Was fun to test this, was even in team with Androvald the first round
- Map changes:
All the added blockades, scaffolding etc. looked really cool. Seems like you can easily find cover, and also some spots like certain rooftops are now reachable
- Tutorial in loading screen
This is a good idea, gives you an idea of what to do when you get in. For me it was bugged and only displayed the first time though. After my game crashed it reverted to the standard load
- Always something to do
The cash, hazmat suits, guns and devices for turning on the bombs are scattered around the map pretty well, so you can always find some without having to walk too far.
-Its better than fightclub
RIOT is way more involved than fightclub, which has always been a lazy type of gamemode
- 100 players
Nice to see a mode with 50/50 players that seems pretty stable
- Its BR in APB
In PUBG for example, the gunplay is kinda wonky. Its more of a heavy, slow type of handling. Everyone is kinda on the same level and RNG plays in alot. APB on the other hand, is super responsive and precise. Therefore, APB vets who have played it for 5 years + can demolish newcomers since they are used to the fast gunplay and movement. It really doesnt suit APB that well. Also, usually the maps are outdoors on islands or so. APB is in a city environment, and the city blocks getting greyed out instead of a circle are way less intuitive. Its not easy enough to figure out where to go to escape the dead zones.
- Sound ambience
Like others have pointed out, it gets eerily quiet without traffic or pedestrians running around. Some ambient music or sound effects would make a big impact on how it feels i think
Not sure about the weapons available in this mode. Osmaw and true ogre were really common in the 4-6 rounds i tested. Also, spawning with the snubnose is really annoying when everyone around you are heavily geared up
APB has always had a certain estetic, the street style, with realistic looking assets and graffiti on the walls. In RIOT, there are glowing colors everywhere. All the items are loke glowing pylons in red, yellow, green etc. Also the gaswalls everywhere looks a bit cartoony and unrealistic. I know some seasonal events like valentines with the crates and guns also has this more colorful styles, but those are just short events, not how the game looks permanently.
I know this was a very early look and just a stress test, but those are my thoughts about the mode so far anyway.
ps. if we are not allowed to share screenshots i can remove them