PS Plus December 2018: New PS4 news ahead of PlayStation Plus release
The latest PS Plus news for PS4 gamers (Image: SONY)
More Battle Royale games have been released in December for PS4 and PS4 Pro, many of them requiring a PS Plus account to play.
This week has seen the launch of a new contender which still remains in private beta on console.
Realm Royale is now entering the next beta phase on PS4 and is starting to open up to more PS4 gamers.
Players can sign up now to enjoy the tweaked Battle Royale experience, while there is also a new Founder’s Pack to snap up.
The good news is that if you have an active PlayStation Plus subscription, you can buy it with a hefty 40% discount.
While players can sign up to the beta, it should be noted that it’s still an invite-only affair.
The Founder’s Pack gives players access straight away to the Realm Royale beta and also contains these other items:
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The PS Plus December deal on the Realm Royale pack is available until January 22, 2019, at which time the price will revert to normal.
It should be noted that players can sign up to join the private beta for free and can be selected without the need of the Founder’s Pack.
For those that aren’t sure what Realm Royale is, the new project from Hi-Rez Studios is a spin-off of Paladins.
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It offers players the chance to choose a class and also have access to a mount when trying to forge the best weapons available.
Here’s a rundown of gameplay from Hi-Rez, who explain:
“At the start of each match, you’ll choose from one of five fantasy classes that define your playstyle. Are you a Warrior, leaping into battle throwing massive axes? An Assassin, hiding in smoke screens, blinking through windows, and sniping your opponents? Mages can soar through the skies and rain fireballs, while Engineers can deploy turrets and Hunters are masters of the bow.
“With a push of a button, you can summon a mount to traverse this massive fantasy world. Ride through the lush jungle of Jaguar’s Claws, the scorched sands of Goblin Gulch, and the frigid Everfrost as you find new targets without boring downtime.
“You’ll also find some very important buildings as you explore the Realm: Forges. You can craft Legendary weapons and armour in Forges, but be careful: When you activate a Forge, everyone nearby will find out.
“Will your enemies attack, or can you siege an opposing Forge?”
Realm Royale is available to play via a private beta (Image: HI-REZ)
Hi-Rez has also announced that with the Founder’s Pack’s introduction to Realm Royale on Xbox and PlayStation 4, they are also turning on the in-game Shop.
Players will now be able to purchase Battle Pass 1: Primal Awakening and other skins and cosmetics.
The first Battle Pass is currently scheduled to end in mid-January, with players earning bonus XP through the end of the Primal Awakening Battle Pass.
And if Battle Royale isn’t your thing you can still download all the new games from the PS Plus December 2018 lineup.
Now live on the PlayStation Store, PS Plus subscribers can add a selection of PS4, PS3 and PS Vita titles to their digital collections, until the end of the month.
This includes SOMA and Onrush for PS4 fans, as well as Steredenn Steins; Gate on PS3, and finally, Iconoclasts on PS Vita + PS4 and Papers, Please for PS Vita.