Gamer Centered Gaming
Why does getting the right laser tag equipment matter to your business?
Getting the best equipment (aka Laser Tag guns & accessories) can help your business thrive.
Being "gamer-centered" or being able to create great thrilling games for your players is core to your business success.
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Our laser tag equipment innovative – play indoors or outdoors, fixed or mobile.
Plus the way we play the games is innovative.
Our games are inspired by video games, like Fortnite or Call of Duty.
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If you have been thinking about investing in commercial laser tag equipment, but you have no idea what equipment you will need then this guide was made for you. If you are just getting started, you may not be aware of all the different types of laser tag equipment on offer. Let us help un-complicate your choice.
Over the years the types of equipment have changed and adapted to culture significantly.
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From traditional "family-friendly" indoor arena games to the latest popular live games like Battle Royale to multi-phase scenarios like a live version of Call of Duty. And even to new and exciting missions that replicate fantasy games that will thrill your adventurers.
You can also switch between themes easily via a simple re-boot and re-configuration. You see, we have built-in redundancy in our laser tag gear. Every unit can be booted up to act like any other unit.
Take the Spitfire laser tag gun as an example. You can configure it as an Uzi Machine Pistol if you are planning on running a military simulation scenario. Or if you are planning on running a family-friendly game then you can simply switch it to emulate a sci-fi Laser Pistol.
You might be familiar with the "pew-pew", neon light flashing, zapping games of traditional arena laser tag.
Battlefield Sports has has leveraged this traditional game with new innovations. So the experience is still family-friendly but the game mechanics are more thrilling.
Depending on what you want to do, the system can be pre-set and locked. So you literally can turn the units on with a key and start blaster. It is set and forget!
One of the innovations of laser tag over the last decade has been the rise in the popularity of tactical games. Now it is one of the most popular options for combat entertainment.
On the surface, it may seem a bit complex, but the games are actually quite intuitive for anyone who has played Call of Duty, Battlefield, or even HALO. The sound effects are a bit edgier. And the gameplay is more tactical.
The latest innovation in live gaming has been the uptake of Battle Royale inspired games.
Vdeo games like PUBG and Fortnite hit the world by storm. We re-created the game mechanics of the video game into a live-action experience. The Battlefield Sports live gaming system, for example, automatically shrinks the playing area over time so the gamers are forced closer and closer. Just like in its video game cousin the live-action game can be played in squads, duos, or solo. Now, kiddos tell us they love to play "Fortnite for real!
Imagine this: A thrilling fusion of haunted house scares and intense laser gaming.
This is a new interactive thrill this season. Gamers experience navigating a maze (either indoors or outdoors) and defeat the evil zombie horde.
Battlefield UNDEAD is more than just zombie laser tag. This innovative laser tag system means you can emulate, zombies, uber zombies, and many other undead monsters.
Another gaming theme has been inspired by table-top role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. Since D&D first emerged many have taken the game a step further and created a live-action role-play or LARP.
But the challenge with a live gaming scenario is that the combat must happen in real-time. If you stop and roll some dice to see if the monster is hurt, it kills the immersive experience.
Actually, live-action gaming options are almost endless. The Battlefield Sports laser tag system offers many other gaming themes, like tank battles or the American Civil War.
If you can imagine it then this system can support it.
We'd love to hear your business plans!
The Ultimate Guide To Laser Tag Equipment is a comprehensive guide to all things to do with commercial laser tag equipment. This guide covers everything from technology to game-play.
We've sold our brand of Laser Tag Equipment to Operators in the UK, USA, Australia, and more than 55 other countries. Battlefield Sports commercial Laser Tag equipment is designed for businesses and individuals, just like you, who seek a robust and quality solution. We work with ambitious businesses who understand that investing in quality equipment enables the ability to grow their organization and embrace the future.
Now in 2023, you have got access to the latest live gaming engine software, updated live gaming software plus scoreboard and game-management apps.
We make laser tag equipment so business people can create memorable events for their players.
It is a gamer-centered approach.
Our digital laser tag system called "SATR3" is a patented laser tag system.
Play indoors or outdoors. Set up quickly.
This laser tag equipment is built on real-world experience. We've been in the trenches. We've entertained all sorts of groups from birthday parties, youth groups, to corporate team building. In fact, over the last few years, we have booked more than 25,000+
We have listened to gamers. People love our gameplay, they burst into spontaneous applause at the end of an event.
We have listened to Operators, so we've created a laser tag system that is practical.
Video game-inspired gear with battlefield CRED delivers a whole new gaming EXPERIENCE. Battlefield Sports is world-famous for its innovative Laser Tag Equipment. If you are interested in finding out more about the tech and the laser tag industry then book a 1 on 1 Book a 1:1
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Since the pandemic, many businesses are experiencing labor shortages.
