Crucible Is Launching on 20 May

Crucible Keyart launch

Crucible, the upcoming team-based shooter from Amazon games, is set to launch onto PC on 20 May.

It’s not long since we found out that Crucible, Amazon Games’ other big hitter alongside New World, was due to arrive sometime in May. Now the internet giant hs confirmed the very day that their colourful creation is set to arrive. The online competitive team-based shooter will land as a free to play title in a little over two week time. The date now means players can prepare to take on a range of competitor, aliens, robots, and humanoids on an alien planet.

A Unique Match Every Time

Dropped into another world where the ever-changing environment is just as dangerous as anything with a gun, players in Crucible must compete against other gamers as they hunt for a rare resource called Essence. With a range of other teammates at your side, each gamer can choose from a diverse roster of characters. This selection is entirely alien and diverse with everything from a robotic botanist to an interstellar trucker rumbling around the foliage. Each of these heroes plays in their own unique way tanking, swerving, and exploding their way through the opposition.

“In Crucible, every match is different, and players’ choices really matter,” said Christoph Hartmann, vice president at Amazon Games. “Every opponent, team, and mode poses unique dangers, and no two matches are the same, so players must constantly adapt to everything the world and the other teams throw at them. We’re excited for players to join the hunt in just a couple of weeks, and we can’t wait to hear what they think of it.”

When Crucible arrives on 20 may, it will drop with three different game modes: Heart of the Hives, Harvester Command, and Alpha Hunters. Each of these is a variation on the core team-based gameplay mechanics that Crucible is built upon. Harvest of the Hives challenges two teams of four players to battle it out against massive Hives that spawn throughout the world. Each Hive hides a heart and capturing three hearts will win the day. Harvest Command pits two teams of eight against each other in a point capture style encounter. Harvesters placed across the map must be captured and held in order to deplete the opposing team’s stores of Essence. You guessed it, lose your Essence and lose the match. Finally, Alpha Hunters goes straight for the jugular with eight teams of two fightings to become the last alien robot squirrel standing.

Let’s be clear, we’ve been pretty stoked here at Gamespace since we first saw a glimpse of Crucible during an early Amazon teaser. While we don’t have full details on founders packs or future plans we do know that the team behind this title include some of the leading figures that put together ArenaNet’s Guild Wars 2 and we can’t wait to see you all in Crucible when it lands on 20 May. Check out the official Crucible website for more information on the upcoming adventure.


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For those of you who I’ve not met yet, my name is Ed. After an early indoctrination into PC gaming, years adrift on the unwashed internet, running a successful guild, and testing video games, I turned my hand to writing about them. Now, you will find me squawking across a multitude of sites and even getting to play games now and then

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