Battle for the trophy in Bassmaster Fishing 2022’s 'Bassmaster Royale' multiplayer mode

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — When Bassmaster Fishing 2022, the Official Video Game, launches later this fall, angling aficionados will enjoy two multiplayer options for relaxing fun or ultracompetitive gaming.

Enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon playing with friends on the Sabine River or the relaxing waters of Chickamauga Lake in a noncompetitive environment, exploring the waters for the ideal fishing spots and showing off custom characters or, for a more adrenaline-pumping experience, battle other gamers to become the Bassmaster Royale champion.  

Bassmaster Royale mode, a game mode never before offered in a fishing game, challenges players to find hot spots and catch more fish than other anglers. Players will need to stay above the cut line, a moving target setting a minimum combined weight of all fish caught, to avoid being eliminated during four events taking place throughout the match. Players will need to keep their eyes on the leaderboard to avoid being culled.

Anglers will begin their competitions in one of three different spots, where they’ll need to quickly race to their favorite fishing hot spot to start hooking bass while keeping an eye out for other anglers trying to muscle in on their territory. Like in a real tournament, changing locations can waste precious time but pay dividends if other anglers are packed closely together and competing for the same bass. Those who don’t make the cut during each event will be eliminated while the angler with the highest combined weight at the end of the four events is declared the Bassmaster Royale Champion!

Dovetail Games, maker of Bassmaster Fishing 2022, offers full support for multiplayer cross-play across all platforms so anglers can compete against each other, or relax together, no matter what system they use.

Post launch, the Dovetail Games team has exciting plans to bring new multiplayer modes where players can fish against others to be the Bassmaster Classic champion online or become the angler of the month in the global Dovetail Fishing League! More information about post launch multiplayer plans will be revealed later this year.

Bassmaster Fishing 2022 will be available beginning Oct. 28 in North America and Europe on the PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X and Xbox Game Pass, and Windows PC via Steam. The game is available for preorder now on PlayStation, and Playstation®Plus members get a 10% discount.

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