Crossfire: Legion Release Date, Leaks, and everything we know

Abdul Mohsin
Abdul Mohsin
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It’s time to get ready, RTS fans. Crossfire, a popular Asian FPS, will be given a new twist and will be released in the Real-Time Strategy genre. Unfortunately, RTS games haven’t been the talk of the town in a long time. As fans are waiting impatiently for the Crossfire: Legion release date, it has the potential to change the tide. Fans of the franchise are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Crossfire: Legion, and to be honest, it is well worth the wait.

The famous game developers, Blackbird Interactive, who are well-known for releasing Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak and Hardspace: Shipbreaker, are behind this project as well. Blackbird, in collaboration with the South Korean developers, Smilegate, are going to release Crossfire: Legion this year. However, the game will be published by Prime Matter.

Crossfire: Legion Release Date
Blackbird interactive/Prime Mater

Before going into more details about the upcoming RTS, let’s have a look at what the CEO of Smilegate Entertainment, Ian Jang, has to say about the game. 

“Crossfire, being introduced in various platforms and genres, is growing into a world-class IP, and it is now reimagined as RTS. It is not only for the gamers who have previously enjoyed the original Crossfire but also appeals to any gamer that wants to experience classic RTS experiences reinvented in a modern time.”

Crossfire: Legion Release Date

Likewise many games that are to be released this year, there is no set Crossfire: Legion release date. But one thing is certain that it will be released in the fourth quarter of 2022, as told by the developers.  

Crossfire: Legion
Blackbird Interactive/Prime Mater

“Our current ambition is a full release by Q4, 2022 and we will be providing a road map during the early access period to keep you up-to-date on development.”

Moreover, the roadmap for the game has been revealed by the team of Crossfire: Legion, and we will be going through it below.

Crossfire: Legion Gameplay

The bird’s eye view is the first thing that springs to mind when you hear real-time strategy. Now that we have the entire screen in front of us, it’s up to us to devise strategies.

Crossfire: Legion has a lot of different mechanics and so many tactics that you can try out. We will be fighting armies, constructing forts and bases, defending our side and attacking the opposition with full might in some high-octane battles. 

We’ll have a lot of options when it comes to making our plans. Tankers, soldiers, helicopters, fighter jets, and other vehicles can be dispatched to the battlefield. Aside from that, there is a plethora of technologies and weaponry at our disposal.

As can be seen from the snapshots, the graphics are high-end and the game looks really intriguing. Once it gets released, the RTS category can get a potential rebirth in the gaming scene. 

Crossfire: Legion Trailer

Although there has not been an official trailer released for the game, we can see some snippets of Crossfire: Legion in the small video released by Prime Matter’s official YouTube channel. 

To begin with, there will be two game modes. First and foremost, there’s the comprehensive story mode, which will continue to become more difficult and thrilling as time goes on.

The online multiplayer option, on the other hand, is a perennial favourite. We can compete online against other gamers to see where we stand.

Crossfire: Legion Roadmap 

The developers have finally broken the ice. The much-awaited roadmap of Crossfire: Legion has been released and there is a good deal of stuff to look forward to. 

So, looking at this we can see the technical test of January has already been released. It includes the two factions, two maps, and the multiplayer mode. 

Moving on to February, we will have the first demo of the game which will be released with new maps and the third faction. 

Arrives March, and we get to play the competitive ranked mode for the first time. This will be the time when teams properly go up against one another on the battlefield. 

Last but not least, the army customization, mentorship program, new game modes, and maps will be coming in April. It will be an open beta for everyone to play. 

Until then, you can go through the Steam page of the game, add it to your wishlist and get the early access version. Sadly enough, we have to wait a bit more for the Crossfire: Legion release date to arrive. 

Muliple Game Mods

Crossfire: Legion game modes
Blackbird Interactive/Prime Mater

Legion won’t be your everyday RTS game. It is going to have multiple game modes and all of them are enthralling to play. Four, to be more precise. The developers have a lot for us in-store with more to come. 

Let’s take a look at all of the Crossfire: Legion game modes as we move forward.

1. Classic Versus Mode

As a starter, we have the core RTS game mode. Here we can go up against other players or teams in a 1v1, 2v2 or 3v3 scenario. The main task as usual is to upgrade our armies, keep the bases firm and strong, and be in command of the area. 

The opponents will try to do the same of course, but we need to be one step ahead of them, always. Whoever destroys the main base of the other team first, takes the map.

2. Payload

This mode is very reliant on the timing of your actions. Crates containing payloads and other power-ups will be falling. We must seize three payloads and transport them to the enemy base in order to win. If all else fails, we can always blow up their core base.

3. Operation Thunderstrike

Third, on the list, we have the operation thunderstrike. Unlike the other two game modes, here we will be dealing with AI opponents. And mind you, they won’t be easy to beat. A team of 3 players will either have to safeguard or escort an objective. 

Moreover, you can get some much-needed assistance by completing some of the side missions. 

4. Campaign Act 1

Once the game’s early access is released, this mode will be available. It’s the game’s main story mode, or narrative mode, as it’s known. We’ll start with four missions, but as additional updates become available, there will be more.

Two main Factions with a Third to Follow Soon

 Crossfire Legion Factions

Credits: Blackbird Interactive/Prime Matter

So, we have the classic terrorist and counter-terrorist factions first up. They are called the Global Risk and Black List, respectively. Global Risk focuses more on long-distance attacks and their specialized combos. On the contrary, the details of Black List have not been disclosed yet.

You can always customize your army according to your game plan. Just make sure to be on top when it comes to controlling the resources, sending troops, and making attacks. Don’t forget to defend the base though. 

Crossfire Legion Teams

Credits: Blackbird Interactive/Prime Matter

You can even select what air and land vehicles you will be going with. The leader of your army plays the most significant role. They have some super prowess and abilities which can prove to be the match-winner for you. Make sure to choose the commander wisely. 

Furthermore, as told above, in the roadmap section, we will be having another faction arriving in Feb. It is yet to be revealed what it’ll be called, what its main strategy would look like, and what it would rely on the most. The good news though, Feb is not that far away.

Crossfire: Legion System Requirements

As always, there is a minimum and a recommended section for the system requirements. The better the PC, the greater the experience. 

The official system requirements of Crossfire: Legion are as follows. 


Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

OS: Windows 10 64bit

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 or AMD equivalent

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: GeForce GTX 960 or AMD equivalent, 4 GB VRAM

DirectX: Version 11

Storage: 8 GB available space


Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

OS: Windows 10 64bit

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 8700k or AMD equivalent

Memory: 16 GB RAM

Graphics: GeForce RTX 2060 or AMD equivalent, 4 GB VRAM

DirectX: Version 11

Storage: 8 GB available space

The Final Verdict

That was all about the Crossfire: Legion release date and the information that is available regarding it. We are still waiting for an official announcement and hope it comes sooner rather than later. Stick around and make sure to check out our daily NEWS and GAME REVIEWS so that you don’t miss any important updates.

As more information comes out, I will update the article accordingly. So, make sure to stay tuned. Got any opinions or want to suggest something? Feel free to let me know in the comments section below.

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Painting pictures with words and showing rather than telling are fundamental principles of Abdul's heartfelt passion. He is a computer enthusiast, YouTuber and passionate gamer. A huge fan of First Person Shooter games especially Calls Of Duty, Counter-Strike and Battlefield. Here you will find him breaking down and updating about the upcoming games.
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