MOBA brawler Battlerite is getting a battle royale mode

Battlerite's biggest update since leaving Steam Early Access was probably the start of its first competitive season. Today, developer Stunlock Studios announced a considerably bigger update: a new game mode called Battlerite Royale. It's exactly what it sounds like, and it's coming this summer. 

"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," said Stunlock marketing director Johan Ilves. "That said, I think anyone who’s looking for a fresh and different take on the Battle Royale genre will have a blast."

Battlerite Royale will consist of 10-minute matches where 20 players duke it out "on a map 30 times larger than the standard arena mode map." You can play solo or as a pair, with 27 heroes to choose from. Otherwise, it's standard battle royale rules: loot what you can find, kill people, take their stuff, and survive as long as possible. 

For more on the burgeoning battle royale genre, check out our guide to the battle royale games of 2018.  

Austin Wood
Staff writer, GamesRadar

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.