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Splitgate Arena Warfare (2019) is a movement-focused shooting game. Building on classic quick-motion gun battles, Splitgate adds a gun that can create portals between any two locations. This combines the frantic close-quarters arena combat that was popular in games like Doom and Halo, with multi-dimensional strategic movement between those portals or with your jetpack.

You play in online arena battles of teams of five. Along with accurate shooting, constant movement is encouraged and rewarded as you strategically place portals to gain the upper hand on enemies. Although this can take some time to get used to, Splitgate uses an online ranking system to match players against competitors of a similar skill level.

Rather than experienced players having the advantage of better weapons, all players start the match with the same guns and equipment. As is the way with classic shooting games, power weapons spawn on timers across the map, adding further layers of strategy to own and protect these choke points.

Currently released on PC and in beta on console.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Splitgate Arena Warfare 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Shooting and Traversal game with Action and Simulation elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 10-player online game. Battle against up to 10 friends in online multiplayer or refine your skills versus formidable computer-controlled opponents.

Cross-Platform: Play across PC and PlayStation and Xbox.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

PEGI 16 for Strong Violence.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in the US. ESRB TEEN for Violence and Blood.

There is blood shown when human characters are shot. When players die, their body falls to the floor and remains there for some time. You can disable blood effects in the settings.

Skill Level

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need a good sense of direction, quick wits and fast reactions. Understanding how best to use the portals to get around also helps, as does having the resilience to not mind when you lose and keep pushing ahead even if you are behind.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.


Splitgate: Arena Warfare

XBox Store Xbox One Free
PlayStation Store PS4 Free
Steam Store PC Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 24/05/2019, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Out Now: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1 (10 online)

Genres: Shooting, Traversal (Action and Simulation)

Accessibility: 27 features

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: 1047 Games (@1047Games)

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