For 30 years we’ve been creating incredible video games at our multiple studios, but Rebellion is more than just games. We have our own film and mo-cap studio, we create board games, publish books, and through 2000AD, publish comics and graphic novels such as the amazing Judge Dredd.

We operate across multiple UK locations, with studios based in Oxford, Warwick, Liverpool, and Wakefield. Work-life balance is important to us, and we want everyone at Rebellion to work in the way that works best for them. So, if you are based in the UK, we are always open to discussing how we can support flexible/hybrid working options.

We are on the lookout for a Combat Designer, with a background in weapons and combat, to join our passionate team to help develop an unannounced co-op strategy shooter game, at a company with a history of making exciting 3rd person shooters!

The Rebellion Design team creates and maintains games from concept to release. They work closely with the other specialist teams to implement fun and immersive gameplay utilising the game mechanics.

As a Combat Designer you will work on a brand-new project currently in development! You will create designs and collaborate with other disciplines to create prototypes for gameplay features based on the creative vision of the project.

You will contribute to the game’s vision by overseeing all combat related tasks, and making sure all the gameplay elements align with the weapons. You will also get hands-on with the game setup. This includes implementing and maintaining large data sets, as well as producing in-game content using visual scripting.


  • Strive to achieve the vision and goals set out for combat and weapon elements in the game.
  • Collaborate with multiple people across different departments to ensure a unified approach to combat.
  • Proactively ensure the combat design serves the audience of the game.
  • Help influence the trajectory of systems and tools required to ensure combat is of the highest quality possible.
  • Collaborate with game designers to integrate combat mechanics seamlessly into the overall gameplay and narrative.
  • Fine-tune combat mechanics to achieve a perfect balance between challenge and accessibility.


  • Knowledgeable about creating game design documents and prototype specifications.
  • Professional experience as a Weapons/Combat/Game Designer at a similarly senior level.
  • In-depth knowledge of various combat systems, genres, and industry trends.
  • Good knowledge of production pipelines.
  • Strong understanding of player psychology and the ability to create rewarding and satisfying gameplay experiences.
  • Professional experience in multiplayer games would be advantageous.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A good knowledge of weapons, ballistics and warfare technology would also be preferred, but not essential.


We offer an extensive benefits package to our team including:

  • 22 days holidays + Christmas closure (typically 4 days) & Bank holidays (increasing with service at 5 years – one day each year until you reach 31 days)
  • Private Medical Insurance, healthcare cash plan, including dental and Vision
  • Life Assurance, Income Protection & Critical Illness Cover
  • Enhanced Family Leave
  • Interest Free, Tax-Free loans
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • EAP a range of Mental Health and Wellbeing Support
  • Plus loads more… including a wide range of discounts, freebies, and social events!

About Us

Whichever team you join at Rebellion we are proud of our open, friendly, and creative atmosphere. We love what we do, and we have fun doing it! As a big indie developer, we have complete creative freedom over our titles which allows us to work on a massive variety of projects across all the major platforms.

Find out more about us here

Our size, stability, and the variety of in-house expertise across multiple industries, makes Rebellion completely unique! We work in our own way, and we celebrate that as the key to our success. We foster an inclusive culture where you are encouraged to be yourself, to express your creativity and your talent. We are people focused and will support you in every way to can be the best at what you do. We recognise the importance of enjoying what you do and having a healthy work-life balance. We offer a friendly, creative, and relaxed working atmosphere, with sensibly managed projects and a wide variety of benefits and development opportunities for all our teams to ensure you are fully supported with your physical and Mental Well-being.

We are actively recruiting for a diverse team and continue to add to our culture of growth and inclusion. Rebellion encourages innovation in all areas, and we look forward to hearing how you can help us to be better. We encourage all demographics of culture, gender, ethnicity, neurodiversity and beyond, because a representative team makes better products.

If you are interested in working at Rebellion, but this role doesn’t sound quite like you, we’re recruiting for a range of positions across the studio and we’re always happy to receive speculative applications via our website. Visit our Careers website to view all our live vacancies: Rebellion: Careers

Tagged as: Communication, Content, Creative, Mechanics, Production Pipelines, Scripting, Trajectory

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