Forge Your Legacy at Champion Hill
One arena. Four maps. Eight teams. Last team standing wins. Welcome to Champion Hill.
“It’s one of our brand-new modes,” Greg says. “It’s a mix of Battle Royale and Gunfight, with a lot of power progression. There’s been nothing like it before.”
It starts with the eight teams, divided into squads of one, two, or three players each. The teams are paired off and sent to one of four arenas surrounding Champion Hill: Airstrip, Courtyard, Market, and Trainyard. Competing in a round-robin tournament, each team must then fight for their lives, limited in number and shared amongst the squad.
Fighting in 60-second rounds, teams battle to protect their life count while whittling away the enemies. At the end of the round, teams are re-matched against a different opponent.
“Your lives persist throughout the event,” Greg says. “When you take a team’s last life, all of their weapons and gear will fly out of them for the taking.”
You earn Cash for every elimination you get, and you collect more of it spread on the ground throughout each arena. Extra lives are also up for grabs if you can reach them without getting taken out.
“Every three rounds, you get a buy round,” Greg says. “Teams can purchase extra lives, new weapons, Perks, Streaks, all kinds of stuff that you get for the remainder of the match. Everything persists, so there’s this huge power progression as you’re moving between arenas and eliminating the other teams.”
The Champion Hill setting is integral to the Special Forces story, as well. “It’s all set in North Africa, where the Special Forces originated,” Greg says. “There’s a ton of fun in there and it’s just a new experience. It’s super-fast, tournament-style gameplay with great elements.”
When it comes to developing immersive Multiplayer experiences, Sledgehammer Games is looking to deliver. “I’m thrilled to finally be able to talk about Multiplayer,” Greg says. “There’s plenty more coming, too.”