Somehow, Lawbreakers returned

Somehow, Lawbreakers returned

Cliff Bleskzinski's Lawbreakers has made a surprising return.

Per Twitter, there's an unofficial fan-made launched for Boss Keys' now defunct (I guess undefunct at time of writing?) shooter which allows gamers to play the shooter six years after its demise. Bleszinski for his part has been promoting Lawbreakers 2.0 – or REBL as it is known, on the social media platform.

To be clear, this new launcher has nothing to do with Nexon – the game's Korean publisher – or the Lawbreakers brand as a whole. Given that 

Lawbreakers launched in 2017, but failed to really secure any traction. Developer Boss Key canned the title after its launch, before focusing on Radical Heights, a free-to-play battle royale game. The studio went out of business a month later.

Bleszinski said in 2023 that he was in discussions with Nexon – who still owns the Lawbreakers IP – to revive the shooter.

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