BattleBit is a 254 player low poly FPS coming for the Battlefield crown

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BattleBit Remastered aims to pick up the crown that Battlefield 2042 has seemingly dropped as its developer runs a series of free, public stress tests for the low-poly, massively multiplayer FPS game. By putting function over form, BattleBit Remastered aims to emphasize that gaming is king in the competitive FPS genre, and since many top players in games like Modern Warfare 2, CS:GO, and Overwatch 2 lower their settings to a minimum for optimal performance. , maybe they are right.

BattleBit Remastered offers numerous modes across multiple maps, with matches ranging from tight 8v8 matches to 254 player warzones. Interestingly, the team says that the map layouts have the potential to adjust to the current number of players on a server, so if it’s not as crowded as expected, you should still see a lot of action.

Like the Battlefield games it clearly draws its inspiration from, players are separated into small squads with a designated squad leader and can choose which class to play from a list of Assault, Medic, Engineer, Support, and Recon. Each class comes with their own unique gadgets, in addition to the “over 35 weapons” currently on offer to customize your loadout. You can also jump into a variety of vehicles to jump into action quickly, and the environments are almost completely destructible, allowing you to shape the battlefield with explosive gameplay.

As mentioned above, there are currently regular stress tests for BattleBit Remastered. The last one took place on November 19 and we took the opportunity to see how the game is going. It’s unbelievably hectic to be sure, but it certainly has the same overall pacing you know and love from games like Battlefield, which may well be enough to spark joy in a year where EA hopes Battlefield 2042 Season 3 could reinvigorate. a player base that has returned to Battlefield 1 instead of playing the latest entry.

Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t take this opportunity to recall the PS3’s MAG (Massive Action Game), which featured 256-player battles. Back then, however, fights were split up significantly more to help keep things in check. BattleBit Remastered seems to be embracing the chaos wholeheartedly, but from what we’ve seen so far, it seems to be doing a pretty good job. Watch out, battlefield.

BattleBit Remastered is scheduled to launch on Steam Early Access in Spring 2023. You can sign up now to participate in free multiplayer stress tests; the next at the time of writing this article is programmed to be held on December 3.

We’ve taken a look at the new Spearhead map for Battlefield 2042, set in the Swedish countryside and offering tighter terrain that’s ideal for smaller Breakthrough or Conquest matches. We’ve also got plenty more of the best multiplayer PC games for you, as well as more of the best indie games if you want to try something a little more specialized.

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