Adding A New Dimension
Available now on Steam and completely free-to-play, Splitgate: Arena Warfare captures the old-school spirit of classic arena shooters like Quake and Unreal Tournament, but with a fresh new twist: player-controlled portals! The team at 1047 Games has channeled their love for those classics and early Halo competitive multiplayer modes, featuring fast action and dynamic movement. With its game-defining addition of portals for players to place around the map to spice-up movement, Splitgate: Arena Warfare immediately stands out in the genre.
Fair Matchmaking to Earn Your Rank
As you might expect of any fast-paced arena shooter, there’s a certain learning curve before you start to approach mastery. Splitgate keeps that climb in perspective with a smart matchmaking system that takes your rank and experience into account - matching you up with a pool of players who are at a similar point in their Splitgate ascension. Newbies will feel at ease early on, while veterans of arena shooters might quickly climb the ranks, fueled by their skills.
Expect the Unexpected
You’ll be able to place these portals just about anywhere, planning ambushes or visualizing that perfect location to flank enemy players. Splitgate also adds another entertaining element to the gameplay mix: Jetpacks. Players can boost their vertical movement across the game’s attractive sci-fi locations and combine that dynamic traversal with portals and specific weapons to frag their foes where and when they least expect it.
New Gameplay Dimensions
As the game’s title implies, the portal mechanics in Splitgate: Arena Warfare occupy a crucial role in moment-to-moment gameplay. The game is often described as the result of Portal and Halo being fused together. Instead of the puzzle elements of Portal, however, the role of these world-bending gateways in Splitgate is focused on creative map traversal and clever strategy.
Embrace 360 Degree Action
Check out Splitgate: Arena Warfare on Steam today if you’re craving a fast-paced multiplayer shooter with personality and some great movement perks. Splitgate even features a Practice Range map so players can test weapons like the Plasma Rifle, Carbine, and SMG - not to mention, practice their portal deployment to become a feared and respected rival in the next adrenaline-pumping match-up!
Tons of Great Maps and Modes
The cool portal mechanic begs for awesome environments to warp across, and Splitgate: Arena Warfare delivers the goods alongside interesting game modes with unique conditions. A map like Lavawell, for example, a futuristic geothermal energy facility, accommodates 4-on-4 games and features tight catwalks and trenches of molten rock. On opposite sides of the map you’ll find a rocket launcher and railgun, true staples of classic arena shooters. Try the Takedown mode on the gorgeous Pantheon map and battle through a best of 7 series where every kill decreases your team’s respawn timer, but every death adds to it.