Not to be confused with the recently released Multiversus, the melee-combat focused battle royale title by the name of Rumbleverse is promising a new take on what some may see as an over-saturated genre. But as a battle royale with Epic Games behind it, anyone who is familiar with another of Epic’s battle royales knows that this one could be a big, big deal.

Releasing for free today on Xbox, PlayStation and PC, Rumbleverse takes no time in all that boring exposition, and instead fires you from a cannon, straight into Grapital City. This is a city specifically designed with verticality in mind, all in the aim to play host to the biggest melee-combat battle known to man. 

You and thirty-nine others will be shot into Grapital City, with the aim of being the last one standing. However, instead of your standard assault rifle and sniper fare, Rumbleverse puts the emphasis on close-combat, with an array of melee weapons to find as loot across the map. You’ll also be expected to pick up a number of wacky abilities that you can use in a fight, upgrading said abilities and weapons too, as the numbers start to dwindle…

As with any battle royale, to keep players engaged between fights the traversal system must be on point. From the looks of things, climbing is a huge element of the fluid movement system Epic have designed, as is bouncing off cars reminiscent of cult classic Sunset Overdrive!

The visuals look similarly cartoony and colourful, and a battle royale wouldn’t be a battle royale in this day and age without a Battle Pass to progress your way through, unlocking unique cosmetics for your brawler. 

Rumbleverse is now available, for free, on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC, with full cross-play and cross-saving available between these platforms. So what are you waiting for? Make sure you pick up a copy from the Xbox Store, or the respective marketplace for your device of choice.

Game Description:

Rumbleverse™ is an all-new, free-to-play, 40-person Brawler Royale where anyone can be a champion. You play as your own unique citizen of Grapital City, as you battle your way to victory! Customize your fighter by mixing and matching hundreds of unique items, and stand out from the crowd. Get launched from a cannon, drop into the streets, and throw down! Where you land is up to you, but beware — there’s chaos around every corner and on top of every skyscraper! Leap from rooftop to rooftop and smash open crates looking for weapons and upgrades. Each round is a new opportunity to discover new moves and perks that’ll give you the edge in your quest for glory.

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