This means you need to have smart tech so you can run bigger events with fewer staff.
That's where SATR3 comes in.
It's got lots of useful features that streamline running events using fewer crew.
These laser taggers are robust.
This equipment is your best choice for mobile or outdoor operations. You do not need an internet connection or wi-fi connectivity to play.
SATR stands for Small Arms Transmitter Receiver. It is Battlefield Sports' world-famous, patented, laser tag equipment system.
The SATR laser tag system integrates the laser tag guns and battlefield props. They all work together to create thrilling games for your customers. You'll also need, a master controller, and we recommend at least three battle boxes.
The Controller manages the game for you such as setting a game time or turning all the units on/off. And much more!
The Battle Boxes are battlefield props that issue respawns (reactivations) or act as an electronic Flag Point. And much more!
Enhance your laser tag package by adding the optional scoreboard apps.
To create the best experience for your customers you will want an integrated solution. A system where the battlefield props enhance the game-play. Whether you are a family entertainment center considering overhauling your dated laser tag arena or are looking to start up a brand-new live gaming attraction Battlefield Sports equipment is for you. Book a 1:1
At Battlefield Sports we champion and inspire business owners to achieve their best through live-action gaming. It is what we do better than anyone else.
This laser tag system can emulate pistols, submachine guns, carbines, sniper rifles, and more. The system can emulate tanks and bombs! It can even emulate sci-fi weapons like ray guns and laser sabers. It can also emulate cross-bows and melee weapons. Not to mention it can emulate zombies and monsters and even emulate spells and shields.
Each emulation has pre-set settings like
magazine clip size
rate of fire, and
the likelihood of jamming.
The laser tag weapon emulations come with slots so you can have a primary and secondary weapon with aids. When playing in the Battle Royale theme and a gamer gets to a Supply Crate then the players can collect extra ammunition or battle aids like bandages. In real-time game-play whatever is the best available weapon or bonus will automatically be allocated to the primary slot.
Our mission is to enable your business vision to become a reality.
Unlike a franchise, we do not impose a specific way of entertaining your gamers. Our SATR digital laser tag equipment is so flexible you can theme your battlefield as a sci-fi, military simulation, zombies, or something in-between.
We have been inspired by our love of gaming and our enthusiasm to help others, just like you, to build a viable, thriving enterprise for you and your family. If you want to schedule your breakthrough 1 on 1 session, click here.
Everything we do flows from our belief in creating a "stage" where people can experience exhilarating and memorable times. Our goal is to create one of the best times in a gamer's life - by tapping into the thrill of Hollywood action blockbusters and FPS video games.
The way we do this is by offering you gaming guns and accessories (laser tag equipment) wearable technology and creating unique live gaming scenarios.
We've made it easy to get started with simple to follow, quick start guides, for the most popular games like:
The gamers are equipped with a laser tag gun with integrated infrared sensors or some wearable technology. Gamers usually start the game at their base, out of sight of the opposition team. While the SATR system can enable friendly fire on or off, most games have friendly fire off.
While this may seem counter-intuitive, after all, real combat situations don't have friendly fire off, but believe me, after years of experience running live gaming scenarios for all ages and all types of groups having the friendly fire off, makes the referee (we call them a C.O.) life's much less stressful and the gamers' enjoyment goes level up.
Often, games are played around inflatables for mobile laser tag. Games are played in warehouse arenas for indoor laser tag. And games are played in forest and wooded fields for outdoor laser tag. Games are even played in Haunted Houses such as zombie laser tag.
There is a lot of action in live-action gaming. :-)
Our friendly Battlefield Gurus are happy to help with your project.
Are you planning an indoor or outdoor attraction? Are you wanted to go mobile, or be in one fixed venue? Either way, we can help.
The theme that the laser tag business chooses will depend on where they plan to play, considering both the cultural fit in the local city and if the business will be run from a Family Entertainment Center or Theme Park, or as part of an Adventure Park or a stand-alone facility.
The Battlefield Sports laser tag system has 5 range settings:
The long-range setting issues maximum power. It is perfect for sniper shots, especially if the gaming gun model has a 46mm lens. But even with the smaller 40mm lens gamers can still affect long-range shots. This setting is best for outdoor or forest venues that have open terrain.
Medium range is a versatile choice. It is best for most outdoor laser tag events. Medium range setting on your laser tag guns works great for dense terrain, like forest or jungle.
The short-range setting is great for close quarter battles, or big-box format indoor games. If you are playing in a huge warehouse with long fire lanes or in an urban combat facility then the short-range setting is best for you.
