Destruction Allstars Season 1 adds a new Allstar named Alba, a new game mode and an Allstar Pass where you can earn in-game cosmetics.
You’ll be seeing loads of new content making its way into the game over the coming months as part of Destruction Allstars Season 1. There’s a brand new launch trailer to celebrate along with a road map detailing all the cool new stuff coming your way through the season.
Destruction AllStars Season 1 is out now and Seasons are Lucid Games’ way of injecting new content into the game for all players, as well as adding in new cosmetics items to help you customize your AllStars to reflect your personality. Destruction Allstars Season 1 will be called Hotshots. Lets see what you can expect from Season One, starting with a closer look at the new AllStar. Without further ado, let’s introduce you to Alba.
Alba is a veteran of Destruction AllStars who is returning to the competition after several years away from the event. She’s a fierce competitor hailing from Scotland who brings a clear sense of determination to the arena, along with a high-tech armored battle suit. Arriving alongside Alba is her Story Mode (formerly known as Challenge Series). Learn more about what motivates Alba as an AllStar and unlock exclusive cosmetic rewards as you compete in seven gameplay challenges.
Some of these challenges are exclusive game modes that aren’t available in online multiplayer and can really test your skills in new ways. In an unexpected twist, Alba is facing off against all of the other AllStars. Be sure to complete the additional star challenges to unlock all the rewards.
In the arena, we’re really expecting Alba to shake things up. Her on-foot ability, or Character Breaker, summons blockers out of the ground in front of her. These blockers, called bulwarks, act in the same way that blockers do in the arena. They are immovable objects, physically stopping competitors as they try to drive on through. Being able to use these bulwarks anywhere in the arena opens up tactical opportunities for disrupting opposing players or protecting yourself from an incoming vehicle when you’re on foot.
Alba’s hero vehicle, Claymore, is where the sparks really start to fly. Her hero vehicle functions a little differently to the other vehicles in Destruction AllStars. Instead of a slam which pushes the vehicle in the chosen direction (forwards, left, or right), Claymore deploys a laser beam that sweeps and damages AllStars or vehicles in its area of effect. These beams can be tactically deployed as you approach an enemy player, or in response to an enemy hero vehicle bearing down on you.
The brand new AllStar Pass is coming to Destruction Allstars Season 1 Hotshots. The AllStar Pass is a way for players to earn cosmetics from online multiplayer, no matter how they choose to play the game.
With Alba returning to the competition, our AllStars have decided to roll out the red carpet and get dressed up for the occasion. You’ll see a lot of black ties and tailcoats in the AllStar Pass as our AllStars get ready to welcome back a renowned veteran. Some of our AllStars have taken things 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 shouts, there’s plenty of ways to show off your style and change up your AllStars’ look.
To progress your AllStar Pass, you’ll need to earn Season Points by completing matches online (active PlayStation Plus subscription is required for online play), with additional points on offer through new Seasonal Challenges and Sponsor Challenges.
Seasonal Challenges are an extension of the existing Daily and Weekly challenges, only these award Season Points instead of XP and currency. Sponsor Challenges are objectives set by some of the companies that sponsor Destruction AllStars events in-game. These challenges are made available from the start of Season One and can be completed at your own pace, at any point before the end of the season. All of these challenges reward Season Points, but some of the biggest challenges offer AllStar Coins and Destruction Points upon completion.
These challenges are available at no additional charge to all players. Whenever you play online multiplayer, you’ll always be making progress towards your next tier of the AllStar Pass.
The AllStar Pass will have 100 tiers to unlock, with some items available for all players alongside a premium tier that can be bought for 1000 Destruction Points.
The premium tier of the AllStar Pass and Alba’s Challenge Series are the only paid content planned in Season One: Hotshots
A few weeks after the launch of Destruction Allstars Season 1, Photo Mode will be making its way to the game on May 19. Available in all single player activities, you’ll be able to pause the game at any moment and enter free-cam to start looking for the perfect angle on any wreck, barge, or pose. Once you’ve found your shot, you can apply a variety of stickers, frames and filters to enhance your image and really make it shine.
