Tribes: Ascend Heading Into Open Beta

Tribes: Ascend Heading Into Open Beta


So far, over 300,000 people have been let into the closed beta for Tribes: Ascend, but, apparently, this number is still far too small for Hi-Res Studios. The Georgia-based developer announced yesterday that Ascend will be making its way into the open beta testing phase on February 24th.

“We have expanded capacity in North America, Europe, and Australia and added new local servers to support growing communities in Brazil and Asia,” said Todd Harris, Studio Chief at Hi-Rez.

A patch, which contains one new game mode and four new maps, will be released to correspond with the new testing phase. Here are all the filthy details:

  • 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.

  • Service supporting Name Change.

  • Large number of bug fixes and balance adjustments.

    There’s no word yet on when Hi-Rez is planning to officially launch Tribes: Ascend, but considering how many people have already played the game, it’s probably safe to assume that it’ll hit shelves relatively quickly.

    By Josh Engen

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