New in-game items based off of Twitch (their motto is “Bleed Purple”) will be made available for new FPS LawBreakers, according to a blog post from Twitch.
The items are a Twitch “Bleed Purple” character skin, three “Bleed Purple” weapon skins, FrankerZ, Kappa, PJ Salt, and Bleed Purple stickers and a Kappa account portrait. Twitch Prime members will be able to collect these items until September 9 of this year according to LawBreakers‘ official website.
“As fans of Twitch, these are things we would like to have in a game like ours. We also wanted to give players a lot of fun stuff to choose from in-game to make their experience more personal. Like Kappa? Slap that Kappa weapon sticker on your gun! Stuff like that,” said founder and CEO of Boss Key Productions Cliff Bleszinski in the blog post.
In order to collect these items, players must connect their LawBreakers’ accounts to Twitch. Once connected to Twitch, players can access their Twitch Prime account and collect the items there. Full instructions on how to do this can be found on the LawBreakers‘ official website.
LawBreakers is an upcoming FPS game that sets up teams in five versus five battles. The player is taken to new heights (literally) through the use of zero gravity force in certain areas of the map. Players can take their battles to the sky, if desired.
Current game modes include Uplink, Blitzball, Turf War and Overcharge. In Uplink, players have to place and defend an Uplink module that downloads information to the team’s base, and protect it for 20 seconds after the initial download so that the information can be verified. In order to win a match, a team must conduct three full downloads before the opposing team steals it.
In Blitzball, players have to capture the ball and bring it to the opposing team’s goal, similar to soccer. Well, except, if you don’t score a goal before the ball’s countdown timer reaches zero, you will explode and lose the ball. In order to win, players must reach eight points.
In Turf War, players have to capture and protect zones A, B, and C before the opposing team does. Once a zone is captured, players move onto the next zone. The team must reach 16 captures to win the match, and each round of the match will consist of three capture zones.
In Overcharge, players have to capture a battery to charge at their base, similar to Uplink. Once the battery reaches 100 percent, players must defend it for 20 seconds before moving onto another area to charge the battery. If the battery is charged three times by one team, then that team wins.
Along with the multiple modes, multiple characters and maps are available for players. Players can choose one of two opposing factions the “Law” or the “Breaker.” Characters include an Assassin, Battle Medic, Gungslinger, Titan and more. There are currently seven maps available to battle on.
All of this information and more can be found on the LawBreakers official website.
Giving players free items at launch, especially ones that have to do with one of the internet’s most popular streaming websites, may help to attract more players to LawBreakers who also happen to love Twitch or give players who have already pre-ordered the game and have Twitch Prime a satisfying reward.
“While we’ve been creating LawBreakers, we’ve actually watched Twitch mature parallel to our game taking shape, and it’s pretty amazing to see the tremendous player-focused brand and ecosystem they’ve made. Many of the staff here at Boss Key Productions have their favorite Twitch streamers on open tabs while they work,” said Bleszinski.
LawBreakers will be released on August 8 on PlayStation 4 and PC. The core edition costs $29.99 and the deluxe edition costs $39.99. More information on pre-orders can be found here.