Kart racer-style boosts come to Synth Riders with “Power-ups” update

The amazing Rhythm VR game Synth Riders is getting a new “Power-Ups” update today, which brings the fun of Kart racer-style boosts and attacks to the game’s Multiplayer Mode. The new feature rolls out today, cross-platform to all players on Steam, Oculus Quest (cross-buy with Rift), and Viveport.

Synth Riders is a fan-favorite freestyle-dance VR rhythm game with official custom song support and multiplayer for up to 10 players with built-in voice chat. “Power-Ups” come as the latest addition to a generous list of free post-launch content updates. The developer revealed that the next stop on their roadmap will be a third DLC music pack, “Synthwave Essentials 2”, coming on January 14th and featuring songs from Muse, the superstars of alternative rock.

“Power-Ups” are an entertaining set of special effects that players can collect and send to other players to turn the tide of the battle. The currently available arsenal consists of two boosts and seven attacks, including “Embiggen” that will turn the notes into beach balls, “Warp” that will make them approach at an impossible speed, and a fleet of “Invaders” that target the player with projectiles. Power-Ups can stack up, resulting in crazy combinations that will really test players’ ability to make it through the song!

To celebrate the release, the developers invited some community-favorite VR content creators to experience “Power-Ups” together, and they want to share the fun in a new trailer on YouTube.

“Power-Ups made our whole team smile and laugh during testing and we are excited to finally share them with our entire community! We hope our players will have lots of laughs and unforgettable moments playing Synth Riders multiplayer with their friends and family.”
Abraham Aguero Benzecri – Creative Director

“Power-Ups” arrive today for free in Synth Riders’ Multiplayer on Steam, Oculus Quest (cross-buy with Rift), and Viveport. “Synthwave Essentials 2” Music Pack feat. Muse will launch on January 14th, 2021.

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