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Open beta kicks off tomorrow for Tribes: Ascend

Free-to-play shooter be available to everyone on Friday; patch adds a new game mode, four new maps, and new regions

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Hi-Rez Studios has announced major content updates to the highly multiplayer shooter Tribes: Ascend in advance of starting Open Beta this Friday, February 24.

The Tribes: Ascend Closed Beta has exceeded our expectations”, says Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios Chief Operating Officer. “Over 300,000 players participated in the closed beta and the game has improved greatly based on community feedback. We are now excited to launch Open Beta this Friday. We have expanded capacity in North America, Europe, and Australia and added new local servers to support growing communities in Brazil and Asia.”

All player progress and unlocks will be preserved with no planned character wipes.

In advance of Open Beta, a significant patch this week will include a new gametype, Arena Deathmatch, with two initial maps; new Capture The Flag map, Temple Ruins; new Team Deathmatch map, Inferno; two new unlockable items for the Soldier class: Proximity Grenade and Utility Pack; new default suits for Doombringer and Brute; ability to view either Blood Eagle or Diamond Sword skins from Class menu; and service supporting name changes.

As of Friday 5pm GMT, anyone interested in trying Tribes: Ascend can create an account and download the game from the
official website, without the need for a beta key. The game will be released for PC.
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Tribes: Ascend is ranked #163 out of 1657 total reviewed games. It is ranked #19 out of 145 games reviewed in 2012.
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