BATTLERITE is an action-packed team arena brawler. Experience the unique combination of a top-down shooter with a fast-paced fighting game. Challenge friends and others in a battle of reaction, unleashing the champion within you.
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Sep 20, 2016
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access is a way for you to enjoy Battlerite whilst it is in the final stages of development. With your support, we hope to ensure Battlerite is here to stay for many years to come.

We’ve already come a long way to make sure that we meet everybody's expectations with this EA launch. All mechanics, meta-game features, several champions and arenas are already in place.

Early Access is our way of ensuring that the game will be rock-solid when fully launched. As an aspiring eSport, tuning gameplay balance to perfection is one of our top priorities. New content, primarily in the form of new champions, will arrive in a steady pace throughout EA up until launch.

We encourage you to provide your feedback as we progress through this final stage of development and we sincerely believe that together we can achieve more! By supporting us you will play a crucial part in the development of Battlerite while preparing yourself for the upcoming launch tournaments!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Thanks to your support we will be able to continue the development of the game until it’s ready for official release. Our goal is to launch Battlerite when the game works perfectly across multiple regions. We are aiming to release Battlerite in the second half of 2017.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“In Early Access you receive a solid foundation of what Battlerite is about. Some of the features are still under development and will be implemented in future updates. A big part of EA is finding out what players would like to see more of, but here’s some of what you can expect:

  • Gameplay balance tuned to perfection
  • An expanded roster of diverse and battle-hungry Champions
  • New Arenas
  • Expansions and improvements to Ranking Systems
  • More ways of smashing in style with additional weapons, skins and other visual customizations
  • Battlerite made available with dedicated servers in more regions
  • Improvements and polish across the board including but not limited to
  • Social System
  • Replay System
  • New user experience & Progression System
  • Menu interface and HUD

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable, has a well-balanced roster of champions, a round based progression system and a number of arenas to battle in.

It also boasts a solid menu interface with a number of features such as matchmaking, group chats, friend listing, profile summaries, champion progression and a quest system.

There’s a fully-fledged tutorial, practice mode and the option to play versus either AI or other players in a 2v2 or 3v3 environment.

If you’re after customizations, then there are a good number of vanity items that can be unlocked by playing and progressing your account, all of which you get to keep forever.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Battlerite will be free-to-play once the game is fully launched with the possibility of unlocking content through gameplay or micro-transactions. By purchasing Early Access, you are granted instant-access to the game, all champions & all future champions as well as a unique founder avatar & title.

This bundle will not be available at launch. It’s likely that the same amount of content will cost more once the game is released.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Our team are continuously looking for feedback and ideas through our community. Particularly engaged players may have the opportunity to be included in private meetings and internal tests, so be sure to get involved!

Thank you for your support and helping us to bring our champions back to life!”
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October 20

Pre-Launch Patch (Patch 0.14)



The Pre-Launch Patch, Patch 0.14, will go live next week (week 43), with the exact date to be announced early next week. Some bullet points may still change and a few values could also change before the patch goes live.

Features and Content
New Game Mode - Battlegrounds
Make your mark in the Battlegrounds! Take part in the new objective-based game mode that's easy to jump in to, filled with quick bursts of fun, and retains that same level of competition that Battlerite is known for. Work with two other teammates to capture points or complete objectives during the "event" phase. When either team completes enough events, the "Assault/Defend" phase begins, where one team attacks the enemy Guardian and the other defends against the onslaught. The outcomes of the event phase determines who will be attacking and who will be defending. Victory is given to the team that destroys the enemy's Guardian.

Battlegrounds has currently replaced the Casual queue, although this is subject to change. The Arena will always be played as a Ranked mode when using the matchmaking system, while Battlegrounds will be Unranked. You will still be able to practice Arena in vs. AI or setup your own games via Private Match.

Battlegrounds introduces some new mechanics to the game, alongside mechanics previously refined in brawls, such as:
  • Respawn
  • Objectives such as Capture Points, NPCs, and Balloons
  • Power Shards
  • A Minimap
  • In-Game Leveling System
  • Brush
  • Guardians
Read more about the Battlegrounds in our latest Dev Blog.

New Battlerite System
The new Battlerite System is now in place! At the start of the match select a Loadout of 5 Battlerites that all become active immediately. You can choose up to two Battlerites per ability with the exception of R abilities and Ultimates, which are limited to one Battlerite. Some Champions now have "Perk" Battlerites that affect movement speed, energy, or mechanics outside of the regular abilities like "Ignite". Only two of these can be chosen.

Because of this overhaul, we've decided to include all Battlerites for all Champions in the Patch Notes, with additional comments where necessary and specifying which Battlerites are tied to which abilities.

