The low-poly 254-player Battlefield-esque shooter BattleBit Remastered is off to a strong start following its June 15 launch. It jumped to the top of Steam’s global top-sellers list earlier this week, leaping ahead of big games such as Street Fighter 6, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Valve's own Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
As noted by PC Gamer, the simplistically clean and blocky yet charming graphical style could easily lead some to mistake BattleBit Remastered for a Roblox creation. However, according to a concise one word FAQ response on the game's website, this is assuredly not the case. Said website lists a core team of just three primary developers, who are being augmented by a “dedicated support team”.
Per the game’s Steam Store page, BattleBit Remastered offers players a high framerate modern warfare experience wherein up to 254 combatants battle it out in a series of impressively destructible environments replete with a wide range of vehicles including tanks, helicopters, and sea vehicles. Players can also choose from a pool of over 45 weapons, which can be augmented with a range of customization options to suit your combat needs.
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BattleBit Remastered features six primary classes: Leader, Assault, Medic, Engineer, Support, and Recon. The developers have also implemented a dynamic day and night system, along with proximity-based voice chat, which allows for real-time interactions between both teammates and hostels alike.
At release, the early access title features 18 maps upon which players can participate in a slew of game modes ranging from the traditional rush and conquest zone capture fares, along with a number of smaller-scale options. This range of features is made all the more impressive by BattleBit Remastered’s refreshingly affordable $14.99 price tag.
At the time of publication, BattleBit Remastered was the 36th most-played game on Steam according to official stats, with 27,622 concurrent players. These achievements are magnified by BattleBit Remastered's overall ‘very positive’ Steam rating of 88 percent from the over 2,900 reviews received to date, which indicates the multiplayer title is enjoying an smooth and stable launch.
Despite its meagre cost, BattleBit Remastered’s developers have stated that they currently have no plans to implement microtransactions in the game.
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