New PS4 Arcade Mode: Swagnum Opus!

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All PS4 servers will be receiving an update on Thursday, September 6 at 3PM PDT (convert to your local time) to bring you a new Arcade Mode and matching Weekend Challenges. There will be no downtime for this update, though players who are at the main menu when the patch becomes available may be disconnected and prompted to download the latest update.

New Arcade Mode: Swagnum Opus


For the next two weekends, an explosive new Solos challenge awaits you in Arcade Mode - Swagnum Opus! In Swagnum Opus, all players spawn with the Swagnum, a very powerful sidearm that can one shot kill to the body (even in armor). Each player only starts with a single bullet for it, so make your first shot count!

More Swagnum rounds can be found in airdrop crates, and airdrops will occur more frequently throughout the match than usual. Each crate will have a few Swagnum rounds and first aid kits, but does not contain any other types of loot. Players will be flocking to these locations, so keep your head on a swivel! Getting a kill with the Swagnum will fire off a special volley of golden fireworks - it looks spectacular, but will also draw the attention of others.

The only other weapon that spawns on the map is the Crossbow, and its only ammo type is the new Firework Bolt. These Bolts have a small explosive range and will launch fireworks when they hit a target - or, they'll detonate in the air if they don’t hit anything. The Crossbow has a longer reload time and lower damage output than the Swagnum. This makes it a decent backup weapon for when Swagnum rounds are low or being saved for other fights.

The only vehicles that spawn on the map are ATVs, which can be used for quick getaways. The toxic gas in Swagnum Opus starts off with a smaller ring, has fewer phases, and moves more slowly than usual. Each Swagnum Opus match takes place at sunset, giving the fireworks display an extra pop!

To play Swagnum Opus, select the "Arcade" option from the Play menu. Swagnum Opus will be available at the below times in each region:

  • NA Swagnum Opus:
    • 10AM PDT on Friday, September 7 through 10AM PDT on Monday, September 10
    • 10AM PDT on Friday, September 14 through 10AM PDT on Monday, September 17
  • EU Swagnum Opus:
    • 7PM CEST on Friday, September 7 through 7PM CEST on Monday, September 10
    • 7PM CEST on Friday, September 14 through 7PM CEST on Monday, September 17

Weekend Challenges

Each weekend that Swagnum Opus is available, there will be a new matching Challenge waiting for you. For the first weekend, kill 5 enemies in Swagnum Opus matches to earn 10 Battle Pass medals! These kills don't all have to be in one match (though you'll score extra cool points), and you can achieve them with any weapon. Check back in next weekend to see what new Challenge and reward awaits!

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  • MalachiJGKMalachiJGK Reactions: 108Member ✭✭✭
    I'm happy to see that the creativity in Arcade Mode is staying to show! 
  • KarmanSpaceKarmanSpace Reactions: 16Member
    It seems wrong that at each level they win battlepass, with the most battlepass challenges, you put an event and more battlepass ... I'm already at level 30 for 1 week and now it's boring to me to play because I do not win anything, no There is something that encourages me to play
    HitMan173
  • War_MachineXLWar_MachineXL Reactions: 208Member ✭✭✭
    I hate to say it but losing hope with Daybreak fast not going to stick up for them anymore. No comments on Twitter, Reddit or the forums about downed players quitting and no new updates. The best part is this is another arcade mode I will pass on because I dont need battle pass tiers. Give us cool rewards like the first one the Scavenger Hunt winners got a Golden Skull Helmet. 
    HitMan173Nastigur
  • Fredswar1Fredswar1 Reactions: 88Member ✭✭
    Now all we need are horses and ranches, then we can play cowboy with our golden BB guns


  • HitMan173HitMan173 Reactions: 63Member ✭✭
    Yea I lost faith in this game
    V3hlichs
  • Mira77Mira77 Reactions: 13Member
    Daybreak, i dont understand this update. Give all players reason to play your game (for ended battle pass players too). Listen them and fix most important issues and give all players little rewards (maybe this is a good idea, 20-50 medals=crate or something).
    V3hlichsDiam0ndSkuII99
  • V3hlichsV3hlichs Reactions: 19Member
    Let us play the acarde game too. Don’t show us the new mode when we can’t play it!
  • GalaxyBearzzGalaxyBearzz Reactions: 149Member ✭✭✭
    I am excited for new game modes and such. However I was really looking forward to a real update with fixes rather then using a game mode to buy more time.
    vhdustin
  • vhdustinvhdustin Reactions: 75Member ✭✭
    I am excited for new game modes and such. However I was really looking forward to a real update with fixes rather then using a game mode to buy more time.

    it would be nice also if they were more proactive on their official forum. there is always something they can tweak under the hood and let their customers know.  we can tell by the loot scarcity and other things that they ARE tweaking things. are they for performance? are they for balance? we are only left to guess.
  • Diam0ndSkuII99Diam0ndSkuII99 Reactions: 28Member
    Mira77 said:
    Daybreak, i dont understand this update. Give all players reason to play your game (for ended battle pass players too). Listen them and fix most important issues and give all players little rewards (maybe this is a good idea, 20-50 medals=crate or something).
    Im completely with you... Battlepass completet... All PSN trophies earner... So my motivation goes down and down every day. 
    And i was 3 weeks on vacation since the season started

    Please just add a ranking system like on PC. 
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