UI 2.0
UI 2.0 has arrived and brings a fresh new look to the Battlerite menus, which have been completely redesigned to support any future features, are cross-platform ready, and also bring an improved user experience with brand new art, sounds, and visual effects. We will continue to improve the ease of use and functionality in future patches.
  • General:
    • Ability to equip mount to specific Champions
    • Improved friend list and current teams list, organized by: Online, A-Z, and Recently Added/Season
    • Added a Collection, where all items can be previewed
    • Improved Matchmaking indicator, you can now see how long you have been in the queue
    • New notifications, sound in menus, landing page, and new ways to navigate
    • Many screens (but not all) now support keyboard input:
      • SPACE to select
      • I and O to change menu tab
      • ESCAPE for back
      • ENTER to focus chat
      • ARROW KEYS to change active selection
    • Chests:
      • Can now see how many chests are owned when you have more than 99
      • New opening VFX and SFX
      • Added secondary opening stage where users can hover over items to find out rarity
      • More chest slots available
  • Options:
    • Ability to have custom key binds for specific Champions, with visual representation for secondary key binds
  • New Chat:
    • Now supports commands for player convenience
    • Users can now see if they have unread messges
    • Chat can now be seen when unfocused
    • Supports new notifications: when friends come online, when lobbies are made, when matches are found, and more!
  • New Art
    • New ability art for Bakko, Croak, Ashka, and Iva
    • New League icons, Champion icons, Archetype icons, and UI icons
    • New loading screens, game mode art, quest art, and achievement art
    • New Champion loading VFX
    • New 3D menu background scene with transitions
    • New Battlerites card art and ability frame art (in menu only)
AFK System
The new AFK system will detect inactive players in matches. Escalating penalties will be applied to inactive players and effected teammates will not receive any rating loss.

Quests
  • Two new Daily Quests
    • Play 2 Battlegrounds games
    • Play 4 Arena games
  • New Event Quests
    • Win 8 Battleground games - rewards Guardian Spear Chest, which drops epic Guardian Spear for Shifu. Quest active up until launch.
  • Weekly Quests
    • Earn 2,000 Battle Coins changed to Earn 1,000 Battle Coins
Bugfixes
  • Fixed a bug where the Weekly Login Quest reset at different intervals than the other weekly quests
Champion Updates
Due formatting restrictions, you will have to go here to see the absolutely massive Champion Updates section. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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October 13

Weekly: All About the New UI

It’s time for the Community Weekly!

Devblog

Dev Blog #32 was all about the new UI coming with the Pre-Launch Patch. Katey goes over all of the small details, the decisions behind what they prioritized, and more. Read more about it here: blog.battlerite.com/dev-blog-32/


Battlerite Concept Art Contest

The Battlerite Concept Art Contest is ongoing! Send your Jade concept to contest[at]battlerite[dot]com for your chance to be selected and win some awesome prizes! Make sure to share your concept on social media, we want to know what people like! The winning entry will be made into an in-game outfit and free for all players. Read more about it here.

Halloween Event

Our Halloween Event is still going on! Make sure you play your ten games and earn your Creepy Chest for the week!


Battlecrank interviewed Katey this week on the new UI and the features to come or are not yet present. Read all about it here.

Battlemanly
Published weekly, BattleManly puts up videos highlighting different cool or humorous plays that have happened in Battlerite each week. This one is another “Best of Battlerite,” check it out here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnAh__ms2i8
Fanart
Our community has made some awesome art in the past couple weeks!

First we have Koncw posting this beautifully detailed pixel art of Sirius:



http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1165592169

Meanwhile Kent made his own 3D Champion with in-game textures, and impressed everyone!



http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1158347114

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Tournaments
You can keep an eye on http://battleritewiki.com/ for a schedule of some of the upcoming tournaments.

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Region: North America

Pro Rivalry League has their weekly 3v3 tournaments up and running still, with the next tournament on Sunday, October 15th, at 5:00 PM EDT.

Fight or your share of $300; sign up and find more information here.

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Region: Europe

ESL Play will be hosting the ESL 2v2 Open is held on Saturday, October 14th at 18:00 CEST. The first placing team will win Emperor Scorpions. You can find more information here.


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Region(s): French-speaking

Introducing BattleFrance Brawl, a weekly 2v2 tournament held every Friday at 9PM CEST! Participate and you can win in-game prizes and a fancy black color for your name in the BattleFrance Discord channel.

Find out more information and register here: http://www.battlefrancebrawl.fr/

Tune in to the BattleFrance Twitch Channel to watch the action!
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If you have a useful community related tool or website, or are hosting a tournament and would like to be featured in this section, please write an email to community[at]battlerite[dot]com with information about it!




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About This Game

Welcome to a world where champions dedicate their lives to the arena.

Battlerite is a PvP team arena brawler and the spiritual successor to critically acclaimed Bloodline Champions. Experience the unique combination of a top down shooter with a fast paced fighting game. Take part in highly competitive, adrenaline-fueled 2v2 and 3v3 battles.

Engage in quick and intense action as you take control over one of several champions, each with their own special abilities. Dodge bullets and pull off massive ultimate attacks with the use of unique WASD movement & cursor based aiming. It’s all about skill-shots, timing and reaction.

RAW ARENA ACTION

Become the greatest of your kind in 10-15 minute explosive battles of reaction. It doesn't matter if you are a veteran or a rookie on a rampage, all champions have the same fighting chance. This is top down brawling in its purest form.

PERFORM BATTLERITES

Gain strength and unlock powers by performing ancient rites. Pick your rites to counter your opponents and strategically customize your play style as the match progresses.

WIN THE CROWD

Fight side by side to the sound of the roaring crowd in vibrant arena settings. Team up with friends, smash in style and gain fans in the process. Battlerite is the ultimate spectator sport.

TOP-DOWN BULLET-TIME

Take advantage of the thrilling bullet time system, allowing you to re-think your next decision after every take-down. Drift through the memories of your favorite action movies whilst ducking deadly attacks in slow-motion.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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
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