—-a april 5? it’s monday i have to work and go to class…

UKenglishSTYLE said:

March 26th, 7:58 pm

hey chemicalgroom , ,, good post , I just hope dylan see’s it . I agree with 100% and i know alot of members from the community agrees with you.

dcn66100 said:

March 26th, 8:29 pm

cool but please add more dlc maps the game has few maps compared to other similar games.


March 26th, 9:25 pm

I don’t understand how people can play this game…Its like REALLY bad.

WHTrunner said:

March 26th, 10:49 pm

No statues this time?

I broke my last one. Q_Q

dragoonrr said:

March 26th, 11:18 pm

wow… just wow… i wont even play in it…. thanks a lot 1300 hrs i put in to warhawk trying to be a team player and this is it… i don’t even want a champions blade…. thanks for all the effort and thought…. i hope u read this the psn is dragoonrr wipe my stats and my alter Ben__reilly that’s a double underscore… wow i don’t even want to play anymore what a joke…. F starhawk

tomstockmail said:

March 26th, 11:22 pm

Warhawk should be free. You can still make money off of the DLC packs.

SC3278 said:

March 27th, 2:42 am

Wish I had the time to play. Should be points/time spent playing or a time limit to giving people a chance to get into the room. You could sit in the room and play all day. So, you win a championship blade for having no life. GREAT idea…next

Starhawk soon…2010? maybe uhh…pls

DeMoNiC_BaS3RaPe said:

March 27th, 5:07 am

Emi-Argentina is the KING of blue servers !!! Every1 is going to be owned.

raigamer said:

March 27th, 5:15 am

Nice one, i’m going for the campions blade! i don’t play that much but who knows *_*

Joeycutts83 said:

March 27th, 7:57 am

A bit late I think. I’m a player with over 750hours logged, and havent picked up the game in months. so obviously I cant contain my excitement at the prospect of having to practice just for a champions blade…(most points noob blade now)

it’s a real shame that you guys are only now doing anything with the warhawk community, it’s just a REAL shame that it isnt for the original community that started playing it… it’s for those kids that got warhawk last christmas after they bought it on psn for next to nothing isnt it?

way to reward you consumers.. leave out anyone that played the game for the first two years and reward anyone that bought it for a fiver. I deserve a champions blade, but i would prefer a champion donky D*#k to slap across hmmm your face….

lagoonalight said:

March 27th, 8:58 am

I totally agree with Groom. I will not be participating in this. There are too many crazed addicts that will win this and I HATE THAT CHAMPION’S BLADE LOL! I have never liked that blade. The other blade is WAAAAAAAAY cooler and IDK why you are not offering that one. I wouldn’t devote time to this just for the reason I don’t want that blade replacing my normal one.

Where the **** is a DOUBLE XP weekend. Seriously, not all of us have 8 hours a day to devote to this stale and old game. Don’t get me wrong, I’m almost a general and working on 700 wwings,a nd I do love the game, but this game just gets terrible after a matches. You have to search and leave games continuously for any decent server to emerge. I still have 25k to go and then some air kills and this tourny is not helping.

Moelon said:

March 27th, 9:55 am

LOL, i was part of the old GGL tournament and my team ^Armed^^Assassins^ won it. Too bad i was canadian so i didn’t get the blade. Good thing its open to everyone now. Lets see if i can return as good as i was before.

Elsa said:

March 27th, 10:10 am

Nice idea but I tend to agree with others that the very best thing about Warhawk was the teamwork and this type of tourney takes away from the team aspects of the game.
It might have been better to have a smaller 4vs4 bracket tourney or even more of a “fun” tourney with hidden prizes. Give out a prize for each game (or game day) based on changing stats… most flag caps, most deaths, most mine kills – just list out the winners each day, what they did to win, and award a blade. This would have kept the game more fun.

… and we’re all patiently awaiting your next game! Hopefully there will soon be news. Just stick to the Warhawk formula and it will be great. Just please, please, please don’t do the COD/MAG thing and start giving out better weapons/armour to longer term players. You already have the right formula as is shown by the longevity of the game!

Raacky said:

March 27th, 11:04 am

Hang on, why do DEVs get participate in a tournament??

KoRn555 said:

March 27th, 11:32 am

cant wait to see all the spinners come out…

Alexius92 said:

March 28th, 1:40 am

Thanks a lot to you Dylan! (: I personally as an European never got a shot at the champions blade. I love the idea of the individual tournament. Whoever gets the blade earns it.

Don’t mind the bad comments from some of the fellow veterans here. of course team work will matter that’s what the 50 points ribbon is for. Also I think they’re just mad because now they know everyone has a shot on the blade not just them and their fellow veterans. Well thought out turney Dylan much respect.

africanoboy said:

March 28th, 4:46 am

Nice having a new tournament , the game still has got a solid comunnity comparing to the time it came out . Warhawk is still for me one of the greatest multiplayer games on the Play Station 3 System by far …

snooker8th said:

March 28th, 6:10 am

One of the greatest multi-player games ever – still play it frequently!!

inuyasha5400 said:

March 28th, 9:14 am

warhawk is dying this year.

pmm313 said:

March 28th, 3:05 pm

any1 try to sign in to ps3 network lately i am trying now and getting error code 80028E06 this better not be one of those big issues again

chemicalgroom said:

March 28th, 7:12 pm

Dylan, while we have your attention and Alexius is sucking up to you, care to weigh in on whether the backwards lock is an exploit or part of your intended design?

Miles514 said:

March 28th, 7:20 pm

I was going to buy this but it seemed old and no more support until now…

archimedes5 said:

March 28th, 7:38 pm

Will participants receive a ceremonial blade?

madao777 said:

March 28th, 9:40 pm

hey Dylan Jobe i have so few questions? please message me on psn the answers please :)
1)how many people per game? (32 people or making a server about 64)
2)so no teamwork? (anyone can join and get points right?)
3)so what happen if i cant join a server when its become full?(cause if the server become full then no one will leave until its over)
4)IS STARHAWK REAL!!!! (i just really want to know!!)

thanks and please respond to my questions
btw i make so really cool clan video (LeGN) so please watch them

Scarecrow-- said:

March 28th, 11:57 pm

Thank you Dylan and co!

Have had this game since it came out in 2007 <3
Still kicking it in the skies and on the ground

If only all the games were enabled with the "Broken Mirror" Booster Pack. That's the "funnest" of them all

Anyway, thanks for making this for everyone!
About time people used the super awesome Sony servers!

RemzVkru said:

March 29th, 12:05 am

Seriously what a joke this tourney is!!! This late into the life of warhawk dylan should give everyone the champions blade, i mean seriously it’s not that big a deal!! Why don’t you make it top 50 who have the most flag grabs…….at least this way people would go after the flag!! This degenerate MJW who has no life and plays 24/7 will be top cause all he does is use a TOW missile over and over the whole game. Seriously dylan stop jerking around with nonsense like this.

Radim_cz_eu said:

March 29th, 12:55 am

Just let Warhawk rest in peace already :)

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