Free-To-Play Crucible Arrives

Looking forward to playing this and seeing what Amazon Studios does with their games.

Hunt. Level. Adapt.

Games Launches Crucible


team-based shooter from

Amazon’s Relentless
Studios available now for PC


Seattle –
May 20, 2020
– (NASDAQ: AMZN): Crucible,
the free-to-play competitive team-based shooter from Relentless Studios, an
Amazon Games development studio, is now available to download for PC. In Crucible,
players work with teammates to hunt their opponents and take down hostile
creatures on a lush rogue planet in pursuit of Essence, a valuable resource
that amplifies hunters’ powers.


At launch, players can choose from a diverse roster of 10 hunters, including Earl, an
inter-stellar trucker, Summer, a dual-flame-thrower-wielding former welder, and
Bugg, a robot botanist. Each hunter in Crucible has
their own unique weapons and abilities, and as they defeat opponents and the
planet’s flora and fauna, they level up, gaining strength and enhancing their
abilities. Crucible’s
fast-paced combat challenges players to constantly re-evaluate and adjust their
strategies, adapting to their opponents’ moves and the deadly planet


“I knew Crucible was something special the very first time I played it, and it somehow
keeps getting even better,” said Twitch creator Sasslyn. “The hunters are
unique, but welcomingly familiar. Whether you want to stick to one or be a
jack-of-all-trades, there is a hunter that will fit your preferred style of
play. Throughout Crucible’s development, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing
first-hand how much the team cares about their players, and the way they take feedback
and use it to make Crucible into an even more innovative and unique game.”


“One thing that separates Crucible is the diversity in its characters,” said Twitch
creator Bartonologist. “There’s something there for everyone. Each character
approaches the game differently and matches up against the other hunters in a
unique way. Brings a whole new level of strategy and competition to this world.”


“The three game modes in Crucible represent three completely different kinds of
teamwork required to come out on top,” said Twitch creator Stevo. “There’s
unlimited ways you can strategize and compose your team to win, but of course,
you never know what your opposition will do either!”


Crucible begins an 8-week Pre-Season today. During this period, players can learn the game,
discover and build skill playing their favorite hunters, and begin honing their
strategy before Season 1 kicks off. Players who log into Crucible
by June 2 will get an early adopter gift of 1,000 Credits deposited into their
in-game account. Credits can be redeemed for cosmetic in-game items like skins
and emotes, as well as a Pre-Season Battle Pass, available for 950 Credits. The
Pre-Season Battle Pass offers players a series of challenges and rewards,
including hunter and account customization options.


“As players around the world enter Crucible for
the first time today, we’re eager to see how they adapt their strategies to
hunt and survive in a constantly changing world,” said Christoph Hartmann, vice
president at Amazon Games. “Each new match in Crucible
requires fast thinking and quick adaptation to
tackle each challenge that comes their way.”


Crucible launches
with three game modes:

  • Heart
  • of the Hives: A
  • 4 vs. 4 battle against giant boss Hives that spawn throughout the world. Each
  • Hive contains a valuable Heart, and the first team to capture three Hearts wins,
  • making each match a dangerous balance between racing the opposing team and
  • surviving the powerful Hives.
  • Alpha
  • Hunters: