Since the launch of the Splitmas event, we haven’t seen any updates for Splitgate due to the devs taking a holiday vacation. However, with communication channels like Twitter starting back up, the community is expecting to see the launch of a new update for Splitgate sometime very soon.
The latest update to Splitgate featured a few changes, including changes to the Pantheon, Stadium and Abyss maps, converting them into winterized Christmas versions of the previous maps. Karman Station has also received further optimization changes so that it offers performance on par with other maps.
Update 1.10 introduced the Halloween event to Splitgate, and it added a Spooky version of the Stadium map. The update also focused on improving the game’s performance and stability. This included fixes for several of the game’s bugs, ensuring that the game is less likely to crash.
Splitgate’s latest update has featured some quality-of-life changes that players have been requesting for a while. These changes include the ability to mantle over ledges. You can also now play the Karman Station map without having to worry about crashes, so it has been added back into the game’s regular map rotation.
Splitgate recently saw the launch of Season 0, shortly after the game’s developers fixed Splitgate’s issues with low server capacity. Now that players can enjoy the game without having to wait in absurdly long queue times, they can also progress through the game’s first Battle Pass and enjoy the new Karman Station map.
Competitive shooters are some of the most popular games in the world. Even with the recent dominance of battle royale games like Fortnite and PUBG, you can still argue that they’re competitive shooters that don’t necessarily follow the traditional model tha games like Halo established.
It seems like gamers have caught on to the fact that they miss games like Halo, however, if the recent acclaim for Splitgate is to be believed. Splitgate is what would happen if Halo and Portal had a baby, which might sound weird when you first consider it, but it turns out that it works really well.
The developers of Splitgate even admit that the game was originally inspired by Halo, and you can clearly see it in the design of the characters. The player characters in Splitgate wear power armor and they have shields like in Halo, so the gameplay translates remarkably well for veterans of the series.
You may be wondering where Portal comes into the equation, and that’s explained by the game’s implementation of portals. There are certain areas on each map where you can lay down portals and connect to another part of the map, and these ensure that you can’t just lay down a portal anywhere.
Along with being able to move through these portals to reposition or to flank your enemies, you can also shoot through them, opening up new lanes of fire. This creates an interesting dynamic in which you always have to be aware of the portal areas that are around you because an enemy can come through at any time.
The game’s gunplay is relatively simple, which emulates Halo, the game that inspired it. You have weapons that are analogous to Halo’s assault rifle and DMR, so you can use the muscle memory that you developed using those weapons to your advantage without having to deal with any complex mechanics.
That being said, Splitgate is far from perfect since the game is still technically in its early access stage. For example, the recent influx of players has overstressed the game’s servers, leading to people waiting around 90 minutes just to get into a game, though recent updates have brought the maximum time down to about 60 minutes.
While the developers work on improving the game’s servers, Splitgate will stay in early access for the foreseeable future. Only time will tell whether this game will be the next big thing in the FPS world or if it will just fall by the wayside in favor of perennial titles like Fortnite or CSGO.
Before you decide to start cheating in Splitgate, it’s usually a good idea to know what kind of anti-cheat you’re up against. By ensuring that you know everything about the game’s anti-cheat, you’ll know what kinds of cheats are safe to use and the ones that you should avoid so you don’t get yourself banned.
Thankfully, 1047 Games has been pretty transparent about their anti-cheat efforts, which may make regular players more comfortable but it also makes it easier for us to circumvent their efforts. So far, it seems like 1047 has been comfortable letting third parties handle most of their anti-cheat efforts.