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Leap - Release date, platforms, gameplay, features and more

Blue Isle Studios' latest fast-paced FPS Leap launches on Early Access in June 2022. Here's everything you need to know.
Leap - Release date, platforms, gameplay, features and more
Leap is a brand-new first-person shooter (FPS) from independent Canadian game developer Blue Isle Studios, best known for games like Slender: The Arrival, Valley, and Citadel: Forged with Fire. Described as a "passion project," Leap took three years to develop and boasts a truly epic gaming experience.

The game, which somewhat resembles a cross between Halo and Apex Legends, will launch for PC in June 2022 and is expected to be a massive hit among FPS enthusiasts. Here's everything you need to know about Leap, including when it releases, gameplay platforms, gameplay, features, PC system specifications, and more.

Leap - Release date and Early Access

Leap will release on Steam Early Access on 1st June 2022. According to the developers, the game will remain in Early Access for 12 months, during which time they plan to focus on bugs, stability, performance, and gameplay balance fixes.

Blue Isle Studios haven't revealed Leaps' Early Access roadmap but emphasized that they have "tons of additional content planned and in the works," which they look forward to sharing very soon.

Leap - Gameplay Platforms

The release copy of Leap will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Microsoft Windows PC gameplay platforms. The game is not currently listed on the PlayStation Store; however, it is available via the Steam Store.

At the time of writing, the developers have not disclosed Leap's retail or Early Access price. However, early adopters will benefit from a discounted price to reflect that the game is incomplete and may have bugs, performance, or stability issues.

Leap - Gameplay and Features

The developer describes Leap as a "fast-paced, multiplayer first-person shooter." The game will see up to 60 players, part of either the United Earth Defense Coalition (UEDC) or the rebel Exo-Terrans factions, bud heads in an epic brawl, each "armed to the teeth."

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Players will play in either the UEDC or Exo-Terrans faction in Leap. (Picture: Blue Isle Studios)

Players will have to work together as they traverse one of the game's six expansive maps, using grappling hooks, jetpacks, hoverboards, or mechanical moose to lead their charge and close the gap on their enemies.

"Each environment is designed to work with multiple game modes and player counts. For example, each environment has different layouts depending on the game mode, with small, medium, and large variants for each," the developers said.

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There are six different maps players can enjoy in Leap. (Picture: Blue Isle Studios)

In addition, each player will be equipped with one of four powerful exosuits (classes), bearing "powerful weapons and super-hero inspired, game-changing abilities." Each class will encourage unique playstyles and offers a large suite of weapons and abilities players can unlock through the class leveling system.

  • Pathfinder - Storm into battle, guns blazing! The Pathfinder is a great all-rounder, effective at handling most combat situations.
  • Titan - Use your jetpack and take to the skies, raining fire on those down below. The Titan is heavily armored and equipped with serious firepower.
  • Wraith - Stealth and agility are two traits that best define the Wraith. Hidden within the shadows, Wraiths come equipped with long-range weaponry and can vanish into thin air.
  • Tech Ops - The power to heal and defend. Tech Ops are effective at support with their teammate repair abilities and can drop automated turrets to defend a position.

Leap will also allow players to customize their mercenary with helmet emojis and distinct skin options for exosuits, vehicles, and weapons. "Flaunt and taunt your frenemies with style and sass."

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Leap will support player modding. (Picture: Blue Isle Studios)

To put the cherry on top, Blue Isle Studios highlighted that Leap fully supports modding, giving players to power to enhance Leap's gameplay experience. "Our modding support is functional and already working; we'll spend some time shortly after our Early Access launch to wrap it all up and officially launch our full mod support," the developers said.

Leap - PC System Requirements

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Leap will run on most modern gaming PC systems. (Picture: Blue Isle Studios)

According to the official Steam Store page, these are the system specifications for Leap.

Minimum requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 or newer
  • Processor: Quad-core 2.0GHz or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 960 equivalent or better *
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 30 GB available space

Recommended requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 or newer
  • Processor: Quad-core 3.0GHz or better
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1070 equivalent or better *
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 30 GB available space

* Note: According to a press release by Nvidia, Leap will support RTX ray tracing to deliver the best possible performance and visual gaming experience.

Leap will launch on Early Access on 1st June 2022 for Microsoft Windows PC. The game will be available at an undisclosed price, purchasable via Steam. The PlayStation 4 | 5 versions of the game will be made available at a later date.

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Featured image courtesy of Blue Isle Studios.