Published on: 08/09/2020
Ring Of Elysium, a different Battle Royale game
Ring of Elysium is located on an island that was hit by a terrible volcanic eruption and is still covered under a lethal blanket of ashes left by past events.
Furthermore, to make it more interesting you will have to do everything in your power to survive under the inhospitable conditions present on the island – While fighting the other survivors. Will you be able to live or will your corpse end covered in ashes?
- Developed by Aurora Studio
- Posted by Tencent Game
- Compatible with Microsoft Windows (7+)
- Genre: Battle Royale
What is the Ring Of Elysium (ROE)?
Ring of Elysium is a Battle Royale style game developed by Aurora Studios and published by Tencent Game (Garena). It was released in summer 2018.
Unlike other games released by the same company, it has a new generation engine known as Quicksilver X. This system makes it stand out from games like PUBG and Fortnite, which are the “leading rivals” of the Battle Royale genre.
The game also has a “Seasonal Update” system. How does it work? Well, when one ends each season the game receives a small “upgrade”. This means that every few months you can enjoy new maps, weapons, skins, and the promise of three new characters.
This way, as each season progress, you can see how these elements continue to grow. The game is currently in its seventh season released in late 2019 and is known as Covert Tactics.
As for the gameplay of Ring Of Elysium, we can say that it has a system similar to other games that enter the field of Battle Royale.
So, is it just another Battle Royale?
Yes and no, within the game we can see that Tencent Game and Aurora have been looking for ways to innovate and make their players feel more connected by adding elements that are not present in games like PUBG.
Among the changes, we can find that the method to get a win is a little different from the basic “last man standing”. In ROE there can be up to 4 winners per game since the condition to win is to board a helicopter.
The helicopter will appear in the final instances of the game. Besides, the game also employs an oxygen system that will be vital for the players. Will you have mercy on your opponents or will you be the one to pull the trigger to board alone the rescue helicopter? –Yes, you can actually keep killing people once you get in.
On the other hand, inside the game you can find, as in the other Battle Royale games, weapons, vehicles, first aid kits and many more elements that can be used throughout the game to obtain victory.
However, you will notice more differences within the game, such as a variety of natural disasters –Designed with great detail-. All which can affect the outcome of the game and add tension to the player’s environment.
With this, the game aims to force players to vary their strategies even in the middle of the game if they want to win.
Compatibility and development of Ring Of Elysium
Currently, Ring Of Elysium is a game in constant development to attract more players. Besides, the administrators openly aim to make it the best MMORPG game of 2020.
Something that is expected to happen during this year is that Ring Of Elysium will open its wings and be compatible with a greater number of platforms. Currently, and since its launch in 2018, it has only been taken to Windows.
So, it is expected that Ring Of Elysium can reach consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One or the new consoles by the end of 2020.
Getting to play
Currently, getting the game is pretty easy and 100% free. The game is available on platforms such as Steam, DMM and within the official Garena website, and the only thing you have to do is download the game and start fighting for survival.
Will Ring of Elysium be part of the esports world?
We can say that Ring Of Elysium is still waiting for all its capabilities to be exploited and become more attractive for players. Therefore, as the game competes for greater recognition all we can do is speculate.
On the other hand, ROE may become an esport since some changes like the reduction of RNG elements, the possibility of having 4 players on the podium and a constant looting experience make it a quite pleasant experience to watch.
Furthermore, although the player pool is still quite low in America, the latest updates of the game have shown steady growth in Europe and the title did reach a population of over 4.5 million active players in December 2019. So we may see ROE as a major title of esports anytime soon.