Elarium is an upcoming fast-paced, Free Play & Earn FPS built in Unreal Engine 5. It is a gaming project developing its own metaverse with the help of its upcoming NFTs and token.
Competitive and free-to-play, Elarium is a first-person shooter where teams square off with one another in fast-paced combat. Players can earn new skins and other rewards as they play and even create their own levels using the in-game level editor. Elarium's gameplay is engaging and fun, giving players the opportunity to customize their character's appearance and equipment as they level up. Clan wars is an homage to the traditional clan system introduced in Call of Duty but with web3 gaming elements implemented and emphasized, primarily through allowing players to help grow their clan's vault of regular & earning skins among other items members can utilize within their games.
The game's name is inspired by Elarium, an exceptionally powerful and rare mineral with innumerable applications, such as faster than light galactic travel. After its discovery, the planet Earth has been reduced to a wasteland due to a massive war between the ZOFF and the REEVER. To ultimately hold the key to the universe, both factions fight over dominance of a few remaining sources of Elarium on Earth.
So far, Avant Labs AG, the development studio behind Elarium, has confirmed three game modes upon release. These are Elarium Extraction, Team Deathmatch, and Capture the Flag. Elarium Extraction is the only game mode that takes a unique spin on the traditional first-person shooter game modes most players are accustomed to. As a game progresses, extraction nodes will activate at three specific map locations.
Each node has 20 charges of Elarium and can only be extracted from one at a time. Once a node is depleted, a new one will randomly activate. The first team to extract 40 Elarium points wins the game. During the game, players have unlimited respawn after death, but must wait for their short respawn timer to complete before changing their loadout (including weapons and attachments).
As for Team Deathmatch, two teams compete to reach 100 kills before the opposing team. A point is awarded to your team for each enemy player killed. The team with the highest score wins if no team reaches the required score before the timer runs out. Meanwhile, Capture the Flag pits two teams of four players compete to capture three flags before the other team does. Once the flag is returned to the team base, the team is rewarded with 1 point and a new flag is spawned after 30 seconds.
There is a rarity level for each weapon, which determines the number of attachment slots that it receives. Attachment slots allow abilities to be attached to the weapon itself, so that they can be used in combat. Players can carry a maximum of 2 weapons at the same time. Weapons can be equipped with skins obtained from Weapon Caches or the marketplace. A weapon can also be found in a Weapon Cache, which is awarded randomly when a game is completed. At the moment, there are 9 different weapon categories in Elarium for players to choose from when setting up their loadout:
As for Abilities, Elarium has two different types: Combat Abilities and Passive Abilities. These can be unlocked through Weapon Caches and game progression. In Combat Abilities, each weapon has a free-usable ability. There's a short cooldown on these, but some are limited by the number of charges per life. Passive Abilities work in the background without needing to go into combat to use them. These affect or enhance your combat capability as well. One example would be a passive ability which reduces the cooldowns of your combat abilities after killing an enemy player while another allow you to have better accuracy while sprinting for example.
Elarium is currently still under development, with an incredibly exciting pre-alpha gameplay trailer showcased above. Avant Labs AG plans to schedule regular playtests for the game's community to participate in and help provide feedback as development continues. Make sure to come back to stay up to date with any scheduled sessions.
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