Battlecry is Bethesda's new team shooter, and it looks better every time we see it.
New Battlecry gameplay footage was shown at Bethesda's E3 2015 presentation.
The free-to-play PC shooter is going into beta later this year, having been in closed testing for a few months now. Sign ups are now open.
New artwork showing off the Han faction was also released along with a fact sheet. Enjoy both below.
Combining elements of third-person action and fast-paced shooting, BATTLECRY offers a new gameplay experience with team-based combat, intense tactical warfare and competitive multiplayer action. Choose from 15 warriors, three factions and five classes during the beta – with even more warriors and classes coming online at launch! Choose YOUR warrior - each with a meaningfully distinct suite of attacks and abilities - from one of several factions from diverse parts of the world. With strategy, brutal attacks, and unique, high-tech weapons, fight for power and glory in 24-player large battles and smaller 12-player team battles across the WarZones. This is the life of a warrior, and victory is yours for the taking.
In a reimagined 20th century, all disagreements between the most powerful empires are settled head-on by elite teams of trained warriors from all over the world, with each member specializing in either high-tech ranged gadgetry or sophisticated melee weapons. Trained and bred for battle, they meet each other in sanctioned WarZones to face off for their share of glory.
- Three Factions Vying for Dominance
Open wars are a thing of the past and brave warriors put their lives on the line in imaginative WarZones to maintain peace. Choose from the disciplined Imperial Marines, the fearless Cossack Empire, and the prestigious Han Republic. Take on the role of one of these elite warriors and engage in brutal, high-action, 12 v 12 and 6 v 6 player battles in a variety of gameplay modes and maps.
- Five Fully Customizable Warrior Classes
Build and progress your chosen warrior class by earning iron and advancing through the ranks. Each rank unlocks new abilities and effects, allowing deep strategic builds for your Warrior on every level. Select from classes such as the Enforcer, who wields a massive sword that effortlessly slices his opponents in two; the Ranger who unleashes a maelstrom of arrows from afar; or the Infiltrator, using blinding speed and stealth abilities to pick off unsuspecting enemies in isolation.
- Risk Life and Limb
Welcome to a world where a chosen few battle in imaginative WarZones to maintain peace. Each Zone is designed to combine positioning; spacing and verticality to redefine your core combat experience. Fight with transformative weapons that harness iron and energy and eviscerate your opponents with swords that transform into shields, bows that can punch an arrow straight through an armored skull, or electrocute your foes with high powered blades crackling with electro-static energy.
- The Last Moments of your Life in Striking Detail
Witness immersive environments through third-person cameras as you fight towards life or death. The bold, expressive art style designed by Viktor Antonov (Half-Life 2, Dishonored) supplements the visceral combat and heightens the gameplay experience. Inspired by comic books and illustrations, BATTLECRY’s highly-stylized environments change depending on the circumstances of the fight.