According to a blog post from Echo Games on Medium, Echo Combat is getting a second Open Beta period that starts this Friday, July 20th at 10:30AM PT and lasts until Sunday, July 22nd at 10:00AM PT.
Last month Echo Combat had its first Open Beta period allowing anyone with a Rift to hop in and play Ready at Dawn’s take on the first-person shooter totally for free all weekend long. We livestreamed the beta while it was happening twice (here and here) if you want to get a feel for what the game is like.
In our original hands-on with the game earlier this year we likened it to Overwatch in terms of objectives (pushing a payload) and being able to switch “classes” in a sense by changing weapons. Here’s a quick look at the game in action:
Echo Combat is the second multiplayer VR game from Ready at Dawn, following Echo Arena and the single player narrative story, Lone Echo. Echo Combat is expected to release later this year and this will be far from the last Open Beta period. In the blog post the company writes:
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.
If you’ve been following the VR shooter scene for a while now, you might even notice that it shares a lot in common with Ubisoft’s forthcoming shooter, Space Junkies. We did a breakdown comparing the games, deciding that Echo Combat edges out Space Junkies just barely based on time spent with each so far.
If you plan on playing the Open Beta this weekend let us know down in the comments below!