Weekend Fun – Play Tribes 2 Online For Free with TribesNEXT

If you want to blow off a little steam this weekend, consider playing Tribes 2 for free. Sure, it’s an old game by today’s standards (released in 2001), but it’s still fun, especially if you are into first-person-shooter (FPS) games.

Tribes 2 was opened to the public for free download in May 2004. Back in November 2008, Vivendi shut down the authentication servers for a number of games (includes Tribes 2). Online play was no more.

Until now. The gauntlet has been thrown down, but a community project called TribesNEXT has answered. By releasing a BETA patch, TribesNEXT has restored multiplayer functionality to Tribes 2.


If you already own the game, all you need to do is install the BETA patch from TribesNEXT.

Download Page

If you do not own the game, the unpatched full game download is available from several mirrors. Here is a direct link to the torrent file (full game plus patch).

Note: the patch is not necessary for single-player mode.

Have fun! Maybe I’ll see you online. I’ll be the guy falling all over myself and running in panicked circles.