Ubisoft has set Season 1 of Hyper Scape to launch on August 11th, 2020, which will see both console releases debut alongside the official PC release. Here’s the breakdown of what to expect in Season 1.
If you haven’t already had a chance to play in the Closed Beta of Ubisoft’s upcoming Battle Royale, Hyper Scape, you really should. It’s fast, it’s beautiful, and it is absolutely insane. Today, Ubisoft has revealed that Hyper Scape will be exiting its open beta will conclude on August 2nd, with an official launch of its release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 arriving only a few short days later.
The PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One’s release will arrive on August 11th, which will give fans of all platforms a chance to dive in, duking it out against one another to see who can capture the Crown before anyone else. To prepare fans, even more, Hyper Scape streams with an eligible drop-enabled will give fans a chance to earn 600 Bit-Crowns for the launch, the real-money in-game currency (you will need to link your Uplay/Ubisoft account and Twitch to earn these drops.
The drops started this morning at 9:00 am PDT / 6:00 pm CEST and will run through Sunday, August 2 at 11:59 pm PDT / Monday, August 3 at 8:59 am CEST. Console players who have unlocked or purchased the Technical Test and Open Beta Cosmetic items by either playing through the PC live phases or through the Hyper Scape Crowncast, will have access to their unlocks when Season 1 launches.
Ubisoft has confirmed the existence of cross-platform progression, allowing fans to jump between their PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One accounts.
“While the game has already been accessible on PC since our first test phase, Season One is for us the true launch of Hyper Scape,” says Graeme Jennings, Senior Producer for Hyper Scape at Ubisoft Montréal. “We have leveraged our test periods to develop and release frequent updates, notably on the global balance. With those updates we are now ready to welcome console players into the mix, with lots of new content to enjoy.”
To usher in Season 1 of Hyper Scape, fans can prepare to try out a new mid-ranged weapon called the Dragonfly as well as an all-new trap/hack called Magnet, which does just as it sounds like it will do. The first season will include 11 guns total alongside 11 total hacks to experience. There will be limited-time game modes planned for Season One aside from Squad Crown Rush and Solo Crown Rush.
Also, there’s a story, you can check out the details down below:
“Season One kick-starts the overarching Hyper Scape narrative: There is a mystery in the Hyper Scape created by Prisma Dimensions that players will have to solve. Season One introduces Memory Shards that players can collect to discover more about certain characters and events. Every week, a new Memory Shard will be hidden in the game world, for players to find and collect. In addition to Memory Shards, comics will be released during Season One and following Seasons, building Hyper Scape’s story.”
Streamers, you do have an opportunity here too with the new innovative Hyper Scape Crowncast Twitch extension that will evolve as you play, allowing fans to use Kudos, which can be purchased with Twitch’s Bits, and well, it’ll show some virtual love for streamers.
Viewers, you also have something else to enjoy, check out the official press reveal down below by Ubisoft for you viewers:
“Thanks to Hyper Scape Crowncast, viewers can also progress on their free and premium Battle Pass by watching Hyper Scape streams on Twitch. Streamers can also invite viewers to join their squad in just a few clicks. The Vote on Events feature that provide viewers real-time impact on the battle gets extended in Season one with a new event card called “Lethal Melee.” During a “Lethal Melee” event, a player’s melee weapon can eliminate opponents in one hit. In total, nine Event cards are already available in the Hyper Scape Crowncast extension.”
There will be a Battle Pass for Season One that will offer both free and premium tracks at 100 total tracks for players to unlock. You can check out the official trailer up above.
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