Realm Royale Reforged: Everything You Need To Know

Realm Royale Reforged: Everything You Need To Know
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Coleman Hamstead

Published 

23rd Aug 2022 17:06

Realm Royale Reforged is a reimagining of the Realm Royale many came to know and love. The free-to-play fantasy battle royale sat neglected for nearly two years, but now, Realm Royale Reforged aims to remould the Realm by combining the best of Realm Royale, new and old. Whether you're a newcomer or an OG, here's everything you need to know about Realm Royale Reforged.

Realm Royale Reforged: Return Of Armour

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Runes are no more as Armour is back in Realm Royale. There are four different pieces of Armour, each providing unique benefits to its wearer:

  • Helm: Increased Cooldown reduction
  • Breastplate: Additional Armour, plus Armour and Health per second
  • Gauntlets: Increased Reload and Weapon Swap speed
  • Greaves: Increased Movement speed and Mount speed

Like Weapons and Abilities, Armour comes in different rarities and can be upgraded at Forges.

Realm Royale Reforged: Emphasis On Classes

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Realm Royale Reforged focuses on making each Class distinct once again. Before this, any Class could use any weapon or ability. Now, select weapons and abilities are locked to specific Classes.

Realm Royale Reforged: Class-Specific Abilities

Movement Abilities

In Realm Royale Reforged, you cannot swap or remove your Class-specific Movement Abilities. The Movement Abilities assigned to each Class are as follows:

  • Warrior: Heroic Leap
  • Hunter: Grapple Hook (New)
  • Mage: Soar
  • Assassin: Blink

Realm Royale Reforged: Class-Specific Weapons 

Class Weapons can only be wielded by their respective Class. Each Class in Realm Royale Reforged starts with two Weapons, but Hi-Rez Studios plans to add more at a later date. The Class Weapons in Realm Royale Reforged are as follows:

  • Warrior
    • Throwing Axe
    • Long Sword
  • Hunter
    • Longbow
    • Crossbow
  • Mage
    • Fire Staff
    • Ice Staff
  • Assassin
    • Sniper Rifle
    • Heirloom Rifle

Realm Royale Reforged: Class Chests

New in Realm Royale Reforged, Class Chests are a rare type of Chest that, when opened, offer Class-specific weapons and abilities, plus Armour.

Realm Royale Reforged: New Abilities

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Combat Abilities

Combat Abilities are a fusion of Support and Offensive Abilities. You can equip Combat Abilities in either of the first two slots on the ability bar. Like weapons, some Combat Abilities are Class-locked while others are Universal.

Universal Combat Abilities

  • Lightfoot Potion - Throw a flask that increases mobility and jump height.

Class Combat Abilities

  • Assassin
    • Decoy - Spawn a clone that shoots while the user gains brief invisibility.
  • Warrior
    • Enrage - Go Berserk with superhuman strength, gaining increased Attack Speed, Life Steal, and damage dealt.
  • Mage
    • Fireball - Cast a blazing fireball at your enemy.

Realm Royale Reforged: New Weapons

Universal Weapons

  • Auto Sniper Rifle - A long-range semi–Auto Sniper Rifle capable of scoping. 

Class Weapons

  • Mage
    • Fire Staff - Hurls fireballs at your target, dealing AOE damage.
    • Ice Staff - Shoots icicle projectiles, dealing damage and slowing your target by 20%.

Realm Royale Reforged: New Cosmetics

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To honour Realm Royale's longtime players, the OG Bundle will be awarded to everyone with an existing Realm Royale account that has played prior to the Realm Royale Reforged Update. The OG Bundle includes:

  • OG Warrior Skin
  • OG Hunter Skin
  • OG Mage Skin
  • OG Assassin Skin
  • OG Chicken Skin
  • OG Warrior Avatar
  • OG Hunter Avatar
  • OG Mage Avatar
  • OG Assassin Avatar
  • OG Loading Screen
  • Wipe the Floor Spray

To celebrate the release of Realm Royale Reforged, the Forged in Fire Bundle will be granted to players that log in during Realm Royale Reforged's initial Update. The Forged in Fire Bundle contains the following:

  • Phoenix Chicken Skin
  • Phoenix Skydive Skin
  • Realm Champions Loading Screen
  • Realm is Bok Baby! Loading Screen
  • Don’t Look Back Loading Screen
  • I’m Bok Avatar
  • Hearts Ablaze Avatar
  • Fired Up Spray
  • Down in Flames Spray

Realm Royale Reforged: Changes To Game Mode Queues

At launch, Realm Royale Reforged will feature Solos and Trios playlists exclusively — Duos and Squads are gone. The Realm Royale community isn't large enough to support a bunch of different playlists. So, the goal is to get matches with more real players and fewer NPCs. Also, the thought is that Solos and Trios offer more balanced gameplay.

That about summarises Realm Royale Reforged. After an extended hiatus, Realm Royale is back with the full support of the Hi-Rez Studios development team. Jump into Realm Royale Reforged now to check out all the new content and changes!

Realm Royale is on our list of the best ten games like Fortnite.

Coleman Hamstead
About the author
Coleman Hamstead
Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.
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