Onrush, a brand-new console racing title complete with catchy music, smooth graphics and bright colors, will be having a free weekend from July seventh to eighth. Don’t miss out on your chance to check out what this title has to offer.

Onrush comes from dev team “Codemasters”, and focuses more on the fun-filled adrenaline pumping side of racing than the 1-to-1 realism. Players will race in a variety of off-road vehicles and have access to a large number of customization options, including car parts, tires, rims, bodies, and resprays. The information below has been provided via Onrush’s official website.

Unlike most racers, victory in Onrush comes down to much more than just outrunning your opponents. This racer puts drivers on teams and advises players to coordinate and cooperate in order to achieve victory.

“What can I accomplish with teamwork in a racing game?” Well, aside from the traditional drafting mechanics that will increase your speed if you drive close behind a group of teammates, Onrush puts emphasis on aggressive takedowns as well. To take down an opponent, players might attempt to ram them into walls, push them off a vertical cliff, squash them between their own vehicle and the vehicle of a teammate, or even dive off a cliff themselves and crush any foes unfortunate enough to find themselves underneath.

Onrush also incorporates some elements from hero shooters and MOBA games, as each car features a unique set of attributes in terms of speed, acceleration, durability, as well as what exactly happens when a certain vehicle activates their Nitro-esque boost bar.

“Boosting at breakneck speed only gets you so far. To really gain an unworldly edge, unleash the invulnerable, euphoric blast of speed and power RUSH! Completely unique to each vehicle in both look and ability, this is like nothing seen in any racing game before.”

There are eight vehicle “Classes” in onrush, each with separate abilities. Among them is the “Blade” motorcycle, which leaves a flaming trail in its wake when boosting and gains more boost through areal flips. The Outlaw is a support vehicle that drains boost power from other nearby vehicles while boosting and releases a powerful shockwave when landing from great heights. The Interceptor gains more Rush by taking down opponents and having “near misses” with obstacles and other cars, and the massive Enforcer can rush to deploy barricades behind it to slow other drivers.

Onrush also addresses a common reason why many players stay away from racing games with their “Stampede” system. In many racing games, one bad turn or unfortunate move can effectively knock a player out of those tight, neck-and-neck battles that makes races at their most exciting. But with Onrush’s “Stampede”, spinning out or getting taken down will lose them some points, but when they return to the fray they’ll be put right back into the thick of the action.

Onrush’s tracks are as diverse as they are layered. With numerous possible routes to take, there’s always something to check back and explore. Onrush embraces that arcade mentality, sprinkling shortcuts through the environment that encourages players to take risks and explore the world around them. But be careful – some of the faster routes may prove deadly to those without the right experience.

After Onrush’s free weekend is up, the full game will be available for purchase for $35 on Xbox One or PS4.

Featured Image Via Official Onrush Twitter

 

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  • Caroline Walker

    Awesome!