Mayhem never looked so good in Destruction AllStars star studded Season 1 – Hotshots

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Mayhem never looked so good in Destruction AllStars star studded Season 1 – Hotshots

Get the star treatment with the Season 1 unveil, featuring a new AllStar, swag, and game modes.

Hey everyone, the team at Lucid has been working hard during the launch of Destruction AllStars and we’ve had a blast interacting with you on Twitter and elsewhere in the community on Reddit and Discord. We’re really grateful for all the feedback we’ve been receiving as well as all the chaos and carnage we’ve been seeing in the arena! We’re back with a brand new trailer and your first look at Destruction AllStars’ first season, Hotshots!

Mayhem never looked so good in Destruction AllStars star studded Season 1 – Hotshots

Season 1

We’re just a week away from the launch of our first season in Destruction AllStars. Seasons are our way of injecting new content into the game for all players, as well as adding in new cosmetics items to help you customise your AllStars to reflect your personality. In our last blog post, we revealed that our first season will be called Hotshots, and we also dropped a few teasers around our first new AllStar being added to the roster since the game’s launch. We’re here to flesh out what you can expect from Season One, starting with a closer look at our new AllStar. Without further ado, let’s introduce you to Alba.

New character

Alba is a veteran of Destruction AllStars who is returning to the competition after several years away from the event. She’s a fierce competitor hailing from Scotland who brings a clear sense of determination to the arena, along with a high-tech armoured battle suit. We’ll be learning more about Alba through her Challenge Series which will be released alongside Season One.

In the arena, we’re really expecting Alba to shake things up. Her on-foot ability, or Character Breaker, summons blockers out of the ground in front of her. These blockers, called bulwarks, act in the same way that blockers do in our arena. They are immovable objects, physically stopping competitors as they try to drive on through. Being able to use these bulwarks anywhere in the arena opens up tactical opportunities for disrupting opposing players or protecting yourself from an incoming vehicle when you’re on foot.

Alba’s hero vehicle, Claymore, is where the sparks really start to fly. Her hero vehicle functions a little differently to the other vehicles in Destruction AllStars. Instead of a slam which pushes the vehicle in the chosen direction (forwards, left, or right), Claymore deploys a laser beam that sweeps and damages AllStars or vehicles in its area of effect. These beams can be tactically deployed as you approach an enemy player, or in response to an enemy hero vehicle bearing down on you.

AllStar Pass 

The brand new AllStar Pass is coming to Destruction AllStars, starting with Season One Hotshots. The AllStar Pass is a way for players to earn cosmetics from online multiplayer, no matter how they choose to play the game.

With Alba returning to the competition, our AllStars have decided to roll out the red carpet and get dressed up for the occasion. You’ll see a lot of black ties and tailcoats in the AllStar Pass as our AllStars get ready to welcome back a renowned veteran. Some of our AllStars have taken things even further, with two Legendary skins and one Heroic skin available in the AllStar Pass to really stand out from the crowd. With skins, emotes, avatars, banners and shouts, there’s plenty of ways to show off your style and change up your AllStars’ look.

To progress your AllStar Pass, you’ll need to earn Season Points by completing matches online (active PlayStation Plus subscription is required for online play), with additional points on offer through new Seasonal Challenges and Sponsor Challenges.

Seasonal Challenges are an extension of our existing Daily and Weekly challenges, only these award Season Points instead of XP and currency. Sponsor Challenges are objectives set by some of the companies that sponsor Destruction AllStars events in-game. These challenges are made available from the start of Season One and can be completed at your own pace, at any point before the end of the season. All of these challenges reward Season Points, but some of the biggest challenges offer AllStar Coins and Destruction Points upon completion.

These challenges are available at no additional charge to all players. Whenever you play online multiplayer, you’ll always be making progress towards your next tier of the AllStar Pass.

The AllStar Pass will have 100 tiers to unlock, with some items available for all players alongside a premium tier that can be bought for 1000 Destruction Points.

The premium tier of the AllStar Pass and Alba’s Challenge Series are the only paid content planned in Season One: Hotshots

Photo Mode 

A few weeks after the launch of Season One, Photo Mode will be making its way to Destruction AllStars. Available in all single player activities, you’ll be able to pause the game at any moment and enter free-cam to start looking for the perfect angle on any wreck, barge, or pose. Once you’ve found your shot, you can apply a variety of stickers, frames and filters to enhance your image and really make it shine. Thanks to the built in sharing features of the PS5, it’s easy to share your moments of mayhem on social media for the world to see. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create with this brand new feature, especially when taking it back through some of our previous Story Mode’s (previously referred to as Challenge Series) as well as any new single player content that follows in the future.

Blitz 

For AllStars looking to take their careers to the next level, Blitz is the game mode for you. This is a brand new mode for Destruction AllStars and it will be arriving about halfway into Season One. This mode has been built to really get to grips with what makes for skillful teamplay in our game. At its core, Blitz is an evolution of Mayhem (our take on standard deathmatch) between four teams of three AllStars. However, unlike a game of Mayhem, Blitz consists of short, intense, adrenaline fueled rounds. These rounds are all about being the first team to reach a set score to win the round. Win a set number of rounds wins the match.

