Goodbye to Grapital City
The brawling battle royale Rumbleverse is closing down. Today, Iron Galaxy Studios and Epic Games confirm that Season Two will mark the last one for Rumbleverse, as the brawler goes offline on February 28.
In a new blog, Iron Galaxy outlines the overall shutdown procedure. The final update for Rumbleverse will roll out today, which will close the store and open the full experience to every player. The current Battle Pass will be given to everyone, and XP gains will be doubled. Quads, Trios, Duos, and Solos will all be live, and the team has unlocked some additional emotes and accessories as well.
“There is still fun we can have together before the sun sets on Grapital City,” the team said in today’s blog. “The remaining weeks will be a chance to celebrate the competitive spirit you’ve brought to this game. There will be more livestreams to play some games with the developers and let them pull the curtain back to share some behind-the-scenes moments from the creative process that built this city. We’re so grateful for the players who have joined us in the Rumble. Thank you.”
Down but not out
Iron Galaxy’s multiplayer wrestling rumble was a bit different from the usual battle royale; rather than guns and ammo, it featured brawlers and grapplers. slamming each other in a massive wrestling-themed city.
It’s a truly different kind of rumble royale, and it’s a bummer to see it go. In an open letter to the Rumbleverse community from the Iron Galaxy team, the developers chose to share a personal note with fans. They thank the players who took up Rumbleverse, and left it on a note that this might not be the last we see of it:
“It is our sincerest hope that this news does not mark the end of Rumbleverse. You may not yet have seen the Rumble in its final form. If we can welcome people back onto the deck of the battle barge again, we hope you’ll be there, laced up and ready to take your rightful place in the cannon.
Iron Galaxy will keep making games. It’s our passion and our purpose. Our people are filled with skills and inspirations to keep the world playing.
Thank you for playing. This is not the last time you’ll hear from us. This is not the last time we’ll invite you to play.”
It’s a sad but hopeful note to end on, and for a few more weeks at least, Rumbleverse is open to still jump in and play before the arena shuts down.