In this deeply strategic, full-information battle card game, choose your fighter from a diverse roster of spell-slinging duelists, tag-teaming werewolves, time-traveling boxers, dimensional knights, and more!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We've worked for several years now to bring BattleCON Online to a fully playable state. We want to share our work with you and get your feedback and suggestions while we continue developing new features and playable characters for the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Once we are have our complete feature list and release fighters ready, we will move the game to release. We plan to have this finished up by the middle of 2019.”

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

“The full version of the game will feature AI opponents, adventure modes, special events, and more. These features are currently in development and will be released over time, along with a full roster of about 30 fighters before we go to Release (though we will continue to release new fighters throughout the life of the game, even after Release).”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently, we have introduced the core gameplay, friend matches and training modes, as well as a few peripheral features such as daily quests and our in-game store. There are also 19 playable fighters at this time. We will continue to balance and improve these features throughout the life of the game.”

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

“BattleCON Online is and will remain free to play.
The prices of fighters and costumes will remain the same throughout Early Access and Release. However, in-game currency drop rates will be tuned up slightly during early access, and players will be able to participate in Early Access Events to acquire exclusive costumes and avatars. All fighters and costumes unlocked during Early Access will remain available when we leave Early Access.”

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

“By joining our community, playing the game, leaving us comments, and sharing bug reports, we will use your feedback to improve the stability and balance of the game. You'll also be able to participate in early events and tournaments to acquire exclusive in-game rewards!

We have an active community Discord server where you can make suggestions, report bugs, and discuss strategies (accessible in-game)”
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November 15

Version 0.18 is here! Evil Hikaru is now available to all players!


Welcome to Patch 0.18!
This is a small one, with a bunch of bugfixes and the release of our next character: Evil Hikaru! Kickstarter backers have been able to play him for a bit, but now everyone can go at it!

Updates:
  • Evil Hikaru is now available for all players as a purchasable fighter.
  • Evil Hikaru's listed difficulty updated to 4, from 3.
  • Cesar's listed difficulty updated to 3, from 2.

Balance Changes:

Evil Hikaru:

  • Pure Evil - Power raised from -1 to +0. Pure Evil is Evil Hikaru's hardest Style to use due to lack of defenses and low Priority; this should help put the reward in line with the risk.
  • Devastator now hits at Range 4 if the Power debuff does not apply (at 2 or fewer tokens). Evil Hikaru's ranges are... spotty at best, and he's particularly weak when at range. Devastator is a hard Base to use due to its movement issues, but this should give him an interesting ranged option that he needs to work for.

Other Bugfixes and Changes
  • Added: X-Range / Special Ranges now show an effect pop-up on hit to clarify that they landed a hit through special effects instead of normal range calculation.
  • Fixed: (Burman) Dragon's Descent dodge effect did not activate properly.
  • Fixed: Hail the King, Aegis, Sweet Revenge now gain Power properly when interacting with Blessing.
  • Updated: Seven's card evolutions were changed from End: timing to Recycle: timing.
  • Fixed: Evil Hikaru regain life bug with Finisher.
  • Fixed: Alexian's Mighty style affecting Finishers.
  • Fixed: At 5 clashes, the game will trigger "Auto Cleanup" to clean all statuses.
  • Fixed: Bug that caused some fighters to say Finisher voice lines during regular attacks.
  • Fixed: A bug on Mac and Linux where the card name color was grey, but was meant to be an non-grey color.
  • Fixed: A glitch with force effect in the UI.
  • Changed: How ping system works for better Disconnect detection.
  • Fixed: Disconnection message will no longer pop up while trying to authenticate if you take too long.
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October 9

Version 0.17: Burman arrives

Welcome to BATTLECON ONLINE version 0.17.0
Released on October 3rd, 2018

This may be a light update, but it still has a heavy hitter—say hello to Burman!

A powerful specialist/heavyweight, Larimore Burman can save up Power and Priority to unleash devastating attacks that force the opponent across the board, shred their defenses, or overwhelm their Priority instantly.

