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Battlerite goes Free to Play, what about Linux?

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Independent developer Stunlock Studios announced some signicant news. Since their team arena brawler Battlerite has now officially left Early Access. Also the gams now a full free to play commercial launch on Steam for Windows. To celebrate, the studio even unleashed a launch patch. This features a brand new champion, ‘Thorn.’ While including 200 new items including rare weapons, outfits and victory poses. Even legendary color variations and seven additional music tracks. So you can now unlock and master a roster of powerful champions. Then fight side by side with your teammates in quick skill-based battles. Proving that you deserve to stand victorious in the Battlerite arena.

Linux support for Battlerite?

Hey Todd,

No positive answer here, still no news regarding the port. 🙁

We have other obligations for the coming 12 months. But I hope things looks different then, would
love to see Battlerite on all platforms.

So I can’t really fire shots at Stunlock Studios. The developers are at least honest about their intent. The question for Linux gaming is the fact the engine of choice is Unity 3D. So yeah, I know what you’re going to say. Since we’ve been waiting for the native release since October of last year. But the studios has other, bigger intentions. So we wait for Linux support. Until then, we have a Windows build that is worth playing in WINE.

Battlerite – Free to Play Launch Trailer:

It’s been one hell of a year since we entered Steam Early Access. We can finally deliver on our promise to launch Battlerite as a free to play game. Making it easily accessible to all PvP arena brawler fans to enjoy,” said Peter Ilves, Game Director at Stunlock Studios. “As of today, new players can join the Battlerite community for free. In rapid fire, competitive battles requiring to prove your mettle. So jump in and show off your skills on the fighting ground. The arena awaits, brawlers!”

Enter Battlerite’s arena and engage in quick and intense action through highly competitive, rip-roaring 2v2 and 3v3 battles in a vibrant, colosseum-style surrounding. Control one of 22 champions that specialise in either melee, support, or ranged combat. From Bakko, the heroic brawler. Jade, the long-range gunner. Even Blossom, the ultimate team support. It’s all about skill-shots, timing, and reactions as you dodge projectiles and pull off massive ultimate attacks using intuitive WASD movement and cursor-based aiming. Team up with friends, smash in style, and triumph over the competition.

Each week players will get access to six unique champions on free rotation. While allowing players to try out new playstyles and discover their favorites. Every character can be permanently unlocked with in-game currency or in-app purchases. As of now, the Champion’s Pack is available on Steam to unlock all 22 current and all future champions for $29.99/27.99€/23.79£ on Windows.

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