War Robots: Frontiers, the new third-person mech shooter from MY.GAMES and Pixonic, which entered Early Access in November, has released its first major update. The new update is a first testament to the development team’s commitment to continually updating the game throughout Early Access.
War Robots: Frontiers is an all-new game built from the ground up for modern PCs and consoles powered by Unreal Engine 5. The game is all about intense, tactical skirmishes with huge, highly customizable mechs. The game entered Early Access in November and is scheduled to be released for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC at a later date.
The latest update includes 2 new robots, 3 new weapon systems usable on multiple mechs and 2 new ability modules. With these new robot parts, weapon systems, and ability modules, there are millions of combinations players can create in the game hangar, with more to come in future updates.
The two new lines of robots, the Griffin and the Typhon, add some high-tech power to the line-up focused on weakening smart arrays. The Griffin does this via radar and optical interference systems. Enemies targeting the mech will find their mech’s cameras cluttered with noise, making it difficult to get a good shot. The Typhon, on the other hand, can apply a powerful debuff interference to up to 3 enemies, making it a great teamfight machine.
New high-tech weapon systems such as Halo, Pulsar and Gozer expand the possibilities of warfare. The Halo weapons are great for hitting multiple targets, while the Pulsars are medium-range energy cannons. The Gozer behave differently depending on how many of them are installed on the mech, plus they are excellent sniper guns.
Finally, two new ability modules offer ways to avoid enemies: Smoke Screen blocks the enemy’s line of sight and is useful for stealthy players, and Blocking Field provides effective cover for players who want to control the battlefield. The update also brings tutorial and hangar UI updates, as well as support for Japanese and Chinese to the game.
This is the first of many updates planned throughout the Early Access period. The developers stated that they want to give players an early taste of the game so that they can take their feedback into account as the game evolves. Future updates will include new maps, modes, weapons, ability modules, and other additions to the game systems. In addition, improvements in graphical quality, changes to the game balance and other technical refinements are planned before the game is released.
Players can join Early Access by purchasing a Pioneer Pack, available through the game’s website or through Steam. A Pioneer Pack contains not only access to the game, but also items for use in the game. Pioneers can participate in the development of the game and be the first to try out new features, and help the developers with feedback and suggestions. After the Early Access phase, the game will be released as a free-to-play version in 2023.