The Spellbreak Prologue update is making its debut on PC and consoles later in October 2020, finally kicking off the first part of the game's story. The Spellbreak Chapter system has also been detailed — and it's a bit more than just a Battle Pass that will be released with this Spellbreak update.
Spellbreak is a Battle Royale game that stands out from the crowd, partially by using a fantasy setting and partially by using powerful magic spells instead of guns. A Spellbreak Roadmap was revealed last month, detailing the plans that the developers had for the game's future. Unlike some Battle Royale games, Spellbreak is going to have a story — and we're going to be getting our first look starting next week.
"Chapters are how we’re going to deliver on-going content to the world of Spellbreak," explained Proletariat's CEO Seth Sivak on Reddit. "More than just a simple 'Battle Pass,' Chapters combine new quest content with an evolving story, delivered every week, along with a series of long-term rewards."
New Chapters are planned to launch every 12 weeks or so, making for a total of four chapters per year. Each Chapter will have a number of rewards that can be unlocked by increasing your Reputation, and players will be further engaged with daily and weekly quests.
When is the Spellbreak Prologue Release Date?
The Spellbreak Prologue release date will be October 22, 2020, at 10:00 AM EDT according to a schedule listed on Reddit. Additionally, a livestream will detail the Spellbreak Prologue patch notes the day before; this livestream will take place on twitch.tv/proletariat_inc on October 21, 2020, at 1:00 PM EDT.
"In the Prologue, you’ll make further acquaintance with Avira Emberdane as she introduces you to the Order of the Vowbreakers and the Hollow Lands," Seth Sivak continued. "Prove yourself to her and she'll entrust you with the Order's highest priority missions!"
"The Prologue Chapter we’re releasing next week can be thought of as a shorter introduction to the Chapter system and what we’re hoping to accomplish with it. Starting with Chapter 1, chapters will have twice as many quests, levels, and rewards."
For now, there's still a week to go before the next big patch launches. You can play Spellbreak for free on PC via the Epic Games Store and all three current-gen consoles.
Are you looking forward to the Spellbreak Prologue? Do you think the story content will be compelling enough to keep players involved with the game? Let us know in the comments below!