Though it was once meant to be only another game mode in the original Battlerite, Battlerite Royale was spun off into its own game, and like many standalone games these days, it had to first spend a few months in early access before allowing players to battle it out, royally, for free.
To coincide with the launch, there’s also a brand new, and quite large, patch. There are some new champions, new areas for you to kill (or more likely be killed) at, and of course, a paid Battle Pass for even more unlocks. There are also some additions and improvements for the original Battlerite as well.
For more information on all there is to see and do, check out the official site.