If you didn’t get a chance to jump into the first open beta last month of Echo Combat, the upcoming online shooter expansion to Ready at Dawn’s newly renamed multiplayer game Echo VR, then you’ll certainly have a chance this weekend, as the studio is opening up their pod bay doors to all Rift users starting July 20th.
Update (July 19th, 2018): Celebrating the one-year anniversary of Lone Echo (2017) and Echo Arena’s release, the upcoming team shooter Echo Combat is getting its second open beta period this weekend, starting July 20th at 10:30 AM PT (local time here) and going through July 22nd at 10:00 AM PT (local time here). The latest open beta is said to deliver “a more stable gaming experience,” and the ability to use your weapon in your left hand.
According to a Ready at Dawn blog post, this weekend’s open beta “is the first of many scheduled throughout the rest of the year and leading up to Echo Combat’s official release. Alongside more opportunities to play Echo Combat until release, players can also look forward to new content monthly.”
Original article (June 20th, 2018): Echo Combat throws you into a beefier combat-ready avatar with a few guns and secondary weapons at your disposal. Offering a payload-based objective, much like the gametype in Team Fortress 2 (2007) or Overwatch (2016), you push the cart on a track through the winding maze as an attacker, or defend the advances of the cart by pushing it backwards and running down the three-minute game clock. Check out our full hands-on from the closed beta for a better idea of what to expect.
While the game is bound to be slightly different this time around thanks to new secondary weapons such as a shield and another explosive devices, we expect much of the gameplay to be the same, albeit with many more players to test the limits of Ready at Dawn’s servers.
Check out Echo Combat beta weekend on the Oculus Store here. The full release is slated to cost $ 10, so now is a great time to find out if the zero-G shooter is right for you.
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