The indoor range setting is just what it says: for indoor laser tag games. This equipment configuration is good for traditional indoor laser tag arenas. This setting reduces the infrared power so it lessens the risk of infrared bounce on your arena walls.
The melee range setting uses the digital radio system rather than infrared. This is perfect for zombies or monsters who may not have an actual laser tag gun. Instead, they just need to get in close and they will start issuing damage on unsuspecting players!
The combat range of laser tag equipment is impacted by several factors.
Factors such as the brightness of the sunlight can impact. (Are you playing at high-noon in the desert or twilight in dense woodland?)
Another factor that can impact the range is how clean the lens is. While the optics are made with precision glass if there is mud or dirt or dust clogging up the gaming gun barrel then the infrared will not be able to be emitted as effectively.
Another factor that impacts your combat range is your scope. Does your scope need to be zeroed? If the scope is out of sync with your barrel then your aim could be off.
More, your opponent is trying to make it hard for you e.g. ducking and weaving. If you are shooting at a still target that will be easier than someone who is trying to hide.
Here's what you need to play a live gaming scenario:
If you are running a force-on-force scenario then each player is equipped with a gaming gun. These gaming guns each have a Predator Muzzle System, integrated sensors, and a scope.
The predator muzzle consists of nine hyper-bright LEDs (red, blue, and white) and in the center an infrared emitter. This means that there are cool light effects when the player shoots.
All of our laser taggers also have an integrated barrel sensor and a paired head sensor.
The barrel + head-sensor combo enables 360-degree hits. We call our special sensor technology "Optik Sensors". The Optik Sensor supports high-speed digital data transmission which underpins the SATR system.
The gaming guns are also designed to work with a scope.
Most have a custom red-dot scope that allows quick target acquisition. However, some models have a little peep sight and some have telescope scopes for sniper shots.
There are three ways to manage / start a laser tag game using the Battlefield Sports system.
Three ways to control and configure the laser tag equipment.
The simplest way to start a laser tag game is to turn the units on with the key and pull the trigger. You are ready to start blasting! All models are turned on / off with a key.
Only the Battlefield Operators have the key. (This way your players cannot turn off their sensors! Or worse, their laser tag guns!)
This turn-key start works best if all the units are pre-set on the "Lock-Out" mode. In this case, half the laser tag guns are set to team red and half to team blue. Friendly fire is off red players can only tag blue players. Operators can switch friendly-fire on if they prefer, but this makes the game MUCH harder.
The system caters to up to 7 teams, but for simplicity, most Operators divide the players into two teams.
The Battlefield Sports laser tag system is independent. In other words, you do not need to have the internet or wi-fi for the gear to work.
SATR stands for Small Arms Transmitter Receiver, so every unit receives and transmits. The Master Controller is a dedicated unit to help the Battlefield Operator to run the games.
The controller has a myriad of options, one of the most important is its global "Start" function. The Operator navigates to that menu on the Controller's display and pulls the trigger. The digital radio will issue a command, so all the players start simultaneously. The laser tag system also has built-in redundancy, so all units re-transmit the global start command. This means, you can have players spread out across a big area of forest and they will all still start. (Likewise, the global stop / game-over also has this nifty peer-to-peer feature.)
The SATR system can have up to around 2,000 players in one battle. But most Operators start small with, say, 20 to 50 gamers. Larger operations can entertain between 60 and 200 players (or even more!) at once. This gives the Operator greater throughput and gives Operators room to grow their business.
The third way to start a laser tag game is with the SATRWARE software. The Battlefield Sports SATR3 system has two windows apps: SATR-HUB and SATR-SCORE. (Or if you are running a mobile operation, then the SATR-Go! app is best.)
SATR-HUB is an excellent game management tool. Battlefield Operators can use SATR-Hub on a tablet or laptop. This displays just about all the functions of a master controller but on a bigger screen. The app works with a digital radio dongle which is simply inserted into a full-size USB port.
SATR-HUB is a game management app. And SATR-SCORE is a scoreboard app.
And then Operators can display the gamers' results on a big monitor using an HDMI cable.
The gamers' statistics can also be emailed to them after the same, so they can share the results on social media.
Our friendly Battlefield Gurus are happy to help with your project.
Although laser tag guns may be inspired by real-world weapons they are not firearms.
They are simply gaming guns. We have a variety of models, some are realistic-looking laser tag guns and some are more family-friendly.
There are no projectiles, rather the only thing laser tag guns emit is light.
Or more specifically infrared light.
They also feature a hyper-bright light from the muzzle flash.
