A few weeks ago, Epic Games announced it was building an MMO with a focus on multiplayer gaming.
Now, with a new patch rolling out to the beta and the first gameplay footage of the game appearing on YouTube, Epic has given us a look at what we can expect in the game.
First off, this game is definitely going to be big.
In fact, Epic said it is expecting to add over 100 million players by the end of the year, making it the most popular online multiplayer game in history.
The game will also have over 1,000 player-versus-player (PvP) arenas, with each arena being split into two parts.
These arenas will have an “Epic feel,” with players having to fight for supremacy on each map, and Epic says that this will give the player an incentive to go for a solo campaign.
Players will also be able to fight in co-op, which Epic says will give players the option to team up to battle other players.
The multiplayer mode will also feature competitive modes like deathmatch and deathmatch-style co-operative play, which players can participate in if they have a friend in a similar game.
Epic also revealed that the game will have a competitive multiplayer mode for solo players, too, as well as a “multiplayer mode with two teams” that will let players play against each other.
It’s not clear what exactly the competitive mode will look like or how competitive it will be.
In terms of gameplay, Epic says it’s going to have a mix of PVP and PvE.
Players can expect to “fight to the death” to “kill each other.”
You can also expect to have to make your way through hordes of enemies with a mix “of heavy armor and melee weapons.”
You’ll also be “battling against other players, each with their own personal abilities and abilities that are specific to the class of your choice.”
Epic is also adding a “dynamic difficulty” system to the game, which it said will allow players to “experience a variety of gameplay modes that vary from easy to difficult.”
You’re going to see a lot of PvE and PVP gameplay, too.
In addition to PvE, Epic is adding PvP as well.
This PvP mode will feature different classes, but will focus on PvP and PvA combat.
You’ll be able “play solo, with up to six players, or co-operatively with up in three.”
In PVP, players will have to team-up to fight each other to the deaths to win.
Finally, Epic will have “a variety of challenges” to try out, including “a challenging, epic, and fun story.”
It’s unclear what the story will be, but Epic says there will be “a plethora of side quests that players can take on to discover and complete new side quests.”
Epic also said that players will be able fight “for glory” on the battlefield, and that they will be challenged to “puzzle your way to victory in an epic arena” in which they can be crowned “Epica champion.”
Epyc also confirmed that players “will be able customize their character’s class, armor, and weapon, as you complete different side quests and complete challenges.”
This customization will be done through “gear and weapons, emotes, and other customizable content.”
As for the multiplayer aspect of the Epic game, Epic hopes that it will have two types of players: “PvP players, who will be given a team of up to four players to fight to the Death, and PvP players, whose goal is to kill each other in PvP battles.”
Epic has also said it will allow for players to choose their own classes and gear, which will be available in the “gear store.”
Players will also get “multiple play modes and options for team-based gameplay.”
For PvP, you’ll be given “two teams to fight, which can be split into groups of four players, and teams can take a variety on the field of battle.”
In PvA, you can “participate in various match types, from deathmatch to co-ordinated and competitive PvA match.”
Epic says the game “will feature competitive PvP and PVE modes that can be played against one another or with friends.”
For more on Epic’s upcoming MMO, be sure to check out our coverage of the launch of the company’s first game, The Epic Story, which launches in the next few weeks.