It seems the battle royale trend isn’t slowing down and game developers all over are attempting to stick theirs hands in the pie. However, since all of these games feel extremely similar, it nice to see a studio put a twist on this “genre”.
Hi-Rez Studios, the people behind games like Smite and Paladins (a game few will probably remember), developed this wackie battle royale. It was in closed beta for quite some time and is now free-to-play for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users.
For those who are not aware of what Realm Royale is all about, it’s a fantasy-themed battle royale that allows you to choose a class and then loot, or craft, weapons and abilities during your time in a match. There’s also “trusty steeds” for a faster form of travel around the map.
Today didn’t just signify the release of the games Open Beta, but it also brings along some new updates. The studio added a new mastery system, allowing players to unlock new talents for each class. Two new weapons have also been added: the Assualt Rifle and the SMG.
A second Battle Pass is launching alongside the updates and Open Beta. The pass, titled “Steel and Shadow”, is free to all PlayStation Plus members. That’s 80 levels of rewards themed around ninjas and pirates.