Showing posts with label Beta. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beta. Show all posts

Friday, August 9, 2019

Black Desert PS4 Open Beta Live Now

Play Black Desert to become your true self in an open-world action MMORPG by taking part in Open Beta on PS4, live today.

Although it is coming pretty late already, 2015 massively multiplayer online role-playing game Black Desert from Korean developer/publisher Pearl Abyss is finally making its debuting on August 22, 2019 for PlayStation 4 consoles.

Before a worldwide release, you can sign up for Open Beta starting from now on until August 13, 2:00 AM PDT. Players on PS4 can jump in with a free download that doesn't require any subscription to PlayStation Plus service.

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Black Desert PS4 Open Beta Live Now

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Take your first steps into an expansive open-world of Black Desert to experience an adventure ahead of launch.




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Upon picking a character classes from Berserker, Ranger, Sorceress, Warrior, Witch or Wizard, you can enter the sandbox MMORPG to begin your quest. Each class features unique strengths and various weaknesses in form of attack or magic.

There are endless options for customization to let you create a living world of your own and then personalize your character with high details using various tools to forge an adventure that reflects your true adventurer self.

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There would be deadly enemies, fast-paced combat and quests to take part in alongside players from around the globe. Choosing to take part in a variety of events only improves chance of winning exclusive content and prizes.

Test your fishing skills or try to learn and tame a wild horse if intense PvP action is not your cup of tea. Since we have until August 13, don't let anything to hold you back from having some amazing adventures during beta.

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While they are in beta program, players get to explore Balenos, Calpheon and Serendia regions within its vast open-world. Your character will receive an exclusive Sky Hawk pet as reward to participate in beta and have a level cap of 50.

Holding an Open Beta on PS4 for Black Desert prior to official release gets players an early taste of what they are getting into. An exclusion of PS Plus membership will certainly encourage more people to download the beta client on PlayStation Store.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Gameplay Reveal

First look at gripping, intense multiplayer gameplay for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is officially revealed.

Long after releasing third installment of Modern Warfare sub-series, developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision has teamed-up once again for upcoming first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, a series reboot.

Lately, Gunsmith system and Gunfight mode from multiplayer is revealed and a full gameplay showcase was announced for August 1, 2019 with more details before CoD: MW launches for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 25.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Gameplay Reveal

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Brand-new reveal trailer offers a look at most immersive multiplayer to date for new and old players in CoD: MW.




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Developers are aiming at providing a unified experience that assures everything will work the same on all platforms, be it single-player campaign mode or multiplayer with friends online, everyone should enjoy some badass action.

We already had an early look at 2v2 game mode titled Gunfight where people will team-up in duos and have other parties eliminated in 40 seconds. Otherwise, they will get busy defending an overtime flag and earn six points.

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Newest entry includes Cyber Attack, a 6v6 round-based mode that sends you with an EMP device to plant near enemy data center to win. Each player will have one spawn and teamwork will always be a key to finish your mission fast.

Also joining are Domination that pits two teams of 40 players to go around capturing control points and Headquarters, where a team of ten would seek various HQ to defend within maps in a king of the hill-style multiplayer mode.

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Modern Warfare brings back their iconic weapon and loadout customization for players but completely gotten rid of any Season Pass. Instead, post-launch maps and other contents will be released for free to keep everyone engaged.

Gunsmith system has brought back loadout options to define your playstyle choices that were once a core aspect of MW. Modifying your firearms can be seemingly overwhelming at first but you will get used to it with practice over time.

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Killstreak system was born in CoD: MW and is returning once again offering various rewards. Having eight kills in a row will unlock an Infantry Assault Vehicle, a light tank with a .50 cal on top to ruthlessly storm through enemy lines.

There are Perks to offer passive advantages like holding on to credit for a Killstreak even in death or being able to track nearby targets. Depending on you your preference, you can go run 'n' gunning, sniping, team support or even camping.

