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Official Release Patch Notes - S4 Heroic Challenges unlocked and Training Mode changes (7.17.2019)Jul 16, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsDear Adventurers, Welcome to the latest official patch notes for Ring of Elysium. Here are the full details: Heroic Challenges Unlocked the Season 4 Heroic Challenges After reaching Adventurer Tier 2, all players can unlock the first set of heroic challenges, players who own the Adventurer Pass will unlock the second set heroic challenges when they reach Adventurer Tier 50 Completing heroic challenges rewards include Name-change card, portraits, traversal equipment appearances and a special character style for Max! Training Mode To help players achieve optimum training results, players will no longer be eliminated in Training games, including weapon damage, falling damage, volcanic ash damage, etc. Added a text prompt, hinting players to use healing items to recover their HP when they’re at low health Amazon Cup (GameOn Tournament Organizer) The official weekly qualifier now shows the total number of players participating the event Players can now see their own scores even if they’re not on the leaderboard https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/31255098/959960c5b69a56ce693193547b892b63e2bac1f6.jpg https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/31255098/4ff81a4836f39f1f13b4d74875785f34b404d239.jpg Store New items are in store! Introducing three S4 character-themed accessories- Max, Big Joe, and Stella. The price for each accessory is 800 E-Points, purchase them this week to get 20% off! Also, if you buy all three accessories as a bundle, you will get a 480 EP discount! https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/31255098/0e07e8b8e91e8ecb6cf4004b6ba808dd3ea44428.png Adventurer Character Enabled the Stella – Hawk Style B adventurer character style https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/31255098/33c43529e74826082da6352c65c10883d61c61af.jpg Daily Check-in Daily check-in continues from July 16 to July 22 (Pacific Time), check-in for 7 days and receive 100 E-Points! Bug Fixes Attempted to fix an issue where players cannot enter the match in some cases after successful matchmaking Fixed an issue where the traversal equipment selection UI was shown incorrectly during the pre-spawn selection phase Fixed an issue where the invitation request for battle buddies didn’t show Thanks for playing, ROE DEV TeamOfficial Release Patch Notes – Bug Fixes (7.15.2019)Jul 15, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsDear Adventurers, Welcome to the latest official patch notes for Ring of Elysium. Here are the full details: Bug Fixes Fixed an issue where the Ashen Eye victory visual effects won’t disappear after players spectated Thanks for playing, ROE DEV Team Official Release Patch Notes - Spawn selection improvements and client optimization (7.13.2019)Jul 13, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsDear Adventurers, Welcome to the latest official patch notes for Ring of Elysium. Here are the full details: UI At the beginning of each round, the spawn selection interface will now show the number of players that hasn’t finished loading, after all players are loaded into the game, there will be a 5-second countdown voice prompt, alerting players that the spawn selection phase will start Performance Optimized the client’s RAM and VRAM usages Ashen Eye Improved the end of round visual effects Battle Buddy Due to players maliciously exploiting the system, we have removed the rule of “10% of referred players’ first-time E-point purchase will be rewarded to the referrer’s account” Thanks for playing, ROE DEV TeamOfficial Release Patch Notes - New Weapon Skins, Vehicle Appearances, and Bug Fixes (7.11.2019)Jul 10, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsDear Adventurers, Welcome to the latest official patch notes for Ring of Elysium. Here are the full details: Weapon Skins Introducing the latest Weapon Skin Supply Box- Starlight Box! Open it and you'll have a chance at getting the brand-new skins, including “Starlight,” “Red Demon,” “Primal Beast,” and more! Players can visit the "Store - Weapon Skin" interface in the game lobby, select and open the Starlight Supply Box to obtain one random weapon skin in the supply box’s reward pool After selecting the supply box, you can also click “Preview Rewards and Rules” in the upper left corner of the interface to preview the reward pool of the corresponding supply box and its detailed rules The cost of opening each Supply Box is 100 E-points Adventurers cannot receive duplicate rewards from Supply Boxes and will receive tokens for any reward they already own. (Uncommon- 1 Token, Rare- 5 Tokens, Epic- 20 Tokens) Reward probability of the Neon Maniac Supply Boxes: Epic quality (purple)- 1.5% Rare quality (blue)- 20% Uncommon quality (green)- 78.5% https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/31255098/d931a92f9573e766ea78a4bae90786c7d1077a6c.png Lucky Draw The Lucky Draw system is back and updated with new rewards! With