Blackthorn Arena

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  • Blackthorn Arena

The story happens in a brutal land called the Freelands, consists of several city states and trade towns while slavery is still a universal thing here. You – as an heir of the Blackthorn Arena, swear to take back the glory and honor once belong to your family.

Core Game Play:
1) Build your gladiators:
Buy slaves and train them into gladiators. You will need to manage their attributions, skills and talents, equip them with the best armors and weapons you can afford. Some of them may have talent to become a support staff such as cooks, healer, drillmaster, black smith etc.

2) Claim your Glories:
Send your Gladiators to fight in 10 diverse arenas in "The FreeLand”, defeat other gladiators and over 30 kinds of monsters. Challenge the champions of other arenas, kick them out of their throne. Create your own champions and become the most powerful master in the world.

3) Manage your arena:
Don’t forget you have an arena to manage! As your gladiators win battles in other arenas, you will gain money as reward, as well as reputation. Money can buy new slaves, better equips and upgrade your arena when needed. Use your money wisely because everything about running an arena is depending on it. Reputation is important too, cost reputation to hold a game will grant you considerable incomes.

Key Feature:
1) All Gladiators are lived:
All gladiators are existed dynamically in the game world - not only yours, but also gladiators in other Arenas or belongs to other masters. NPC gladiators will enroll in different competitions which hold all over the world every day. They could die, get injured or grow stronger as your gladiators do. Whenever you defeat other Gladiators, you can either spare their lives or execute them. If you spare gladiators, you may face them again in the future battle.

2) RPG level Character build:
Blackthorn Arena offers players a CRPG level character build systems. Choose between 6 major attributes and 6 weapon types, combine over 100 combat skills to build a unique fighter. There are no classes, you create your own class! Your Gladiators will also gain various traits during their gladiator career. Some traits may have strong impacts in competitions.

3) Various equipment:
Equip your gladiators with over 200 pieces of armors and weapons, not just for combat effectiveness but also for fashion! Each set of armor has an unique appearance and will reflect in our advanced avatar system.

4) Abundant events:
As an Arena master, you must deal with plenty of events every day. Some of them are opportunity while others are total troubles. Dealing with all kinds of emergencies is also an important and inevitable experience for an Arena master.

5) Real time combat with tactical pause:
The game’s combat is based on real time, but you can pause at any time to issue an command, switch between characters or apply other technique movements.

6) Editable Combat AI
During fighting, you can command only one gladiator at a time. The rest of them will fight automatically. But you can always edit your gladiators' combat AI so they can response to different situation properly.

7) Brutal and challenging Gladiator Career:
The career of a gladiator is cruel and gory. Your Gladiators could completely lose control due to will collapses in the battles. Also beware, Gladiators may die permanently when get defeated! So, please cherish your Gladiators' lives, but don't get over passible for them.

Dear Players, Our livestream as part of Enter the Dragon is about to begin! We'll be streaming for one hour over on the Enter the Dragon Steam event page! (April 24th 0:00 AM - 1:00 AM PST) In the mean while 60% off for the game and an additional 10% sale for the bundle! Thanks for your support!


Blackthorn Arena Luner Year Update Patch! Blackthorn Arena Luner Year update patch. P.S:The system will force the character to have only one archive in Ironman mode, and you cannot save the game manually. At this stage there are still some problems with Ironman mode, which may lead to corrupted archives, data loss or stuck story. Therefore we strongly recommend you to reconsider whether you want to enable this mode. Crash or abnormal exit of the game in Ironman mode can easily cause damage or lo...


Blackthorn Arena August 8th Patch Note: BUG FIXES: 1) Fix the bug that the model of the Terrell Armor is not displayed correctly on female characters. 2) Fix the bug that the effect of the commander passive skill could not take effect normally. 3) Fixed the bug that the armor maintainer trait could not take effect normally. 4) Fixed the bug that the thick fur of the shapeshifter did not take effect properly after shapeshifted. 5) Fixed the bug that the bonus of the werewolf form did not match th...


Dear players of Blackthorn Arena: Hello, thank you very much for your understanding and support of Blackthorn Arena. We sincerely apologize for the problems such as the extremely slow loading of the hard disk drive (HDD), as the studio has been lacking the core full-time main programmer, all program work can only be done by the main director which resulting in many optimization problems. Once again, we apologize profusely for this and thank for the understanding and patience. Thank you! P.S: In ...


P.S: We are aware that the game still has a slow loading problem for some players and are doing our best to fix it. For those affected, please allow us to sincerely say sorry to you. What we have observed so far is that the game program is extremely slow to read on some HDD drives. Given our current program staff shortage and the difficulty of resolving this issue, it may take some time to process. Until the problem is resolved, we recommend that you play the game on a solid-state drive (SSD) if...






  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 bits)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3450 (3.1 GHz) / AMD FX-6300 X6 (3.5 GHz)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2 GB, GeForce GTX 660/Radeon HD 7870
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
  • Sound Card: N/A





  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 bits)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 (3.5 GHz)/AMD FX-8300 (3.3 GHz)
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 4 GB, GeForce GTX 1060 / Radeon RX 480
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
  • Sound Card: N/A


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