Wrongly convicted of a crime, one or two Fugitives scramble to escape the pursuit of a large group of Federal Marshals intent on their recapture.
Each Marshal has a limited number of lives. The Fugitive (s) have significantly more lives than the Marshals, however they are out numbered, Each time a Marshal or Fugitive is deactivated, a life is lost. When all their lives are lost , they are eliminated from the game. The Marshals goal is to eliminate the fugitives, while the Fugitive wants to avoid capture and eliminate the marshals.
Destroying the in-field targets awards bonus lives, and it is recommended that this is done early to avoid elimination.
Typically an experienced player is chosen as the Fugitive. All the other players become the Marshals. The Fugitives enters the arena prior to the mission start (to take up a strategic position). The Marshals wait in the armoury until the mission begins.
Players must actively search out their opponents. If a player fails to do so, their battlesuit will warn them by saying "Warning time low". If they do not find an opponent within a short period (about 12 seconds), the battlesuit will then say "Warning, time critical". If a further 12 seconds passes without them finding an opponent, they will be deactivated and a life will be lost.
The number of lives a player starts off with is determined by a complex algorithm that takes the skill levels of all the Fugitives andMmarshals into account.
Fugitives have the only special ability available, the Payback, which costs them 10 special points to activate.
Mission Length: 10 minutes
Skill Levels: The number of lives each player starts with depends on that players standard skill level.