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Occupation, stylised as Occupation!, is a game mode available in Ace of Spades.


The Bomb
The bomb on the ground

The aim of the blue team is to take a bomb which spawns in one of a number of locations, to the green team's base, scoring three points for the blue team. Meanwhile, the aim of the green team is to intercept the bomb, either hiding it or allowing it to explode in a safe location outside of their base. If the bomb explodes outside of the green teams's base, then the green team is awarded one point.

The target score of 30, and limit of a single bomb can both be changed in a Custom Match.

A bomb exploding.
A player carrying the bomb.

Players carrying the bomb are slowed down significantly and are unable to fire their weapon, making them an easy target for the opposing team unless they are protected by their team mates. If a player is killed whilst carrying the bomb, it will be dropped on the ground and explode after 10 seconds, causing damage and possible death to any players in the vicinity. The fuse time of the bomb can be changed in a Custom Match.

The green team's base.

A green team's 'base' is defined as the area within the green glowing box. A green border will appear around the players screen when they are within the confines of the green base.

The icon pointing to the bomb is coloured depending on status:

  • Black and White - Bomb is safe
  • Green - Bomb is carried by a Defender
  • Blue - Bomb is carried by an Attacker
  • Red - Bomb is not carried and will blow up


Bomb.png - Shows bomb location. Coloured to match status of bomb (see above).
BombDrop.png - Shows base location. Coloured green in-game.



The Engineer can fly using the Engineer Jetpack, making taking the bomb to the green base easier and quicker. However, this advantage may be offset by the Engineer's low health so players should make sure the Engineer is well protected if using this tactic.

Hiding the Bomb

Players on the green team may choose to hide the Bomb by holding it in a hidden location and attacking any players from the blue team who attempt to take it. This will make both teams unable to score any points, so is best used when the green team is in the lead. A tunnel is an effective place to hide the bomb.


Action Score
Occupy +50 every 5 seconds
Carry Bomb +50 every 5 seconds
BOOM! +50
Bomb Distraction +100
Carrier Defend +100
Bomb Defend +50
Close to Bomb +100
Survive Blast +50
Intercept Carrier +50

Generic Score Types

Action Score
Headshot +150
Melee +150
Kill +100
Assist +50
Death Revenge +50
Payback +50
Reloading Kill +50
Defend +50
Suicide -100

Custom Matches

The following game mode specific options can be changed in a Custom Match:

Target Score

Default: 30

The score both teams aim for to win the game. Can be 3, 6, 9, 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90, 150 or disabled completely.

Max. Active Bombs

Default: 1

The number of bombs that can be present at a time. Can be 1, 2 or 3.

Bomb Fuse Length

Default: 10 seconds

How long it takes the bomb to explode after being placed on the ground. Can be 5, 10, 15, or 20.

Available Maps

Ranked Match

Occupation can be played on the following maps in a Ranked Match:

Custom Match

Occupation can be played on the following maps in a Custom Match:


Occupation was added to Ace of Spades in Build 2652, which was released on March 28th 2013.

Related Achievements

Image Name and Objective Notes
BombsAwayUnachieved.jpg BombsAway.jpg Bombs Away!
Drop a bomb in the enemy base and survive
Only available in Occupation mode.
HotfootUnachieved.jpg Hotfoot.jpg Hotfoot
Pick up a bomb from the spawn point and make it to the enemy base without dropping it
Only available in Occupation mode.
BombDisposalExpertUnachieved.jpg BombDisposalExpert.jpg Bomb Disposal Expert
Intercept 5 bomb carriers and defend the bomb until it detonates early.
Only available in Occupation mode.
BombTheBaseUnachieved.jpg BombTheBase.jpg Bomb the Base
Be the final player to plant a bomb successfully, then win the round.
Only available in Occupation mode.