New Release: Crucible 20/05/20

Later on today Amazon Games will be releasing their latest title, Crucible! Which was first announced at Twitchcon in 2014.

Crucible is a free-to-play online hero PvP team-based shooter which looks like it could have some good potential! At first glance I most definitely get an aesthetic vibe similar to Paragon, which was released in 2016, published by Epic Games and subsequently shut down in 2018. The game does look fantastic!

The game will go live on Steam at 8pm BST/12pm PT.

Hunters

On launch Crucible will have 10 playable hunters (which all look drastically different), which gives players plenty of choice in finding something that suits their play style. Additionally, although everyone starts at the same level in terms of gear/stats as per their chosen hunter, over the course of the game (similarly to a MOBA) the player can purchase upgrades to create a build to suit their needs during the game! Hunt, Level, Adapt!

Game Modes

  1. Heart of the Hives – in this game mode the teams (4v4) race between bosses in order to collect the bosses’ hearts, collect 3 hearts and you are victorious. Sounds simple enough, until you realize you’re going to be consistently fending off another team of hunters.
  2. Alpha Hunters – This is an interesting mode, adopting the battle royale format. The format consists of 8 squads of 2 (2v2v2v2v2v2v2v2; many 2’s!). No respawning, the last duo alive wins! Simple enough again, eh? Well, if you are a solo and you meet another solo, you can form an alliance and team up to increase your chances, however, the alliance can be broken at anytime, leaving some politics and I imagine some very salty players! If the alliance still stands when there are 3 remaining players, the alliance is automatically broken!
  3. Harvester Command – This is probably the most simple of the game modes (on paper at least), its an 8v8 control based game mode, which definitely sounds action packed!

Well, thats all for now, I am definitely looking forward to trying it out and should anyone want to give it a go make sure you hit up the ThumbsUp discord and maybe we can catch a few games together!

RUST – A SURVIVAL TITAN

I’m sure you can tell by the servers ThumbsUp have been hosting, we’re quite the fan of the Survival genre. Well over the past few days the community have been getting stuck into Facepunch Studio’s Rust!

The re-birthed love for Rust has spontaneously inspired us to boot up a Community Rust server which followed in the Community giving away TWO copies of the game via our Twitter. Congratulations to Velociphile and Furrybubble!

Server Details: ThumbsUp Official Community Server – All Welcome IP: 37.187.254.181:7040

What can you expect?

In short form…. death, lots and lots of death. Whether its at the hands of players, wolves, boars, bears, fall damage (FurryBubble), radiation, drowning, stupidity, starvation, scientists… okay, we get it, everything is out to get us.

You start by waking up on a beach, and the map is your oyster! The general premise of the game is to build a base, gather materials and research to obtain better crafting recipes and make the map your own, by clearing out the scientists and lets not forget those pesky Community members!

The Game

The game has always held a place in my heart, having been a very big fan of the original release back in December 2013. Although, it was a fraction of the game it is today, you basically just farmed zombies and bears then shot at each other. The developers then decided zombies were boring, and they wanted to do better. The game was ported over to the unreleased new Unity 5 engine after almost a year of live development.

One look at Facepunch Studio’s YouTube channel will show you the dedication to the game, production of content and the amount of transparency they provide to their players. Amazing work!

Console!?

During Microsoft’s X019 a trailer was displayed announcing Rust will be coming to console in 2020 with no official release date. Due to such a lively development process I would be surprised if cross play was added anytime near the beginning but we can hope! Definitely good news for both Playstation and Xbox owners!

Our Discord

With the boot up of the server, I have been playing around with the plugins, we currently have a integrated chat with the game server and the Discord channel #rust-server! So even if you don’t have the game and fancy being alerted and making fun of the people struggling to survive in the harsh (but pretty!) wasteland of Rust, make sure you jump in and check it out!

Well that’s it from us! Hope to see you in the server soon!

EFT Discounts to celebrate 75th anniversary of Victory Day – NOW LIVE

The popular hardcore shooter Escape From Tarkov has just gone on sale in celebration of the anniversary of Victory Day!

With a wipe approaching within a month (hopefully!) this is a fantastic time to get into the game (and start donating your loot to more experienced players!). With a steep learning curve, although very enjoyable, this will give you ample time to get used to the complex mechanics ready for the fresh wipe.

Battlestate Games (https://twitter.com/bstategames) are offering the following discounts:

  • Standard Edition – 20% discount
  • Left Behind Edition – 20% discount
  • Prepare for Escape Edition – 20% discount
  • Edge of Darkness Edition – 25% discount

Discounts end 9:59PM BST on 09/05/2020

If anyone has any questions regarding Escape From Tarkov or wants to get involved, feel free to reach out on our discord! There are a wide range of Escape From Tarkov players in the ThumbsUp Community who would be happy to help!