The game of King of the Ring returns.
This week, GTA Online is pitting players head to head. Well, I suppose more literally it would be hood to hood. Or hood to trunk. Or Trunk to side? Anyways, the point is that Rockstar is bringing back the year-two adversary mode Sumo.
The original mode featured a variety of sedans, muscle cars and off-road vehicles vying for control of terrain – usually a small island or the roof of a skyscraper – and would end either when all of a teams opponents had been knocked off, or someone could no longer fit inside the shinking final circle. Sumo Remix, on the other hand, has its own custom stunt arenas and a constantly-changing, ever-shrinking safe zone. While the original was a free-for-all demolition derby that eventually came down to a shrinking circle, Sumo Remix has everyone scrambling to get inside a new safe zone every 30 seconds.Each safe zone gets progressively smaller, so you’ll need to fight aggressively as a team to ensure you get a spot inside the zone and keep your opponents out. Parts of the map will occasionally disappear as well, so you’ll need to use caution when traveling between the zones.
We got a chance to check it out for ourselves, and though we definitely have some practicing to do, it was a game of king of the ring that I’m looking forward to jumping back into. You’ll be able to check out the remixed version of Sumo for yourself starting tomorrow, and get all of the other info for this week’s update in our Grand Theft Auto Online wiki.
JR is an editor at IGN, who think’s it’d be fun to see a match of sumo played with horses in Red Dead Online. You can hear about his other stupid ideas on Twitter.