It Took Six Minutes For The First 'Battle Royale' Announcement At E3
As you'd expect, given the recent success of it, more and more games are getting Battle Royale modes.
The latest to announce it is Battle V.
In what must be some kind of record, it took six minutes at this year's E3 for the announcement to be made, with more of the same to be expected.
It'll be called 'Royale', confirmed by DICE, in Battlefield's 16th installment, which goes back to World War II.
According to Kotaku EA's preview of the game stressed that the multiplayer gameplay will be faster and more active, while keeping the same values of the previous games.
Battle Royale games are hot property at the moment which means developers all over the globe are trying to create the best new game.
As a result, these titles boast similar features and can look very samey to ones which are paving the way of success. For a new instalment to be recognised by players who are committed to other games it needs a unique idea or twist, and this new free to play might just have the answer.
On the surface, it's clear to see that Hi-Rez's Smite and Paladins spinoff, Realm Royale, looks quite familiar as the over the shoulder viewpoint and cartoon-like design mirrors Epic Game's Fortnite.
There are some very interesting new features this game holds, however. Rather than each character being identical in abilities and skills, you can choose from different classes. Each class has specific perks, such as the Engineer being the only character who can build shield walls to protect their teammates, whilst the Mage uses magic spells to hurt enemies from a distance.
Also, this game is completely teamwork driven, as you can only play in a four-player squad. It follows a similar dynamic to Overwatch, just in Battle Royale mode, where each class will represent an integral part of how the game plays and flows, so it might be worth mastering a class each between your squad to hold a better advantage when in the field.
Another unique feature is that weapons, armour, and abilities all have the capacity to be upgraded to legendary-level. Instead of having every gun keeping the same damage and use throughout, every player is able to disenchant spare weapons to collect shards and upgrade their favourite in forges located around the map.
This definitely would be a welcome twist, as it gives each game more direction and difficulty other than just hunting down your enemies, who will be able to spot the smoke from your forge from all over the map.
You can forget shopping carts and motorbikes also, as horses are the go to ride on this game. There are initially 17 weapons, 5 classes, and 25 abilities to choose from and it is accessible on Easy Access now.
If you pick this game up from Steam at the minute it's completely free but might be a little buggy until it's finished. Micro transactions have not yet been confirmed but this 100 player game definitely looks worth the try if you fancy something a bit different than the usual Battle Royale.
Featured Image Credit: DICE