The race to integrate 2017’s hottest game mode into every online title under the sun is on.
Crytek’s Warface is following in the footsteps of Epic’s Fortnite by adding a battle royale mode to the free-to-play shooter in its next update. In an even bolder act of brinkmanship, the map shown off is a desert level, just like the much anticipated next map on the way to the game behind the entire craze, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Warface's take on it all will follow a lot of the same design prompts, including scavenging for weapons and equipment and an ever-decreasing game area. It’s quite a departure for a game that has traditional focused on tight small-scale cooperative PVE and PvP. And this is one area in which the game does seem to deviate – it would appear that it’s limited to 16 players per game (a far cry from PUBG’s 100), although we will have to wait and see if that number applies at launch.
Furthermore, it looks as if the addition may only be temporary, although it could lay the foundations for a permanent rollout.
“Soldier, this is by far the toughest challenge of the year — the new game mode will require you to be always on the ready, it’s Battle Royale. The game mode will be available in the next update, only for a limited time,” the studio said.
“Warface has a broad variety of game modes available — some are more conservative and classic, suited to the 5-on-5 scenarios, whilst some others are more dynamic and perhaps even, arcade. With Battle Royale, we wanted to create something on the thin verge between the two, and here you have it: quick-paced combat with an element of the unknown — you never know which gun you’re going to get, with action taking place on the largest PvP map ever seen in the game.”