an alluring prize pool including traversal equipment appearances, vehicle appearances and more! Event Period: July 11 - August 8, 2019 (Pacific Time) Event rules: Players can find the Lucky Draw interface by visiting the “Event center” in the lobby This event is divided into four 7-day stages, players can draw 5 times during each stage and each draw costs 50 E-Points Players are guaranteed to get one item from the prize pool per draw, and items already drawn will not be repeatedly rewarded https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/31255098/2a88e0246708680ccd50a168769c4df0a3b47539.png https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/31255098/e109bea8d257da3c220d1a12d228cf26a9a2dafe.png https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/31255098/d22f68b75d00e7eb9b74c8faadf125822453049c.png New items in Store Added two brand-new vehicle appearances for in Store: The Mini-compact car – Urban Graffiti and Sports car – Clairvoyance, both on sale for 20% off for the first week! Grab it before the sale ends! https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/31255098/1f780a3308948ff70c402251910b784e2799caad.png https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/31255098/1c8d8551bd5cf23502a350ceb9164c5cd94446b4.png New items in Token Shop Added three Season 4-themed weapon skins in the Token shop: the AK-47 – Stella, AUG – Max, and LVOA – Big Joe! https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/31255098/dee2fcc7514e57ca69c9708bce7cc9b29eabc87a.png Bug Fixes Fixed a rare client stuttering issue caused by loading vegetations Fixed an issue where the volcanic ash concentration percentage description wasn’t shown accurately...Official Release Patch Notes - FREE Skin event reopens, client optimization, and QOL features! (7.6.2019)Jul 5, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsDear Adventurers, Welcome to the latest official patch notes for Ring of Elysium. Here are the full details: Event: FREE M4A1 Weapon Skin: Stella - INTO THE WILD Introducing the latest FREE weapon skin event: a limited, Stella-themed M4A1! Event period: July 6th to July 16th (Pacific Time) During the event, log-in to get the 14-day free-trial version of the skin immediately You can get 10 points for daily logins and 5 points for completing daily tasks Reach 100 points during the event period to earn the permanent version of the skin for FREE! https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/31255098/93e0c3a23ff639c577ae34499cc917b589fcefbc.jpg Added support for older graphics cards to the DX12 Client Beta testing minimum requirements, the latest requirements are as follows: OS: Windows 10.0.10586 (Threshold 2 1511) and above RAM: 8GB and above Graphics card (Nvidia): GTX 1060, 1660, 1660Ti, 1070, 1070Ti, 1080, 1080Ti, 2060, 2070, 2080, 2080Ti, GTX 1050Ti, GTX 1050, GTX 960, GTX 970, GTX 980, GTX 980Ti, Titan New: 965M, 950, 780, 770, 760, 750Ti Graphics card (AMD): RX560 4GB, RX570 8GB, RX580 2048SP 8GB, RX580 8GB, RX590 8GB, RX VEGA56 8GB, RX VEGA64 8GB, RX Radeon VII, RX 550, RX390, RX380, RX370 Performance Improved the GPU usage under the DX12 Beta client, slightly increasing overall FPS performance Slightly reduced the VRAM and RAM usages under the DX12 Beta client New feature- Team voice chat management When playing with a team, players can now press ESC and select “Team voice” to visit the team voice chat management UI, which allows players to adjust each teammate's volume, mute their voice chat volume and their quick-mark sound effects entirely Graphics Improved the shadow quality for trees at a far distance Attempted to fix an issue where tree shadows suddenly appear in some cases Settings FPP Field of View’s method has been changed from vertical FOV to horizontal FOV Please note that this is purely an expression/numeric change, the actual FOV effects in-game remains the same Game mode unlocking New players will now have to board the rescue helicopter in Training mode in order to unlock the Normal mode and Ashen Eye Please note that all users that registered before June 6th, 2019 will have Normal mode and Ashen Eye unlocked as default UI Optimized Stella - Hawk, Big Joe - Radiant Knight, Radiant Knight Style A, and Radiant Knight Style B’s icons Bug Fixes Fixed several uncommon client crashes Fixed a memory leak issue with the DX12 Beta client Fixed an issue where objects within the scope area under ADS are overexposed Fixed an issue where the countdown timer isn’t shown in Ashen Eye in some rare cases Fixed an issue where players cannot hear proximity voice chat from enemies after disconnecting and reconnecting Thanks for playing, ROE DEV TeamOfficial Release Patch Notes - 7.3.2019Jul 2, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsDear Adventurers, Welcome to the latest official patch notes for Ring of Elysium. Here are the full details: Please note: Ring of Elysium’s live servers will go down for maintenance for approximately four hours at: July 3rd, 0:00-4:00 PDT, 7:00-11:00 UTC/GMT During the maintenance period, the game will not be available and ongoing games will be interrupted directly. Please be sure to finish all matches before the above time to avoid any issues. