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EA are trying to take over the Battle Royale scene. Guess what the game has packs too, not sure if it helps as much as Fifa or Madden though. 

 

 

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Another cynical cash-in. 

 

Flogging loot boxes to kids. 

 

Originality in the games industry is being slowly throttled.

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To be fair it's quite an enjoyable game. 

 

The loot boxes (at this stage) are pretty much all cosmetic (skins, weapon skins, banners etc) which is the same as fortnite. EA are just trying to get in on the battle royale scene which was always to be expected.

 

For me though, having an enjoyable game I'll play with mates and probably put 20+ hours in for absolutely free of charge is a win.

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I think this really is a game you should play before spewing out the usual "we are being ripped off" rhetoric

 

It's actually pretty good, enjoying it, couple of wins already probably helped with that. I'm thinking about spending £15 on it just to support the developer in what they've done. Plus from the looks of things you can get everything with in game currency without a loot box nor a microtransaction. 

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Ive had my first go on it and only a couple of hours later I'm really getting the hang of it. Feels really smooth. Normally you play a free game then countless updates come out to iron out kinks but this just feels like its the finished article from the get go.

 

It seems overwhelming to begin with (what with all the abilities etc) but since you can only play as a trio you soon pick up on each ability after watching your team mates as well as your own character (you cant choose the same character)

 

Its easy to pick up skins and banners etc so the need for loot boxes to get better is non existent. If somebody wants to spend money they can but you certainly don't gain an advantage. Much the same as fortnite.

 

I can certainly see this game doing really well

 

 

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My partners brother told me about this today. Watched a few videos of it on YouTube and for a free game it looks quite impressive. I will deffo download it and give it a try.

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Played it for the first time tonight and it is quite fun. Seems like it will take a bit of getting used to though. I spent half my time running around not knowing what’s what.

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Just to clarify this game is published by EA but the actual game was made by Respawn. The people who made Titanfall and the original Call of Duty's back when they were called Infinity Ward. I don't think it's the same as Star Wars Battlefront for example where it was made by EA and was more of a pay to win model. This seems to be mainly cosmetics. 

 

The shooting does feel smooth and quite cod like. It's pretty good for a free game and I much prefer it to Fortnite. 

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Yeah it is undoubtedly a bit daunting for beginners as there is quite a bit going on, but then I find most BR games are similar in that regard. 

 

Think it's excellent tbf. Really starts to come into it's own after a few hours of gameplay.

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Last night I was just running around picking up whatever I could lol

 

It will take a few goes to get into it but for a free game it looks brilliant.

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It's easy to be cynical - a free-to-play battle royale with loot boxes published by EA - but it is an excellent game. Mechanically it's very solid, the characters and abilities give it a bit more depth and personality than its competitors and the ping system is fantastic. The loot box system is basically identical to something like Overwatch, which was a full price game.

 

It's already a success and if they keep up a steady stream of character/map releases and add 2/4 man game modes it'll be massive.

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Got my first wins tonight. One where I did absolutely naff all and the other I actually contributed with four kills. Got to say it’s a great game, very enjoyable, it’s just a bit crazy the first few goes but once you get the swing of it you’re good to go.

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Got my first win last night after so many 2nd and 3rd place finishes. Its a really good game. Not sure if its better than blackout but its good in its own right with the different abilities.

 

Ive come to the conclusion that lifeline is an absolute must have in every squad. Her abilities are amazing

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6 hours ago, kingcarr21 said:

Ive come to the conclusion that lifeline is an absolute must have in every squad. Her abilities are amazing

She's definitely the closest thing there is to a must-pick. If you can call two or three drops in early enough and get good armour for your team you're set.

 

Had an unbelievable run on this with a couple of friends last night, winning six or seven on the bounce. Was finding the perfect weapons every game and just cruising through, it was bizarre. When everything comes together it really is great fun.

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4 minutes ago, Guest said:

She's definitely the closest thing there is to a must-pick. If you can call two or three drops in early enough and get good armour for your team you're set.

 

Had an unbelievable run on this with a couple of friends last night, winning six or seven on the bounce. Was finding the perfect weapons every game and just cruising through, it was bizarre. When everything comes together it really is great fun.

 

Hats off that's very impressive. You must be very good and very lucky lol .

 

Five wins on the board for me I'd have to say the game is essentially run gun and loot until it is no longer feasibly possible to loot and then get a good vantage point as close to the middle as possible and take it from there. Every game I've won we've been waiting for people to come to us.

 

I agree Lifeline is pretty much essential. I imagine she will get nerfed though. Ledge armour seems to drop out the sky far too often.

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Has there been any talk of adding different squad sizes? 3 is pretty awkward when you're used to 4 on every other Battle Royale, have to leave someone out lol 

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What weapons do people like? I have found the Carbine, R99 and Peacekeeper to be the best weapons. Mozambique can get in the bin.

 

 

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Can't get into it at all, the matchmaking is too slow (on PC at least) plus the whole rigmarole of everyone picking their hero. Fortnite is by far the superior BR game, but I think the whole genre is done to death now.

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