Thanks to the built in sharing features of the PS5, it’s easy to share your moments of mayhem on social media for the world to see. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create with this brand new feature, especially when taking it back through some of the previous Story Mode’s (previously referred to as Challenge Series) as well as any new single player content that follows 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 Destruction AllStars and it will be arriving on June 2. This mode has been built to really get to grips with what makes for skillful teamplay in the game. At its core, Blitz is an evolution of Mayhem (a take on standard deathmatch) between four teams of three AllStars. However, unlike a game of Mayhem, Blitz consists of short, intense, adrenaline fueled rounds. These rounds are all about being the first team to reach a set score to win the round. Win a set number of rounds wins the match.
To add more tactical decision making between the rounds, players will need to pick a new AllStar at the start of every round! Here’s where things start to get really tactical. In Blitz, your Character Ability and Hero Vehicle energy will carry over from the previous round. You can use this rollover of energy to start your next round with a key advantage.
Will you pick an AllStar with an aggressive Hero Vehicle and cause carnage in the opening seconds or will you play your cards close to your chest and activate your Character Ability in the final moments for a dramatic comeback? Be sure to coordinate with your team to make sure that your chosen AllStars are robust and able to counter whatever the competition might throw at you.
Blitz will be joining the lineup of game modes towards the start of June. Blitz is the competitive mode and will be launching as an unranked playlist during Destruction Allstars Season 1. We’re treating this as an introduction to the game mode to allow players to get familiar with how it works and experiment with its teamplay. As part of its introduction, there will be exclusive cosmetic rewards available for players who dive into Blitz during its first season.
Alongside these brand new features, you can expect new Story Modes to be released throughout Destruction Allstars Season 1. As well as Alba’s Story Mode which is available right now, we’ll be learning more about Ratu, Boxtop and Angelo Avello, alongside their Rivals. Each Story Mode comes with exclusive cosmetic rewards which can be earned through single player gameplay challenges. Check out the roadmap above for details on when each Story Mode will be releasing.
As well as all of the content we’ve outlined above, we’ll also be introducing some brand new featured playlists to Destruction Allstars Season 1. We don’t want to pull back the curtain entirely just yet, but we’ll leave you with a thought: What if you could play Carnado and Mayhem on a Gridfall map…?
- Fixed an issue where players would earn a badge for completing the requirements, but not the trophy.
- After a match is complete, a check will be made against your account regarding which badges you have, if the trophy for that badge is missing, it will then be applied to your account.
- Re-enabled voice comms with new UI functionality.
- Voice comms will be off by default.
- Global voice comms settings can be changed in Options.
- Voice comms can also be toggled in-game, by pressing the left side of the middle touch pad button.
- Voice comms allows players to listen to all player voice chat or mute all player voice chat.
- This represents the first phase rollout of new voice comms functionality.
- Added tannoy speaker music effects and air horn spot effects.
- The Barge Ready sound has been redesigned and will now play through the pad speaker.
- Added new sound for the Gridfall extra life pickup.
- Victory shouts from other players now play more clearly over other audio.
- Added sound effect for when your hero vehicle is ready to be called in.
- Added new voice lines at the start of a match.
- Adjusted Game timer for all modes.
- Mayhem and Carnado adjusted to 5 minutes, previously 6 minutes.
- Gridfall adjusted to 3 minutes, previously 6 minutes.
- Gridfall now features a 30 second grace period at the start of a match where you have one temporary extra life.
- Renamed Challenge Series to Story Mode
- Same content, new name!
- Fixed an issue with the ‘Smash 20 Score Crates in Wildfire’ star objective in Lupita’s Story Mode.
- Will now complete if the 20th crate is the last crate in the event.
- Fixed an issue where users with new PSN accounts on first boot were sometimes not being matched with existing players.
- Resolved an issue which sometimes interfered with successfully matching North American and European players.
- Shredder: Increased the cooldown of the shred from 20s to 25s.
- Decreased the time the shred is active from 5s to 4s.
- Reduced vehicle health by 20 (previously 220).
- Sabre ability when active, will beat Bluefang’s Shredder ability when active. (so it will slice the shredder, not shred the slicer).
And there you have it! Destruction Allstars Season 1 brings loads of new features to the game, with many of them being made available at no additional cost for all players. Season One launched today so go get your hands on all of this new stuff. What strategies will you devise with Alba, what amazing photos will we see shared on social media and how will you fair in the new game mode, Blitz? Go try them out now.
Source – PS Blog