Battlerite Introduces Cheeky Champion Ezmo Tomorrow

The creators of arena brawler Battlerite [official site] are not content with adding two spooky champions just before Halloween, and so have revealed another champion that’ll be added in a patch tomorrow. What can this boyo do? Well, he can teleport a short distance, summon debilitating chains and read fire at you from a big book. His name is Ezmo The Mischievous and he can be seen in this preview trailer. He’s not from around these parts.

“Ezmo was once imprisoned by the warlock,” say Stunlock Studios, and then some other lore. “When he isn’t playing tricks on people, Ezmo is searching for a way back to his home dimension.” Aren’t we all, Ezmo. Aren’t we all.

On the gamey side of things, it looks like he falls neatly into the ranged category of Battlerite champion, a character who can deal damage with his orange spells and then high-tail it through a wall when the going gets tough. He’s expected to be added to the roster tomorrow, in a patch that will also bring “new types of chests, champion updates and general improvements.”

Only a few weeks ago the last patch introduced the grabby, shadowy Ruh Kaan, and the hunter and firey archer Jumong. Matt quite liked the to and fro of conflict in our Battlerite review, so it will be interesting to those of you who share his optimism what this wee man will bring to the fight. I’m going with ‘irritation’.


  1. OpT1mUs says:

    I love Battlerite. Bought it 3 days ago ,I have 30h played.
    It’s a perfect game for someone who is burned out from Dota,Lol, Hon. I have played all 3 for combined 6000+ hours and I just can’t find it in me anymore to play 45+min matches that I might lose and where everyone then blames each other. Battlerite is distilled fun for me, just pure fun of “moba” and arena games packed into ~ 10 min matches. Even if you lose, its so short you don’t have time to tilt. Best of all you only need 1 or 2 friends to have full premade games, so you have no one else to blame for loses but yourself (and maybe your buddie(s) :)). Everything is (player) skill based, and you see yourself improving game after game. I can’t praise it enough.

    On the negative(ish) side, game is still early access, it need some bug squashing , some ui fixes, global chat, auto generated tournaments from Bloodline Champions etc., but it will all come in time (hopefully). Give it a shot.

  2. magogjack says:

    This is in my top five for game of the year.

  3. cyrenic says:

    I love the pacing of matches in this game.

    If it’s a stomp, it’s over very quickly.

    Final rounds when each team is 2-2 are pretty tense. I’ve won a couple of those final rounds where I was 1vs2 at the end. That’s some satisfying stuff right there.