Spellbreak is a magic-based battle royale game, thus its Gameplay elements include aspects of the battle royale genre.
Basic Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Starting from nothing, players drop into the Hollow Lands to loot, increase in power, and defeat enemy players in order to become the ultimate battlemage.
The Tutorial[edit | edit source]
The first time a player launches the game they'll go through the tutorial, where Avira Emberdane shows them the ropes of being a Breaker. The tutorial consists of 9 steps:
- 1. Introduction to Avira & Basic Movement.
- 2. Levitation
- 3. The Pyromancer Class and Spells & Sorceries.
- 4. Elemental Interactions
- 5. Runes
- 6. Talents & Scrolls
- 7. Equipment & Consumables
- 8. Reviving disrupted squadmates.
- 9. Portals
The Spellstorm[edit | edit source]
As with most other battle royale games, one of the core game mechanics is an ever-shrinking safe zone that is marked by a circle on the map.
Players must aim to stay inside the safe zone at all costs in order to survive.
The safe zone will spawn 20 seconds after match start, and can appear anywhere on the Hollow Lands map.
Outside the safe zone is a furious Spellstorm that deals 1 damage every 2 seconds directly to a player's health, bypassing armor.
The damage doubles in power each time the Storm fully encloses a new safe zone, and it will continue to shrink until the entire map is covered.
The Lobby[edit | edit source]
The Lobby, which resides on the Stormeave Plateau, is where every Breaker starts out after before the match begins.
Once a minimum of 6 players are in the lobby, the match countdown will start.
The countdown will vary based on game mode, queue and player count, see the table below:
|Game Lobby Timer|
|Game Mode||Duration||Player Count|
When the match starts, players will have 20 seconds to choose a portal to drop from into the Hollow Lands.
Players will drop together with their squad by default, and can move their squad's spawn portal by right clicking.
Game Modes[edit | edit source]
Both game modes take place on the Hollow Lands map, but with notable changes to various gameplay mechanics.
Battle Royale[edit | edit source]
In this game mode, the player can queue as either solo, duo or squad (Disabled).
In duo & squad queues, the player disrupts into a wisp upon death and starts fading away over 90 seconds.
This allows them to be revived by a teammate after a 5 second channel, recovering 40 health.
They can also be exiled prematurely by an opponent following a 5 second channel. This channel can be interrupted by taking damage.
Each game lobby can house a maximum of 42 players.
Clash[edit | edit source]
Clash is a team deathmatch-style game mode where two teams of up to 9 players are pitted against each other, in a race to be the first to reach the required score and win the game.
This required score is equal to 3 times the total player count at match start. So for a full lobby of 18 players, the required score will be 54.
Instead, after 8 seconds they will respawn and drop from a random portal within the current safe zone.
They will spawn with full health and armor, duplicate equipment and 2 small armor shards in their inventory.
However, one should expect to be exiled often as there is no consumbles to be found anywhere on the map.
Finally, the starting safe zone is much smaller in Clash as opposed to Classic, and the Spellstorm closes in faster.
Controls[edit | edit source]
Controller Support[edit | edit source]
The game supports a wide variety of controllers.
Xbox 360 & Xbox One controllers work right out of the box when plugged in.
Playstation Dual Shock 4 controllers require DS4Windows software.
PC Controls[edit | edit source]
|Levitate||Space Bar (Hold)|
|Toggle Auto Run||=|
|Cast Primary Spell||Left Mouse Button|
|Cast Primary Sorcery||Q|
|Aim Primary Spell Sorcery||Q (Hold)|
|Cast Secondary Spell||Right Mouse Button|
|Cast Secondary Sorcery||E|
|Aim Secondary Sorcery||E (Hold)|
|Pick up / Use||F|
|Swap Item||F (Hold)|
|Ping Place / Deny||Middle Mouse Button|
|Ping Danger / Confirm||Middle Mouse Button (Hold)|
|Move Spawn Portal - Player||Left Mouse Button (On Portal)|
|Move Spawn Portal - Party||Right Mouse Button (On Portal)|
|Push to Talk||V|
|Show/Hide Minimal UI||Ctrl+Shift+X|
|Show / Hide
Inventory & Skill Menu
|Active Hot Key||Z|
|Change Active Hot Key||Scroll Wheel|
|Use / Swap Item - Slot 1||1|
|Use / Swap Item - Slot 2||2|
|Use / Swap Item - Slot 3||3|
|Use / Swap Item - Slot 4||4|
|Drop Item - Slot 1||Ctrl+1|
|Drop Item - Slot 2||Ctrl+2|
|Drop Item - Slot 3||Ctrl+3|
|Drop Item - Slot 4||Ctrl+4|
|Main Menu (Exit / Back)||Escape|
|Main Menu (Confirm)||Enter|
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