How Much Does it Cost to Play Paintball?
One of the first questions potential paintball players want to know when they call our company is how much does it cost to play paintball?
To Play Pick Up Games with others you can come out and play a couple games for just $30. This gets you our Starter Rental Package which will cover your field fee, get you unlimited compressed air fills, gets you a rental gun, a rental air tank, a rental mask, and 100 of our DBS Field paintballs.
If you'd like to play more than a couple of games you can get our most popular rental package, the Basic Rental Package, which is $40 and will cover your field fee, get you unlimited compressed air fills, gets you a rental gun, a rental air tank, a rental mask, and 100 of our DBS Field paintballs. That is typically enough for 2-2.5 hours of playing at either of our facilities.
Have Your Own Equipment? The admission & air fee is just $20, then you buy however much paint you want!
Want to Book a Private Party? Some people want to bring a group and play with just their group. We call that a Private Party and our most popular party package is our 2-Hour Private Party. The cost is $350 for up to 10-players, and $35 for each additional player. This will cover your field fee, get you unlimited compressed air fills, gets your players the rental gun, a rental air tank, a rental mask, & 350 DBS Field Paintball’s.
Want a more through breakdown of what it cost to play paintball?
Paintball Guns range in price from $75 to just shy of $2000. At DBS we use Tippmann and Planet Ecplise markers for our rental guns as they have proven to be high-quality markers that are accurate, durable, and comfortable to use.
Paintball Guns require an air source that powers the paintball gun and propels the paintball from the marker. In paintball, we use either CO2 or compressed air. CO2 fills range from $4-6 and compressed air fills range from $5-7.5 per fill, and it usually takes 2 or more fills for a day of play! At our facilities the air is included… and compressed air is safer and higher performance so we use compressed air as our rental tank of choice.
Paintball Masks cover the full front of the face, eyes, side of the head, and ears. These range in price from about $30 to $150. Paintball masks typically come with either an anti-fog treated lens or a dual thermal lens. The dual thermal lenses are typically better as they are more fog resistant, but the lenses are more expensive, are harder to maintain, and are more prone to damage. That is why we offer thermal rental masks, but charge a small fee to use them.
There are also many accessories people use while playing. Gloves, neck protectors, chest protectors, smoke grenades, and more. All of these are optional things and are not required to play. Find out What to Wear Paintballing here.
What about the Paintballs? For each game of paintball, you will obviously need paintballs… and the quality of the balls can vary significantly. Our DBS Field Ball is made to break on target, not in your gun, is biodegradable and safe for the environment. Big Box stores sell paintballs too, and the reason they are so cheap is that they use low-quality gelatin (the shell) that is typically either too brittle, which means it will break in your gun, or too soft, which means it won’t break on your target. If the ball doesn’t break on target the opponent isn’t out, so you will use more paint anyways! In addition, the paintballs that don’t break are the ones that hurt the most as the energy of the ball is not disburse as it crumbles!
Another key to a decent paintball is the fill inside the ball. Cheap paintballs will use an oil-based fill which is not easy to clean, can stain, and is not environmentally friendly. The DBS Field ball uses a 100% PEG fill, meaning it will clean up and will not negatively impact the environment. Because the shell of the paintball is impacted by temperature and humidity we have our DBS Field ball specifically made for the Northwest conditions. Those big-box stores paint is made in large patches for all the stores, so sometimes it may be extremely brittle and other times way too soft. The DBS paint is produced specifically for us and typically used by you within 3-6 months of production. How long did that box paint sit… and at what temperature? The DBS Field ball is stored in our storage facility at the perfect temperature of 70 degrees.