Battlerite Royale artwork showing Freya jumping into the zone

[Update #2]: Battlerite developers are working on a new open world vampire game - V Rising.

[Update]: Stunlock Studios have now mostly ceased development on Battlerite.

Battlerite Royale, as you might imagine from the name alone, combines Battlerite's skillshot-based gameplay with a wide-open world littered with items to loot, abilities to upgrade, and naturally, players to beat up. If that sounds like it's right up your alley, you might be interested to hear that Battlerite Royal has now not only released from Steam Early Access, but has gone fully free-to-play as well!

You can get a pretty good idea of what this looks like in gameplay terms, as well as what Battlerite Royale does to differentiate itself from the already overcrowded genre, in the launch trailer right below. Have a peek:

Besides going free-to-play, Battlerite Royale has also received a rather massive update. A variety of heroes have been rebalanced, some of the in-game locations have been considerably altered, the UI has been slightly improved, and there is now a season pass if you feel like grabbing a whole bunch of new cosmetics. You can find all of the details, as well as the full patch notes, over at Steam.

As for Battlerite Royale itself, you can learn more about it by hopping over to the official website. Have fun smacking your fellow players around!