LawBreakers is a first-person shooter video game developed for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4. Previously known by the name BlueStreak, the game was released on August 8, 2017, worldwide. LawBreaker was initially set to be free to play title, but this idea was dropped and the studio decided the game would be pay to play instead, where the player has to pay money before being able to play the game.
In LawBreakers, two teams with live players from all around the world must battle against each other, with each team consisting of five players each. These five players use a variety of weapons and tools against each other to win the match and become victorious, upon which they are awarded in-game currency that can be used to buy more equipment or upgrade already existing ones. There are several ways to win a game, based on the strategies applied, and they vary depending on the game mode the players have selected.
Based on the information released for the open betas, there are currently four versions of the game available as of now. The first of these game modes is called Overcharge. In Overcharge mode, players must secure a battery planted into the centre of a map, and then take it back to their own base, waiting for the battery charge to reach 100% (the charge starts increasing after the battery has been put at the player base), and then for a further 20 seconds to earn a single point. A mode similar to capture-the-flag, the first team that is available to score three points in declared the winner.
The second of these game modes is called Uplink mode, and in this mode, players face a situation similar to Overcharge. However, this time the battery is replaced with a satellite dish, and instead of automatically increasing its charge, the satellite dishes charge increases based on how well the team in possession of it is defending it.
The third mode is called Turf War, and in this mode, players are tasked with seizing control of three control points on the map, divided into the players’ side and one on the center. Players get points depending on how long they hold a point, and the team with the most of them at the end of the game wins it.
And finally, the last mode in LawBreakers is called Blitzball, and like its title suggests, this mode is concerned with the team getting their hands on a ball and throwing it into a goal post in the enemy’s base. However, taking too long to score a goal will cause the ball to explode and kill the player in possession of it. The team with the most number of points at the end of the match wins the game.
A final open beta of the game ran from July 28 and will end on July 31, with the game being released almost exactly a week later in the 8th of August, 2017.