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1 month ago

Battlerite Royale slashes its price and dives into a free week of play

Battlerite Royale - a last-man-standing spinoff from Stunlock Studios's arena brawler Battlerite - will eventually be free-to-play, but while it's in early access, you've got to pay to get in. Not today, or through the rest of the week - the game is free to try for the next four days, and a bit cheaper to buy in if it tickles your fancy. Our boy…

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2 months ago

Battlerite Royale’s Halloween event is live, mysteriously isn’t called Battlefrite

The spookening draws near. That hallowed time of year where devs look at each other and go "oh we should do something for Halloween, right?" and people like me battlewrite about the consequences. Battlerite Royale has just finished pulling on its costume, chucking in a couple of creepy consumables as well as trick or treat shrines that may or may not turn you into a…

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Feature: A rite to remember

Battlerite Royale gets battles royally right

Gosh, Battlerite Royale is morish. In many ways that's not surprising. I've been a longtime (if intermittent) fan of Battlerite's brawling, and while half the games industry seems determined to wear away my patience for them: battle royale structures work for me. They thrust me into situations that other modes don't. Does Battlerite's top-down MOBA-esque combat still work when transplanted from the fast-paced 3v3 matches…

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Feature: Great games to play against friends

The 25 best multiplayer games on PC

Multiplayer games are the best type of games, because they're built around the most interesting components known to humans: humans. Men, women, and an awful lot of children. Internet strangers aren't always the friendliest bunch, but they can surprise you in ways that a static system can't. People form the living, beating hearts of the gaming moments I value the most. Join me, then, as…

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3 months ago

Fantasy last-man-standing brawl Battlerite Royale drops into early access

Battle royale games are exciting, but assault rifles are dull - perhaps Battlerite Royale's fantasy fusion of top-down arcade shooter, MOBA, and battle royale will be the one to win me over? A spinoff from Stunlock Studios MOBA-ish arena fighter Battlerite, Battlerite Royale is out now as paid early access, although the final version will be free-to-play. Twenty characters (with their own abilities) dive into…

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Battlerite Royale wakes up just before September ends

I've run out of ways to say I'm looking forward to Battlerite Royale, so it's good that we finally know its early access release date. The battle royale off-shoot to Battlerite, the MOBA without most MOBA bits, will land near the end of September as its own standalone game. I'm not wild about having to buy something I was originally told would be free, but…

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4 months ago

Battlerite Royale looks exactly like you’d think, except you can hide in a barrel

Last week Stunlock Studios announced that the upcoming Battlerite Royale, formerly a battle royale spin off mode in Battlerite, is actually going to be a standalone game. This week, they've shown off what the "Team Arena Brawler" looks like in its new form via the reveal trailer below. It looks almost exactly how I thought it would, except the flying wolf-wyrm that drops you off…

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Battlerite Royale will be last man standalone

I've spoken to multiple people who've assumed Battlerite's battle royale mode must be already out, so here's your first bit of news: Battlerite Royale isn't out yet! As developers Stunlock Studios announced yesterday, the battle baby isn't due until the end of September. They also announced that baby is getting a crib of its own, and you're going to have to pay for it: it's…

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Battlerite kicks off season three by willing death to come sooner

I love the smell of updates in the morning - especially when they include sweeping changes that improve a game I already like. Patch 1.7 for Battlerite, the fighting man's MOBA, smells delicious. Round times have been shortened from two minutes to ninety seconds, which means the teal zone of death encloses sooner and encourages everyone to play less passively. Today also marks the start…

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7 months ago

Battlerite adding battle royale mode, right?

"If you're gonna battle," Wham sang, "battle right (right), battle with Battlerite." That's why young Matthew said in his Battlerite review that it "takes the team fights from MOBAs, strips out everything else and distils those fights into intricate ballets of timing, fast reactions and tactics." But if you're gonna battle royale? Battle royale right (right), battle royale with Battlerite Royale. Stunlock Studios today announced…

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9 months ago

Battlerite’s season 1 update adds a new champion

Stunlock Studio's "team arena brawler" has done Battlerite by me. I've been dipping back into it with the release of every new champion, and each time I say to myself "ah yeah, this is the update that's going to get me properly get back into this". You know what though? I think this is the update that's going to get me properly back into this.…

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12 months ago

Feature: Calendar condensed

Best PC games of 2017

The calendar's doors have been opened and the games inside have been eaten. But fear not, latecomer - we've reconstructed the list in this single post for easy re-consumption. Click on to discover the best games of 2017.

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1 year ago

Battlerite adds new champion: Destiny ‘The Sky Ranger’

Battlerite has brought forth another champion into the arena, and she's an absolute beast. There's more than a touch of Samus to Destiny 'The Sky Ranger', with her massive arm cannon and ball transforming ways. You can see her in action in the trailer below. I also spoke to Stunlock Studios about Battlerite's future as an e-sport, and what makes it "the fighting game of…

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Battle right now: Battlerite leaves early access and goes free-to-play

Battlerite, the not-a-MOBA top down champion brawler, has been hazed in the battlefield of early access for long enough. The full version is out today in free-to-play form, though the release has been delayed until 3pm. I checked the game out last year, and it pushed all the right buttons. To celebrate, Stunlock Studios are also launching a new bramble-based hero. You can see him…

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Battlerite’s huge Summer Patch brings the Blossom

Battlerite [official site] is getting into the summer spirit (is that a thing?) with a big seasonal patch. The patch brings a new support character - Blossom, the Forest Mender - to the arena brawler along with a new campaign mode, a new game mode, a bunch of new outfits and a host of tweaks and changes. Let's start with a look at the newcomer:

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2 years ago

Battlerite free week trial launches today

"Even if you wouldn’t touch a MOBA with a ten foot barge pole, this might still be for you," wee cherub Matthew Cox said about Battlerite [official site] when it hit early access last year. Because it's not a MOBA, okay. It's a team-based arena brawler which, sure, has heroes/champions/summoners/duelists/wizards throw down but it's not a MOBA, rite. I understand tone is difficult to assess…

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Fights, right? Battlerite new character due Wednesday

Battlerite [official site], the arena brawler presumably named after an all-night brainstorming session when a producer murmured "So you, like, er, battle, right?" and the room erupted into applause the exhausted producer couldn't understand, this week welcomes a new warrior. Raigon, The Exiled Prince is a chap swinging a honking great sword, and I'm led to believe he's another Battleriter based on a character (Reaver…

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Battlerite is getting a free weekend, Dec 1st to 4th

Battlerite [official site] is called a "Team Arena Brawler" by its developers, which is a new one on me when it comes to the long list of attempts to name this genre about different kinds of wizards beating each other up. What they mean is: it's a MOBA in which some of the MOBA bits have been cut away, leaving behind just the teamfights and…

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Steam’s Autumn sale has begun – here’s some picks

Aside from starting a new tradition of unusually-named Steam Awards, Valve have also pulled out their worn and adored bargain bucket and have begun to fill it with games you’ll enthusiastically buy and probably never play. Yes, it's their Autumn Sale. In the streets, the apocalyptic jockeying for TVs and blenders has started. The moon has turned blood red. And I looked and behold a…

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