Friday, February 15, 2019

Ideas for a Battle Royale Game

Apex Legend, the newest contender in the Battle Royale genre, is a massive hit among players but it did little to improve the formula. What direction could the Battle Royale genre take in order to remain fresh and interesting? The below are some improvements that could help keep the genre fresh.

  • Randomly Generated Worlds - Battle Royale is a genre that's all about survival. Survival becomes easier once you know the ins and outs of the environment you're in. Why not keep players on their toes by constantly having them fight in randomly generated worlds?
  • Bots - It’s easy for a newcomer to be intimidated by this type of game. While these types of games usually include a tutorial, why not also include the ability to play single player with bots to get familiar with how things work in the actual game?
  • Varied Circle of Death Gimmicks - The circle of death is something that works but it’s also something that we’ve seen with all Battle Royale games. Why not have raisin water which would force players to seek high ground? Why not have fire randomly spread throughout the map creating many choke points rather than one? Or maybe have bomb drops every X amount of minutes at specific locations which would force people out of their hideouts.
  • Mix Other Genre - Does it always have to be with guns? How about a medieval themed Battle Royale? Maybe a car based “Twisted Metal” type would also work?
  • Commentator/Streamer Tools - These games are a massive hits among streamers. Why not include tools for them to use? Like the ability to save the replay of the entire game and view it in spectator mode for streaming commentary purposes.
  • Capture The Flag - Hide a flag at random on the map. The person who finds it, and is able to hold on to it when the time runs out, wins.

Do you have any suggestions of your own? Share it in the comments!

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