Spellbreak is a Battle Royale That Replaces Guns With Magic

Spellbreak is a new cell-shaded battle royale from developer Proletariat that ditches guns and gives players magical powers.

November 3, 2018

Most battle royales fail to transcend the verb shoot. Sure, Fortnite‘s building mechanic added a layer of depth to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds‘ traditional battle royale formula, however, both games still essentially rely on scavenging weapons and using them to kill your opponents. While less-popular games like Realm Royale and The Darwin Project added their own spin to the genre, most battle royale modes can’t seem to move past guns.

Enter Spellbreak, a new battle royale that emphasizes magic. Created by developer Proletariat, Spellbreak is a cell-shaded, third-person shooter that ditches guns altogether. Offering a variety of different spells, the game allows players to conjure up a whole host of different magical attacks. Players are able to throw fireballs, construct flame walls, create poison clouds, and utilize a whole arsenal of different magic-based mechanics.

Perhaps the most charming part of Spellbreak is its cell-shaded art style. Reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the game’s visuals offer a refreshing aesthetic departure from the gritty realism of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and the over-the-top cartoon zaniness of Fortnite. 

Following in the trope of most battle royales, Spellbreak is currently in its pre-alpha phase. The game’s developer is currently offering a garden variety of different Founder’s Packs each with their own respective rewards. You can request access to the game’s pre-alpha (by signing a non-disclosure agreement) here.

You can check out footage from Spellbreak‘s pre-alpha below.

Travis Verbil

Travis Verbil is a Staff Writer at DualShockers. Outside of writing, he is a musician from Queens, NY. He enjoys the New York Mets, tabletop gaming, and Donkey Kong lore.

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