holdem steampunk

There is no debating that Pure Hold’em is a bit of a stunner, but unless the general public jump in and play, it could be seen as a bit of a disappointment. All that is set to change though with today’s update.

Available now on Xbox One, PS4 and Steam, the big tournament update for Pure Hold’em brings new tournament modes and a Steampunk card deck. Whilst you’ll have to wait until the 13th July for the new cards, you should be able to get involved in the tournaments right about now.

VooFoo Studios and Ripstone Publishing have dropped the update which includes the addition of private tournaments, scheduled tournaments and bigger prize pots. After releasing in August 2015, Pure Hold’em sees your experience split across 6 different tables, each requiring more skill and determination than the last, and promises to bring all the excitement of the casino to the convenience of the couch.

The new features include:

  • Private Tournaments – Players can set up a private tournament and invite up to 7 of their friends to the table.
  • Scheduled Tournaments – Scheduled tournaments allow players to join time controlled tournaments played on defined tables. Players can join the tournament table 15 minutes before it starts. As an added bonus for taking part in these scheduled tournaments, a bigger prize pot is available, and players will get more XP enabling them to level up quicker.
  • Faster Tournament Starts – A timer will now appear once 4 or more players are sitting at a tournament table. Once the timer reaches zero, the tournament will start.
  • Party Invites – Pure Hold’em now supports console created parties. Players can take their current party into all game modes except for non-private tournaments.
  • Various minor bug fixes and improvements
  • The Steampunk deck, which is the first of many new card decks to be released, is available on 13th July for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam.

Whilst we loved the look and feel of Pure Hold’em when it first released on Xbox One, our review points to the lack of tournament multiplayer options as a huge draw back. We seriously hope that this new tournament model will be able to fix that problem.

If you want to know more, you could do worse then to Tune into Ripstone’s Twitch channel on 5th July at 3pm BST for an exclusive Pure Hold’em stream straight from Ripstone HQ.

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