Tencent Games has quickly made a name for itself as a mobile gaming publishing powerhouse outside of China thanks to the releases of Arena of Valor and PUBG Mobile. Now they have launched the global version of another shooter to bolster their growing catalog. CrossFire: Legends offers both battle royale and traditional PVP modes in one cohesive package.
After completing a short tutorial, players will be given the chance to play one of three separate game modes: team deathmatch, demolition, and battle royale. The game’s battle royale mode is a 120 person mode with what one might expect from a mobile battle royale game, complete with vehicles, different environments, and the ability to play in squads.
Separated into one category, team deathmatch and demolition offer a more traditional PVP experience. Team deatmatch can be played in two separate match types, matches that allow auto shooting and ones that do not. The demolition mode is a Counter-Strike inspired mode that has one team try to set up explosives and blow up their target while the other team tries to prevent them.
While playing the game players will have the option to customize their control scheme to suit their playstyle. Both movement and aiming are handled by two separate virtual joysticks while shooting can be done using either a dedicated button or using the same joystick that is used to aim.
CrossFire: Legends is a mobile version of the ultra popular free to play PC shooter CrossFire. Both the original CrossFire and Legends were developed by Korean development studio SmileGate.
Tencent Games is one of the world’s largest gaming companies despite not being well known outside of China. The company owns (wholly or in part) in League of Legends developer Riot Games, Clash of Clans developer Supercell, Miniclip, and a number of other companies. It also owns significant stakes in Glu Mobile, Netmarble, Epic Games, and others. The company’s first mobile title to be released in the West was last year’s Arena of Valor, followed by PUBG Mobile and now CrossFire: Legends.
CrossFire: Legends is free and contains in app purchases. Here is a teaser trailer with a look at the game:
Interested? Check out the new shooter on Google Play.