War Robots: Frontiers, the new Third-Person Mech shooter from MY.GAMES and Pixonic launched into Early Access in November has released its first major update. The new update is the first proof of the commitment of the development team to continuously update the game as it progresses through Early Access.
War Robots: Frontiers is a completely new game, built from the ground up for modern PC and Consoles using Unreal Engine 5. The game is all about intense, tactical skirmishes featuring immense, heavily customizable mechs. The game entered Early Access in November and is planned for a full release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC at a later date.
The latest update contains 2 new Robots, 3 new weapon systems usable on multiple mechs, and 2 new ability modules. With these new robot parts, weapon systems, and ability modules, there are millions of combinations that players can make in the in-game hangar, with more to come in future updates.
The two new robot series, the Griffin and Typhon add some hi-tech power to the lineup focussed on debilitating smart arrays. The Griffin does this via radar and optical interference systems, opponents that look at the mech will find their mech’s cameras disrupted with static making it hard to land a good shot. The Typhon on the other hand can deal out a strong debuff to 3 opponents making it an excellent machine to shape a team-fight.
New high-tech weapon systems further push the edge of warfare, with the Halo, Pulsar, and Gozer. Halo weapons are great for hitting multiple targets while the Pulsars are medium-range energy cannons. The Gozer will behave differently depending on how many are slotted on the mech in addition to making them excellent sniper cannons.
Lastly, two new ability modules offer ways to avoid your enemies with the Smoke Wall obstructing enemy vision suitable for stealthy players and the Blocking Field offering deployable cover for players looking to control the battlefield. The update also brings updates to the tutorial, hangar UI, and Japanese & Chinese language support being added to the game. As well as transfer items from your Inventory to your Hangar in-game! Simply go to your Hangar and press ‘C’ (or find the button in the lower left corner) to begin the item transfer process.
This is the first of numerous updates that are planned over the course of Early Access, the developers indicated that they wanted players to get an early taste for the game so they can take their feedback into mind while further developing the game. Future updates will contain new maps, modes, weapons, ability modules and further extension of game systems. Upgrades to graphical fidelity, balance changes and further technical polish are also planned before the game heads into launch.
Players can join the Early Access by purchasing a Pioneer Pack, which are available via the website of the game or via Steam. A Pioneer pack not only contains access to the game but also contains items for in-game use. Pioneers will be able to participate in the development of the game and try out new features first and help the developers with feedback and suggestions. After the Early Access, the game will become Free to Play when it launches in 2023.
About War Robots
War Robots is a third-person mobile shooter developed by Pixonic. Released in 2014, the game keeps growing. It has more than 200 million registered users, thousands of hundreds active players daily and a huge community of fans. Now the War Robots universe is being expanded with Frontiers — a totally new high-end experience for PC and consoles, running on Unreal Engine 5.