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Unlock Infantry Assault Vehicle

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Ahead of October 25 release, you can get into Early Access beta program exclusively on PS4 for a weekend from September 12 to 13, which will be followed by an Open Beta that runs from September 14 to 16 for all PlayStation 4 owners.

Then PC and Xbox One players would be able to get into Early Access weekend running from September 19 to 20. An all platform Open Beta arrives on September 21 that has cross-play enabled and will run till September 23.

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Since support for cross-platform play will be there from start, things will get interesting when console and PC players will finally get together or go up against each other on multiplayer, which can often led to intense scenarios.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is moving away in 2019 from many past traits and Infinity Ward is looking forward to deliver an iconic FPS game that is grounded in reality and often doesn't shy away from showing its gritty sides.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane Second Closed Beta Live Now

Build your party and jump into second Closed Beta of Warhammer: Chaosbane to slay hordes of daemonic force.

Upcoming action role-playing game Warhammer: Chaosbane from developer Eko Software and publisher Bigben Interactive is set on the Old World of Warhammer fictional high fantasy universe and about to enter a new Closed Beta.

The game is currently scheduled to launch worldwide at June 4 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Players interested to participate in ongoing second Closed Beta program has to pre-order any edition of Chaosbane for their preferred platform.

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Warhammer: Chaosbane Second Closed Beta Live Now

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Take a look at fantasy battle scenarios Chaosbane has to offer in their second Closed Beta program, live now.




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Player characters begin their quest to find out a source of attack by Dark Gods after Emperor Magnus the Pious is cursed. To reach out to the root of this crisis and end it for good, a group of heroes have to take on a path of slaying demon hordes.

Expect a wide plethora of monstrous enemies to come at you on command of a different Chaos God as you make progress in-game. Then there are some equally fun boss battles to challenge your growing skills and harden you as a warrior.

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Starting from April 18, today, you can team up with your friends by picking up any from Dwarf Slayer, Empire Soldier, High Elf Mage and Wood Elf Waywatcher classes to build your party for some rampaging action until April 24, 2019.

Going solo against Chaos hordes is an option for sure but facing them in local or online co-op is a much better experience. With all four classes are now open to try out in battle, you should not hold back from picking your preferred hero character.

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Warhammer Meets Diablo

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With a level cap set for 25, players will venture among Nuln in first act and the city of Praag for second act. This is a reworked dungeon crawling take on Warhammer universe by Eko Software that showers you with armor pieces and weapons loot.

Aside from granting access to Closed Beta, Standard Edition of Warhammer: Chaosbane offers you 4 legendary helmets and an XP boost. Both Digital Deluxe Edition and Magnus Edition give you the same and then some more stuff to enjoy.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Release Date

NetherRealm Studios has announced schedule of Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta for PS4 and Xbox One on March 28.

Only a month away from release on April 23, 2019, upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 from is developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is set to arrive for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Official dates for a closed beta is revealed for fans of 2.5D fighting game MK11, which starts from March 27 and will run till March 31. Fans who pre-order the game on PS4 and Xbox One will gain access and can jump right in from next week.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Release Date

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Today, official Twitter account for Mortal Kombat has announced regional time table for closed beta worldwide.



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Beta program will see launch on 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM EST Wednesday, March 27 and will end on 11:59 PM PT/2:59 AM EST Sunday, March 31. However, everyone else out of Pacific Time range will continue playing till April 1 throughout the world.

Due to complicacy of different time zones, schedule time frame may seem complicated to some but considering what Anthem and The Division 2 players got earlier, NetherRealm did a fine job at planning a timetable that ensures everyone to roughly get the same amount of time.

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Another thing to note here is that MK11 beta does not include PC and Switch platform except for Microsoft and Sony consoles. Excluding PC users from the arrangement is most probably due to an attempt to avoid advance leaks through data-mining.

After four years of hiatus, Mortal Kombat 11 is looking forward a massive opening next month as a sequel to Mortal Kombat X and developers are not done revealing more fighter characters added to the already impressive roster of MK franchise.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Division 2 Private Beta Release Date

Ubisoft announces private beta for The Division 2 to start next month and pre-order will guarantee you a slot.

