Cliff Bleszinski's Boss Key Productions Reveals FTP Battle Royale Game to Take on Fortnite

Cliff Bleszinski's Boss Key Productions Reveals FTP Battle Royale Game to Take on Fortnite

The bullets are about to start flying in Radical Heights.

It was never a question of if another battle royale shooter would join PUBG and Fortnite, but when. Here's our answer: Radical Heights, the latest project from Cliff Bleszinski's Boss Key Productions, is coming to Steam Early Access tomorrow (April 10). It's free to play.

This time, the slaughter is quarantined to "a sunny SoCal dome" where contestants stalk and shoot one another for cash. The cash you collect from wasting opponents can be banked and used to upgrade your equipment regardless of whether you win or lose. Radical Heights' Steam page emphasizes how the game's cash-stashing / spending cycle is one of its definitive traits.

Another definitive trait for Radical Heights is the '80s aesthetic dominating the game. There are more mullets and loud neon shirts than you can shake a glitter baton at. You can ride around on BMX bikes while you take pot-shots at your opponents, and there's an arcade equipped with that hideous but beautiful neon-streaked royal blue carpeting that defines the era.

Radical Heights appears to lean towards Fortnite Battle Royale's goofy, bloodless themes. No doubt CliffyB and Boss Key noticed Fortnite's candy-colored graphics are a hit with school-age kids. We'll see if there's room for three battle royale shooters: Boss Key's last major release, Lawbreakers, failed in part because it got lost in PUBG hype (according to publisher Nexon). Now Boss Key has a legitimate chance to jump on the industry's new hotness.

If you're interested in Radical Heights, it won't hurt you to hone your reflexes at the arena shooters currently dominating the market. We've got tips, hints and guides for PUBG, as well as tons of guides for Fortnite Battle Royale.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

Read this next

A New Fortnite Battle Royale Map May Have Been Leaked on the App Store

Fortnite's map has changed a lot over its 10 seasons. Is it about to be replaced?

Fortnite Bullseye Locations - How to Land on Different Bullseyes

Here's our guide on all the Fortnite bullseye locations, so you can land on three different bullseyes on the map.

Fortnite Fans Think They've Figured Out How Season 10 Will End

Some leaks seem to hint at a massive change coming to Epic's battle royale.

Fortnite Season 11 Start Date - New Island, Battle Pass - Everything We Know

Here's everything we know about the next Fortnite season so far, including the Season 11 start date, theme, potential new island, and more.

Fortnite Season 11 is Going to Have Bots and Some New Matchmaking Features

If you're still getting a grip on Fortnite, Epic's going to give you some bot friends to play with.

Fortnite Is Unveiling a Batman-Themed Event Tomorrow

Alfred, I need more Slurp Juice!

More News

Blizzard Reduces Suspension of Hearthstone Player and Casters Following Community Outcry

Both Blitzchung and the two commentators have had their suspension halved.

Blizzard Gives Gay WoW Classic Guild its Name Back, But Makes No Guarantees That It Won't Change Again

On top of the ongoing Hearthstone controversy, WoW Classic guild "GAY BOYS" is bringing attention to Blizzard meddling with their name.