In GunSwords players must build a squad using available equipment and fight other players in special arenas. By winning battles, gamers can gain ranks and ultimately become champions. The combat system in GunSwords is a powerful fusion of core turn-based features, such as hex grid, fog of war, fighter classes with unique roles, fine action points management, powerups, etc. These features were picked, designed and balanced to provide the best possible player versus player (PvP) gameplay experience.
Players begin by building a squad, choosing from three different classes of fighters: swordsmen, gunners and mages. Additionally, a choice of 17 weapons and spells are available - each upgradeable to 10 level - including swords, chainsaws, shotguns, miniguns, rocket launchers, railguns, etc. Using these weapons and their newly-formed squads, players can challenge other players to turn-based battles to gain points, currency to buy and upgrade weapons and fighters and prestige in the online leaderboard.