DONTNOD ELEVEN has invited players to participate in a closed beta test for the competitive 2.5D multiplayer shooter, BATTLECREW Space Pirates, running from Thursday, January 19 at 11:00 AM Eastern through Sunday, January 22 at 11:00 AM Eastern. The test will introduce new updates and improvements based on consumer feedback from prior tests, and those interested can sign up on the official site.
This closed beta will allow gamers to explore 5 different maps through 2 competitive multiplayer modes. Players can work together in a 4 vs. 4 Gold Rush or compete in 2 vs 2 Team Deathmatch. In the former, you and your team will need to collect as much gold as possible while battling against the opposing team. The latter has you attempting to destroy as many of the enemy pirates as possible.
Perhaps the biggest new feature that is being introduced during the closed beta is the ability to create squads. Players are now able to invite their friends in order to create their own team of space pirates.
The 2 vs 2 Team Deathmatch mode will be available exclusively during this closed beta period, then be unavailable until readded later as a free update.
The Early Access phase, which is planned to begin at the end of January, will feature additional content being added through different mechanics, such as crowd unlocking, community challenges, time-limited events, updates, and community polls. The updates will be implemented as the team attempts to improve the game further.
The closed beta will also allow the team to test and optimize the client in order to improve framerate, especially on low-end machines. They will keep a close eye on the game statistics so that they can improve the matchmaking algorithm in order to create the most balanced and competitive sessions possible.
Will you be participating?