Battlerite Royale is about ready to take on the world

Battlerite Royale is about ready to take on the world

During the many announcements here in the Europe’s largest video game convention, it was easy to overlook the one about the highly anticipated Battlerite Royale.

Gamescom 2018 so far has seen many breathtaking announcements, playable versions of long-awaited games, as well as plenty of content for video game fans to consume. Meanwhile, a small indie developer from Sweden, Stunlock Studios, revealed the details for their take on the current battle royale craze, called Battlerite Royale.

As the name implies, the game will take place in the same universe as the popular multiplayer online battle arena made by the developer. In a familiar battle royale fashion, the game will feature Battlerite characters being dropped into a large map, gathering resources, and fighting until there’s only one left standing.

In the announcement, the developer revealed that Battlerite Royale won’t be a playable mode in their highly-successful arena brawler game, but a standalone title. Even more than that, unlike its free-to-play predecessor, Battlerite Royale will have a price tag of $19.99 USD. And even though the game will be released in less than a month, the team behind the games are certain it will not affect their previous title, “The community has always been and will always be important to us,” game developer said in a statement. “Since last year, we’ve been working on new modes and trying to discover different ways of enjoying Battlerite’s signature combat system.”

Releasing the game as a standalone title will allow Stunlock Studios to focus on the further development of both titles, leaving extra room for both improvement and creativity to explore new ways of making their games even better. “The development of Battlerite Royale has been a fresh injection of creativity and an opportunity for us to try out new and crazy things,” Katey Parr, brand manager at Stunlock Studios explained. “When we prototyped Royale, it did not take long until we realized that it had a lot of potential. Later in development, it became obvious that sharing the same balance and philosophy as Arena restricted the possibilities within Royale.”

“As a game studio, we have a responsibility to our players, but we also have a responsibility to our team to allow ourselves to evolve and to explore new ideas,” Parr said. “For us, this was the choice between creating a mediocre game mode or creating a game with true potential and the freedom to grow.”

Upon the Early Access release this September, the game will have a price tag of $19.99 USD, however will offer a 50% discount to Battlerite Champion Pack owners, as well as exclusive mounts for all the Battlerite players.

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Popular PUBG personalities, streamers, and content creators will team up with rookie players at OMEN Challenge to compete for a prize pool of $150,000 at Gamescom.

There will be 20 teams of two facing each other throughout three days of the competition, with the winning team taking the entire prize pool. As an interesting addition to the usual tournament format, OMEN Challenge will feature an additional $50,000 in mini-competitions.

Each player will start off with $3,000 to their name, which at the same time will serve as a bounty. Every time a player gets a kill, they will get a percentage of that person’s bank. The percentage will increase as the tournament progresses. On the final day of the competition, the players will be able to steal as much as 75% of their victim’s bank.

Additionally, players will be able to get extra prizes for the “Shot of the Day” and “Shot of the Tournament” awards. Viewers on the streaming platform Twitch will be the ones deciding the winners, as they will be invited to vote on their favorite moments of the competition.

OMEN have already confirmed all of the influencers that will be taking part in the competition: CheatBanned, Aleria1992, CyanidePlaysGames, Lost, Aimbrot, Lillithy, Moman, Moondye7, Happy, Innocent, OnScreen, Rumin, Dahmien7, MCKYTV, Kittey, SunTouch, WhiteyDude, Wizzite, Mojoonpc, and Mazarin1k.

The 20 invited players will team up with 20 amateur players on the 22nd of August during Europe’s biggest trade fair for video game enthusiasts — Gamescom.

OMEN Challenge will be one of the two major PUBG competitions taking place at Gamescom next week. ESL Meisterschaft finals will be concluded there as well, with 16 of the best teams from the regular season competing for the lion’s share of $34,000 dollars.

The event starts at 14:00 CEST and you can watch it live on the OMEN Twitch channel.

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