It’s been sitting around providing Power Rangers action for a good few months, but today things really ramp up in the fighting scene, as Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid gets the second free update alongside the addition of new playable characters.
Available to play right now on Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid has now seen the first two Season One characters arrive for action. This sees Trey of Triforia and Jen Scotts drop into the fight, with them followed by Lord Zedd in a future update.
If you wish to get access you’ll be able to purchase each character individually, or find them all available as part of the full Season One Pass (£12.49) which also includes a bonus character skin. You will obviously need the base game in place in order to make the most of these new characters.
Details of each new fighter as follows:
- Trey of Triforia: The original Gold Zeo Ranger, Trey was an alien from the planet Triforia who came to earth to help the Zeo Rangers battle the Machine Empire. There, he was attacked and split into three separate beings, forcing him to temporarily transfer his Gold Ranger powers to veteran ex-Ranger Jason Lee Scott.
- Jen Scotts: Jen Scotts assumed the role of leader of the Time Force when her fiancé, the Red Time Force Ranger, was killed by an escaping criminal named Ransik. Fearless, determined and compassionate, Jen and her team did everything they could to track down Ransik and bring him to justice.
- Lord Zedd (Coming Soon): The self-proclaimed “Emperor of Evil,” Lord Zedd has conquered and enslaved much of the galaxy. Initially leaving the “insignificant” Earth for Rita Repulsa to conquer, he returns to punish her for her failure and finish what she started.
- Jason Lee Scott – Red Dragon Shield (skin): After Tommy Oliver, the Green Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, was killed by Lord Drakkon, an evil version of Tommy from an alternate dimension, Jason inherited the Dragon Shield and Dragon Dagger. With their added strength and the ability to summon the Dragonzord, Jason was able to lead the other Rangers in the fight against Lord Drakkon.
Further to that though and today also signals the arrival of the second free update (v1.3) for the game – following on from the first update – as it introduces several previously unreleased features. This vastly improves the game’s social play and matchmaking, including Direct Match, which lets friends or any two specific players match up against each other, while crossplay between Nintendo Switch and Xbox One is also available via Ranked, Casual, or Direct Matches.
If you haven’t yet fallen in to the world of the Power Rangers with Battle for the Grid but are intrigued as to what it brings, then maybe now is the best time for you to get involved. If you wish to know about the ins and outs of the game then you should be found taking in our full review of Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid on Xbox One, but basically put it will pit current and classic Power Rangers and villains from the multiverse’s 25 year history against one another in epic 3v3 tag team battles.
What more do you want?!?