Hyper Scape, Ubisoft‘s free-to-play free-to-play, fast-paced, sci-fi, multiplayer shooter set in a virtual world of the same name, is kicking off its open beta! Here’s what to expect from the game:
Ninety-nine players descend onto the map of Neo-Arcadia, either solo or in teams of three, to compete in Crown Rush, the most popular game in the Hyper Scape.
Hyper Scape introduces a number of new features to the battle royale genre, and it all starts with the dense, entirely urban map of Neo-Arcadia. Speed and verticality are crucial in the streets, courtyards, and multi-story buildings of Hyper Scape, and you’ll have to stay on your toes and make smart use of your weapons and unique abilities. These abilities, called Hacks, can dramatically alter your playstyle by allowing you to do things like teleport; turn invisible; heal yourself and your allies; leap into the air to come crashing down on enemies; and so much more. As matches progress, you’ll upgrade your weapons and Hacks by picking up duplicate copies and fusing them into more powerful iterations.
In Hyper Scape, death is not the end of the game. Players who are eliminated become Echoes, active participants who can still move throughout the map to ping enemies, weapons, and locations for their surviving teammates. Eliminating enemy players creates a Restore point at the location they went down, so if you want to bring back a teammate, you’ll have to take out an opposing player, or find a spot where someone else already did. Survive long enough to be one of the last squads standing, and you’ll enter the Showdown phase. At this point, a crown spawns somewhere on the map, and players can win the match in one of two ways: eliminate all other players, or capture the crown and hold onto it for 45 seconds. But keep in mind that when you’re holding the crown, your location is revealed to all players.
The Open Beta will introduce new features to Hyper Scape, including a new submachine gun (Harpy) and hack (Shockwave), as well as a new free 30-tier Battle Pass, additional game modes, and new Twitch functionality for streamers and viewers.
In addition to Squad Crown Rush, the Open Beta will also feature Solo Crown Rush as well as two additional limited time game modes—Turbo Mode Squad and Hack Runner Squad.
The Open Beta period will feature a free 30-tier Battle Pass that, along with the in-game shop, offers up additional customization items for your contenders, along with weapons, drop pods, emotes, and more. All items earned in the Battle Pass or purchased from the store during the Open Beta will carry over across both PC and console when the game fully launches.
All details here.