The Lawbreakers are making an unofficial comeback thanks to fans.


    2017’s low-gravity hero shooter Lawbreakers is coming back from the dead. However, this is not an official revival but rather the work of a dedicated group of fans.

    LawBreakers was created by Bass Productions, a team led by Gears of War lead designer Cliff Bliszinski. Upon launch in August 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PC, it received generally positive critical reception (read our review here). However, it failed to find its footing in the then-competitive multiplayer shooter market, resulting in weak sales and low player engagement that ultimately led to its early demise in September 2018.

    Now, a team of passionate fans has worked to bring the Lawbreakers back. Named the RELB project, the project has been operational since at least 2020. Its FAQ states “This game is a project to bring Lawbreakers back, by creating ‘fake’ servers that the actual game client uses. You download the launcher, run your game Can join by patching and playing as usual.

    of RELB website Allows you to download the launcher. Despite this revival being an unofficial project, Cliff Blasnicki (who wants to see the Outlaws return) has given it his blessing and enthusiastically shared RELB’s discord on Saturday.

    The RELB project is still very much a work in progress, but the team held its first series of public playtests last weekend. Although several game modes and features were disabled, the sessions seem to have been largely successful. The next playtest has not been scheduled, and the team is currently looking for more developers.

    What did you think of Lawbreakers and are you excited to see it rerun? Tell us in the comments!


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