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Combat Designer

Division: ZeniMax Online Studios | Department: Design | Location: Hunt Valley , MD, US

ZeniMax Online Studios is seeking a qualified Combat Designer will work with the Combat Lead and the rest of the development team in the creation and maintenance of the core combat mechanics, class abilities and itemization of the product.  They will be responsible for overall balance, bug fixing and improvements to all combat and itemization in the game.



  • Adhere to guidelines and restrictions for gameplay with the Combat Lead and Creative Director.
  • Must maintain clear and concise documentation for all balance and combat mechanics they are responsible for.
  • Maintain and iterate on systems such as Champion, itemization etc.
  • Create and maintain class abilities as well as overall game balance.
  • Handle itemization rules, attributes, progression, and introduction methods.
  • Work with systems team to have systems which support combat.
  • Must ensure a healthy live game economy ensuring there is not rapid inflation, stagflation, etc.
  • Make certain that progression paths include enough reward mechanisms to keep players engaged.
  • New gameplay systems design documentation and proposals.
  • Work with the Combat Lead and Creative Director to implement any changes necessary based on feedback, and be responsive and amenable to such changes as content relates to the bigger picture.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Combat Lead and Creative Director


  • Minimum 3+ years game design experience on a shipped or live product.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to think logically, with a strong focus on attention to detail.
  • Experience designing for both a casual and competitive audience.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Must maintain clear and concise documentation for all systems they are responsible for
  • Must be able to communicate well with programmers and artists

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