Did you spend money on the battle-royale action brawler, Rumbleverse? Sad news, the game is shutting down. Good news? You might be able to get some money back.
Sadly, as we accurately predicted, Rumbleverse servers will officially shutter on Tuesday, February 28, at 10 a.m. CST. The Epic Games-fueled action brawler and battle royale game saw a pretty short-lived lifespan, originally launching on August 11, 2022. Now, not even a year later, the game is going offline. Luckily, players will be compensated if they purchased in-game items in the past.
Unlike Apex Legends Mobile, published by EA, which will not provide refunds for in-game purchases, Epic Games will be refunding players for any in-game cosmetics they snagged. According to a recent update on the Rumbleverse website,
“Any player who has spent money on Rumbleverse is eligible for a refund of money spent on or in the game. This includes the purchase of a Rumbleverse Battle Pass or Brawlla Bills on any platform. We will share a FAQ page with additional refund information soon.”
All this follows an interesting trend as the gaming industry pulls back on spending and more studios take a closer look at balance sheets and profitability. Epic, we can assume, hoped that Rumbleverse would capture the same magic that their flagship title, Fortnite, garnered upon its release. However — a multitude of issues, namely not enough influencers, streamers, or people playing the game, caused it to languish to the point in which Epic no longer saw it financially worth it to continue support.
This is a huge disappointment for people who fell in love with the fast-paced wrestling-based combat in Rumbleverse. To be fair — there aren’t a lot of hand-to-hand combat battle royale games out there, so the title’s uniqueness certainly was worth something to a niche demographic, even if it never really gained widespread appeal.
We’re sad to see it go, and as innumerable FPS battle-royale games continue to get cranked out, we can only wonder if there will ever be a place for a unique idea like Rumbleverse.
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