Fighting in the arena in Champions Ascension just got a little more exciting and chaotic with the addition of team-based arena combat. No longer need players stand alone on the sands as the team introduces a new, team battle mode! Featuring two teams of three, this new mode adds a number of additional twists to arena combat
No longer content with watching two warriors battle it out on the sands of the arena, the Emperor of Massina has declared a new type of contest. One where two teams meet in a vicious brawl until only one side remains standing!
Team Combat in the Arena
The arena map becomes more complex, with destructible fences, a spike trap in the center, and two types of power-ups available on the map! The first of these power-ups is a damage booster known as Crocaine (created from the teeth of Crocolisk). This power-up can be found at the center of the map, on top of the spike trap. Grabbing it provides the player with a 100% damage increase for 20 seconds!
The second type of power-up, Life Crystals, can be found hidden behind two of the pillars as well as outside of the fenced area. These heal the player for 50% of their maximum health. However, after five minutes, Life Crystals change into Crocaine. Just to make sure these battles don’t last forever.
Another addition with this update is the ability to lock-on to a specific target. Players can enable and disable target locking by pressing R3 on a controller, or F on the keyboard. Switching target locks involves pressing right and left on the directional pad for controllers, or tab on a keyboard.
Upcoming improvements to this new game mode include the ability to queue as a team and voice chat. And, of course, there will be ongoing tweaks and changes as the Champions team works on balancing arena combat.
For now, single combat is disabled in the arena as the team wants to test the 3v3 mode. The alpha is still free to play, and regular sessions are open two or three times a day from Thursday through Sunday every weekend!
What is Champions Ascension?
Champions Ascension is an upcoming, gladiatorial combat game built inside a virtual world. Though the 3D arena combat was the original selling point, and the centerpiece of the game, Champions Ascension is also building an open world around it. One where players can walk around and interact. The world includes crafting, breeding, land ownership, an in-game marketplace, a staking system, mini-games, and more!
Champions Ascension held an initial sale of Prime Eternals in early 2022. Prime Eternals are generative NFTs with varying attributes that function as in-game characters and as profile picture NFTs. With only 7,622 in existence, Prime Eternals grant many benefits that other characters won’t receive. This includes guaranteed land mints, special breeding options, early access, free mints, airdrops, and more!
Champions Ascension is currently running regular game previews, open to everyone. These events, known as Slice of Massina, offer various mini-games such as Drunk Racing, and Dudo, a betting/bluffing game, in addition to the main arena combat game. Win tickets as you play in the world and use them to purchase special items.
To learn more about Champions Ascension, visit their website, join their Discord server, and follow them on Twitter.