Tips for new player

Tips for new player

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Welcome to the Battlegroup!

In this page we’ve collected useful information to new players about the arrival to the event and the services of the nearby area.

Finland is a member of the Schengen area, so travelling to Finland from inside of the Schengen area is very easy.

From the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you will find information on from which countries you will need a visa and travel documents approved by Finland, and much more: Formin Finland

Find out more about Finland here:

Services in Halli and near the game area

Weather in Finland in July

Finnish July can be very warm even up to + 25 °C during the day but also cold days when temperatures are only about 15°C are possible. On some cold nights temperatures can sometimes drop to + 15 °C or even to +10 °C. So book a good sleeping bag and clothes for colder nights.

The sun starts to set after 22:25 and the darkness takes an hour and plus. The sun rises after 04.30. Therefore, you need to take at least a headlamp with you.

Heavy rains / thunderstorms may also occur in Finland during hot summers, which may take a few minutes to hours or then only occur in smaller rains. So take with you your rain equipment, just a rain cover may not be enough in wet woods.

You can check the forecast from Forecas or Finnish meteorological institutes websites.

Gear advice for first timers

  • If you need rental guns or other equipment, contact us at, and we will direct you to our partners.
  • If you wish, you can preorder gear to the game area. Most of our partners offer it as an alternative option to mailing. Contact our partners directly by email if you want to pick up your gear at the game area.
  • For new and maybe even for more experienced, we have created our own example of gearlist, which is aimed to help you to think about the tools and supplies needed.
  • Finland uses type F plug and the network operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Other advices

  • Keep in mind that in the event you must use bio bb’s and the velocities are measured in joules. Also note that some countries use 0,2g bb’s in the measurement, so your gun can easily be overpowered.
  • For and for internet browsing generally, you should have a prepaid subscription. These are available in almost all kiosks in Finland (Eg. R-kioski in bigger cities, but there is none in Halli) and larger grocery stores.
  • In the game area, internet connections are not necessarily the best and the reception varies depending on the network service provider and locations. You can check the cellular towers and providers from Cellmapper. Finnish providers are: Elisa, Telia/Sonera, DNA.
  • Compressed air is available at the game area through our partners.
  • For visitors from European Healt Insurance Card(EHIC) countries, we recommend that you apply EHIC card before coming to Finland and keep that card with you. Visitors from other than EHIC-countries we recommend getting a holiday insurance.
  • We check payments manually once in a week or two, so don’t worry if it takes time to update your payment status. 99% of cases your payment has arrived, but we have not yet just marked it.
  • If you have any other questions about the game, please contact us via email:


We have collected lots of useful information on the players-site for the players who arrive at the event. You will find there important information about e.g. parking, our food services and ingame vehicle check-in process.

We usually release the players-website a month before the game starts.