Ubisoft has officially joined the Battle Royale genre with Hyper Scape. Hyper Scape is described as a free-to-play fast-paced first-person shooter that takes place in the distant future. Players drop in teams of three or solo into 100 player lobbies to fight for their chance to be crowned champion.
(Picture: Ubisoft Montreal)
Hyper Sape is currently available in a limited time PC technical test across North America and Europe. Players can gain access to the technical test by watching steamers with Hyper Scape Twitch Drops enabled. Access to the game is limited, so make sure to tune in soon for your chance to experience the latest battle royale title.
Hyper Scape takes place in the virtual city of Neo-Arcadia which consists of various locations such as rooftops, city streets, and tight interior areas. The game also features Hacks which are unique abilities players can pick up around the map. These abilities provide various benefits and can provide the competitive edge needed to overpower or outplay an enemy team.
- Read more: How do you gain access to the Hyper Scape beta? Everything you need to know to get into the Technical Test right here
The various Hacks allow players to turn invisible, deploy a mine to damage unsuspecting enemies, and to create a wall to protect their teammates from damage. Each player can pick up Hacks which means deadly combinations can be created. The Hacks can also be upgraded with the Fusion mechanic which makes the abilities more powerful.
Hacks in Hyper Scape, like the Wall pictured here, give your avatar extra functionally. (Picture: Ubisoft Montreal)
Another unique feature of Hyper Scape is how the map changes over time. The Decay feature breaks down the map into different patterns which keeps players on their toes. Hyper Scape also features a new Echo mechanic which keeps players active in the game after they're down and not stuck spectating. When a player’s teammates achieve a kill, a respawn pad appears on the opponent's body which dead players can use to spawn back into the game.
One of the most interesting features in Hyper Scape is how teams can win without eliminating the rest of the players in the lobby. Players will win if all other teams are eliminated, but a crown also spawns in the final sector that teams can fight to hold. A team can win by holding the crown for 45 seconds even if other teams are still alive. This unique feature will make the end of matches more intense as players fight for the crown while trying to score kills.
Watching others play Hyper Scape is also unique as it is meant to be an interactive experience. The game was developed in partnership with Twitch and features a unique Hyper Scape Crowncast Twitch extension. The extension allows players to vote for various events that will occur in the game they are watching. Some of the things viewers can vote on are low gravity modes, infinite ammo, and other unique factors that impact the game.
Time will tell if Hyper Scape can compete with other popular battle royale titles such as Apex Legends or Fortnite. The unique features are a nice change of pace from traditional games and should provide entertaining gameplay and content.
For all the latest information on Hyper Scape check out our Twitter at @HyperScapeTV.