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Battlerite Royale goes free-to-play this month

Stunlock Studios has confirmed that Battlerite Royale will leave early access very soon.



Battlerite Royale

Stunlock Studios has confirmed that Battlerite Royale will leave early access very soon.

Battlerite Royale is the battle-royale MOBA hybrid that was spun out of Stunlock Studios’ popular top-down PC brawler, Battlerite. Jumping on the bandwagon for all things one vs. many – and in the footsteps of a certain retooled game from Epic – the swiftly rejigged version of Battlerite has been in Steam Early access since September, 2018, priced at $19.99/£17.99.

Following a successful beta period, the game will leave early access, and get an official release on February 19, 2019. At the same time it will become a free-to-play game.


In a statement on the Stunlock Studios website, game director Peter Ilves says:

“Upon our community request to release the game as soon as possible, we are pumped to announce that Battlerite Royale’s free-to-play launch now has a confirmed date. Thank you to everyone who has been participating in the beta and giving us your feedback. We are now super excited to deliver the complete experience – a MOBA Royale – free for everyone to play. The game launches together with a massive update including several surprises to look forward to.”

Here’s a look at the game in action.

The original Battlerite remains available – and is also free-to-play – as a separate title on Steam.

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