Aurora Studio has revealed details for the upcoming Ring of Elysium game mode which was showed at E3 this year. The mode called Ashen Eye will provide new winning conditions as well as new elements for players to have to contend with if they want to not only survive, but win. In addition to it, Aurora Studio has also released chapter 2 of the Season 4 Adventurer Pass which introduces the Recon Drone.
Ashen Eye Mode
The new mode will veer away from the area shrinking mechanic typically found in Battle Royales and instead will focus on players having to survive the effects of a volcanic eruption on the once paradise island of Europa. The aftermath of the volcanic eruption has filled the air with toxic sulfur dioxide, making oxygen a precious resource and one that players will have to maintain throughout the match.
Players will face the Ashen Eye that is constantly moving throughout the zone. In the game you begin with a little amount of oxygen that is consumed when you are outside the Eye. Once it’s gone, you will die from suffocation. Squads can scavenge oxygen by killing enemies and stay inside the Eye to survive and escape.
“Once inside the safe zone, the player with the highest amount of oxygen will trigger the countdown for the rescue helicopter, which will also reveal their location to all other players in the match. In order to secure victory for themselves and their teammates, the player will have to remain in the safe zone and maintain the highest oxygen level until the rescue helicopter arrives to fly the player and their team to safety and a win. If the player is eliminated or moves out of the safe zone the rescue countdown will reset. The appearance of another player from an opposing team with a higher oxygen level will also reset the countdown and mark the new player’s location for everyone on the map. If a team eliminates all of the competition and remains the only team left alive they will automatically win the match.”
Ashen Eye will be out with the Season 4 Adventurer Pass that go live tomorrow on June 23rd. For now, the trailer, showing off the new mode, is available just below.