The ONRUSH Beta is launching on May 17th at 2pm UK time and will run through to midnight on Sunday May 20th on Xbox One and PS4. Gamers who pre-order on the PS4 only will have a two day head-start and have access to the game from May 15th.
The beta will contain an interactive tutorial and both single player and multiplayer modes, along with a photo mode in the single player game. Two tracks are also available, with both Big Dune Beach and Volcano Lake featured in the beta. Two of the x game modes are available to play also. In Overdrive mode players are divided into two teams. They must chain together Boost moves and RUSH to earn points for the team. The round ends when a team reaches a set number of points that varies per map. In this game mode, it’s also the best of three rounds.
In the Countdown mode players are again divided into two teams and must drive through gates along the track. Each car that travels through a gate adds time onto the countdown clock for their team. The round ends when a team’s clock reaches zero, with the victor being the team with time left on the clock when that happens. The Countdown mode was the game mode I played at EGX Rezzed last month and it was an immense amount of fun!
The following four vehicles and their special abilities will be included in the beta.
Firewall: RUSHing leaves a destructive trail of fire behind
Crashbang: Your Tombstones are blinding when collected by opponents
Tumbler: Earn RUSH directly from front and back flips
Turbulence: RUSHing leaves a disruptive wake of turbulent air behind
Touchdown: Timed boost landings are more effective
Spiral: Earn RUSH directly from performing barrel rolls
Rampage: Refill your RUSH gauge with every successful takedown
Surge: Initial boost usage is more powerful but more costly
Pinpoint: Earn RUSH directly from performing near misses
Blockade: RUSHing drops a trail of blockades that slow your opponents down
Shield: Give nearby teammates a shield that offers protection from big hits
Impact: Earn RUSH directly from taking down opponents
For you Xbox gamers out there the list of achievements have also been revealed and are listed below.
What does this button do? – Use boost for the first time – 10
No Hard Feelings – Introduce yourself to the fodder – 10
Stay on Target – Takedown an opponent! – 10
Ready for the Rush – Rush for the first time – 10
Origins Superstar – Start ‘Origins’ – 10
Off the GRID – Reach player level 5 – 10
Ground Pound – Perform a ‘CRUSHED!’ Takedown – 10
Paying your disrespects – Smash 5 Tombstones in a single match – 15
Uprising Superstar – Unlock ‘Uprising’ – 15
Which way is up? – Perform a ‘VOMIT COMET’ action – 15
#Crashtag – Earn 10 Crashtags – 15
Fashion Victim – Personalise all 12 Characters – 25
Classy – Personalise all 8 Classes – 25
Stampede! – Play 10 OVERDRIVE Matches – 25
Another Consonant Please – Play 10 COUNTDOWN Matches – 25
Not now chief, I’m in the Zone – Play 10 LOCKDOWN Matches – 25
We’re DRINKING, Karen! – Play 10 SWITCH Matches – 25
Regeneration Superstar – Unlock ‘Regeneration’ – 25
Geared Up – Collect 250 or more Gear Items – 25
In the Spotlight – Feature in the player spotlight 10 times – 30
Burnt Out – Earn 50 ‘HUNTER’ Medals – 30
Starpower Superstar – Unlock ‘Starpower’ – 30
Formula 15 – Reach player level 15 – 30
Tag Evolution – Earn 5 Ubertags – 40
Driving Club – Perform 1000 ‘NEAR ALLY’ actions – 40
Snow Bound Superstar – Unlock ‘Snowbound’ – 40
Superstars Superstar – Unlock ‘Superstars’ – 50
Founder Superstar – Win the Founders’ Trophy – 60
Eat DiRT – Earn 50 ‘CHECKMATE!’ Medals – 60
Dizzy Heights – Reach player Level 30 – 70
It’s not an addiction, it’s a lifestyle – Earn 100 Gold ‘GAME TIME’ Medals – 90
ENTER YOUR INITIALS Superstar – Max out your Superstar Rating – 100
Ubisoft have announced that there will be an open Beta for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, running from February 23rd to 27th. If you missed out on the closed Beta the other week, this is the ideal opportunity to jump in and see how it plays.
As a reward for playing the Beta, you will unlock access to an exclusive mission for the full game – the Unidad Conspiracy mission, in which players will spark a war between the Unidad, a local corrupt militia group, and the Santa Blanca cartel. If you purchase the full game, this will be available to you as long as you play on the same Ubisoft account.
The Open Beta will introduce players to two provinces among the 21 of the final game: Itacua, a flourishing and mountainous province where the grip of the cartel is looser, ideal to perfect your sniping skills and get introduced to the Wildlands. Montuyoc, set in the snowy Altiplano, and the second province available in this Open Beta, is much more challenging – players who have suppressed the Itacua bosses will gain XP and skills boosts allowing them to face this dangerous area, home to Santa Blanca elite training centers. Players can of course confront Montuyoc right away… at their own risk.
As in the full game, all the content in the Open Beta will be playable with up to three friends on the same platform via four player co-op, or in single player. So get your squad together and prepare to tame the Wildlands.
Gearbox Software and 2K have recently announced that Battleborn’s Open Beta will begin on April 13th on Xbox One and PC. The beta will not only give you access to two of the story episodes, Void’s Edge and The Algorithm but it will also give players a chance to try out two of the competitive 5 v 5 multiplayer modes, Incursion and Meltdown. For a glimpse of the story check out the trailer below.
So here is a quick summary of what you can expect from the beta:
Pre-load date for Xbox One – 12am UTC (5pm PST).
The open beta will run from April 13th at 5pm (10am PST) until April 18th at 2pm UTC (7am PST).
The Battleborn open beta will be available direct from the Xbox store, no code required.
Open to all regions.
Xbox Live Gold members will have access to all Story and Competitive Modes in the Open Beta. Xbox Live Silver members will be able to play private Story Mode episodes and private Competitive Modes, but will not have access to public matchmaking features.
STORY MODE: Go in solo or co-op with up to 5 players in two full Story Mode episodes: The Algorithm and Void’s Edge.’
COMPETITIVE MULTIPLAYER MODES: Challenge other players to duke it out in two Competitive Multiplayer modes: Incursion and Meltdown.
Party up with friends or search for random players to join you in Co-Op Story Mode episodes, split screen play, private custom matches and voice chat.
Start with 7 unlocked heroes and the rest will be unlocked as you rank up and complete objectives (25 in total)
PROGRESSION SYSTEM: Playing either Story Mode or Competitive Multiplayer Modes will earn you XP towards temporary Helix augmentations as well as persistent Command Rank and Character Rank levels.
What’s more there is no NDA so you can stream, record video, and play Battleborn to your badass heart’s content, I know we will be. For further information on the up and coming beta check out the official page here.
Battleborn is rated PEGI 16 and launches on May 3, 2016 on Xbox One and PC.
We knew it was coming all thanks to an EA leak, but today the Crysis 3 Open Beta has been ‘officially’ announced starting January 29th on Xbox LIVE. The beta includes (as previously reported) two team-based modes and two maps, giving players an opportunity to master the superpowers of the Nanosuit. Continue reading Crysis 3 Open Beta Officially Announced→