What you need to know
- Amazon Game Studios' Crucible was set to launch today.
- Players looking to download and play the title have run into various connectivity and queuing issues.
- Amazon has acknowledged the issues and is currently looking to fix them.
Amazon Game Studios revealed Crucible, their third-person action shooter, earlier this month. The free-to-play title was set to launch today at 12:00 p.m. PST, but when that time arrived, players began running into various connectivity and queuing issues as they tried to get into the game. Taking to social media, Crucible's Twitter account acknowledged the issues, and said they were investigating the issues currently.
Over on Crucible's Discord server, an announcement from the team simply states that North American players will be able to download and play the game "soon." It's unknown just how severe the issues Crucible is facing are, but it wouldn't be the first time that a big-budget game ran into issues at launch. Currently, the Steam page for Crucible simply lists it as "coming soon," with no option for players to download yet.
When the game launches, players can choose from ten different characters and play through three different game modes. Each character - known as a hunter in the game - has their own unique abilities and weapons, and can be leveled up to allow players to customize how they play any given hunter. Gameplay in Crucible seems to blend battle royale and standard multiplayer, with players able to harvest experience in-game that will allow them to unlock various upgrades while they battle it out against NPCs and other players.
If you find yourself waiting to jump into Crucible, take some time to see if your PC is able to handle what the game requires.
Give it a try
Jump in to a new world
Crucible is Amazon's first big-budget foray into video games, and aims to take on the world of multiplayer shooters. Choose from ten different hunters and jump into games that range from standard PvP combat all the way to taking down bosses while also fighting off enemy players.
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