Zephyr Cove, NV. – June 2, 2022 – 1047 Games, the team behind free-to-play smash hit Splitgate, revealed a new major update today in its biggest step yet towards transforming into a AAA contender. Today’s update reworks the portal-hopping first person shooter’s progression and matchmaking systems as part of its migration to an entirely new server framework and adds a metric ton of brand-new content including three new modes, a beautifully remastered map (Abyss), a sweet new battle pass and custom map sharing.
Already boasting a whopping 20 game modes, Splitgate’s Beta Season 2 rounds up the total number of ways new and veteran fans alike can play to 23 with the additions of Juggernaut, Hotzone and Lockdown. Juggernaut powers up one player in a match at random, pitting them against everyone else in a true contest of survival. Hotzone pushes players to play aggressively and hold a neutral zone for 30 seconds to score points. Finally, Lockdown introduces a twist on Domination, tasking teams with controlling three separate zones to score a single point before they relocate to different areas.
As they battle through these three new heart-pumping game modes, players will experience Splitgate’s revamped progression system. Over the course of 100 levels, players will earn meaningful rewards for their characters, and once they’ve hit that level cap, they progress to a new tier: Pro 1, which boasts another 100 levels of enticing rewards waiting for them. With brand-new iconic badges that can be attached to their cards, players will be able to flaunt the latest challenge they’ve completed, their brand-new rank, and more as they make their way to Pro 10.
Powering players’ games will be Splitgate’s new and improved server backend which was implemented last month and completes a major migration process started by 1047 last year. This update replaces Splitgate’s current matchmaking system, making the process of getting players into a match faster than ever. Following this update’s launch, players will also see fewer bots and more similarly-skilled opponents.
Also getting a rework is one of Splitgate’s classic maps: Abyss. Rebuilt from the ground up, the map’s new version retains its classic charms while giving players more ways to think with portals thanks to additional portal wall placements. Creative players, meanwhile, will be able to build their own maps on a brand new island, Wet Ocean, and share them easily or save their creations to the cloud.
To celebrate the launch of Splitgate’s second season, 1047 Games and Luminosity are pairing up for an Esports matchup pitting developers against a team of professional players and one of Twitch’s most popular streamers, Lirik. The event, slated to start on June 3 at 19:00 CEST, will be streamed live on Splitgate’s Twitch channel and shoutcasted by MoistCr1tikal. Esports’ newest pro team will join MoistCr1tikal for special interview segments in this do-not-miss event.
After launching its open beta in Summer 2021, Splitgate exploded in popularity on PCs and consoles, quickly becoming one of the season’s hit titles. Splitgate combines classic first-person shooter action with portal-hopping mechanics for a new, unique multiplayer experience where every map is filled with endless possibilities for blasting enemies away. Splitgate’s Beta Season 2 is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam Deck, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
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