This article originally appeared on ABACUS Tencent’s flagship PC battle royale game Ring of Elysium launched a new Battle Pass for Season 6, introducing three new characters, new landmarks on the map, a revamped loadout system with brand new tactical abilities, and upgradable boats. The new loadout system allows players to mix and match mobility and tactical equipment depending on matchups. Three pieces of mobility equipment -- glider, grappling hook or BMX -- are available. Players also get to equip themselves with one of six tactical gear items, including the new medgun, deployable shield, and DPV. The three new characters that will be gracing the island of Europa are Ookami the samurai, Sakura the assassin and Mobula the legendary mercenary. The new season will come heavy with features from Japanese culture including Ema, a new Japanese-themed island on the map. Other new landmarks are an off-shore drilling station and a tidal power station. Ring of Elysium is a PC battle royale game from Tencent , but with a twist. Players have more traversal options than in other games, ranging from snowboards to hang gliders to BMX bikes, depending on the season. For more insights into China tech, sign up for our tech newsletters , subscribe to our Inside China Tech podcast , and download the comprehensive 2019 China Internet Report . Also roam China Tech City , an award-winning interactive digital map at our sister site Abacus .