Tribes: Ascend prepares closed beta
Tribes: Ascend will begin its closed beta testing tomorrow, November 4. The beta announcement also has indicated that there will be no character wipes between closed beta and release. Players may sign up at the website for a closed beta slot, or may purchase the game’s VIP Starter Bundle for a guaranteed testing spot.
Tribes: Ascend will offer jetpacks and multiplayer combat in a free-to-play environment. The closed beta phase will feature two of the game’s classes at start – Soldier and Ranger – with ten additional classes that may become permanently unlocked. The beta will also offer two game modes, three drivable vehicles, and servers for North America, Europe, and Australia (with private servers and ranked servers to become available by release).
Tribes: Ascend is published by Hi-Rez Studios, which also publishes Global Agenda.
Tribes: Ascend Gameplay Screenshot
Tribes: Ascend Closed Beta Begins Tomorrow!
Player Progression Will Be Preserved In Beta, No Character Wipes Planned
ATLANTA. November 3, 2011. Hi-Rez Studios (www.hirezstudios.com) today confirmed that the Closed Beta for Tribes: Ascend will begin on Friday, November 4, 2011.
Studio representatives also announced that no character wipes are planned during Beta. Player advancement in terms of rank, class unlocks, and skill progression will carry forward beyond Closed Beta, into Open Beta and into Release.
Previous Tribes titles have been played by well over 1 million gamers and feature fast-paced, jetpack-enabled multiplayer combat. Tribes: Ascend continues this tradition, delivering speed, verticality, vehicles and stunning graphics within an entirely new, free-to-play game for the PC.
The Closed Beta build of Tribes: Ascend includes two initial class options – the Soldier and the Ranger, 10 additional classes available to be permanently unlocked, 3 drivable vehicles, 2 game-modes, and servers located across North America, Europe and Australia. Prior to release Hi-Rez will also support Ranked Servers and Private Servers.
“Compared to Alpha, Tribes: Ascend enters Beta with even more unlockable classes, a skill & perk system, and additional projectile-based weapons” said Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios Chief Operating Officer. “And we plan to deliver new playable maps and classes after Beta and even after Release. Our dev team is excited to reintroduce such a fast-paced, team-based shooter and we are looking forward to playing alongside the Beta community.”
Players interested in joining the Tribes: Ascend Closed Beta can register for an invitation at http://www.tribesascend.com.
Those wishing to guarantee a Closed Beta spot may purchase the Tribes: Ascend VIP Starter Bundle at the game’s official website. The bundle includes automatic admission into Beta, permanent VIP status in the game, a 30-day Booster and 3000 Tribes Gold. The VIP Starter Bundle is priced at a 33% discount to list price, as a reward to the game’s early testers.
Additional information can be found in the online FAQ.
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