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Hyper Scape developers reveal crossplay & Battle Pass cross-progression

Published: 6/Jul/2020 0:03

by Theo Salaun

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Ubisoft developers for the new battle royale, Hyper Scape, have officially confirmed the game’s current crossplay and Battle Pass cross-progression plans. 

At the moment, Hyper Scape is available for a closed beta Technical Test on PC across various regions. But on their website and in a Reddit AMA, Senior Producer Graeme Jennings has confirmed the game will also be coming to Xbox One and Playstation 4, with Battle Pass cross-progression across all systems.

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While PC players like Brandon “Seagull” Larned have been showing off absurd plays during the closed beta, the console community has been wondering when they’ll be able to get in on the action. 

According to the game’s website, the current confirmed systems for official launch are PC, PS4, and XB1. And, in the AMA, Senior Producer Graeme Jennings confirmed that console’s release will be “this summer” and that the team is “looking at what other platforms [they’ll] release on in the future.” This suggests that systems like Switch and mobile devices are not out of the question just yet.

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Although it’s already been confirmed that players’ Battle Pass progression during the Technical Test will carry over to the official launch, the game’s community has been curious about unlocks transferring over to console. 

Jennings has also detailed that “the game will have cross-progression once consoles launch, which means you can have those items on console if you jump into the Technical Test now.” This is an absolute incentive for players who prefer console, but have a PC, to watch Twitch streams (or sign up for the email lottery) to earn a chance at getting into the closed beta

The Technical Test will only be available until about July 8, depending on your region, but developers have suggested that a second beta test is likely to roll out for PC players in the coming weeks—with console’s launch coming alongside the official, public release.

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The Hyper Scape Tech Test’s regional timing information.

While console players may be frustrated that they can’t drop into Neo Arcadia just yet, they can still follow the game’s progress on Twitch to get a sense for mechanics and the weapon meta. 

Guns like the Hexfire have already been deemed overpowered, and will be nerfed by the time Hyper Scape is out on XB1 and PS4, but fans might as well start getting a leg up on the competition now by monitoring the meta’s progress.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!”

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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.