We are only months away from the release of upcoming online action role-playing game The Division 2, a sequel to The Division from developer Massive Entertainment and publisher Ubisoft on March 15, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

For those who want in to the private beta, it will become available from Thursday, February 7 to 10 and only a limited number of registered players who pre-orders the game will get beta keys to have the chance of receiving access to the program.

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The Division 2 Private Beta Release Date

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Since the first game of the series faced trouble during the launch and then glitches afterwards, the company is very cautious this time on how they would proceed. Whether or not you want to purchase in advance, registering online for a chance won't hurt.

The beta aims to introduce players to a shared-world for early gameplay experience and receive community feedback at the same time. Developers have also promised to deliver end-game raids as post-release downloadable content for free.

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Ubisoft has also released a story trailer for the game that sheds some more detail over the plot aside from some more info on the beta.




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The trailer suggests that beta will let players explore parts of Washington, D.C. as Division agents where the story takes place and fights a widespread smallpox pandemic spread by a radical group of terrorists from earliest story content.

Chances are, you may even allow access to selected section of the Dark Zone to fight each other but there is no confirmation about it though. However, the publishers promise to reveal more details on what to expect in it shortly before launching officially.

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Earlier, Ubisoft announced a partnership with Epic Games Store for releasing the PC version of the game on the platform instead of Steam. Players on PS4 and Xbox One can still find the game on PS Store and Microsoft Store upon release next month.

Based on the Tom Clancy universe of games, The Division 2 is an overall improvement on the 2016 original or tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege. To get the taste of a decent chunk of that, pre-order or sign up on any of the three available platforms for private beta.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

DayZ Beta Live Now

After spending half a decade, DayZ is about to leave Early Access on Steam and Beta goes live now as 1.0 version.

Developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive started their journey of open world multiplayer survival game DayZ that was built as a mod for Arma 2 in 2012. It was launched via Early Access on Steam for PC back in 2013 as they were running alpha testing.

After spending half a decade in that phase for slow development progress, the studio is finally launched an experimental "beta" version as 1.0 release after making an announcement earlier in their official blog and it is available for public.

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DayZ Beta Live Now!

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Initially, the mod's creator, Dean Hall came to work for Bohemia to work on the Arma franchise when he took a leave from New Zealand army. He was inspired from a real-life experience of a training exercise that led him to create zombie survival game.

With permission from the company, Hall created the DayZ mod for Arma 2 and then released it as a free download. People simply loved it and within months, have amassed a staggering number of over half a million players.

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This made Bohemia Interactive to seriously consider the mod to turn it into a stand-alone game. When Valve's online distribution platform Steam unleashed the second wave of big Early Access titles, it came out selling a million copies in just four weeks.

Although they targeted to release a beta version of the game before the end of 2014, the team of development has struggled to deliver what they promised to their fans. They only managed to revamp the game engine and expanded Chernarus map.

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The problem was, without fixing the already existing issues and fixing bugs, the studio was busy adding additional features to it. Meanwhile, Hall moved on with founding his own studio and director Brian Hicks left the project on early 2018.

However, rest of the team finally pulled it off by releasing the experimental beta build and came to a decision of preparing a stable 1.0 version with all available content by January 2019 by putting a stop to their usual feature developing practice.

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Since their core technology development is done for, Bohemia Interactive can now center their focus on polishing and making balance tweaks. Some of you may or may not have noticed some of the fixed issues in the past week already if you are still playing.

Given the overall situation, they made the right call of prioritizing their primary promise to the already existing 1 million players from the early days who believed in them and bought an unfinished game and to many more to come in future.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fortnite Cross-Play Beta Launched on PS4

Sony is finally bringing a beta cross-platform feature to PS4 today with free-to-play game Fortnite.

For long Sony had this weird arrogance of not allowing cross-platform play with Microsoft and Nintendo console owners. Even after being relentlessly ridiculed by gamers from all around the world about it, they had been maintaining their stubborn take on cross-play.

