Spellbreak Arrives on Steam Tomorrow, Details Future Plans

Published: Monday, December 14, 2020 - 15:39 | By: Robert N. Adams
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A Match Made in Heaven

Spellbreak Executive Producer Cardell Kerr has detailed some of the future development plans for this magical Battle Royale game along with a reminder about its impending Steam release date.

There's a boatload of Battle Royales out there in the world, but Spellbreak had the good sense to try something different. Most Battle Royale games focus on guns in either a modern or futuristic setting; this game opts to go with magical spells in a fantasy universe, providing an altogether different experience from what you might normally expect from the genre. It's still very early in development, but we've just gotten a peek behind the curtain for what we can expect to see in the future.

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What's Coming to Spellbreak in the Future?

The Spellbreak Producer's Letter was broken down into several sections, some of which have already been revealed when the developers launched a Roadmap earlier this year.

 
 

Work on Chapter 1 is progressing nicely. This element will finally add some substantial story to the game, and that's not all — Executive Producer Cardell Kerr has confirmed that this will be the primary way that developers introduce other characters to the player.

Deadmoss will be a major part of Chapter 1 content. This southernmost region of the Hollow Lands will feature an "ominous and gloomy theme" to contrast the somewhat cheerier atmosphere of the game world we've seen thus far. Kerr has hinted that there may be environmental hazards here, too, noting that lightning may be a factor in this zone.

The biggest new bit of info, however, comes with matchmaking. Going forward, matchmaking will be taking place prior to the start of a game and with a focus on matching you up with players of roughly equivalent skill and at a more acceptable latency. This won't be live with the next major patch, though; it will be deployed via a hotfix at a later date. You can read about all of the new features coming to the game in the Producer's Letter on the game's subreddit.

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When is the Spellbreak Steam Release Date?

The Spellbreak Steam release date is December 15, 2020 — that's tomorrow! You'll soon be able to hop into this magical Battle Royale on a brand-new platform and start chucking lightning bolts like Zeus in a thunderstorm.

For now, there's still plenty of other great ways to enjoy this game! You can play Spellbreak for free on PC and consoles via its official website; you can also add Spellbreak to your wishlist on Steam.

What do you think of the upcoming changes for this magical Battle Royale? What issues do you feel the developers need to seriously address in upcoming patches? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!