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Ashen Eye Adventurers now spawn with a Helmet and Bulletproof Vest Added a counter for the number of squads remain in the match on the top right corner If there are less than 10 players alive in the match, then the number of players are no longer shown on the top right corner Optimized several text prompts and voice prompts Increased the spawn rate of helmets, bulletproof vests, and healing items Slightly decreased the duration of the safe zone during the early game Optimized the end of round graphics Decreased the amount of time needed to revive a teammate that’s knocked down Normal mode Increased the interval of loot drops from the pirate ship Performance Optimized particle effect rendering performance for the smoke grenade Optimized loading speed when loading into a game round Optimized an issue where players can’t immediately launch a new game after quitting the game Adventurer Characters Enabled Big Joe – Radiant Knight Style B Enabled Stella – Hawk, Stella – Hawk Style A UI Optimized icons for Max – Pioneer, Max – Pioneer Style A, and Max – Pioneer Style B Bug Fixes Fixed an issue where loot boxes and elimination boxes weren’t displayed on the pirate ship Fixed an issue where trees from a far distance had shadow issues Fixed an issue where the Scorpion EVO3 A1 – Hive skin’s texture was incorrect Thanks for playing, ROE DEV TeamOfficial Release Patch Notes - 7.2.2019Jul 2, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsDear Adventurers, Welcome to the latest official patch notes for Ring of Elysium. Here are the full details: GameOn Tournament Organizer Added the GameOn Tournament Organizer system to support the upcoming Amazon Cup tournament Amazon Cup is an online tournament open to all players for the North America (NA) and European (EU) region. The tournament will be played on the latest game mode- Ashen Eye (FPP). Official qualifiers will take place weekly over the span of five weeks. The Ring of Elysium Amazon Cup Regional Championships will take place online on August 10 for EU, and August 11 for NA, giving teams a shot at the $60,000 USD prize pool and the glory of being crowned the Ring of Elysium champions! Besides the championship, participants can also win other free rewards such as a Twitch accessory, Gaming PCs, Steam gift-cards and Twitch Bits! For the full details on the tournament, please head over to our official website Thanks for playing, ROE DEV TeamOfficial Release Patch Notes - 6.26.2019Jun 25, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsDear Adventurers, Welcome to the latest official patch notes for Ring of Elysium. Here are the full details: Added support for some AMD graphics cards to the DX12 Client Beta testing software and minimum hardware requirements, the latest requirements are as follows: OS: Windows 10.0.10586 (Threshold 2 1511) and above RAM: 8GB and above Graphics card (Nvidia): GTX 1060, 1660, 1660Ti, 1070, 1070Ti, 1080, 1080Ti, 2060, 2070, 2080, 2080Ti, GTX 1050Ti, GTX 1050, GTX 960, GTX 970, GTX 980, GTX 980Ti, Titan, Graphics card (AMD): RX 550, RX560, RX570, RX580, RX590, RX VEGA56, RX VEGA64, RX Radeon VII, R9 390, R9 380, R9 370 New: RX 480, RX 470, RX 460, R9 Nano, HD 7850, HD 7870 Adventurer characters Enabled Max - Pioneer Style A, Pioneer Style B Enabled Big Joe – Radiant Knight, Radiant Knight Style A Performance Optimized rendering for vegetations, slightly increasing the overall FPS UI Removed the “High-tier Loot Area” description in the Ashen Eye spawn-selection interface Optimized the “Free Stella M4A1 weapon skin” event’s background art in the Event Center interface Bug Fixes Attempted to fix an issue where players would get stuck at 3% during loading screen Fixed an issue where certain objects are not rendered under the recon drone perspective Fixed an issue where destroyed vehicles can be marked as well Fixed an issue where the recon drone cannot be marked Fixed an issue where the MP5’s muzzle model was displayed incorrectly Fixed an issue where the O2King display UI was flickering abnormally when entering the safe zone in Ashen Eye game mode Fixed a rare issue where the weapon model disappeared after going into ADS Thanks for playing, ROE DEV TeamNow Available on Steam - Ring of Elysium v1.0Jun 24, 2019 - Product ReleaseRing of Elysium has graduated from Early Access and v1.0 is now available on Steam, including the new Ashen Eye update! Trapped in an area assaulted by natural disasters, the only way out is a rescue flight which can only save up to four people. Survivors must stay ahead of the approaching danger while eliminating competition. Ring of Elysium has officially released!Jun 24, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsDear Adventurers, Ring of Elysium has left Early Access and officially released! Through this 9-month journey, countless passionate players around the world have shown us love, support, and provided us with valuable feedback so we could continue to improve. Our community has helped us tremendously throughout this