Battlerite Getting a Battle Royale Mode

Stunlock Studios has announced multiplayer-focused action game Battlerite is getting a new battle royale mode.

The 2017-released top-down shooter and melee combat fighter hybrid is getting a new 20-player, “free for all” death match mode.

“With a top-down Battle Royale mode we’ve set out to bring the ultimate survival experience to Action RPG and MOBA players,” said Johan Ilves, Marketing Director at Stunlock Studios. “We want to give players the excitement of a Diablo-esque exploration experience combined with the character variation of a MOBA and the thrill of a survival game. That said, I think anyone who’s looking for a fresh and different take on the Battle Royale genre will have a blast.”

Here are the first details on the new mode:

In search for a MOBA-like Battle Royale game? Well, look no further, as Stunlock Studios today revealed the first details of Battlerite Royale, a combination of an Action MOBA/Arena Brawler and the Battle Royale survival gameplay. Featuring spectacular fantasy landscapes on a map 30 times larger than the standard arena mode map, Battlerite Royale throws 20 players into a cutthroat island deathmatch, played “Free For All” or as a duo.

Battlerite Royale is played in a top-down perspective using WASD controls and victory depends on factors such as players’ skill, map awareness, situational builds, and a sliver of luck. During fast-paced 10-minute matches players explore the map in order to find a variety of items, fight other players to grab their loot, and, ultimately, be the last one standing on the island. There are 27 unique Champions to choose from that offer a robust mix of roles: ranged, melee, and support. Every champion plays differently and mastering their abilities is the key to survive on the island, which makes Battlerite Royale stand out from similar titles.

Over four million unique players have played the free-to-play Battlerite since launch. Each week, players get access to six unique champions on free rotation, and you can purchase each character with in-game currency or in-app purchases. There’s also an “All Champion’s Pack”, which is now priced at $29.99/€27.99 and unlocks all 27 characters.

Battlerite is available for Windows PC (via Steam). An Xbox One release for Battlerite is also planned.

Brandon Orselli

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