Paintball is a competitive sport or recreational activity where players use air-powered guns (called paintball markers) to shoot small, round capsules filled with water-soluble dye (paintballs) at each other. The objective of the game is to eliminate players on the opposing team by tagging them with paintballs, or by completing objectives such as capturing a flag or securing a designated area.
Paintball is often played in outdoor fields or indoor arenas, and the game can be played in various formats, including elimination, capture the flag, and scenario-based games. Safety gear, including masks, chest protectors, and gloves, is typically worn to prevent injury from the high-velocity paintball projectiles.
Paintball can be played by people of all ages and skill levels, from casual weekend warriors to professional teams that compete in national and international tournaments. It is a popular team-building activity, as it requires strategy, communication, and teamwork to be successful.