- Aug 25, 2020
Ubisoft has fully revealed Hyper Scape, the FPS battle royale game that has been teased (and partially leaked) over the last few days. Hyper Scape is a free-to-play first-person battle royale coming to PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Ubisoft have targeted a Summer 2020 release, starting with a short closed ‘Technical Test’ on PC that will run July 2 - 7, with more ‘phases’ to follow in the build up to full release. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/07/02/hyper-scape-preview"] Set in a VR world called the Hyper Scape, the game focuses on a sport called Crown Rush, in which 100 players split into squads of 3 compete for victory. Wins can be claimed in the usual last-team-standing manner, or by claiming a crown objective in the final phase of the match and holding onto it for 45 seconds. Unlike most battle royales, Hyper Scape’s stand-out feature is that it takes place on an entirely urban map. This city - clearly influenced by Paris - is also littered with jump pads to allow for fast-paced vertical movement. The game is also connected to Twitch to allow spectators a level of influence over games and earn rewards just by watching. During the technical test viewers will be able to vote on in-game events, such as giving all players unlimited ammo. In the full game, viewers will also be able to unlock battle pass progression by watching people stream Hyper Scape, and even join the squad of their favourite streamers. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=hyper-scape-screenshots&captions=true"] The technical test, available on PC from today, features nine different weapons and nine ‘hacks’; special abilities such as a teleport and an invisibility cloak that can help give players an edge. The technical test also features a 10-tier battle pass for free, and anything earned from it will be carried over into the full release. To get in and play during this short period, you'll need to watch Hyper Scape streams on Twitch and wait for a Twitch Drop, which will then grant access to the technical test servers. For more on Hyper Scape, check out our hands-on preview of the technical test, which goes in-depth on its vertical map, new approach to death, and how it’s a battle royale without a shrinking circle. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Matt Purslow is IGN's UK News and Entertainment Writer.