Spellbreak Gets Its First Major Update Next Week

Spellbreak Gets Its First Major Update Next Week

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Spellbreak, the fantasy-fuelled battle royale that's free to play everywhere, is getting its first major content update on October 22 titled "Prologue: The Gathering Storm."

Headlining the update is a brand new mode called Clash, which brings team deathmatch to the normally win-or-die format of the game. Clash will pit 18 players to a round in 9v9 battles. Each team is further split into three-player squads and the winning team is decided by number of eliminations. 

Prologue: The Gathering Storm will also introduce new weekly quests and rewards. New talents can be found on the fantasy battlefield as well. Vigor gives players a health increase, Ambidextrous allows the passive class ability to be equipped in your offhand gauntlet, and Foresight reveals nearby players while also giving you a preview of future shrines and enclosing storm circles.

Of course, it wouldn't be a live service game without a Halloween event, so Spellbreak is gearing up for that as well. New Outfits, Artifacts, Cloudbursts, Afterglows, Emotes, and Badges will all be available in the game for its "Hollowed Eve" event. 

Spellbreak has earned many accolades from the press and players alike as a unique battle royale experience in an increasingly crowded field. From 36 reviews so far on OpenCritic, it currently sits with a "Strong" 76 average. 

To celebrate the accomplishments so far, the Boston-based Proletariat has released a new Accolades Trailer featuring some of that praise. If this is your first time seeing Spellbreak in action, you may be surprised. It's like a mix of Avatar: The Last Airbender and battle royale, which has made it an irresistible new entry in the burgeoning genre for many. See for yourself below.


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