Amazon’s FIRST major game ‘Crucible’ comes out tomorrow – taking on Fortnite and Call of Duty


AMAZON is releasing its own rival to popular shooters like Fortnite and Call of Duty tomorrow.

The new game is called Crucible – and it’s Amazon’s first major video game ever to launch.

Crucible is a brand new shooter game from Amazon Game Studios

What is Crucible?

It was developed by Amazon Game Studios, and has already been delayed twice.

But it’s finally ready to launch – and best of all, it’s completely free to play.

The game is a third-person team-based shooter set in an apocalyptic sci-fi future.

It’s a “hero” based shooter, which will be familiar to anyone who has played Overwatch, or a MOBA game like League of Legends.

It’s a “hero” based shooter, so you choose a champion with their own unique set of skills

Crucible gameplay revealed

There are three different game modes, including one 8v8 single elimination round.

And the other two game modes are objective-based – one 4v4 and the other 8v8.

“Each match in Crucible is a fight for survival and control,” Amazon explains.

“Not only will you be going toe-to-toe with your fellow competitors, but you’ll have to adapt and overcome all the challenges the planet itself throws your way.

“You and your teammates will need to work together to take down alien creatures, capture objectives, and pursue your opponents in search of victory.”

Insiders at the firm say that Crucible is designed for competitive play, which isn’t a huge surprise.

Game-streaming and esports are hugely popular, and gain significantly more publicity when a “pro” player scene develops.

What works in Amazon’s favour is that the retail giant also owns Twitch, one of the world’s biggest game-streaming platforms.

The game is designed to be “competitive”

Players work as part of a team to battle opponents in online multiplayer

Crucible release date, price and more

The game has been a long time coming.

It was announced way back in September 2016 at TwitchCon, alongside a now-cancelled game called Breakaway.

And in June 2019, the firm is believed to have laid off a number of staff – leading to the cancellation of multiple unannounced projects.

The official Crucible release date is May 20, and the game is free to play.

It’s only available on PC – so Xbox and PS4 gamers will miss out.

In other news, a huge Call of Duty update adds two new maps – and makes major changes to Warzone.

The Xbox Series X could be significantly cheaper than the PS5.

Here are free Xbox and PS4 games you can download in May 2020.

You can check your Xbox addiction over the past 10 years with the new ‘My Decade on Xbox’ tool.

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