Hyper Scape

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Posted: 5 weeks ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.


Hyper Scape is an online shooting game where players battle to be the last man standing. It's unusual because it integrates a feature that allows viewers of matches (on Twitch) to affect the game.

The game is set in the future and the arena battles are a sport known as Crown Rush. 100 players are dropped onto the slowly shrinking map and must eliminate each other by shooting. To win you must hold the crown in the final sector for 45 seconds.

You can find and upgrade weapons and abilities that let you transform into a giant ball that can bounce around or make them invisible. When defeated the player becomes an "Echo", that can inform other players about the location of enemies. When an enemy is killed, you can use the revive point they drop to bring back a fallen teammates.

Players progress through the tiers system, unlocked by the battle pass. Each tier requires 200 experience points from completing daily and weekly challenges, performing well in games. Points are also earned from interacting with Twitch streamers.


Release date: August 2020

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Genres: Action, Open World and Shooting.




Duration: It takes between 10 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game. Match duration varies depending on ability, game mode and opponents. In squad mode, if someone leaves the whole squad may lose.
Players: You can play this with 100 players online. You play in teams of three against 100 online players.

Cross-Play: You will be able to play between PC, PlayStation and Xbox. Although this feature isn't available in the current beta version.


This game is completely free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.

The tiered battle passes provide new characters to play and different outfits. It also provides weapon skins, melee weapons, deployment pods, emblems and sprays. These are all cosmetic items. The game partners with Twitch/Amazon and some battle pass rewards would require a Prime Gaming membership to claim those rewards.

Current purchases include:
  • Hyper Scape - Season 1 Starter Pack £7.99
  • Hyper Scape - 1,000 Bitcrowns £7.99
  • Hyper Scape - 2,875 Bitcrowns £19.99
  • Hyper Scape - 6,250 Bitcrowns £39.99
  • Hyper Scape - 13,500 Bitcrowns £79.99
There is an exclusive Lightspeed Pack that is a free costume with PlayStation Plus.

You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One. You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.

Age Ratings

Rated PEGI 12 for depictions of non-realistic looking violence towards human-like characters, and use of mild bad language. Characters have little or no reaction to the violence. However, a health bar above their heads indicates their current status. When their health bar has been depleted, their bodies fall to the floor where they immediately vanish, leaving behind various loot items. The vast majority of the violence is inflicted with firearms. However, special abilities and melee attacks can also be used. Regardless of the type of violence used, the reactions to the violence always remain the same. This game also contains infrequent use of mild bad language. The Greek word “Skata” can be found in the game's dialogue.

ESRB TEEN for mild language and violence.

Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.


This game supports accessibility in the following ways:
  • Difficulty: It doesn't have difficulty settings as it is an online game, although you are matched with players of a similar ability.
  • Reading: There is some reading to understand what is happening in the game. Subtitles are provided that can be adjust in size, colour and font.
  • Controls: You can remap the keyboard and mouse controls on the PC version. You can remap the sticks and buttons for the console version.
  • Image calibration: Visual cues provided for in-game actions. There is a colour blind friendly mode.
  • Audio calibration:
  • Communication: There is text-to-speech options so the player hears what is written by other players. You can limit the microphone and chat options if required.
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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