MOBA Name: Battlerite
Developers: Stunlock Studios
Publishers: Stunlock Studios
Platforms: Microsoft Windows
Battlerite is an arena action brawler video game developed by Stunlock Studios, who were also the creators behind titles such as Bloodline Champions (which has now been abandoned online), and is also published by the same studio for the Microsoft Windows platform, and was originally released for this platform on September 20, 2016 as an Early Access title. The full version of the game is yet to be released. Known as the spiritual successor the Bloodline Champions (which is now defunct), Battlerite burrows heavy elements from it including the art style, despite it being a game from a completely different genre.
In Battlerite, players are put in the shoes of one of the 16+ “Champions” available in the character roster, each with their own unique abilities, weapons and looks. Some Champions share similar base attributes and play styles, the basis for which is used to categorize them into three categories: Melee, Ranged, and Support. Melee Champions are made to fight in close combat and their abilities work best when they are close to their enemies. Ranged Champions use weapons that are effective from a distance, or sometimes their abilities themselves are long-range. And finally, the Champions in Support focus mainly on helping their teammates. They generally possess less health and attack power, so they should be protected by Ranged Champions, while they themselves should support Melee Champions. Players can also use “mounts” i.e. animals that give temporary speed boost to Champions. However, no ability can be used while riding the mount, and getting dismounted forcefully by the enemy will result in a snare, which will make the player vulnerable to enemy attack. In this way, there is a sense of dynamicism in the match, where the tide is never in one team’s favor constantly, and players have to use tactics and strategies constantly to stay one step ahead of the other team.
In Battlerite, players form teams of 2 or 3 players, and brawl against a team with the same number of team members. Using WSAD controls and a mouse aiming system, players have to pull of attacks and defeat the enemy team in various game modes. When a team wins a match, they are awarded with experience points accordingly with which their player ranking increases and they move forward in the global leaderboard. In Battlerite, there is a League system which is the ranking system employed by the game. Each League is divided into a time span of two months, and the player ranking of a new season is dependent on the performance displayed by the player up to the end of the previous season.
As of June 2017, there is no news as to when the Battlerite will come out of its Early Access or when the full version will be released. However, the Early Access version has been receiving constant updates like Champion add-ons and balancing patches, which are helping to make the game more stable and expansive. No sequels, prequels or spin-offs have been announced.
How to Download and Install Battlerite
- Battlerite is a pay-to-play MOBA. To download the game, you have to buy it through Steam using this link http://store.steampowered.com/app/504370/Battlerite/
Game Status: Battlerite is still being played!
Battlerite System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7 or newer.
- Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz.
- Memory: 2 GB RAM.
- Graphics: Intel HD 3000.
- DirectX: Version 9.0c.
- Network: Broadband Internet connection.
- Storage: 1500 MB available space.
- Sound Card: DirectX Compatible.