Splitgate Still Going, Update 6.2.0 Adds Final Set Of Season Challenges, Brings Back Old Map
Still in beta "because we have not yet realized our vision for the launch version."
One of the most inexplicable things about 2021 was the rise of Splitgate. The "portal shooter" had been in beta for two years, maintaining an average of about 100 players, and then ... boom. The game exploded in popularity following its console launch in July, growing so large that the servers couldn't handle the load.
Developer 1047 Games struck while the iron was hot, securing $100 million in funding in September when player counts on Steam were still in the five-digit range. Today, that number is about 1/8 of what it was in September, which was itself 1/3 of what it had been the month before, at its peak. The game is still on consoles, too, so that doesn't represent its entire player base, but even so, that level of decline can't be pleasing to 1047 Games -- or its investors.
Still, the game soldiers on, with Update 6.2.0 going live earlier this week. New Engagement Director N00b filled everyone in on what's been happening with the game, including a bunch of new staff, and teased the launch of Beta Season 2. Yes, the game is still in beta, "because we have not yet realized our vision for the launch version of Splitgate."
As for the update itself, the final stage of Season 1 challenges starts today, with a Shogun skin being the reward for completing all of them. Tossing an EMP Grenade through a portal provides an additional visual effect, thanks to VFX artist Pavel Mazanik. Karman Station is back in the playlist, with performance and lighting optimizations on consoles. And there are the usual slew of bug fixes and other optimizations, all of which you can read about in the update notes.
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