Destruction AllStars’ first season, Hotshots, comes to PS5 today and we have the details on what all of you AllStar’s can look forward to.

Firstly there is the addition of a new character.

Alba is a veteran of Destruction AllStars who is returning to the competition after several years away from the event. She’s a fierce competitor hailing from Scotland who brings a clear sense of determination to the arena, along with a high-tech armoured battle suit.

Alba’s on-foot ability, or Character Breaker, summons blockers out of the ground in front of her. These blockers, called bulwarks, act in the same way that blockers do in our arena. They are immovable objects, physically stopping competitors as they try to drive on through. Being able to use these bulwarks anywhere in the arena opens up tactical opportunities for disrupting opposing players or protecting yourself from an incoming vehicle when you’re on foot.

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Alba’s hero vehicle, Claymore, is where the sparks really start to fly. Her hero vehicle functions a little differently to the other vehicles in Destruction AllStars.

Instead of a slam which pushes the vehicle in the chosen direction (forwards, left, or right), Claymore deploys a laser beam that sweeps and damages AllStars or vehicles in its area of effect. These beams can be tactically deployed as you approach an enemy player, or in response to an enemy hero vehicle bearing down on you.

This new season update also includes AllStar Pass coming to Destruction AllStars, starting with Season One Hotshots. The AllStar Pass is a way for players to earn cosmetics from online multiplayer, no matter how they choose to play the game.

With Alba returning to the competition, our AllStars have decided to roll out the red carpet and get dressed up for the occasion. You’ll see a lot of black ties and tailcoats in the AllStar Pass as our AllStars get ready to welcome back a renowned veteran. Some of our AllStars have taken things even further, with two Legendary skins and one Heroic skin available in the AllStar Pass to really stand out from the crowd. With skins, emotes, avatars, banners and shouts, there’s plenty of ways to show off your style and change up your AllStars’ look.

To progress your AllStar Pass, you’ll need to earn Season Points by completing matches online (active PlayStation Plus subscription is required for online play), with additional points on offer through new Seasonal Challenges and Sponsor Challenges.

Seasonal Challenges are an extension of our existing Daily and Weekly challenges, only these award Season Points instead of XP and currency. Sponsor Challenges are objectives set by some of the companies that sponsor Destruction AllStars events in-game.

These challenges are made available from the start of Season One and can be completed at your own pace, at any point before the end of the season. All of these challenges reward Season Points, but some of the biggest challenges offer AllStar Coins and Destruction Points upon completion.

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These challenges are available at no additional charge to all players. Whenever you play online multiplayer, you’ll always be making progress towards your next tier of the AllStar Pass.

The AllStar Pass will have 100 tiers to unlock, with some items available for all players alongside a premium tier that can be bought for 1000 Destruction Points.

Want to memorize your AllStar moments? Well soon you can.

In a few weeks Photo Mode will be making its way to Destruction AllStars.

Available in all single player activities, you’ll be able to pause the game at any moment and enter free-cam to start looking for the perfect angle on any wreck, barge, or pose. Once you’ve found your shot, you can apply a variety of stickers, frames and filters to enhance your image and really make it shine.

Thanks to the built-in sharing features of the PS5, it’s easy to share your moments of mayhem on social media for the world to see. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create with this brand new feature, especially when taking it back through some of our previous Story Mode’s (previously referred to as Challenge Series) as well as any new single player content that follows in the future.

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And lastly is Blitz.

For AllStars looking to take their careers to the next level, Blitz is the game mode for you.

This is a brand new mode for Destruction AllStars and it will be arriving about halfway into Season One. This mode has been built to really get to grips with what makes for skillful teamplay in our game. At its core, Blitz is an evolution of Mayhem (our take on standard deathmatch) between four teams of three AllStars.

However, unlike a game of Mayhem, Blitz consists of short, intense, adrenaline fueled rounds. These rounds are all about being the first team to reach a set score to win the round. Win a set number of rounds wins the match.

Destruction AllStars is exclusive to PlayStation 5 and released in February 2021.

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