How To Play: FAQ
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- 1 Game FAQ
- 1.1 What are the system requirements?
- 1.2 Is there going to be colorblind support?
- 1.3 Is The Blackout Club (game) Cross-Platform?
- 1.4 What software is used to make The Blackout Club (game)?
- 1.5 What stage of development is the game in?
- 1.6 What is the game's age rating?
- 1.7 Will there be Local Multiplayer / Split Screen?
- 1.8 Are you using dedicated servers?
- 1.9 Can I stream the game/monetize my videos playing the game?
- 1.10 How do I set my lobby to "Friends Only"?
- 1.11 Where do I change language? What languages are supported?
- 1.12 What does Sacrificing do? How do I reset my character?
- 1.13 What does the little cards/icons above the health bar represent?
- 1.14 What is the Stalker? How do I play as a Stalker?
- 1.15 How do I perform a ritual?
- 1.16 What is the Enhanced Horror System?
What are the system requirements?
For PC, the system requirements can be found on the Steam Page.
Is there going to be colorblind support?
Patches (developer) is colorblind, so we are trying to make sure nothing depends on that.
Is The Blackout Club (game) Cross-Platform?
Unfortunately not. The game is reliant on the matchmaking services provided by the platforms and we do not have a way to migrate accounts between platforms. Sorry!
What software is used to make The Blackout Club (game)?
We are using the Unreal Engine, with some modifications.
What stage of development is the game in?
As of July 30, 2019, The Blackout Club (game) left Early Access and launched.
What is the game's age rating?
We are confirmed to have an ESRB-M rating and a PEGI-16 rating:
- ESRB - M [Sexual Themes, Blood, Drug Reference, Violence, Strong Language]
- PEGI 16 [Violence, Bad Language]
Will there be Local Multiplayer / Split Screen?
No, we will probably not be able to deliver that. You have to make a lot of sacrifices to do split-screen and we just don't have enough engineers/artists/time/money to support it.
Are you using dedicated servers?
No, matches are hosted P2P since the game is co-op focused and we don't have the same concerns of a competitive game. The person who hosts the mission is also the host of the server, and has the ability to kick people from the session.
Can I stream the game/monetize my videos playing the game?
You can find Question’s streamer policy here. (TL;DR: Yes. Thanks for checking us out!)
How do I set my lobby to "Friends Only"?
You can change your session from Public to Friends-Only in System Menu -> Options -> Network Options.
You will also be prompted to set this whenever you host a new session from the Mission Table menu in the Hideout.
Where do I change language? What languages are supported?
The language options are in System Menu -> Options -> Gameplay.
Audio is English-Only, but we support subtitles and UI translations in French, German, Spanish, and Russian.
What does Sacrificing do? How do I reset my character?
What does the little cards/icons above the health bar represent?
Those icons that look like cards represent The Power of Friendship.
What is the Stalker? How do I play as a Stalker?
The Stalker is an alternate mode of the game and very different to the primary experience (The primary experience is 1-4 player co-op PVE).
In this mode, you play a solo kid with no powers except the ability to travel using the Red Doors. Your goal is to film the club member players and report their sins without getting caught. If you are caught, you are kicked from the game and your total evidence score is added to a leaderboard. If all other players are suppressed by The Shape before you are caught, your score will be added to the leaderboard as well and you will earn a Stalker Dossier.
The Stalker Mode feature unlocks once you hit level 5. As a Level 5 host, your multiplayer sessions will be available for invasion by a Stalker if you have at least 2 players in the session.
After you have been invaded by a Stalker, you will earn a Stalker Dossier, an item which allows you to exit the Hideout and enter the Stalker Van, where you can start a mission as a Stalker kid (with a different avatar). You can earn more Stalker Dossiers by being invaded again by other Stalkers.
You can disable from participation with the Stalker feature in the Options menu. Deactivating this mode will zero out your inventory of Stalker Dossiers and you can be invaded one more time, but after that you will never be invaded again. You can tell if a game session can be invaded by looking for a special icon in the "Join Mission" lobby screen next to that session.
How do I perform a ritual?