Stampede: Racing Royale goes for a test drive in first Steam Playtest

27th July 2023 Games PC

Stampede: Racing Royale goes for a test drive in first Steam Playtest

The world's wildest race is running practice laps from 27-31 July

Leamington Spa, UK – 27 July 2023: It's lights out and away they go! 60-player kart racer Stampede: Racing Royale, from developer Sumo Leamington and publisher Secret Mode, has kicked off its first Steam Playtest, running from now until midnight BST on 31 July.

The Playtest gives racing fans a chance to Join the Herd on eight different race tracks and one battle arena, all to prove they have what it takes to secure a podium finish. Racers will also get to stand out from the pack with over 50 customisation options to choose from. More courses and customisation options are being prepared for the Early Access release later in 2023.

Stampede: Racing Royale’s first Playtest does contain work-in-progress content, and player feedback will be used to help shape the future of the game as it gears up for an Early Access release later in 2023. Players should note that progression and unlocks will not carry over to future Playtests or Early Access.

Stampede: Racing Royale's first Playtest is available on Steam right now and runs from today until midnight on 31 July. The game will launch on Steam Early Access later in 2023.

About Stampede: Racing Royale

Welcome to Stampede: Racing Royale – the wildest racing event in existence. Step on the gas in thrilling kart racing and battle events, with 60 participants all competing simultaneously. Harness your skills and a huge range of power-ups to steer your way to the front of the herd across in classic circuit racing, or fight the crowd head-on to score the most points in arena-based battles.


Stampede: Racing Royale pits 60 players against one another across three-round eliminator events, culminating in a high-stakes finale to crown the winner. Rounds include Stampede Races, which offer classic karting action on outrageously inventive circuits against up to 59 other opponents, and Stampede Battles, where competitors are locked in power-up laden arenas to fight their way to victory.


Keep racing to unlock new vehicles and endless customisation options. Find your favourite kart and make it your own with custom paints and stickers. Dress your character in the finest threads to make sure you and your wheels really stand apart from the herd.

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There’s always something to be part of in the world of Stampede. Seasons, Events, Challenges, and much more mean the ways you can race are constantly changing, with new rewards always up for grabs.


Start or join a party to experience the chaotic action of Stampede: Racing Royale with friends and family.

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Stampede: Racing Royale is coming to PC via Steam Early Access in 2023, and later to consoles.

Register your interest for Steam Playtests, with the first Playtest taking place on 27-31 July.