If you’ve ever been playing a first-person shooter and suddenly had the urge to take a top-down view of the map and command some other forces for a minute, or if you’ve been enjoying a real-time strategy game and felt the desire to get onto the battlefield yourself, Eximius could be the game for you. And with the launch of season two, there has never been a better time to get involved.
For the uninitiated, Eximius is an FPS/RTS hybrid from indie developer Ammobox Studios, pitting two teams of five players against each other in large-scale battles on enormous maps, with the aim of having more victory points than your opponent by the end of the game or utterly demolishing their base. As a ground unit, you’ll be able to choose your loadout before hopping into the action and blasting away anyone who comes at you.
But in a unique twist, one player on each team also acts as the commander, and can at any time during a match switch from their first-person view to a top-down look at the entire map. From here, they can spawn more units to join your ever-growing army, command these units across the battlefield, assign units to other player’s’ squads to give them additional firepower, and unlock new technologies from resources gathered in- game.