Hyper Scape: Release Date, Price, Platforms, Crossplay, What Is It And Everything We Know About Ubisoft's New Battle Royale
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Hyper Scape: Release Date, Price, Platforms, Crossplay, What Is It And Everything We Know About Ubisoft's New Battle Royale

Chris Trout
8 July 2020

Get hyped for a new Battle Royale!

The brand new arena battle royale developed by Ubisoft released last week.

Although the technical testing stage is over, players had an incredible time with it. 

The supposed release date perfectly aligns with Ubisoft Forward, so is this the ace up their sleeve?

Here's what we know about Hyper Scape.

Here's everything you need to know about Hyper Scape:

Latest News

More Hacks On The Way - 8th July

Hyper Scapes official Twitter has confirmed, after an AMA, that the game will be adding more hacks in the future.

Console Version Coming This Summer -7th July

Hyper Scapes official Twitter has confirmed, after an AMA, that the game will be arriving on consoles this summer.

Patch Notes - 6th July

The first patch has arrived for Hyper Scape during its beta and we've got the patch notes right here.

The highlights include:

  • Hexfire overall damage reduction
  • Hexfire contextual movement spread in hip-fire (run, sprint & in-air states) has been slightly increased
  • Skybreaker damage lowered
  • Salvo small damage reduction
  • Komodo damage increased 
  • D-Tap rate of fire has been increased - both in Hip-fire & ADS
  • Armor hack has been changed to be less powerful
  • Mine’s overall reactivity improved

What Is Hyper Scape?

This is a new free-to-play Battle Royale FPS set in a futuristic virtual world.

This new fast-paced AAA multiplayer game is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal who is also responsible for Rainbow Six Siege and Assasin's Creed Valhalla.

Eagle-eyed fans have already uncovered a website for the in-game organisation Prisma Dimensions, along with information about the battle royale mode.

"Prisma Dimensions is thrilled to bring you the first iteration of the Hyper Scape on July 2nd - and with it, the pulse-pounding action of Crown Rush! Get ready to drop into the neon-drenched streets of the world’s premiere virtual city, Neo Arcadia. You’ll want to hit the ground running, as you’ll need every advantage you can find to give yourself a leg up on the competition. Only the best contenders will make it to the final showdown. Will you claim victory, or fall to the perils of the Hyper Scape?"

The game will feature 60 tick rate servers with cross-platform play. Gameplay does not feature any form of skill-based matchmaking, but it is something the developers are looking into.

 

Release Date

The game is rumoured to release on the 12th July on PC with a console release arriving later this summer.

The teaser website for the title is now live! Check it out here.

Beta

Ubisoft is taking a similar approach to Riot's FPS title Valorant in their beta.

Select streamers are being given access to the beta early.

Players can gain access to the Hyper Scape beta through watching those streamers and receiving a loot drop on Twitch.

This strategy was an overwhelming success for Valorant on Twitch.

Twitch streamers are live now and drops are enabled so go and check it out!

 

Modes

Crown Rush is the main in Hyper Scape.

100 players are thrown into a Battle Royale map called Neo Arcadia.

Crown Rush can be played solo or in a squad.

Weapons

Here are all of the weapons available in Hyper Scape:

  • D-Tap - Pistol
  • Riot One - Pistol
  • Mammoth MK 1 - Shotgun
  • Ripper - Rifle
  • Hexfire - LMG
  • Protocol V - Sniper Rifle
  • Salvo EPL - Grenade Launcher
  • Skybreaker - Rocket Launcher

Hacks

Hyper Scape has a similar looting system to other Battle Royales out currently. Players have to search the map to find weapons.

However, a difference in Hyper Scape is the presence of Hacks.

These are game-changing abilities that offer offensive, defensive and utility-based powers.

A player can hold two hacks at any time and switch at any point throughout the game.

If a player finds a hack or weapon that they already have, these weapons or hacks fuse to form an upgraded version.

 

Death and Resurrection

After dying in Hyper Scape, you are not simply a spectator like in other games, you become an Echo.

Becoming an Echo allows the player to scout ahead for their squad, however, they cannot engage in combat.

Once an enemy squad is defeated, a respawn point will appear allowing a player to leave the Echo form and resume in the action.

The Map

The setting of Hyper Scape is Neo Arcadia, a virtual, shimmering city designed to encourage vertical gameplay and fast-paced combat.

The map is filled with a range of landscapes to traverse, from skyscrapers to cramped interior rooms.

Players are dropped into the map in their personal deployment pod.

Similar to Apex Legends, in certain locations players have a higher chance of finding better gear. However, these increased rewards come with the risk of more players to fight.

The Showdown Phase

Once the ring has finally decayed to its final form and the last squads or players remain, the Showdown Phase will occur.

A crown will then spawn in the final area of the map.

In this phase, players have two methods of gaining victory.

They can either capture the crown and survive with it for 45 seconds.

Or, they can eliminate all other players in the final area.

Platforms

PC and consoles have been confirmed, but little is known about which consoles are included.

It's likely that the game will appear on PS4 and Xbox One, with it being ported over to PS5 and Xbox Series X once it releases.

Crossplay

The game will feature crossplay and cross-platform progression between PC and consoles.

Price

The game is free-to-play and will not require you to purchase it. However, it wouldn't be a surprise to see in-game purchases, as is the nature with most Battle Royale games.

Twitch Integration And Crowncast Commands

Hyper Scape is said to be built with streamers in mind in a full partnership with Twitch.

It will feature never seen levels of integration from a big game before.

Twitch chat, among other things, will be able to directly impact the game live with game-changing events.

Much like Valorant, Ubisoft has invited hundreds of streamers, pro gamers and YouTubers to play the game (as well as selected press). We can expect gameplay footage next week.

Screenshots

Hyper Scape

Hyper Scape

Hyper Scape

Hyper Scape

Guides And Tutorials

Looking for help with Hyper Scape? Check out our guides and tutorials right here:

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