What Is Splitgate? Understanding the Reason Behind the Popularity of the ‘Halo Meets Portal’ Game

Published 07/30/2021, 8:38 AM EDT


Splitgate has found itself being propelled into mainstream popularity as of late after many players, who have played the beta since July, have made it known just how good the game is. The game has become so popular that there have been server-related issues due to a massive increase in new players. As a result, the game has been delayed and is expected to come out in August. Some gamers are still not aware of how the game works or have questions regarding its popularity.

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Splitgate: how does the game work, and why is it so popular?

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Splitgate is a multiplayer shooter that combines Halo-style combat with elements of Portal. This means that players will get to create portals to gain the upper hand. Players will also notice just how much vertical combat they can part-take in, and verticality is also one of the aspects, aside from the portals, that is right at the heart of the game.

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The portals also enhance the strategic element the game comes with. These portals can serve a multitude of purposes. They can facilitate movement across the map. They can be used to shoot down enemies, and they can also be used strategically to obtain a superior position. And players will also be able to close portals if they feel that would get them an advantage.

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The guns are nothing fancy, and players will be familiar with the types. The sniper rifle, the assault rifle, the SMG, etc are all in the game. There are also plenty of different modes and maps for players to enjoy. The maps look great and most of the modes are fun, and those who’ve played the game don’t seem to have a complaint there.

These are the reasons why the game has become so popular. The unique portal-based Halo-style gameplay is truly fun. The game looks great and runs well, and everyone seems to be quite impressed.

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Splitgate will come to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC in August.

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Soumyadyuti Ghosh

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An eSports writer at EssentiallySports, Soumyadyuti Ghosh is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Management. Before becoming an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, he worked as a freelance content writer, editor, and proofreader and primarily worked on projects revolving around insurance, travel, and gadgets. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things eSports, a rather unhealthy obsession with playing video games, and an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the gaming industry make him a video game aficionado.

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