journey in making ROE into something unique. Today marks a new beginning for Ring of Elysium, and we can't wait to show you what else we have planned. With your help and support, we are excited to see what the future holds! Here are the full details for this update: Event: FREE M4A1 Weapon Skin: Stella - INTO THE WILD Introducing the latest FREE weapon skin event: a limited, Stella-themed M4A1! Event period: June 25th to July 1st (Pacific Time) During the event, log-in to get the 14-day free-trial version of the skin immediately You can get 10 points for daily logins and 5 points for completing daily tasks Reach 100 points during the event period to earn the permanent version of the skin for FREE! This weapon skin is limited to this event. After the event, this skin will not be sold in any form. Make sure to not miss this opportunity! https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/31255098/93e0c3a23ff639c577ae34499cc917b589fcefbc.jpg Event: Daily Check-in Daily check-in continues from June 22 to June 28 (Pacific Time), check-in for 7 days and receive 200 E-Points, a "Dynamite" portrait, an "Aurora Studio" accessory, and traversal equipment skins! https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/31255098/aa31604f27e85038ab8e63341241d89e73868a60.jpg Gameplay Based on player feedback, we have disabled the Duo matchmaking mode on AS and EU servers to ensure a smooth matchmaking experience for players Thanks, ROE DEV TeamNow Available on Steam - Ring of ElysiumJun 24, 2019 - Product ReleaseRing of Elysium is Now Available on Steam! Escape an astonishing disaster in Ring of Elysium, a battle royale shooter developed by Aurora Studio. Ashen Eye gameplay improvements - Pt. 1Jun 24, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsHello Adventurers! We have been getting a lot of feedback regarding the latest game mode- Ashen Eye, and we're writing them all down. Tonight, we will be deploying a patch to make the first round of adjustments for this game mode- we will be changing the spawn-location picking method back to the original, as in each team member can pick their own spawn location. In the meantime, we will be continuously doing feedback reviews and analysis to keep improving Ashen Eye. Again, thank you for your support and love you have shown for Ring of Elysium! -ROE DEV TeamEarly Access Patch Notes - 6.24.2019Jun 24, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsDear Adventurers, Welcome to the latest official patch notes for Ring of Elysium’s Early Access phase. Here are the full details: Bug Fixes Fixed an issue where enemy position red dots on the map are not shown under Normal Europa Island mode in some cases Fixed an issue where an accessory's name was incorrect Thanks for playing, ROE DEV Team Early Access Patch Notes - 6.23.2019 (2)Jun 23, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsDear Adventurers, Welcome to the latest official patch notes for Ring of Elysium’s Early Access phase. Here are the full details: Bug Fixes Fixed an issue where the player model was displayed incorrectly under the Appearance - Accessories interface Thanks for playing, ROE DEV TeamEarly Access Patch Notes - 6.23.2019 - Ashen Eye and FREE Skins!Jun 22, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsDear Adventurers, Welcome to the latest official patch notes for Ring of Elysium’s Early Access phase. Here are the full details: Please note: Ring of Elysium’s live servers will go down for maintenance for approximately two hours at: June 23rd, 0:00-2:00 PDT, 8:00-10:00 UTC/GMT During the maintenance period, the game will not be available and ongoing games will be interrupted directly. Please be sure to finish all matches before the above time to avoid any issues. Thank you for your patience and understanding. https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/31255098/d4dab84ff932f1d24be2f7220948eb9710248116.jpg New game mode - Ashen Eye The Ashen Eye game mode is officially here! Ashen Eye will be a permanent game mode for Ring of Elysium. Players can find the Ashen Eye matchmaking entrance in the game lobby Play-rules: A volcanic eruption filled Europa Island will deadly volcanic ash. The only safe zone that is not affected by volcanic ash is the "Ashen Eye" which is constantly moving You will begin each game with a limited amount of oxygen. Outside of the Eye, oxygen will be gradually consumed from the reserve. Once depleted, you will die quickly from suffocation. To get more oxygen, you must contend with other players or chase the airdrops In the Ashen Eye, oxygen is not consumed. The player with the most oxygen will become the "O2King" and trigger the victory countdown; at the same time, the position of the "O2King" will be displayed to all players. At the end of the countdown, the O2King's team wins the game In the Ashen Eye game mode, the airdrop will contain the TAC-50 and enhanced superior armor https://youtu.be/uTnZ5CW3zXU Event mode With Ashen Eye's launch, we will be temporarily closing Mt. Dione event mode. In the meantime, we will begin to polish and optimize the Mt. Dione map. As of now, there is no ETA