Tempe Paintball's 24,000-square-foot indoor arena hosts rounds of rec ball—military-inspired play among ruined buildings, oil barrels, and other obstacles. Arriving at the compound, paintballers lease markers, face-protecting masks, and pigment-loaded pellets for friendly combat or for spraying Kick Me on enemies’ backs. As referees oversee the game, players search for vantage points among ruined buildings or take part in skirmishes between oil barrels. For an additional fee, shooters can rent supplementary equipment such as a chest or neck protector or can hoard extra paintballs to finally settle old sudoku scores.
A flurry of paintballs whiz through the air, splattering their targets with brightly colored pigment. Players at the outdoor Buckeye Xtreme Sports can find cover in the midst of the desert landscape behind bunkers, haystacks, or in fox holes. The location boasts two large fields and on-site CO2 and compressed-air filling stations, and nocturnal players can enjoy nighttime matches during the summer from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Located in the Sonoran Desert, the outdoor Splatter Ranch location features two sprawling fields across 20 acres of natural terrain. Complete with both building obstacles and natural playing space, Splatter Ranch also provides CO2 and compressed-air filling stations, as well as a pro shop.
Players looking to beat the heat can head to the indoor Xtreme Pursuit location, where 500 tons of dirt, obstacles, and bunkers spanning over 33,000 square feet await them. The facility also hosts open games, where all players compete together in as many games to the heart's desire after an orientation. A fully-equipped pro-shop with air smithing services is also available.