Although Esports is blooming with titles from First-Person Shooters to Massive Online Battle Arenas, 2023 is a hopeful year with plenty of releases from full game updates to brand-new IP. Whether you’re looking for a new competitive medium or just a platform to have fun, there are plenty of releases happening in 2023.
Here’s all you can expect from the top Esports titles released this year.
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The Finals is an interesting title, drawing a lot of interest through the recent Open Beta. Unlike other Esports games, this game has a large focus on destruction similar to that of the original Battlefield games. This feature, paired with some amazing movement mechanics provides a unique experience for both experienced and new players.
Unfortunately, the game isn’t officially out yet, but we can hope that the game will be released before the end of the year with some bug fixes and updates. It seems the developers are preparing for a massive push towards Esports with a tournament mode already built into the game.
This will arguably be one of the biggest Esports titles to release in recent times, and this may change up the ecosystem and pull some pros from other games like Apex Legends and Call of Duty.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
Although the new Modern Warfare 3 seems a lot like its predecessor MW2, the developers have introduced some key gameplay updates to improve the game’s competitive nature. The biggest change here comes in the form of an increased time-to-kill putting a bigger focus on aiming rather than reaction time.
The incredibly fast time-to-kill has been one of the biggest complaints for the last few COD titles. Many fans will be extremely happy to hear about this change and experience this new era of the franchise.
This will also make a massive change to the Warzone Battle Royale mode where we will also receive a brand-new map to explore.
The release of Counter-Strike 2 has caused a lot of controversy within the community. For years, players wanted an update to CS:GO, however, now we have it there are a lot of changes that players are not enjoying.
This mainly comes down to new technology with the sub-tick servers which aim to eliminate server lag. Unfortunately, this has had a somewhat opposite effect, and the promise of “what you see is what you get” has not worked as intended.
If Valve can mitigate these issues and make the new tech work as intended, the game will begin to shine once again – and the new graphics will not be a side note on all the negativity the game is receiving.
Fortnite is back!
With this update comes the original map, weapons, and meta of the game from the old days… well, around the middle of 2018. The return of this era of Fortnite brought over 5m concurrent players, smashing all the previous records set by the game back in 2018.
However, it’s unclear whether this interest has any longevity and we’ll have to wait and see if players stick around in the long run.