Hi everyone, the team at Lucid worked hard during the launch of Destruction AllStars and we had a lot of fun interacting with you on Twitter and elsewhere in the community on Reddit and Discord. We are truly grateful for all the feedback we have received as well as for all the chaos and carnage we have seen in the arena! We’re back with a brand new trailer and your first look at Destruction AllStars’ first season, Hotshots!
We’re just a week away from launching our first season in Destruction AllStars. Seasons are our way of injecting new content into the game for all players, as well as adding new cosmetic items to help you customize your AllStars to reflect who you are. In our last blog post, we revealed that our first season will be called Hotshots, and we’ve also posted a few teasers around our first new AllStar added to the roster since the game launched. We’re here to define what to do. you can expect Season 1, starting with a closer look at our new AllStar. Without further ado, we’ll introduce you to Alba.
Alba is a Destruction AllStars veteran returning to competition after several years away from the event. She is a fierce competitor from Scotland who brings a clear sense of determination to the arena, as well as a high-tech armored combat suit. We’ll learn more about Alba through her set of challenges that will be releasing alongside Season 1.
In the arena, you really expect Alba to shake things up. Her walking ability, or Character Breaker, summons blockers out of the ground in front of her. These blockers, called ramparts, act the same as blockers in our arena. They are stationary objects, physically stopping competitors as they attempt to pass. Being able to use these ramparts anywhere in the arena opens up tactical opportunities to disrupt opposing players or protect yourself from an entering vehicle while on foot.
Alba’s hero vehicle Claymore is where the sparks really start to fly. His hero vehicle works a little differently from other vehicles in AllStars Destruction. Instead of a snap that pushes the vehicle in the chosen direction (forward, left, or right), Claymore deploys a laser beam that sweeps and damages AllStars or vehicles within its area of effect. These beams can be deployed tactically when approaching an enemy player, or in response to an enemy hero vehicle coming at you.
The all-new AllStar Pass arrives at Destruction AllStars, starting with Season 1 Hotshots. The AllStar Pass is a way for players to earn cosmetics in online multiplayer regardless of how they choose to play the game.
With Alba’s return to competition, our AllStars have decided to roll out the red carpet and dress for the occasion. You’ll see plenty of black ties and tailcoats in the AllStar Pass as our AllStars prepare to welcome a renowned veteran once again. Some of our AllStars took it 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 screams, there are plenty of ways to show off your style and change the look of your AllStars.
To advance your AllStar Pass, you’ll need to earn Season Points by completing online matches (an active PlayStation Plus membership is required to play online), with additional points offered through new Seasonal Challenges and Game Challenges. sponsor.
Seasonal challenges are an extension of our existing Daily and Weekly Challenges, only these challenges award Season Points instead of XP and Currency. Sponsor Challenges are goals set by some of the companies that sponsor the Destruction AllStars in-game events. These challenges are available from the start of Season 1 and can be completed at your own pace, anytime before the season ends. All of these challenges reward Season Points, but some of the bigger challenges offer AllStar Coins and Destruction Points at the end.
These challenges are available at no additional cost to all players. Whenever you play online multiplayer, you will always progress to your next level of the AllStar Pass.
The AllStar Pass will have 100 levels to unlock, with some items available to all players, as well as a premium level that can be purchased for 1,000 destruction points.
The premium tier of the AllStar Pass and Alba’s Challenge Series is the only paid content planned for Season 1: Hotshots
A few weeks after the launch of Season 1, the photo mode will make its way to Destruction AllStars. Available in all single player activities, you’ll be able to pause the game at any time and enter free-cam to start looking for the perfect angle on any wreck, barge, or pose. Once you’ve found your photo, you can apply a variety of stickers, frames, and filters to enhance your image and make it really shine. With the PS5’s built-in sharing features, it’s easy to share your chaos on social media for the world to see. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create with this all-new feature, especially when you pick it up in some of our previous Story Modes (previously called Challenge Series) as well as any new single-player content to follow in the future.
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 AllStars Destruction and it will arrive around the middle of Season 1. This mode was designed to really understand what makes team play skillful in our game. Basically, Blitz is an evolution of Mayhem (our take on the standard deathmatch) between four teams from three AllStars. However, unlike a Mayhem game, Blitz consists of short, intense, adrenaline-fueled rounds. These rounds consist of being the first team to achieve a fixed score to win the round. Winning a certain number of rounds wins the match.
To add more tactical decision making between rounds, players will need to choose a new AllStar at the start of each round! This is where things start to get really tactical. In Blitz, your character abilities and heroic vehicle energy will transfer from the previous turn. You can use this energy roll to start your next turn with a key benefit. Will you pick an AllStar with an aggressive hero vehicle and cause carnage in the opening seconds or play your cards close to your chest and activate your character ability in the final moments for a dramatic comeback? Make sure you coordinate with your team to make sure the AllStars you choose are tough and capable of taking on anything the competition might throw at you.
Blitz will join our range of game modes around the beginning of June. Blitz is our competitive mode and will launch as an unrated playlist during the first season. We treat this as an introduction to the game mode to allow players to familiarize themselves with how it works and experience its team spirit. As part of its introduction, exclusive cosmetic rewards will be available for players who dive into Blitz in its first season.
We’ll come back with more information and a dedicated look at Blitz as its release nears.
And There you go! Season 1 brings many new features to Destruction AllStars, many of which are available at no additional cost to all players. Season 1 launches on May 5. We can’t wait for you to get your hands on all of this new stuff. What strategies will you design with Alba, what amazing photos will we see shared on social media, and how are you going to be fair in our new game mode, Blitz? I am sure you will find many ways to surprise us.