Spellbreak is an action survival MMO Battle-Royale game developed and published by Proletariat Inc.
Spellbreak features a large map designated for the Battle-Royale game mode, where players fight to become the last survivor. The spell storm slowly shrinks over the area reducing the safe zone to force more players to encounter to limit the duration of each match. Players can run, dash, fly, levitate, jump and teleport around the area, and some of those methods consume mana, which is the core resource for all the spells and effects. Some magical abilities may leave trails and marks on the ground, and opponents may track you down and ambush at any time.
The primary source of power in this game are magical spells and effects. There are various styles, and you can select your core natural element, and that affects the primary weapon and the skillset. Each player can choose a gauntlet for each of the magic sources, which are ice, fire, earth, wind, poison and lightning. All gauntlets have primary and secondary attacks; for example, flame weapon blasts rocket-like fireballs, or it can raise burning walls to damage everyone who goes through it.
The game also allows you to combine different gauntlets, and that leads to exciting combinations and unobvious interactions. The spells are designed in the way that their effects can interact with each other, and that makes it possible to combine destructive forces to make them even more powerful. Players can also use slots to add additional abilities to use, such as teleport or invisibility, to refine their playstyle even further.
In Spellbreak, the players choose a class before the beginning of every match. There are six classes for each of the elements, which are Frostborn, Conduit, Pyromancer, Toxicologist, Stoneshaper and Tempest. Choosing a character grants you with a set of abilities that you unlock during the match, and it also affects the equipped gauntlet to add additional effects to their powers.
Throughout the match, players can land on any convenient spot on the map, which is entirely safe from the spell storm at the beginning of the game, and then they can search for treasures to collect items that improve their attributes and abilities. Participating in battle provides experience, and that allows them to unlock better skills and modify their mana pool. Players may increase the total amount of mana and its regeneration speed with specific items and buff abilities.
Spellbreak features a progression system, and every match awards the players with experience points and the in-game currency. The progression allows you to unlock more abilities and put more points into the skill tree, which affect some of the skills and can give you access to more powerful ultimate spells. There is a wide variety of visual improvements for the heroes available in the in-game shop, and you can invest both real money and in-game currency to purchase them. It has no effect on the power during the battle, and the game does not have any pay-to-win mechanics.
Spellbreak has a unique approach to the Battle-Royale genre, and it features flexible gameplay with a progression system to keep the community active and continuously growing. It fits both hardcore and casual players because the depth of the gameplay allows them to experience various playstyles and strategies, and the only penalty for losing is the chance to start the new battle sooner.