Lately, I’ve been wondering: are arena shooters making a comeback? My instincts say no, as the battle royale genre clearly reigns as king. However, with the game like Splitgate and Halo Infinite, I think there’s probably some evidence of growing battle royale fatigue and that the classic shooter action could be making a comeback again. It’s still too early to say for sure. However, with LEAP, announced this week by Blue Isle Studios, it’s clear that arena shooters aren’t ready to bite the dust yet. Described as ‘a blend of FPS genres’, LEAP There will be battles with up to 60 players fighting on the ground and in the air. Will it be different enough to pull people away from Fortnite for a bit? We will know when LEAP Entering closed beta starting next week.
LEAPIts developer certainly has an interesting pedigree. If you don’t remember the name Blue Isle, then you probably know its first game called Slender: The Arrival. That’s right, the horror game ‘jumpscare for views’ is the team’s first project (and it has received some positive reception). The team then delivered the goods Valley and Citadel: Forged with fire. But it is with the previous one you see some LEAPoriginal DNA. Valley is a fast runner, fast jump game, and Blue Isle is taking advantage of some of that momentum into the newest game.
The game is a multiplayer first-person shooter with loads of guns, a variety of moves, and a bit of humour. With up to 60 players per game, LEAP Large map feature. And with the large map there are different modes of transport. You can use a jet, a grappling hook, a hoverboard, a robot dog, etc. Also there’s a rocket-powered inner block? You can watch the action in the David Attenborough-esque trailer below.
LEAP closed beta starts a week from today
As you can see from the trailer, LEAP It’s definitely all about speed and action. Its maps have a lot of verticality and variety, which should make for some interesting matches. And, as I’m sure it was pointed out, the scroll speed and disk launcher shown in the trailer helped it in part. TRIBES herd increases capacity. If it’s anything like that great series, I might want to give it a try.
I suppose we’ll know for sure when LEAP start closed beta testing on Jan 19th. To get started, let’s get started trial play page on the official website of the game and follow the simple instructions. You can also come Its Steam page for more information, including its current system requirements.
https://www.pcinvasion.com/leap-closed-beta-next-week/ LEAP brings 60 players into the action mix with closed beta next week