Worms Rumble features real time combat and a battle royale mode — coming to PS5 and PS4

By Sean Carey,
Team 17 has announced a new entry into the Worms series. Worms Rumble is coming to both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 later this year.

Worms Rumble features 32-player matches across three different game modes, including Deathmatch, and battle royale modes: Last Worm Standing and Last Squad Standing. The game will also support cross-platform play.

Worms Rumble is different from traditional Worms games in that it features real-time combat instead of the normal turn-based combat the series is known for. Worms Rumble producer Danny Martin explains why Team 17 took the new approach over on PlayStation.Blog, "We've always wanted to push the envelope that little bit further and scratch that "what-if" itch. Sure, we've done spins offs of Worms before, but we wanted to go all out and see if we could pull off a real-time version of Worms."

According to Martin, worms will now move faster, can roll around arenas and perform wall jumps to get to higher ground away from the enemy. "You won't be able to continually roll around the level, or hang out on your favourite piece of wall, as our little annelid friends now have stamina which will drain as you roll or wall jump. It's only when you slow down that your stamina bar will recharge and leave you more susceptible to incoming fire!"

Worms Rumble launches on PS5, PS4 and PC later this year.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games such as Mordhau, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Games Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score and completion percentage!