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How to use Hyper Scape Crowncast to change the game for Twitch streamers

Published: 2/Jul/2020 21:31 Updated: 2/Jul/2020 21:37

by Alan Bernal

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Hyper Scape is Ubisoft’s new battle royale that has a heavy focus on streamers and their communities, and here’s everything you need to know about the Crowncast Twitch extension to change live games.

As far as battle royales go, Hyper Scape is already one of the faster and more dynamic takes to a title in the genre. This is by design, especially when you take into account the built-in core mechanic that lets people vote on game-impacting events.

There are a ton of options that could pop up that let people decide on a range of options, such as implementing effects like Low gravity, or the Reveal events to simply viewing a Twitch streamer’s current loadout.

What is Crowncast?

Crowncast is a free and downloadable extension for Twitch. The experimental game mechanic is one of the core design features of Hyper Scape, and is built right into the battle royale itself.

For streamers, it lets them hook up their game to their stream which offers a completely new way to interact with their viewers.

For viewers, the program gives them the opportunity to influence their favorite streamer’s content by taking part in pop-up voting events that instantly impact the battlefield.

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Crowncasts lets people see stats and leaderboards as well as vote for Hyper Scape.

How to activate Crowncast

As a streamer, to get started you need to:

  1. Got to Twitch.tv
  2. Open the Hyper Scape Crowncast description page
  3. Click ‘Install’ on the top right
  4. After installing, click the ‘Configure’ button
  5. Connect your Twitch and Ubisoft accounts by going here
  6. If desired, set a stream delay
  7. Go to ‘My Extensions’, and select Crowncast and click Activate
  8. Set Crowncast to Overlay 1
  9. Hit ‘Done’
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Streamers will have to activate Crowncast before loading into Hyper Scape.

As a viewer, to get voting you need to:

  1. Open your favorite streamer playing Hyper Scape
  2. If Crowncast is activated, simply wait for an event to start
  3. Once it starts, click on your favorite effect

Once all the voting is done, the system will tally all of the entries and decide which one got the most ballots. A single vote from streamers’ subscribers counts as three, while regular viewers just counts as one.

Crowncast lets viewers see their streamer’s team stats and loadout in real time, while giving a peak at the current match status for the closed sectors.

The extension is a crucial part of Hyper Scape and will change as the game develops, but it’s already adding a new dimension to how Twitch viewers watch battle royales.

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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.