The online feature set for Absolver is pretty extensive, but there are a couple that are completely unique to it.
While playing Absolver, you’ll encounter AI and human players. When you do come across other players, the game will open up a number of things you can do together.
You can both join a PvE co-op session, engage in a friendly spar, or fight one another in traditional PvP. Co-op is available for up to three players. Through these encounters, you’ll be able to learn new moves by seeing others practice them.
Developer Sloclap says that this happens seamlessly as you roam the world, but you can go to the altar to invite specific players to your session, whether they’re on your friends list or you’ve recently encountered them in the world.
The biggest and most interesting feature is the mentor-student relationship. An advanced player can create their own school in the game and teach others, allowing them access to his/her unique combat deck. Because the game has many moves you can combo together in any way you want, it makes each mentor’s approach unique.
Absolver supports competitive 1v1 PvP, with a plan to add 3v3 and a spectator mode post launch. Speaking of post-launch support, Sloclap is promising ranked play, as well as other content such as new moves and combat styles.
These will be delivered in free updates over the next six months. Absolver is out August 29 on PC, and PS4.