Star Citizen - Theatres of War is a New 20vs20 Battleground

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Star Citizen - Theatres of War is a New 20vs20 Battleground

November 26, 2019

By: Robert N. Adams

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Linux, PC
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December 31, 1969 (Calendar)

How many different game modes are there in Star Citizen? I'm sure there are people who actually own the game who couldn't tell you for certain, but the number just went up by one with the announcement of Star Citizen - Theatres of War.

Announced at CitizenCon 2949, Star Citizen - Theatres of War is a 20 vs. 20 battleground game mode that some are jokingly relating to Planetside. It's easy to see why — just check out this gameplay trailer of the new game mode:

Anyone who has played Planetside can see why the comparisons make sense. Players can make use of first-person shooting mechanics along with vehicles in a 20 vs. 20 battleground over multiple "phases".

Star Citizen - Theatres of War phase 3


How Does Star Citizen - Theatres of War Work?

So, how does this new game mode work? For that, we can take a look at a slide uploaded to the /r/starcitizen subreddit. Here are the details:

  • The game mode is split into 3 distinct phases.
  • In total the game mode currently is intended to last 30 minutes.
  • It is [comprised] of 2 teams and a total of 40 players.
    • 20 Attackers
    • 20 Defenders
  • In the scenario Crossroads of Crime the phases are:
    • Phase 1 - Disable the AA turrets
    • Phase 2 - Destroy the radar tower
    • Phase 3 - Disable the mining laser

Star Citizen - Theatres of War seems to be a pretty neat objective-based game mode for smaller groups of players. And yes, when it comes to an ambitious title like Star Citizen, 40 players certainly is a "smaller group", relatively speaking.

We're sure to find out more details about this game mode in the near future. In the meantime, you can still participate in the Intergalatic Aerospace Expo 2949 Free-Fly until December 5, 2019.

What do you think of Star Citizen - Theatres of War? Do you think the game really needed yet another new mode of play? 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!