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Ubisoft to reveal “Hyper Scape” battle royale according to reports

Published: 29/Jun/2020 14:10 Updated: 29/Jun/2020 16:40

by David Purcell

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It appears that Ubisoft are on the cusp of revealing a brand new AAA first-person shooter battle royale, according to Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau. 

The game developers have masterminded the success of some of the biggest franchises in recent times, including the Tom Clancy series, Assassin’s Creed, and many others.

However, it appears something completely news is the next thing on the menu for players, and it’s going to be called Hyper Scape according to reports.

Rainbow Six game screenshot
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Ubisoft has had tremendous success with Rainbow Six, but it looks like another FPS game is in the works, too.

Esports journalist Slasher posted details about the next addition to the world of battle royale on June 29, tweeting details from his account. In the days previous, he had been heralded as the key source of information for all things Dr Disrespect, following the Twitch star’s mysterious ban on the streaming platform. 

This time, though, a fresh game is on the agenda.

He tweeted: “Today Ubisoft will tease a new game code-named “Prisma Dimensions”, which is actually a new AAA multiplayer fast-paced FPS Battle Royale from Ubisoft Montreal (R6, AC) named Hyper Scape.”

Slasher replied with a follow up tweet, claiming it will be free-to-play. A release date of July 12 has also been mentioned, along with a timeframe for the closed beta.

Ubisoft are yet to have confirmed the project officially, at the time of writing, although others have been quick to comment on the matter – including Sir Scoots.

Right after the news broke, he posted: “Wrong leak. Leak stock at record low.” Quite possibly, this was in jest, and we’ll soon find out by the looks of things which one is accurate.

Aside from those initial details, Breslau also said the following about the new project: “Hyper Scape is being built with streamers in mind in a full partnership with Twitch with never seen levels of integration from a big game before. Twitch chat will among other things be able to directly impact the game live with game-changing events.”

As soon as we hear more in terms of confirmed details, we’ll be the first to let you know.

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Overwatch players demand fix for controversial Halloween map

Published: 21/Oct/2020 19:49

by Michael Gwilliam

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It’s Halloween time again, and that means the Overwatch Halloween Terror event is in full swing – and with it come some unique map changes on Eichenwalde, Blizzard World, and Hollywood. However, not everyone is on board with the new decorations.

While the maps may look nice with their Halloween horror makeover, there are some significant issues with them, primarily on Eichenwalde streets phase.

The German hybrid map can be one of the more challenging points for attackers, as they need to push the payload up a narrow bridge towards the castle.

At this juncture, players used to the normal version of the map tend to use abilities that boop opponents to secure environmental kills. Sadly, the Halloween variant makes doing so nearly impossible right by the left-side doors.

The Halloween version of Eichenwalde places a fence that prevents players from being booped off the map. Normally, Winston players will activate their Primal Rage ultimate and knock enemies off the map as they push from out of the left doors to contest the point.

23-year-old South Korean tank main Sang-hoon ‘Kaiser’ Ryu took to Twitter to voice his frustration with the map’s redesign.

“3 years and this fence still exists in this Halloween map,” he said, posting a picture of the annoying fence. “Am I the only person who complains about this?”

Other players agreed with Kaiser. “The fact that the event maps make actual changes to the map that alter the gameplay is pretty dumb in a competitive game,” one replied.

The complaints aren’t anything new either. Famously, former Overwatch League pro Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel raged after the fence prevented him from knocking a Zarya off the map.

Halloween Sombra on Overwatch's Hollywood
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The changes to Hollywood are not as controversial.

While it’s nice to have special event versions of maps, as xQc noted in his clip, the competitive integrity of the game is damaged by major changes such as this.

Hopefully, Blizzard takes note of this when Overwatch 2 is released or Halloween 2021 rolls around and finally tears the fence down.