The goal of Ragnarok Arena is to get the highest score by the end of a round. This is accomplished by killing other players with various weapon pick-ups spread across the playing fields. What differentiates this mod from most[which?] released in recent years[when?] is how it's played.[clarify]
However, the game itself ships with many furry player models, including an Arctic fox and the personal player model of the creator of the mod. This gave the mod the image of "Catering to furries", with a few sites[which?] attaching themselves to this idea. Even with this in mind, the mod itself ships with quite a few player models that have nothing to do with the concept of furries at all. In fact, most pay homage to previously released mods in the Half Life Community.