Ubisoft’s Battle Royale Hyper Scape To Launch On PC and Consoles Next Month
Ubisoft's new battle royale title Hyper Scape is in the midst of its final Open Beta test ahead of launch. With today's news drop, Ubisoft shared a bit more information about what to expect with the console versions of Hyper Scape as well as a number of new Twitch-integrated features and the cross-progression that will be in Hyper Scape on day one.
LIMITED TIME IN-GAME CURRENCY REWARD EVENT
As a thank you to all of our fans who have made the beta a success, we are launching a special reward event this weekend. Play the beta or watch on Twitch for at least one hour and you will receive 600 Bitcrowns on August 11th when Season One launches. There are two ways players can unlock this reward:
- PLAY the Open Beta for at least one hour this weekend
- WATCH eligible Hyper Scape streams on Twitch for at least one hour. (Streams must have the Crowncast extension enabled. Players must first link their Uplay account using the extension and claim at least one battle pass point to be eligible)
This reward is available starting today at 9:00 am PDT / 6:00 pm CEST and lasts until the Open Beta ends on Sunday August 2 at 11:59 pm PDT / Monday August 3 at 8:59 am CEST.
CONSOLE LAUNCH WITH SEASON ONE
Following PC-exclusive live phases, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players will have the opportunity to jump into the Hyper Scape for the first time. Console players who have unlocked or purchased Technical Test and Open Beta cosmetic items, either by playing the live phases on PC or through Hyper Scape Crowncast, will have access to all those items when playing on console, as Hyper Scape supports cross-progression on all platforms.
“While the game has already been accessible on PC since our first test phase, Season One is for us the true launch of Hyper Scape,” says Graeme Jennings, Senior Producer for Hyper Scape at Ubisoft Montréal. “We have leveraged our test periods to develop and release frequent updates, notably on the global balance. With those updates we are now ready to welcome console players into the mix, with lots of new content to enjoy.”
NEW CONTENT COMING WITH SEASON ONE
Hyper Scape’s first season introduces a brand new mid-range weapon, the Dragonfly, as well as a new hack, Magnet, which can be used to trap unsuspecting contenders. Season One will include a total of 11 guns and 11 hacks. In addition to Solo and Squad Crown Rush, additional limited time game modes are also planned for Season One.
HYPER SCAPE’S STORY STARTS IN SEASON ONE
Season One kick-starts the overarching Hyper Scape narrative: There is a mystery in the Hyper Scape created by Prisma Dimensions that players will have to solve. Season One introduces Memory Shards that players can collect to discover more about certain characters and events. Every week, a new Memory Shard will be hidden in the game world, for players to find and collect. In addition to Memory Shards, comics will be released during Season One and following Seasons, building Hyper Scape’s story.
NEW FEATURES FOR THE CROWNCAST EXTENSION ON TWITCH
Hyper Scape’s first season will introduce a new feature to the innovative Hyper Scape Crowncast Twitch extension: Kudos, a tool that allows viewers to support their streamers and react to the most exciting moments by producing in-game visual effects within a particular streamer’s match - Kudos can be purchased with Twitch’s Bits, a virtual good that shows support for streamers.
Thanks to Hyper Scape Crowncast, viewers can also progress on their free and premium Battle Pass by watching Hyper Scape streams on Twitch. Streamers can also invite viewers to join their squad in just a few clicks. The Vote on Events feature that provide viewers real-time impact on the battle gets extended in Season one with a new event card called “Lethal Melee.” During a “Lethal Melee” event, a player’s melee weapon can eliminate opponents in one hit. In total, nine Event cards are already available in the Hyper Scape Crowncast extension.
SEASON ONE BATTLE PASS
Hyper Scape Season One also includes new customization items through its Battle Pass. This Battle Pass offers a free and a premium track and features 100 tiers of exclusive cosmetic items to unlock during the Season. The premium track of the Battle Pass is available for 950 Bitcrowns, the in-game currency. Players get Bitcrowns by simply playing the game, or by purchasing packs of Bitcrowns with real money on the Ubisoft or first party stores. Similar to the Open Beta, viewers can progress their Battle Pass simply by watching Hyper Scape streams on Twitch with the Hyper Scape Crowncast extension enabled. Additional customization items will be available through the in-game shop.
Hyper Scape will launch on both PC and consoles on August 11th with the debut of Season 1. In the meantime, PC players can check out the Open Beta that's going on right now until August 2nd. Any progression or Bitcrowns earned during the Open Beta will carry over into the full release, regardless of which platform players opt to play Hyper Scape on.
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