Splitgate Arena Warfare Review

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

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Splitgate: Arena Warfare is a movement-focused shooting game. Building on classic quick-motion gun battles, Splitgate adds a gun that can create portals between any two locations. This combines the frantic close-quarters arena combat that was popular in games like Doom and Halo, with multi-dimensional strategic movement between those portals or with your jetpack.

You play in online arena battles of teams of five. Along with accurate shooting, constant movement is encouraged and rewarded as you strategically place portals to gain the upper hand on enemies. Although this can take some time to get used to, Splitgate uses an online ranking system to match players against competitors of a similar skill level.

Rather than experienced players having the advantage with better weapons, all players start the match with the same guns and equipment. As is the way with classic shooting games, power weapons spawn on timers across the map, adding further layers of strategy to own and protect these choke points.

Currently released on PC and in beta on console.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 24/05/2019, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Shooting and Simulation

Developer: @1047Games

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: You can play this with 10 players online. Battle against up to 10 friends in online multiplayer or refine your skills versus formidable computer controlled opponents.

Cross-Play: Play across PC and PlayStation and Xbox.

CostsCosts

Splitgate: Arena Warfare

Xbox One Free
PS4 Free
PC Free
 
This game is 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.  

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.
 
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

PEGI 16 for strong violence.

ESRB TEEN for violence and blood.

There is blood shown when human characters are shot. When players die, their body falls to the floor and remains there for some time.


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

We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Splitgate Arena Warfare Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@1047Games) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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