To add more tactical decision making between the rounds, players will need to pick a new AllStar at the start of every round! Here’s where things start to get really tactical. In Blitz, your Character Ability and Hero Vehicle energy will carry over from the previous round. You can use this rollover of energy to start your next round with a key advantage. Will you pick an AllStar with an aggressive Hero Vehicle and cause carnage in the opening seconds or will you play your cards close to your chest and activate your Character Ability in the final moments for a dramatic comeback? Be sure to coordinate with your team to make sure that your chosen AllStars are robust and able to counter whatever the competition might throw at you.

Blitz will be joining our lineup of game modes towards the start of June. Blitz is our competitive mode and will be launching as an unranked playlist during Season One. We’re treating this as an introduction to the game mode to allow players to get familiar with how it works and experiment with its teamplay. As part of its introduction, there will be exclusive cosmetic rewards available for players who dive into Blitz during its first season.

We’ll be back with more information and a dedicated look at Blitz as we approach its release.

And there you have it! Season One is bringing loads of new features to Destruction AllStars, with many of them being made available at no additional cost for all players. Season One launches May 5. We can’t wait for you to get your hands on all of this new stuff. What strategies will you devise with Alba, what amazing photos will we see shared on social media and how will you fair in our new game mode, Blitz? I’m sure you’ll find plenty of ways to surprise us.

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  • Would be great to play. But still like 6 months later it’s near impossible to find the console at non-scalper prices despite checking every day on sites like argos, amazon uk, game, shopto etc…

    • Hey, if you are in the U.K. just download an app called HotStock. I have fairly easily got 3 PS5’s so far (1 for me, 2 for friends).

    • i’ve used that app (even before PS5) and still no luck so far.

    • I’ve been enjoying this game since launch due to the beautiful visuals at 60 frames, the Best in class dual sense implementation (other than Astro), and the pure fun to be had in all four game modes.

      Blitz sounds perfect for what the game needed. A highly strategic and competitive team mode for hardcore players. The photo mode is very welcome as well. New characters and new cosmetics were also something of a need. I’m thrilled with the idea of a battle pass as it encouraged me to play Warface far more. And to be honest this battle pass sounds very similar, which is a good thing.

      This has been one of my most enjoyable experiences already on PS5 and I’m happy to see the game moving in the right direction. Hopefully people will get off over publicized titles like Fall Guys and even rocket League to give this a try because it deserves it 100%. I was a naysayer up until the point in time when I actually played the game. Never expected this type of quality as production value alone blows away competitors in the $20 range. Good stuff.

  • This looks great.

    I have played for almost 40 hours since launch and really enjoy it! How much with the AllStar Pass be?

    • This looks great indeed.

      They seem to have addressed every criticism.

      New, tactical game mode for competitive teams.

      Free Battlepass (w/premium tier).

      Loads more cosmetics.

      Photo mode.

      New character.

      I loved it from launch, 40 hours in as well. But these improvements are a great sign. The Battlepass is free but it had a premium tier that will cost around $10 worth of points.

  • So you guys are charging for the game, which makes us have to pay for PS+ to play it, and now hiding the premium content behind another paywall? If you’re going with the F2P model… make the game F2P. I just invested $500 into a ps5, so I’m going to pick and choose the games I want. $90 to $100 investment (game + ps+ for a year + premium pass cost) to have the ability to earn all the content seems greedy.

    If it were free to play, ps+ is not required for play either. Lets me try the base content out, and if I like it, invest in season passes, where you will make most of your money. I don’t care for ps+ because I use my pc with better graphics and better network to play online games. The cost of entry is extremely high for an untested genre that I don’t know will still be going 6 months down the line. You are making a mistake with this F2P model without the game being F2P.

    • Destruction All-Stars is a AAA next gen game that was originally planned at $70.

      Sony listened and made the game FREE on PS+ for months. After spending multiple months on PS+ the game was changed to a $20 price tag.

      Not sure what u are talking about “$100” because u could buy the game (if u didn’t have PS+) and the premium tier of Battlepass for $30 total.

      Sony gave this game away and slashed the launch price to nearly 1/4 the original, intended price. They offer free content, but I can’t blame them for offering a premium tier on Battlepass. They need to make SOME money. Giving it away from months and then slashing the price to $20 probably killed them financially.

      Don’t blame anyone else because u choose not to purchase a $5 per month PS+ subscription in order to play online (non f2p) games. You could’ve had this on Plus. It’s not a “free to play” game though.

      It’s a beautiful and fun next gen exclusive that will continue to receive both free and premium content. If you didn’t have PlayStation Plus when it was offered that’s too bad. Either get Plus and pony up $20 or take a hike. Destruction All Stars has been extremely reasonable with its policies considering the game was essentially given away and now only costs peanuts to buy.

    • They gave the game away for free because it is a terrible game, not because Sony listens to it’s customers. They knew $70 was too much. I bet Sony will backtrack on the $70 – mark it.

  • Why is everyone wearing silver, but robo-kitty went full unicorn?
    Jokes aside this game is beautifully animated, and has some great gameplay. I hope that we can one day customize our cars and character skins to our hearts desire!

  • Please bring back chat. I want to talk to people

  • How come my region is locked to Europe when I am in North America? Also, why aren’t all game modes available at once? Some days its solo mayhem and carnado. Others it’s not. Fwiw, I absolutely love this game!

  • Please add an option with higher frames
    (2K@120) or (FHD@120)
    We need to play with this game with higher frames

    And please add
    Split Screen (like CTR or Rocket League)
    This most important features unfortunately not available

  • tentei jogar hoje infelizmente não foi possivel localizar outros jogadores.

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