Amazon Studio’s Free-To-Play PvP Shooter ‘Crucible’ Releases May 20

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If the name Crucible doesn’t ring any bells, we don’t blame you. This is Amazon Game Studios’ first upcoming AAA title, and no, it’s not a new announcement. The game has been in works for more than 4 years now, originally announced way back at TwitchCon 2016, followed with nothing but radio silence.

The gameplay trailer gives us an overview of the PvP shooter:

This upcoming AAA title from Amazon is a free-to-play team-based action shooter where your gameplay is defined by the choices you make. Pick a hunter and join a match. You’ll need to coordinate with your teammates, take advantage of your hunter’s unique upgrades as you level up, and adapt to the ever-changing conditions of battle.

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It releases this May 20 on Steam. Wishlist the game to be notified on launch.

About Crucible

The closest description of what Crucible feels like is a third-person version of Overwatch meeting Evolve, the now-dead asymmetrical monster hunting PvP game from 2K.

Consisting of soldiers, criminals and rogue agents; each of Crucible‘s 10 hunters comes with their own unique set of abilities, letting people enjoy the game in their playstyle.

Game Modes

Heart of The Hives:

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A PvEvP mode which pits both the teams against each other as well as large hive monsters. Each hive contains a heart, and the first team to snag three wins the game.

Alpha Hunter:

Two squads of eight players race to earn 100 points by holding control of Essence Harvesters

Harvester Command:

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A mini-battle royale for eight pairs of hunters. Last duo standing wins.

It’s the first AAA title from Amazon, which also plans to release another major title this August, the long-awaited MMO New World. The company is also working on a cloud gaming platform called Project Tempo that could compete with Google Stadia, GeForce Now and Project xCloud.

System Requirements

Here’s what you need to run Crucible:


  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-3570 or AMD FX-6300
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 660 or ATI Radeon HD 6950
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 15 GB available space


  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i5-6500 (3.2 Ghz) or AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 1060 or Radeon RX 570
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 15 GB available space

People are pitting Crucible against the currently grossing competitive shooter from Riot, Valorant. Both being free-to-play and developed by large scale companies, and coming out in the same time-frame. Which would you prefer playing? Let us know in the comments.

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Sarthak Vinchurkar
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