Splitgate shooter is considered a better Halo and scores a second season








The Splitgate shooter surprised all fans of the genre in 2021. The game’s success came out of nowhere. But since then, the developers have not idle and gave the game a second season with extensive innovations. Find out what’s in it here!

What is this divided gate? If you don’t know what Splitgate is yet, imagine classic arena shooters like the Halo multiplayer modes. Decent PvP shooters in which we present you with fast and dynamic action and in which you throw yourself into glorious chaos on relatively small maps.

So it’s the complete opposite of the tactically complex and long battle royale shooters that still dominate the genre.

Halo fans in particular will make a quick buck of it, as the various weapons, maps, and game modes all spread a nice “Halo vibe”.

But Splitgate is not only Halo 4 or Infinite with a different look, it also uses elements of the legendary puzzle game Portal. Because you can create portals yourself at certain moments in the game and thus quickly change position.

It is the perfect solution for attacking or escaping. But you can also shoot enemies through portals and make particularly nasty “sneaky shots”.

Splitgate comes from the independent developer 1047 Games and was released in July 2021 for PC (via Steam) as well as PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Series X / S. However, thanks to crossplay, players on all platforms can play together.

Splitgate: Shooter Surprise 2021 shows in a summary just how great the success really was






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Splitgate: Shooter Surprise 2021 shows in a summary just how great the success really was

Why is the game so popular? As colleague Chris writes in his opinion on Splitgate, the game feels “right” especially for Halo fans, and is even doing much better than the new Halo Infinite.

Splitgate scores with a solid mix of small maps, fun game modes, and good shooting. It is then adorned with portals and high life energy.

This in turn makes the TTK (Time To Kill) in the game relatively high. So if you’re used to quick deaths like Call of Duty or Battlefield, you’ll be surprised what the characters can endure.

This, in turn, is interesting for professionals and novices alike. Because as a beginner, you don’t die right away if you make a mistake. Rather, once you eat a few balls, you can back off and try again elsewhere.

On the other hand, for professionals, a high health pool is a new challenge, as it is not only about taking a few quick shots, but also chasing a battered opponent long enough to finally knock them down. Basic shooting skills are more important here than, above all, quick reflexes.

The whole thing is made more attractive by portals that help in escaping, attacking and chasing enemies. So there are many ways to master Splitgate, and thanks to the sheer number of game modes, there is sure to be something for every shooter fan.

This made Splitgate 2021 a real surprise hit, which in turn led to sometimes absurd queues. The servers simply couldn’t cope with the fan attack.

However, the developers did not rest on their laurels, but introduced many innovations and fixes to the game for the upcoming season 2.

Splitgate: Season 2 – It changes everything about the shooter

Season 2 in brief: In season 2, Splitgate will be rebuilt and refurbished accordingly. The suboptimal matchmaking in particular has been given a major overhaul. The Abyss map has been redesigned from the ground up and three new game modes have been added to the shooter.

Other updates are also coming, including a new progression system and a Begging Pass full of gadgets.



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Splitgate Season 2 will be released on June 2, 2022. Here are the main new aspects of the update:

Three fun new game modes

In fact, you’d think Splitgate has enough modes already. At the start of the beta in June 2021 there were already 18 pieces! But there are always more, which is why there are three new game modes for Season 2:

Juggernaut: This mode sounds very unfair at first. Because the entire community of players in the lobby is attacking one player. However, he is a so-called “Juggernaut” and has an even higher reserve of life energy than usual in Splitgate.

Therefore, this “combat colossus” can withstand a lot and therefore has a distinct advantage in most battles. Nevertheless, the Juggernaut must be careful not to be surrounded by too many opponents. The longer he survives, the more points he scores.

hot zone: It literally gets hot in here as you shouldn’t just have to raise and take a neutral point on the map. You have to control the point for the full 30 seconds! If you lose control in the meantime, you won’t get any points and it will all be for nothing!

So good coordination is required to either keep the points or regain a well-entrenched squad. Those who master the game mechanics in portals have a distinct advantage.

Ban on exit: This mode requires a lot of tactical skill, because here you have to conquer three different “hills”. Only when all three points are in your possession will you be awarded a point.

But then it all starts all over again as the hills move to other places on the map and you need to catch up quickly to stay ahead of the game.

The “Abyss” map has undergone a major overhaul

The Abyss map allows you to fight in mysterious ruins on several vertical levels. In Season 2, this map will be redesigned and beautified from the ground up. But the developers also wanted to keep the old nature of the map.

The innovations are partly cosmetic, but also play a role:

  • Overall, the map looks more organic and smooth after the rework
  • Especially fun: the water flows through the levels of the map from top to bottom
  • Optimized lighting and improved textures make the map much prettier
  • Various walls have been removed to provide better attack opportunities. Portal points have also been changed.

The video here shows especially clearly what has changed:



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Matchmaking will be redesigned

Although Splitgate is considered a great success and has many fans, many players have criticized one thing: matchmaking.

There have always been problems in this important aspect for every shooter. From overloaded servers that resulted in very long waiting times, to unfair splits into too strong or too weak lobbies.

But all of that is about to change now:

  • New skeleton for greater stability: The new backbone architecture should make matchmaking more stable and more powerful. One million players at the same time shouldn’t be a problem anymore.
  • Smart system for more fairness: Smarter systems that better judge your level of play should make the lobby better and fairer in the future.
  • Fewer bots for more fun: Nobody has a problem hitting a few bots. But when there are too many of them, success quickly feels outdated. Fortunately, the lobby will be less crowded with AI enemies in the future.

There is a new promotion system

Gone are the days of the old system. From there you can climb from level 1 to level 100 pretty quickly. But that’s when the fun starts, because after level 100 you go into the pro level section and start again at level 1.

If you manage to reach level 100 again there, you will advance to level “Pro 2”. There are 100 steps again and so on. It all reaches level 10 Pro, and until then you have numerous badges on your player card.

These are the other innovations in Season 2

In addition to the major updates and changes mentioned here, season 2 offers even more new things:

  • What would the new Season be without the Battle Pass? There are over 100 items to unlock again. If you screwed up, you end up with more internal real money currency than the cost of the ticket!
  • In Season 1, a map creator came into the game with which you can create your own maps. In Season 2, you can now save and share maps in the cloud. The creator also has a new type of island, Wet Ocean.
  • The user interface has been completely overhauled. This can be seen especially well in the hall or in your cupboard.

So season 2 is not just a simple update without much innovation. Instead, Splitgate is repairing some construction sites here and ensuring that Surprise 2021 remains relevant in 2022.

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