Vampire Hunting in Bloodhunt | Tag Roundup #111

Welcome to TAG Roundup, Featuring Bloodhunt!

I love free-to-play games. I also love the battle royale genre. Even though I haven’t spent much time with Vampires, Bloodhunt ticks the first two boxes and has me intrigued in the undead!

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Bloodhunt is a F2P Vampire BR – Rock Paper Shotgun

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt is based on a previous single player RPG called Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. Besides sharing unnecessarily long titles, both titles feature an array of vampires at your disposal. 

Bloodhunt focuses on a multiplayer experience, where you’re pitted against other vampires in a class-based battle royale. Each clan has two archetypes to choose from, so you get a bit of variety in your build.

Similar to other class-based BR’s like Apex Legends, you’ll use a combination of abilities and weapons to defeat your enemies. Players can choose from both melee and ranged weapons, each having a rarity which corresponds to their individual strength.

Bloodhunt has a unique NPC mechanic where player-controller vampires can feast on unsuspecting civilians. Not only does this recover your health, but certain humans will also boost the level of one of your abilities! 

The gunplay in Bloodhunt looks solid, but I didn’t see any option to swap shoulders in the gameplay video. Coming from third-person shooters like Rogue Company, this is a game mechanic that I hope the developers plan to incorporate later.

Interestingly, it looks like you can use your abilities while knocked in Bloodhunt. One vampire has a teleport and is able to get behind cover after being downed if the cooldown is available!

The gas in Bloodhunt does some serious damage so you’ll want to avoid it at all costs. Unlike other popular BR’s where the gas closes in a circle, Bloodhunt features more of an amorphous blob of gas with a unique shape.

Players have access to a good number of movement options in this game. You can slide, double jump, wall run, and even climb buildings to secure high ground. My guess is that most players will play from the rooftops once they’ve leveled up their abilities a bit.

Overall, Bloodhunt looks like a fresh take on the shooter genre. The combination of guns, abilities, and parkour may interest gamers looking to get away from classic run ‘n guns like Warzone for a while. 

You can pick up the early access version of Bloodhunt on Steam now to try your luck in the vampire world!

Will Bloodhunt be a contender in the battle royale space? Have you tried out the early access already? Join the conversation in the comments section, below!

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