Battle Royale mode coming to Battlerite

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Developer Stunlock Studios has announced that it will add a Battle Royale mode to its PC MOBA Battlerite this summer.

Stunlock Studios describes what it is calling Battlerite Royale as: “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.”

Stunlock Studios’ Marketing Director, Johan Ilves, said: “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.”

 Stunlock Studios offered further insight into Battlerite Royale’s gameplay: “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.”

The success of PUBG and Fortnite has led to speculation that a rash of developers will add Battle Royale modes to their games – even Red  Dead Redemption 2, as we reported, may have one, and many believe that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 might also add a Battle Royale option. 

Battle Royale-overkill is becoming a real possibility, but at least Stunlock Studios is bringing the in-vogue gameplay format to something other than a first-person shooter. For more news about Battlerite Royale, keep an eye on Stunlock Studios’ website.

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Steve Boxer
Steve Boxer has been writing about videogames since the early 1990s. His first console was an Atari VCS, and he misspent most of his youth in the 1980s in the arcades. As well as for Green Man Gaming, he can be found writing for The Guardian, Empire, TechRadar and Pocket-Lint. He’s currently having trouble deciding whether his favourite console is his Xbox One X or his Switch, and plays a wide range of games, but especially RPGs (he loves a good JRPG) action-adventure titles, shooters of all descriptions and driving games. Follow him here.