On August 11, Battle Royale game fans will have a new playground to compete as Iron Galaxy Rumbleverse launch that day. While the game had previously suffered from a delay, several major playtests held over the past few months have proven that Rumbleverse is ready to turn heads. Ahead of the game’s release, developer Iron Galaxy has revealed new features that players can look forward to trying out in Rumbleverse the day of the launch.
First announced at The Game Awards 2021, Rumbleverse is described as a free battle royale like no other. While it is true that players will always compete in a place that gradually shrinks in Rumbleverse, the way it plays out will be totally different as it is a melee-focused game, with elements borrowed directly from the 3D fighting genre. Up to 40 players can trade punches at the same time in this seemingly comedic brawler royale with heavy pro wrestling vibes.
In a post on the PlayStation Blog, the Iron Galaxy team gave details on two new game modes that will accompany the standard single-player mode in Rumbleverse the day of the launch. The first is Duos mode, which puts each player side-by-side with a friend, where they’ll protect themselves from other pairs, the biggest issue being that they’ll start with fewer stat slots and a reduced health bar.
As expected, a duos mode in Battle Royale games will require good communication and teamwork, especially since players won’t have access to the Superstar Comeback system when loading into Rumbleverse in a relationship with. Instead, when a teammate is eliminated, the player will gain additional stat slots and additional max health. This can be avoided, however, as players will have a short window to revive low health teammates.
The second new mode is Playground mode. This is basically by Rumbleverse adopt a standard practice mode, where players can freely explore the game world while experiencing the game mechanics. Interestingly, players can also bring a friend to a Playground server, and they will have the opportunity to practice to fight while playing with all the items and special moves that Rumbleverse has to offer.
Players will have a week to try things out in Rumbleverse before the real action begins on August 18 with the start of Season 1 and its associated Battle Pass. Iron Galaxy confirms that the Battle Pass will be priced at 1,000 Brawla Bills (by Rumbleverse in-game currency), but the game is free to download on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC through the Epic Games Store.
Rumbleverse releases August 11 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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