Battleriteby Aethyna Oct 20, 2016 | 1 Votes | 1 Played | 0 Reviews 10 rate Set in a world where champions dedicate their lives to the arena, Battlerite offers the perfect place for players to test their mettle against each other in an ultimate showdown of skill, teamwork and strategy. Will you emerge victorious from the blood-stained gladiatorial arenas in Battlerite? Find out now by playing the game! Play Now Similar Games Played
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Set in a world where champions dedicate their lives to the arena, Battlerite offers the perfect place for players to test their mettle against each other in an ultimate showdown of skill, teamwork and strategy. With 15 different champions to choose from and a slew of Battlerites to customize your champions with, you’ll get to play a champion that’s fine-tuned to your liking in the arena. Each match is short and intense, and as if that’s not enough, a Sudden Death mode will also kick in after the time’s up on the clock. Will you emerge victorious from the blood-stained gladiatorial arenas in Battlerite?
Similar to most MOBA games, Battlerite offers quite a nice selection of champions for you to play as. Each champion is labelled according to their role and specialties. For instance, Pearl is a support champion with a repertoire of healing and CC abilities, while Rook is a tankier melee champion that can charge into battle. Depending on your preference, you can easily find at least a champion that suits your playstyle.
All champions are unlocked – of course, since the game’s buy-to-play – and at the moment, the game contains 15 unique champions for you to choose from. Although you can only play the Tutorial using Jade, the dual-pistol-wielding lady ninja, you can pick any of the champions available and try them out in Training mode. The game also marked out all the “Beginner-friendly” heroes so you might want to try those out first.
However, unlike most MOBA games, each champion in Battlerite has, at his or her disposal, up to 7 different skills. Most champion will have at least an evasive skill (may it be a counter, a dodge, a jump or a roll), a control ability (such as slow, interrupt, silence, fear/ disorient, etc), and a powerful Ultimate ability that requires you to accumulate energy by dealing damage to an enemy or healing an ally.
If you’re a frequent player of MOBAs, you may find that having 7 skills per champion does bump up the skill ceiling by quite a bit, especially considering that they can be quite a handful to learn in a short period of time. However, with plenty of practice and perseverance, you’ll be able to master as many of the champions as you like. After all, this game’s an arena game, so if you aim to be anywhere near the top ranks, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the skills and cooldowns of each of the champions in the game. You’ll never know which hero you’ll need go up against!
Let’s also not forget about the unique game mechanic in this game – its signature Battlerite system! At the beginning of every round in a match, you’ll need to choose a Battlerite out of the 3 provided within a minute. There are many different types of Battlerites ranging from the usual offense and defense to control, support and even mixed. You can pick a suitable Battlerite depending on how you would like to play that match you’re in since you’ll be able to tweak your champion with every Battlerite chosen.
Battlerites also stack with each other so if you happen to be in the 4th or 5th round in a match, you can definitely expect both teams of champions to have pretty amped up skills. The set of Battlerites from which you are asked to choose from are fixed unfortunately and you won’t be able to customize them.
In addition to all the skills and Battlerites, the game even provides mounts for players to travel around the arena faster. There are many varieties of mounts that you can buy using premium cash, but honestly, the mounts don’t seem to be very useful beyond the first few seconds after the gates open and the match begins in earnest, because firstly, you’ll get auto-dismounted whenever you get hit; and secondly, the arena isn’t exactly very spacious. It’s not like the battlegrounds in World of Warcraft where mounts play a crucial role.
In fact, Battlerite is more like a perfect fusion of arena battles in MMORPGs and MOBAs. Each match in this game consists of a minimum of 3 rounds and a maximum of 6 rounds. The first team to win 3 rounds wins the match. Players are given 2 mins per round to end the match, but if that’s not possible, the game will enter into a Sudden Death mode where a greyish fog of death will slowly close in from the outer edges of the arena, forcing players to engage in a close-quarter struggle to “push” their respective opponents into the fog. Whichever team manages to stay alive until the end will then win the round.
Naturally, being an arena game, no respawns are allowed so it’s very important to stay alive for as long as you can... for the sake of your teammate if not for yourself. Although it is very possible for a highly-skilled player to single-handedly eliminate all players on the opposing team, no one likes being left alone on the arena floor with 2 to 3 opponents all calling out for his (or her) blood. So, guys, don’t be a feeder; be a team player!
Talking about the arena, Battlerite has some amazing-looking arena maps to offer. Although there are around 3-4 maps at the moment, but each one of them are pretty well designed. There are barriers or obstacles that you can shelter behind, power-up orbs (heal, damage boost, etc) to collect, as well as a special destroy-able orb in the middle of the arena which will grant a team-wide boost whenever it is destroyed. Of course, which team will gain the boost depends on who dealt the last blow.
Battlerite also offers quite a range of game modes for players to enjoy. Aside from the practice modes, namely the Tutorial, Training mode and vs-AI mode, you’ll get to participate in some actual (and ranked) PvP via the game’s 2-vs-2 or 3-vs-3 modes. If you have a bunch of friends to play the game with, you could also start up a “LAN” party using the game’s Private mode.
To make things more interesting, Battlerite even provides daily quests for you to complete. Completed tasks will earn you a chest, though you can also earn chests by playing with a champion and level him up or by spending cash to buy some. These chests contain plenty of goodies like new weapons and profile avatars, as well as cosmetics, like champion skins and poses.
Battlerite’s community is pretty small at the moment since the game’s new and that it’s a buy-to-play game. However, with time, some extra promoting/marketing efforts and plenty of attractive programs to get players to stick around, the community in the game will definitely increase.
That being said, if you’ve enjoyed playing the game, be sure to recommend it to your friends. After all, it’s more fun to play a game with friends rather than with strangers... especially if the game’s a team-oriented game.
Personally, I think that the graphics in Battlerite will be able to appeal to fans of MOBAs due to following the traditional MOBA look and feel. The music, on the other hand, is pretty upbeat but not too distracting, and it somewhat fits with the whole tribal feel/theme of the game.
By daring to be different, Stunlock Studios managed to come up with a game that doesn’t only bring out the fun in arena play but also fuses it with tried-and-true elements from the very successful MOBA genre. In this game, you get to experience short and intense arena matches with a wide variety of champions, who have their own set of unique skills and augmentations (a.k.a. Battlerites). This is definitely a game that players, who appreciate innovation and love competitive gaming, can get behind. So, what are you waiting for? Pick the best Battlerite for your champion of choice and duke it out with other players in this highly skill-based and entertaining game!