Ring of Elysium

Ring of Elysium (Chinese: 无限法则) is a free-to-play,[1] multiplayer online battle royale game developed by Aurora Studios and published by Tencent TCH Scarlet Limited to be specific and is available to download for free on Steam, DMM & Garena. In North America, Europa and parts of Asia it was released on Steam[2] on September 19, 2018 as a free-to-play early access game on the North American servers, and on November 25, 2018 on the European servers.[3][4]

Ring of Elysium
Ring of Elysium Steam Logo.jpg
Developer(s)Aurora Studio
Publisher(s)
Composer(s)Tom Salta

Thomas Parisch

Shaun Chasin

Edwin Wendler
EngineQuickSilverX
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
ReleaseEarly Access - Steam
  • NA: September 19, 2018
  • AS: September 20, 2018

Closed Beta - Garena

Genre(s)Battle royale
Mode(s)Multiplayer

PlotEdit

Ring Of Elysium is heavily based on its narrative style and deep lore connecting each and everything happening in the game every season. Each season continues the story and adds 3 new characters into the game with each having their own backstories and connections to the events taking place in the Ring Of Elysium Universe. In Season 1, players are introduced to the snowy mountains of Mt. Dione as they must fight to death till 4 can escape its disastrous snowstorm Ymir. In Season 2, players are introduced into Europa Island, as once again, they fight for guaranteed survival as they attempt to escape from a volcanic eruption and the ash that descends across the map.

Season 1: Arctic SurvivalEdit

The story begins with the introduction of three new characters from the Elysium universe being Lynn, Hikage and Gavin each having their own backstory. In the classic match, Sixty people are trapped in a snow mountain-based map "Mt. Dione", assaulted by a disastrous snowstorm Ymir. The way out is a rescue flight which can only save up to four people. Survivors must stay ahead of the approaching storm while eliminating competitors. Players are equipped with a snowboard, climbing gear, or a hang glider, to traverse the snowy terrain and adapt to fights and other intense situations.

Season 2: Paradise FallsEdit

The story continues and we see 3 new characters in Season 2 being Bradley, Sylvia, and Alfonso. Sixty people are trapped on a tropical island and the players must escape a cloud of Volcanic Ash engulfing the brand new map Europa Island. A rescue helicopter will arrive in the final safe zone to rescue 4 players; time is critical, as the pyroclastic flow eruption is imminent. The classic matches on Europa Island start with a choice from 3 Traversal Equipments being the Hang Glider, BMX Bike, and the Grappling Hook, the players have to use the three Traversal Equipment choices and survive the Volcanic Ash as well as fight other players for surviving while keeping an eye on the Volcanic Ash which fills the air gradually with toxic gases and ash from the volcano as the match progresses and failing to stay away from the Ash Storm leads to swift death from the toxic gases!

Season 3: Storm The EuropaEdit

The story continues and another 3 characters enter the Elysium Universe being Captain Fokke, Elliot and Saki. The core gameplay remains the same as the additions of a Pirate Sheep makes things interesting. During every game round, after the dynamic weather system of ROE[Ring Of Elysium] went into "Typhoon" mode, a cursed pirate ship appeared on the map and while the ship was moving, loot boxes (pirate barrels) were also getting continuously thrown off the ship as an extra source of high tier loot and also a brand new tactical item DPV was added into the game later in the season for underwater treasure hunting and highlighting the secrets of an ancient civilization the ruins of which were found deep inside the water bodies of Europa Island.

DevelopmentEdit

Ring of Elysium is a re-development of an earlier game called Europa.[5] The game is developed with Tencent Games's QuickSilverX engine.[6]

The game underwent a closed beta test phase on Garena Launcher which was set to end at July 10, 2018 for its Thailand server, and June 4, 2018 for its Indonesian server.[7]

The game was released to Steam for early access in North America on September 19, 2018, proceeding with September 20 for Asia, and September 25 for Europe.

Legal IssuesEdit

In January of 2019, a model named Mei Yan posted to her twitter account about the game using her likeness without permission, along with images showing the similarities between promotional images for the character and a 2015 post on Yan's instagram.[8] The character was removed soon after, though possibly only due to the ending of Season 1.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "How to Download and Install Ring of Elysium". Prima Games. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  2. ^ "Official release". ringofelysium.org. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
  3. ^ "Here's the trailer for Tencent's battle royale with snowboards coming to Steam next week". pcgamer.com.
  4. ^ Saed, Sherif (2018-09-19). "Ring of Elysium European launch delayed". VG247. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Ring of Elysium is also known as Europa". ringofelysium.org. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
  6. ^ Ashaari, Alleef (2018-09-12). "Ring of Elysium Release Date: When Is Ring of Elysium Coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One?". GameRevolution. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Official Announcement – Penutupan Periode Closed Beta – News". roe.garena.co.id (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  8. ^ Jackson, Gita. "Model Says A Tencent Game Used Her Image Without Permission". Kotaku. Retrieved 2020-06-24.

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