BALANCE CHANGES

Hikaru
Sweeping now has Damage: Advance 1 or 2.
Sweeping has always felt a bit underpowered when not used with Dodge or to end games with Fire. This gives it a touch more versatility and lets Hikaru threaten a quick duck in against some ranged characters when combined with Water.

Rukyuk
Trick now has End, Range 1: Retreat up to 1.
Trick is okay, but Stun Immunity alone made it a fairly uninteresting Style. Giving Rukyuk a slight disengage should help his game against his worst matchups while not changing those where he can keep range easily.

Sarafina
Hollow's Range 3 effect now also Ignores Soak.
We heard a lot of feedback that Sarafina had particular trouble against heavyweights. This should give her a solid tool if she can maintain the specific range against Soak-heavy plays.

CLIENT UPDATES
Fixed:
  • Friends matches
  • Miscellaneous small bugs
Added:
  • Burman Imagery and Voice Acting
  • Code redemption
Updated:
  • Login system
  • Packet system
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Reviews

“One of the best games I have ever played. Ever.”
Tom Vasel, The Dice Tower

“Simply amazing.”
5/5 – Giant Fire-Breathing Robot

About This Game

First released as a tabletop game in 2012, BattleCON has gained a worldwide following for top-notch character design, beautiful presentation, and crunchy conflict-driven gameplay. Put your skills to the test with friends and rivals from around the world in the official online adaptation of this tabletop classic!



In this deeply strategic, full-information battle card game, you will choose your fighter from a diverse roster of spell-slinging duelists, tag-teaming werewolves, time-traveling boxers, dimensional knights, and more! Each fighter brings their own unique sub-system to combat, and comes with their own complete kit–no deck building or collecting necessary! As with any fighting game, the fighters have fixed skill sets. Knowing and mastering the interactions between your abilities and your opponents' skills is key to victory.

Weave together the elements, transform your fighter, set traps, mutate your cards—the possibilities are endless!

  • A faithful implementation of the board gaming classic, now with special effects, voice acting, new art, and more!
  • 19 Playable Fighters, with new fighters released monthly, plus online-exclusive fighters Seven and Riflam!
  • Real-time online multi-player games with opponents from around the world. Play cross-platform with users on PC, Mac, and Linux (mobile platforms coming soon).
  • Find opponents with automatic matchmaking, or challenge rivals directly from your in-game friends list.
  • Interactive tutorial mode teaches the basics as you play.
  • Meticulously balanced and regularly updated.


With each update, we introduce new fighters and improved playability and balance. We implement new fighters every few weeks. Many of these are favorites from the classic BattleCON Board Game, but others are brand new and exclusive to BattleCON Online!



As in popular battle arena games, you can play fighters on a free rotation, or have them forever for a one-time purchase with in-game or real-world currency. We also offer Season Passes that allow you to acquire new fighters automatically, and daily quests and events to help you earn gold and unlock new fighters.


BattleCON Online gives you all the control of the tabletop edition of BattleCON, with a fully managed digital platform. The game includes animations, voiceovers, alternate costumes, and the latest balance patches and tournament rulesets. You can even watch replays and challenge friends directly!


BattleCON boasts one of the best communities in tabletop gaming, and now in digital gaming as well! Enjoy weekly video tutorials, lively community discussions, fan-organized tournaments, and more by joining our online community from within the game!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: 2.0ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    • Additional Notes: This will require to run the client in 30 FPS instead of 60 FPS.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: 2.4ghz or above
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB of VRAM Dedicated GPU.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    Minimum:
    • OS: El Capitan+
    • Processor: 2.0ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel integrated graphics.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    • Additional Notes: This will require to run the client in 30 FPS instead of 60 FPS.
    Recommended:
    • OS: El Capitan+
    • Processor: 2.4ghz or above
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB of VRAM Dedicated GPU.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: 2.0ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel integrated graphics.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    • Additional Notes: This will require to run the client in 30 FPS instead of 60 FPS.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: 2.4ghz or above
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB of VRAM Dedicated GPU.
    • Storage: 1000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A

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