on when we plan to reopen this mode, stay tuned for more info coming in our official platforms Gameplay Optimized zone boundary lines on the map to make them more transparent Made the hitbox of recon drones bigger, making them easier to be shot Reverted the appearance of airdrops and elimination boxes to default styles Client optimization Optimized the priority of assets loading, making nearby objects load faster UI Adjusted 3D spawn-selection's enemy selection colors on the map, making them more recognizable Weapon skins obtained through special events will now only be displayed in the interface after obtaining them Optimized the map, now presenting more terrain details FREE M4A1 Weapon Skin: Stella - INTO THE WILD Introducing the latest FREE weapon skin event: a limited, Stella-themed M4A1! Event period: June 25th to July 1st (Pacific Time) During the event, log-in to get the 14-day free-trial version of the skin immediately You can get 10 points for daily logins and 5 points for completing daily tasks Reach 100 points during the event period to earn the permanent version of the skin for FREE! This weapon skin is...Ashen Eye Gamemode Official Gameplay Trailer - Available June 23Jun 21, 2019 - Community Announcementshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTnZ5CW3zXU For more info and the latest news, make sure to follow our official platforms below! Our official website: https://www.RingofElysium.com Our official Twitter: https://twitter.com/ring_of_elysium Our official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RingofElysium Our official Discord server: https://discord.gg/RingofElysium Our unofficial Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/RingofElysium -ROE DEV TeamEarly Access Patch Notes - 6.21.2019Jun 20, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsDear Adventurers, Welcome to the latest official patch notes for Ring of Elysium’s Early Access phase. Here are the full details: Added support for older graphics card to the DX12 Client Beta testing software and hardware minimum requirements, the latest requirements are as follows: OS: Windows 10.0.10586 (Threshold 2 1511) and above RAM: 8GB and above Graphics card (Nvidia): GTX 1060, 1660, 1660Ti, 1070, 1070Ti, 1080, 1080Ti, 2060, 2070, 2080, 2080Ti, GTX 1050Ti, (new) GTX 1050, GTX 960, GTX 970, GTX 980, GTX 980Ti, Titan Graphics card (AMD): RX560 4GB, RX570 8GB, RX580 2048SP 8GB, RX580 8GB, RX590 8GB, RX VEGA56 8GB, RX VEGA64 8GB, RX Radeon VII, (new) RX 550, RX390, RX380, RX370 Thanks for playing, ROE DEV TeamAnnouncement - our new Customer Support E-mail addressJun 20, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsDear Adventurers, In order to provide a better customer support service, we have recently made some improvements to our customer support department, including allocating more dedicated staff, and system optimizations. At the same time, to improve the response efficiency, we have transferred our official customer service E-mail address to: [email protected], the previous [email protected] E-mail will no longer be in use effective immediately. Thank you for your understanding and support. -ROE DEV Team Early Access Patch Notes - 6.20.2019Jun 20, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsDear Adventurers, Welcome to the latest official patch notes for Ring of Elysium’s Early Access phase. Here are the full details: Performance Optimized the DX12 Beta Client’s memory usage (both RAM and VRAM) Optimized the client to increase FPS performance and reduce stuttering Bug Fixes Fixed a client crash for the DX12 Beta Client Thanks for playing, ROE DEV TeamEarly Access Patch Notes - 6.19.2019Jun 18, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsDear Adventurers, Welcome to the latest official patch notes for Ring of Elysium’s Early Access phase. Here are the full details: Adventurer characters Enabled Stella – Magpie Style A, and Magpie Style B Performance Reduced performance costs for vegetation, slightly increasing the FPS performance Optimized the DX12 Beta Client’s memory usage Added a FPS cap in lobby (set at 120) to prevent PC overheating Bug Fixes Fixed several client crashes Fixed an issue where some AMD graphics card users couldn’t enable the DX12 Beta Client in game settings Fixed an issue where the sunlight visuals were incorrect under the DX12 Beta Client Fixed an issue where the matchmaking lobby showed incorrect teammate character models in some cases Fixed an issue where the perspective glitched to TPP under FPP mode when using the recon drone in some cases Fixed an issue where the character would start auto-running after deploying a recon drone if the deploy recon drone keybind is bound to the same key with auto-run Fixed an issue where the loading screen in the current Lucky Draw cannot be used Thanks for playing, ROE DEV TeamOnly One Battle Royale Game in 2018 Had Its Player Base Increase on SteamJan 22, 2019 - GitHypThere were many battle royale games that debuted in 2018, but just like the rules of the genre, only one was able to retain its players and see an actual growth in its player base on Steam last year.

