Tencent is the Chinese industrial giant who holds the rights to PUBG in their region, among many other things. That hasn’t stopped them from pursuing their own take on the battle royale genre. Ring of Elysium, developed by Aurora Studios, was the result.

Ring of Elysium launched in September of 2018 on Steam as a freemium title, and it’s now in its second season of content. Events added to RoE don’t stay there for long, so you’ll want to log on for this one: Battle Rush, a Limited-Time Mode (LTM) that brings a new challenge every day of the week.

Mondays are Sniper Days as players will fight exclusively with sniper rifles and Desert Eagle weapons on Mt. Dione. Tuesdays bring the return of Dusk Til Dawn, challenging you to last an entire night on the mountain. Wednesdays are for classic battling, with glider and snowboard packs available. And Fridays feature the return of Ashen Eye mode.

Both Thursdays and Saturdays are reserved for a brand-new mode, “Bombarded.” It’s well-named, with explosive weapons in abundance. To help you survive, armor and healing items will also be available. The battle takes place on Europa Island and it moves quickly, with zone times being slightly faster than in standard modes.

One other thing….the DirectX12 client beta is now available. If you want to see how pretty this game can REALLY get, check out the new DX12 option on the menu. Your computer will have to meet these requirements, but I take it you at least have Windows 7:

  • OS: Windows7 6.1.7601 and above
  • Graphics card driver: and above (we highly recommend updating your graphics card driver to the latest version)
  • Graphics card (Nvidia): GTX 750Ti, GTX 760, GTX 770, GTX 780, GTX 950, GTX 965, GTX 1060, 1660, 1660Ti, 1070, 1070Ti, 1080, 1080Ti, 2060, 2070, 2080, 2080Ti, GTX 1050Ti, GTX 1050, GTX 960, GTX 970, GTX 980, GTX 980Ti, Titan

Ring of Elysium is available to download for free on Steam.