Krunker Review

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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Krunker (Krunker.io and Krunker Free) is a shooting game where you compete against online opponents in various maps. As you level up you unlock weapons that help you in the game. It's unusual because you play it in any web browser with no need to download anything.

There are different modes: Free for all, Teams, Hide and seek, Capture the flag, Prop Hunt, King of the Hill, Parkour and others. This adds considerable variety to the experience. Each round is different through randomly generated options: the maps, game mode and type of game. Players vote for their preferred combination

Alternatively, you can create your own server and setup custom games to play with friends. This allows you to control who plays, the number of players, modes, lives and even adjust the physics of the world or specify only super-accurate headshots will kill.

It has simple, Minecraft-like blocky graphics so it can run smoothly on even older computers. It offers a quick and free route into online shooting games like Phantom Forces the Roblox game. Like these games, it continues to evolve as the developer updates maps, fixes bugs and introduces new weapons.

Krunker has become popular with thousands of registered players. The is no official iOS or Android Krunker app. Parents should be aware that there are, however, similar or "fake" versions of Krunker iOS and Krunker Android. The best way to access Krunker on Mobile is via Krunker.io on a supported web browser (best performance is Chrome) on your mobile device.

DetailsDetails

Rating: Not rated by PEGI or ESRB

Release Date: 29/01/2019

Platforms: Web Browser.

Genres: Action and Shooting.

Developer: @Krunkerio

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 6 minutes and 7 minutes to play a round of this game. Game length varies depending on the game mode that is being used.
 
Players: You can play this with 10 players online. Cross-Play: You can play Krunker on any system that has a web browser. The means you can compete across mobile and desktop computer.

CostsCosts

This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Some of these purchases (known as 'loot boxes') are for a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent. These in-game purchases also offer a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.

There's a complex and high cost trading system in the game for guns, skins and other items. These cosmetic items do not grant a competitive advantage when playing. As well as purchasing or trading these items there are paid Spin Wheels that award items of varying rarity. These are offered to the player every time the game ends. There is a Premium pass that gives you extra features: a custom display name, profile picture, custom skins, giveaways, 16 player lobbies and more.

You purchase the game currency, Krunker Coins via a PayPal transaction that ranges from 300 ($0.99) to 60,000 ($99.99).

You can buy and sell items and currency on the Krunker Market with online players for other items of various prices and rarities. You are charged for listing items in the marketplace. Super rare items appear in the marketplace for up to 400,000 Krunker Coins. At the time of writing this would translate to over $650.

The game also features adverts that pop-up while playing. You can disable voice-chat in the settings although this can be turned back on by the player at any time.

You don’t need a paid subscription to play this game online.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Krunker is not yet rated by ESRB or PEGI because it doesn't have a console release or boxed copy of the game.

Parents should note this is a shooting game with knives and other weapons. There is no blood, and opponents disappear when shot. You can also voice-chat with other players in unmoderated system. Krunker would likely be PEGI 12 and ESRB TEEN, like Fortnite.

Similar iOS game KRNKR is rated 12+ for Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence, Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence, Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes, Profanity or Crude Humor, Mature/Suggestive Themes.

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.

AccessibilityAccessibility

This is an online game so difficulty comes from the opponent players. You can setup your own server and play with friends. There is minimal reading required, although it is there for navigating menus, marketplace and weapon details. The chat boxes can be adjusted significantly both size, opacity and outline colour.

You can adjust field of view, disable weapon animation, and scale the user interface. Change the colour and opacity of interface items like health bars, crosshairs and enemy names. You can also adjust the appearance of crosshairs and hit markers. You can adjust the size and colour of pop-up health markers.

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Competitive Difficulty: Difficulty not adjustable, because you compete against other players.

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.

Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.

Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.

Remap Controls

You can customise the controls for the game as follows:

Remap Buttons: Re-map all buttons/keys.

Invert X/Y Axis: You can invert the direction required to control looking and aiming.

Vibration Optional: Controller vibration not used in the game or you can disable it.

Adjust Mouse/Stick Sensitivity, Deadzones and Thresholds: Adjust how sensitive mouse/stick controls are and the related deadzones and thresholds.

Image

How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Visibility

Bright Colourful Palette: Game uses bright colours and is generally high contrast.

Large Game Elements: Game characters and other elements are large and distinguishable.

Audio Cues for Visual Events

Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio is provided to indicate visual events.

Audio Depiction of Event Location: Indication with stereo audio of where directional events are on the screen for things like damage, footsteps, environmental elements or way-finding.

Motion sickness friendly: Option to reduce motion sickness (motion blur, depth of field, field of vision).

Colour Options

Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.

Colour adjustments: Adjust colours of characters or game elements for greater visibility

Head-Up-Display Visibility

Clear Interface: The game navigation, maps and information are clear to read, large or adjustable.

Adjust Head Up Display: Remove or resize head-up display to remove distraction and make more visible.

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Customise Audio Levels: Control volume levels of specific events and elements in the game.

Communication

How you can communicate with other players in the game and what options are available to customise and control this interaction.

Voice Chat: Chat to other players by speaking with headset.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: Andy Robertson


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