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Starlink: Battle for Atlas hits PC with Crimson Moon update

Ubisoft's toys-to-life title is finally coming to PC, and console players will soon be able to enjoy new content offered in the Crimson Moon update.


PC gamers who can't get enough space-based action will soon be able to play Ubisoft's toys-to-life title Starlink: Battle for Atlas on their platform of choice. The studio recently revealed that a PC port was coming in hot — as hot as a spacecraft re-entering the atmosphere — and its release corresponds with the launch of the new Crimson Moon update and fresh content for Starlink players on the Nintendo Switch.

First things first: The PC port of Starlink: Battle for Atlas will arrive on April 30, the same date as the rest of the planned Crimson Moon content. The folks at Ubisoft were kind enough to offer up a chart detailing what kind of power players will need to run the game, and the news is good: A second-generation Core i5 and a GeForce GTX 660 should be enough to run the game at 1080p/30fps.

Starlink Battle for Atlas PC system requirements
Starlink Battle for Atlas PC system requirements

The day that the PC port of Starlink releases will be the same day that the Crimson Moon update lands for players across all platforms. According to a press release for the announcement, the Crimson Moon update adds a new faction, new gameplay modes, and new challenges. Here's the full scoop:

"As part of the free update, players can explore the Crimson Moon, theater of the Outlaw Games. Players will be able to compete in all-new single-player and two-player split-screen racing tracks, fight waves of ruthless enemies in the Crimson Coliseum and see their rank and stats on leaderboards. The Crimson Moon will also impact the entire world of Atlas and let players engage with new faction story missions and weekly challenges. Additionally, players will be able to expand their roster and play through the new Crimson Moon content with five new pilots, three new starships and eleven new weapons available separately for digital-only purchase."

Finally, the Crimson Moon update corresponds with a new content offer for Starlink players on the Nintendo Switch. Big N's handheld played host to exclusive Star Fox content before, offering the ace flyer Fox as an in-game pilot, and Crimson Moon will bring along with it the rest of the crew: Peppy, Falco, and Slippy. Players will track down the remaining members of the Star Wolf team in a new set of missions, and at the end will be able to keep all three characters as new playable pilots. The Star Fox DLC pack will be made available separately for $11.99 and will again be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas hits PC via Uplay and Steam on April 30, the same date the Crimson Moon update and new Star Fox DLC land in the game. More information about the Crimson Moon update can be found over at the official Starlink website. For the rest of your gaming news needs, be sure to keep it tuned right here to Shacknews.

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