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Best weapons to dominate in Hyper Scape – Hexfire, Skybreaker & more

Published: 5/Jul/2020 0:22

by Theo Salaun

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Ubisoft’s Hyper Scape is a very unique battle royale, but four guns are starting to emerge as the game’s most powerful: the Ripper, Protocol V, Skybreaker, and Hexfire.

Hyper Scape has an array of weaponry that is vastly different from other battle royales. Although it only has one true assault rifle and sniper, the title has three different rocket or grenade launchers—fitting given how important AOE damage is in such a mobile shooter. Here are the guns that have emerged from the field as the most impactful.

Ripper

Hyper Scape’s only assault rifle, the Ripper is easily the most versatile gun in the game. The weapon feels like a hybrid between an AR and a submachine gun, making it effective at nearly every range in the game—if you can hit your shots.

While most guns in Hyper Scape fit a certain niche, the Ripper is a perfect companion to any of the game’s abilities or second weapon choices. This adaptability makes it one of the best in the game to level up.

Protocol V

The only sniper around, the Protocol V is a pure hitscan that insta-kills people if you land your headshots. And you already know what that means, this weapon has an absurdly high skill cap and, when coupled with the game’s verticality, allows you to dismantle opponents from above.

While the Protocol is the game’s best from range, one-shot potential and a decent ADS time make it deadly in closer engagements as well since this game has such a high TTK. Most players don’t have Seagull’s aim, but the clip above shows just how lethal this sniper can be even when you’re taken by surprise.

Skybreaker

Best used as a complementary weapon, the Skybreaker rocket launcher is a slow projectile gun that absolutely punishes with huge direct-impact and decent AOE damage. 

Swapping guns is relatively quick in Hyper Scape, so the Skybreaker is perfect for either finishing unsuspecting opponents off or halving someone’s health before you finish them off with a hitscan.

Hexfire

The game’s most overpowered gun, the Hexfire, almost didn’t make this list simply because Ubisoft Senior Producer Graeme Jennings has confirmed that their team has “plans to nerf the Hexfire already.” Until then, it’s the strongest gun in the game.

A stacked LMG without an absurd reload time, the weapon can spam opponents until death with just a semblance of tracking ability. If you can bring an enemy’s health down with the Skybreaker, then this large-magged behemoth can shred them quickly.

At the moment, each gun in Hyper Scape seems to have its own niche, depending on a player’s style and hack choices.

While Skybreaker and Hexfire have proven to be a perfect pairing for most players, some will prefer the Ripper’s versatility, Protocol’s skill cap, or even the high-damage Riot One pistol. Ultimately, the developers seem intent on frequent balancing adjustments so the meta should continue to vary.

Apex Legends

Funny Apex Legends easter egg found in Hyper Scape

Published: 10/Sep/2020 12:13

by Jacob Hale

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Hawk-eyed Hyper Scape players have discovered a funny Apex Legends easter egg in Ubisoft’s latest entry to the battle royale genre, Hyperscape.

Hyperscape released on July 12, 2020, capitalizing on the booming battle royale market since the likes of Fortnite, Apex and Warzone took over the gaming world.

While it may not have yet reached the dizzying heights of the aforementioned games, players are still having a lot of fun with its unique take on the genre, notable for its integration with Twitch that allows viewers to affect the outcome of a match.

Hyper Scape players on roof
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Hyper Scape has been somewhat of a success for Ubisoft.

Hyper Scape and Apex are somewhat similar in their futuristic gameplay and action, and although most players have picked a side by this point, Ubisoft has left a little message in the game to Apex players and a nod to their competition over at Respawn.

If you’re an Apex Legends player, you’ll know the incredibly frustrating call of “Mozambique here,” the game trolling you as it tries to convince you to take the Mozambique shotgun.

Obviously, the Mozambique is one of the least popular weapons in the game. It’s not very powerful and is just about the last weapon you want to have to carry after you land — and it looks like that’s something the Hyper Scape developers are well aware of.

While traversing Hyper Scape’s Neo Arcadia map, Redditor imBrettValentine found a little note perched on a desk with just two words written on it: “Mozambique here!”

Mozambique Here ! (Found in Hyperscape) from r/apexlegends

Obviously, there is no Mozambique shotgun in Hyper Scape, so is clearly a nod to its competitor — and is a pretty funny one at that.

For players who have made Hyper Scape their main game, this might have triggered some unwanted flashbacks, but it does raise the question of whether there are even more undiscovered easter eggs in the game.