Releasing a video and these screenshots, Bigpoint today announced Shards of War, a science fiction oriented MOBA scheduled to enter beta soon as a free-to-play game. In Shards of War, two teams of five compete against each other in 20-minute matches, fighting to dominate the other team and destroy their headquarters. At launch, there will be ten unique sentinels available for players to choose from: Flatline, Bulwark, Valkyrie, Vulcan, Rhino, Blitz, Striker, Gemini, Cobra, and Warhead. Every sentinel is a specialist in their field: attack, support or tank.
The objective of the rival team is to destroy the enemy headquarters by conquering and defending three different paths (lanes). Each team is given A.I.-controlled drones to help them in their mission. These drones are regularly shipped out by the headquarters to provide assistance. Both teams also have the opportunity to seize neutral drones in the map's central zone. Experience points are rewarded to both teams for taking down enemy drones, destroying defensive towers and wiping out enemy players. These points can be used by each team member to unlock valuable items that can then be taken into each match and equipped during the battle (Loadout system).
After every completed mission, players will be rewarded with treasure chests which will contain different materials of various rarity. These materials can be used to create items or upgrade existing items into stronger items in the game’s crafting area. By leveling up one's own account, opportunities will be unlocked to individual players to hone their character and activate stronger items. At War With Reality: Bigpoint announces Science-Fiction Moba Shards of War