Knockout City is a 3v3 multiplayer shooter, except instead of shooting guns you throw balls at your enemies. Sounds so much fun – Tyler has some of it More detailed impressions here—- But launching a new multiplayer-focused title in 2021 feels like a roll of dice in terms of whether anyone cares (remember Arena Rocket?). As a way to get people to care, Knockout City will be free to play for the first ten days when it launches on May 21.
It’s called Block Party, and it has been described as a “festival-style event” that will present the entire game for 10 days: there will be no maximum amount of play and the number of prizes you can get and all maps and playlists will be open. If you decide that you want to purchase the game during a Block Party event, you will receive a set Things: Epic costume, hairstyle, glasses, windsurf, forward poses, KO effect and 500 Holobux. These accolades accumulate with the rewards you already have, as well as the items that come with the Deluxe Edition.
The 10 days will also feature a host of events: for example, on May 22nd, Twitch users will collaborate with their viewers to “hit in-game objectives to unlock rewards for their fans”. The developers at Velen Studios will also participate in Discord hangouts and will also participate in matches, where they will likely be mopping the floor with the newcomers. The game’s first season starts on May 25, with a new map, playlist, and premise for League Play.
Basically, if you’ve played a colorful and colorful multiplayer game in the past five years, you are probably aware of the kind of things that will be on offer–All the details are here. Whatever the case, 10 days is a good time period for deciding whether or not to love Knockout City. Whether or not she sticks, we’ll find out in the coming weeks. The game will start on May 21 at 8 AM EST / 5 AM PDT / 1 PM GMT / 10 PM EST.