Realm Royale to Add Elements to Legendary Weapons

Though They Are Currently Only in the Test Servers

After the explosive success of Hi-Rez Studios’ Realm Royale, the devs are planning to shake up the game’s formula by implementing a random element to some of the different classes’ legendary weapons.

Realm Royale

Realm Royale, previously Paladins Battlegrounds, is Hi-Rez’s take on the whole battle royale business. It changes the, now dried-up, formula of battle royales by having five different classes for each player to choose from.

After a very successful launch, Realm Royale often hits tens of thousands of viewers on Twitch, sometimes peaking at a few hundred thousand concurrent viewers.

Each class comes with their own unique abilities, movesets, and craftable legendary weapons. It’s these legendary weapons that are getting a slight change in the next patch.

Hi-rez are adding random elements to each legendary weapon when you craft one, from a pool of: Fire, Frost, and Spirit. Fire applies a burning damage-over-time, Frost applies a slow to your enemy, and Spirit reveals the enemy’s silhouette. This added element of RNG seems to be worrying some players.

Realm Royale is new to Steam, and is currently in its Alpha. The Steam page describes it as:

  • Explore a fantasy world in Realm Royale, the new Battle Royale inspired by the hit game Paladins. Are you an Assassin, a Warrior or a Mage? Choose your class, then loot fantastic weapons and magical abilities to create your own Champion. Stay ahead of the deadly fog by mounting up and moving out. Will you be the last Champion standing?
  • Choose from one of five classes before every match, each with its own game-changing abilities. Become a Warrior, chug a shielding potion, and leap into battle. Soar through the skies as a Mage, slinging fireballs. Take steady aim as a bow-wielding Hunter. Deploy turrets and shields as an Engineer. Or blink onto a rooftop and snipe your enemies as an Assassin.
  • Go traditional with shotguns and snipers, or embrace the fantasy with ice staffs, swords, and crossbows. If you want to win, you’ll need to craft Legendary Weapons at Forges scattered across the Realm. But be careful: While you’re crafting, your enemies may attack.
  • Journey through the lush jungle of Jaguar’s Claws and the scorched sands of Goblin Gulch. Visit frigid Everfrost and iridescent Fungal Forest. The best part: you don’t have to walk around this massive Realm. Just summon your mount to outrun the fog and ride into your next glorious battle!
  • Call your friends: It’s time to squad up. Realm Royale is the first Battle Royale designed to be played in four-person Squads. Help your team by dropping a Healing Totem, or plant a Sensor Drone to reveal incoming enemies. Each class has strengths and weaknesses, but by working together the crown royale could be yours.

Have you played Realm Royale; if so, what did you think? Let us know!