However, their policy has been reversed for good and today they announced of launching a Fortnite cross-platform beta. Now players owning a PlayStation 4 console can jump into adventure with fellow brethrens over Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One.

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Fortnite Cross-Play Beta Launched on PS4

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Back in June, when a version of Fortnite Battle Royale was released for Switch, players quickly discovered that their Epic Games account linked with PlayStation are being restricted to use, which has disappointed many and created a huge controversy overnight.

Although Sony initially apologized and promised to work on a solution but as time went by, it became very clear that they are not going to do anything about it. It even led to fall in their stock price while they took heat on social media.

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However, they have finally come forward to take a step toward the future for better by allowing a beta for cross-platform play with Epic Games' massively popular multiplayer title across Android, iOS, Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox One.

For a time being, they will be testing technical aspects and will allow this feature to more select third party content eventually. For the sake of providing a better gaming experience for everyone, Sony is making a change to their policy and we believe people will appreciate it.

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On their official Blog, President and Global CEO of PlayStation, John Kodera have stated the following regarding their cross-play initiative.

We see the beta as an opportunity to conduct thorough testing that ensures cross-platform play is best on PlayStation, while being mindful about the user experience from both a technical and social perspective.

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This may very well turn the tide of things and a huge turning point for the industry as they gave up their economic concerns. They were even scorned by publisher studio Bethesda for their backward perspective over things a few months back.

However, we must not lose sight that how they specifically mentioned about introducing the concept to more third party content soon but only to the ones "selected", which leaves more room for disappointment in the foreseeable future.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Battlefield V Open Beta Live Now

Though Battlefield V release is pushed back to another month, you can still play the game by joining Open Beta.

Eager fans of the Battlefield series may be a little upset that the latest installment of the first-person shooter franchise, Battlefield V from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts has been pushed back to November 20, 2018.

However, they can still get a taste of the World War II-themed shooter now that the open beta gone live on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to put a pause on that waiting. Players are getting their first detailed look into the game by joining in right now.

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Battlefield V Open Beta Live Now

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Earlier this year, the game had its closed alpha sessions during E3 2018 press conference and at Gamescom 2018 later by given access to a single map to explore arming with few selected gears and limited features.

Open Beta will surely open up to a lot more aspect for a larger audience. Pre-load starting from September 3, this program will be open to the ones who either pre-ordered the game, have a membership to EA Access or Origin Access from September 6 to September 11.

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Alongside the previously added Norwegian Arctic Fjord map, BV has added Rotterdam city of Netherlands to the beta. Both Conquest and Grand Operations mode are playable on the above mentioned maps.

Vehicle section includes five tanks and seven aircrafts equipped to take out each other using enough firepower. Aside from calling for airstrikes and tank support, a Squad Leader can summon Supply Canister Drops full of ammo and health by giving up his 7,500 requisition points.

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Vehicles and Reinforcements

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Each of the four main classes; Assault, Recon, Medic and Support are joining Open Beta to play more than one combat role in B5. Also, when you choose a certain class, you are also picking up a weapon type during this period.

By gradually leveling up their class, players will acquire new weapons through the progression system. Therefore cosmetic skin and other upgrades like faster firing and reduced recoil depending on the unique traits present in your selected class will be available.

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Classes and Combat Roles

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Then there is Battlefield V's most talked about live service Tides of War that DICE is most excited about. You and your company of soldiers will take a journey into the chapters of World War II and experience events of war.

A five-part event titled "Shock Troops" is part of the Open Beta that will last till September 9 and you can earn an exclusive in-game dog tag upon completing the challenge. Since this is the first early look at Tides of War, you can try out different tactics and earn vanity items.

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We know that the upcoming Battlefield title may be a little intimidated by the release of their rival title Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, as both are taking a shot at the popular Battle Royale genre and players are obviously expecting a lot from them.

Of course the beta only offers very little of compared to the original base game but feedbacks gathered from these sessions are taken into serious consideration by the developers. Besides, EA DICE is already worried about the lower rate of pre-order sales.