Epic announce Rumbleverse, a free-to-play brawler royale and you can play it today


As part of The Game Awards 2021 Epic have revealed a new forty player ‘brawler royale’ called Rumbleverse. It was a announced with a CGI trailer and can be summed up thusly: “Hey, you know Fortnite? That, but with punching rather than shooting and building.” Here is the trailer.


A little later a gameplay trailer was also posted and can be summed up thusly: “Yep it’s definitely Fortnite but with punching rather than shooting.”

This 40-player Brawler Royale takes place in a world where combat is the answer to every question and anyone can be a champion. You’re invited to join us in Grapital City to experience the chaos first-hand. Get shot out of a cannon and see if you can knock out your fellow rumblers to be the last player standing.

The game will launch with a ‘First Look’ today, December 10th, but it is invite only, you can sign up for your chance to play here. From February 8th  there will be an Early Access Beta, here’s more from the FAQ.

Early Access Beta

  • The Early Access Beta is a limited play event, which affords invited players an opportunity to play the game ahead of the official release date.
  • Early Access begins on February 8th, 2022.
  • Sign up now for your chance to be selected to play the full game at Rumbleverse.com.
  • Players can also sign up for and receive guaranteed access to the Early Access Beta by purchasing the Early Access Pack on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, or the Epic Games Store.

Early Access Pack

  • Purchase of this pack guarantees access to the Early Access Beta, beginning on February 8th, 2022.
  • The Early Access Pack also includes an exclusive cosmetic set, featuring 3 Karategi sets worn by the city’s most notorious dojo masters, plus 2000 Brawlla Bills (our virtual currency used in game).
  • The Early Access Pack is available for sale on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, and the Epic Games Store.

Where can I purchase the Early Access Pack?

You can purchase the Early Access Pack for Rumbleverse in the following places:

Do I need an Internet connection to play Rumbleverse

Yes. Rumbleverse requires a stable broadband Internet connection to play.

Do I need a controller to play on PC?

No. Rumbleverse supports both keyboard and mouse. However, the game also officially supports the Xbox One, PlayStation Dualshock 4, and PlayStation 5 Dualsense controllers. If you use a third-party controller, they may be supported but we do not guarantee that all third-party controllers will work with Rumbleverse.

Do I need to have a Gamepass/Xbox or PS+/PlayStation account to play Rumbleverse?

No, you don’t need a console subscription to play.

Does Rumbleverse have a Battle Pass?

Rumbleverse will have a Battle Pass when Season One starts on February 15.

Will Rumbleverse feature an in-game store with microtransations?

Yes, Rumbleverse will have an in-game store when Early Access starts on February 8th. This allows players to purchase cosmetics to customize their character.

Will Rumbleverse support cross-play?

Yes, you can party up with friends across all supported platforms with your progress saved.

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