First steps with Naraka: Bladepoint, the legendary Battle Royale action


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Summary

  • Sophisticated rock-scissors-paper system offers in-depth gameplay
  • Use Bloodsport and other game modes to hone your combat skills
  • Xbox gamers will find near-unprecedented in-game customization
  • Naraka: Bladepoint will be available for Xbox Game Pass on June 23

Naraka: Bladepoint came to PC last August amid a rain of blades, kicks, and lush ponytails. It instantly gripped PC gamers with its style, swagger, and sophisticated combat engine; the game selling 10 million copies in less than a year!

Coming to console for the first time and optimized for Xbox Series X and S, Naraka: Bladepoint bills itself as the best melee-based battle royale out there – so you better have a solid fighting game. Naraka uses a classic rock-paper-scissors style system, where charged attacks beat normal attacks, parries beat charged attacks, and normal attacks beat parries. Practice makes perfect and new players should definitely consider perfecting parries. Successfully executed parries allow you to disarm your opponents and launch into relentless counterattacks, leaving your opponent’s health and armor in tatters.

Landing a decent charged attack is almost as damaging, especially with heavier weapons. In Naraka: Bladepoint fights can trigger a single mistake, so focusing on these core combat disciplines is absolutely essential to defeating enemies and ensuring your survival.

Naraka: Bladepoint also comes with some very creative game modes, where new players can hone their skills. Bloodsport is one of the most popular and allows players to choose a favorite hero and weapons before the first round begins, they will have to stick with this loadout until the Bloodsport finale. Other modes players will want to check out are Omni’s Nightmare, Bloodbath, and BOT modes.

A unique 60-player battle royale, Naraka: Bladepoint sees your character engage in an exhilarating combination of melee action and parkour moves; so it’s important to make sure your character looks fantastic while performing all the moves. Fortunately, Naraka offers a huge range of character customizations, and while deep character customization is a core feature of most battle royales, this game goes above and beyond.

To coincide with the launch of Naraka: Bladepoint on Xbox Series X|S, players will also be able to discover a brand new weapon: The Dual Blades. These devastating weapons can deliver striking blows to opponents, while also providing the ability to charge up your attacks for maximum effect.

Last, but certainly not least, Naraka: Bladepoint will see the launch of a brand new Campaign mode, coming later this summer!

Coming to current-gen consoles, Naraka: Bladepoint delivers an exciting new experience for Xbox Series X|S owners, and with its addition to Xbox Game Pass on June 23, there’s never been a better time to compete with other players around the world. world. Additionally, Xbox One gamers can also expect the game to hit consoles later this year.

Related:
Coming to Xbox Game Pass: Total War: Three Kingdoms, Naraka: Bladepoint, Far Cry 5 and more
Next Week on Xbox: New Games June 20-24
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