However, you can configure the laser tag gun to not use the muzzle flash.
The hardware and software in the patented SATR system determine what types of games a Battlefield Sports center can play. Up to 8 different groups of players, each called Battle Groups can play nearby without cross-fire.
Within each Battle Group, you can have up to 7 teams with friendly fire off each team (but most operators run with A team versus B team). In other words, most centers just run one group "Battle 1" with two teams at a time. You can also turn Friendly-fire on but that makes the game much harder, especially for youngsters.
Quite often everyone on a team uses the same Laser Tag Gun model has the same settings, though this is not necessary. For example, say you are running a portable attraction at a Village Fair or a school event, then you will likely have a set up of all Cobras and all units will be set up the same way for a series of short fun games.
But imagine you are going for a milsim scenario event then you are more likely to have an arsenal of different models each squad will probably have a Morita Sniper, five or so Honey Badgers or P90s, and then some more compact models like the Spitfires. Each of these laser tag gun models would have different firepower and settings but they all work together.
The laser tag gun setting options are:
|Available settings||Options||Most popular game settings|
|Game type||More than 50 Scenario games are listed in the "Advanced Games Handbook"||TDM, Domination, Battle Royale & Capture the Flag|
|Game time (minutes)||1 to 240 auto-timed. Or set to unlimited - some battlefields have run 12 or 24-hour scenario events|| |
15 for woodlands
7 for indoor arenas
5 for fairs & festivals
|Number of lives (Hit Points)||1 to 99 or unlimited|| |
In the "Battlefield TAG" Theme:
In the "Battlefield LIVE" theme, for realistic scenario games:
In the "Battlefield ROYALE" theme, for realistic scenario games:
For other themes refer to the User Guide.
|Number of shots||Each magazine capacity is set depending on which weapon the Gaming Gun is set to emulate or unlimited||Using the P90 emulation gamers get 50 per magazine with 4 reloads, a total of 5 magazines (250 ammo on each re-spawn)|
|Downtime (seconds) time between when a player is tagged & when they can shoot again|| |
legendary = 1/4 second hard = 1/2 second
standard = 1 second
easy = 2 seconds
standard = outdoors
hard = indoors
|Head sensors||Senors placed on a headband on the head (center of the forehead /center of the back of the head) or placed on a separate vest|| |
One team places their headbands over a head wrap/bandanna i.e. no brim. And the other team uses jungle hats i.e. with a full brim over the headband.
|Barrel sensor||On. Penalizes blind firing.||On|
|SATR's patented feature: Voice Feedback||on/off||on (you can also set the volume)|
|Battle Box set as Medic Bases||Medic boxes set to teams or re-spawn anyone. Press a button to respawn or use Spawn-Bot to auto respawn.||Medic Boxes are set to teams and placed in each team's base. Auto respawn.|
|Domination Box||Use one, two, or three Domination Boxes. Shoot to control the box or press the button to control.||One Domination Box is placed in the middle of the battlefield. Shoot to control the box.|
|Mystery Box and other in-game perks||Mystery Box - random upgrade (or downgrade) of weapon emulation within the gun class or completely random. There are a lot of options! Within the Battlefield LIVE gaming theme, for example, there are 110.||Simple Mystery Box.|
|Supply Crates||Auto upgrade (no downgrades!) of weapon emulation or game aids, like bandages. Within the Battlefield ROYALE gaming theme.|| Supply crates (inspired by the Fortnite video game) |
Unlike paintball, gamers using realistic laser tag guns players do not have to pay for extra ammo. So the number of shots per game can be quite large. In a popular 15-minute domination, game players can routinely fire 1,000 or 2,000 rounds, depending on if the number of times a player re-spawns during the battle.
Because this game is basically a game of strategy with gamers ducking and weaving, most players achieve an accuracy rate of around 5% to 7%.
Downtime is the time after a player is tagged that they remain deactivated before they can start shooting again. When a player has been shot, say 5 times (the operator can set the number of HP), their laser tag gun is de-activated and they need to return to their team's base press the button on the Medic Box to get a re-spawn.
We've covered a lot in this Ultimate Guide to commercial laser tag equipment.
We've covered Tactical vs Traditional. And we've examined how to use it to attract & engage your players.
We have looked at a wide variety of laser taggers and accessories; equipment for indoors or outdoors or mobile operations. This guide has also considered laser tag gun range settings.
The guide has covered what you need to play laser tag games. It has also examined sound effects and light effects and laser tag gun configurations and emulations.
We hope that you've found this info useful.
Bottom line, whichever laser tag equipment you select for your business, make sure it is patented tech and got the copyright, ensure you choose authentic technology.