Knockout City is shutting down on June 6, 2023

by Danny Craig  · 
Knockout City is shutting down on June 6, 2023
Velan Studios

Velan Studios has announced that its free-to-play "dodgebrawl" game will be shutting down, with the game’s ninth season being its last.

The details:

  • Velan Studios, the game's developer and publisher, announced in a blog post on February 3 that after Season 9, the game's official services will be shut down, bringing the game's two-year run to an end. The studio did, however, confirm that a standalone Windows version of the game will be released, allowing players to host their own games and keep Knockout City playable "for eternity.”
  • The final season will begin on February 28 and will last 12 weeks. Players will be treated to six events, new cosmetics, "fresh new twists" on fan-favorite playlists, and a new map during the season, which is surprising for a game that will end service so soon after the content is released. Furthermore, all microtransactions will be removed, with the developers opting to provide more rewards, such as "thousands of holobux" inside upcoming events. The in-game store will also sell "almost every cosmetic" that has been available in the past at heavily discounted prices.
  • Knockout City was released in May 2021 under publisher Electronic Arts (EA) to positive reception from both critics and players, resulting in a nomination for best multiplayer game at The Game Awards. Originally a paid title, the game was converted to a free-to-play model in 2022, with Velan Studios taking over publishing rights from EA.

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