Crucible Gameplay: What to Expect

Crucible gameplay breaks down into three game modes.
Crucible gameplay breaks down into three game modes. / Courtesy of Amazon Games Studio

Crucible gameplay footage appeared in the game's "First Look" trailer, released Tuesday, but at under two minutes long it didn't reveal much about how the game will actually feel to play. Here's what we know about Crucible gameplay ahead of the game's May 20 release date.

Crucible Gameplay: What to Expect

Crucible bills itself as a third-person shooter with several player characters — known as hunters — who all have their own unique weapons and abilities. Characters will also level up over the course of matches, allowing them to upgrade their abilities.

There are three game modes planned for Crucible's launch. Heart of the Hives sends two teams of human players against one another in a race to capture objectives scattered around the game world. Along the way they'll fight each other and the monsters that inhabit the world.

Alpha Hunters is an eight-team free-for-all with two players on each team.

Harvester Command is a battle for control of objectives hat accumulate points over time. Two teams of eight players compete, and players will level up in each match, getting stronger as gameplay goes on.