PlayerUnknown's Battleground (-68% players)

Steam’s most popular BR game, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, started 2018 at an all-time high of 1.66 million concurrent players in January. But with the rise of Fortnite, PUBG saw a constant decline in players month-over-month, ending 2018 with an average of only 526k ccp.

Hunt: Showdown (-86% players)

Hunt: Showdown, a hybrid monster-hunting battle royale game from the developers of the Crysis series, made its long-awaited debut in 2018 with a rather weak launch of only 14k peak players. The game's technical issues resulted in players searching elsewhere on Steam for new BR games and Hunt ending the year just barely in Steam’s top 200 with only 2k players online.

Radical Heights (-100% players)

After Lawbreakers became one of the biggest flops of 2017, the developers at Boss Key tried to salvage their studio by releasing their own cartoony early access BR game that they hoped would draw the Fornite crowd. But just like LawbreakersRadical Heights had a weak launch of only 12k peak players and saw its player base plummet by 82% in the first 2 weeks, resulting in the closure of the studio.

Cuisine Royale (-96% players)

The gimmicky Cuisine Royale, which replaces realistic armor with pots and pans, did just as well as Radical Heights debuting with a peak of 12k players. And although it has done better in the long run, CR's average of only 500 players online put it outside of Steam’s top 300 at the end of 2018.

Totally Accurate Battlegrounds (-99% players)

Totally Accurate Battlegrounds made headlines for being a free-to-play parody of PUBG that actually turned into the first big launch for a BR game on Steam since PUBG took over. Yet, TABG's unpolished appeal quickly wore off and its player base declined from a peak of 29k concurrent players to now at times under 100 players online.

Realm Royale (-96% players)

Realm Royale released the same week as TABG in June and seemed to be the first serious BR game on Steam in 2018 with a peak just over 100k concurrent players. But it too saw a massive dropoff of 96% of its player base, now just barely hovering around Steam’s top 100 games with an average of 4k players online.

SCUM (-97% players)

Devolver Digital’s SCUM became one of the biggest BR games of the year when the it enticed 68k new players by allowing them to relieve themselves in-game, get fat, and even eat other players. But those crazy features alone weren’t enough to keep its player base from also degrading down to an average of only 2k players online by the end of the year.

H1Z1 (-85% players)

The previous king of the BR genre (before PUBG and Fortnite took over), had another bad year trying to make a comeback. Once peaking at 150k concurrent players on Steam, H1Z1 had a brief moment in 2018 where it seemed like exiting Early Access, going free-to-play, and adding a new car-based “Auto Royale” mode could turn things around with a peak of 42k concurrent players… but its gains were short lived and the former king ended 2018 with an average of only 1.7k players online.

Failed Spin-Offs and Sequels

Other popular franchises failed at trying BR spin-offs such as Battlerite Royale and Dying Light: Bad Blood. And if not for The Culling 2 dropping to a single player online only 2 days after release, Bad Blood would have been considered the biggest BR bomb of the year with a peak of only 455 ccp -- a a shockingly low launch compared to 2015’s hit Dying Light, which debuted with 45k players and still pulls in peaks of 7k players at times.

Ring of Elysium (+20% players)

The only battle royale game that managed to retain its large player base in 2018 was Ring of Elysium. Succeeding where Radical Heights failed, the developers at Tencent (who are also behind both PUBG and Fortnite) were able to draw in the BR crowd with an “extreme” gimmick that introduced snowboards and later BMX bikes into their shooter. Although RoE didn’t have the biggest launch of 2018 and even saw a significant dip in its player base a month after launching, the game was able to bounce back and top its initial numbers with a peak of 63k players in December. And while Ring of Elysium is still relatively new compared to other BR games, it was the only one which was able to retain its player base and stay in Steam’s top 25 most played games to end 2018.