New Beta Access for Concord Begins Tomorrow

New Beta Access for Concord Begins Tomorrow
New Beta Access for Concord Begins Tomorrow (Image via: @PlayStation X Handle)

July 11, 2024 – PlayStation has announced exciting news for all fans eagerly awaiting the upcoming game Concord. The Early Access Beta for this highly anticipated game will begin tomorrow, July 12, 2024. All PlayStation Plus members will have early access to the beta. The details were shared in a tweet from the official PlayStation account, highlighting what players need to know.

Concord is a first-person shooter game set in a dynamic universe, developed by Firewalk Studios. The game features intense 5v5 multiplayer battles, allowing players to explore and fight across various planets. The Early Access Beta will run from July 12 to July 14, 2024. This will be followed by an Open Beta from July 18 to July 21, 2024, open to all players on PS5 and PC.

Key Details for the Beta

For PlayStation Plus members, early access to the beta includes the ability to pre-load the game and detailed PC requirements. Players can expect to experience various maps and modes during the beta weekends. The beta will feature four maps during the Early Access weekend and a fifth map during the Open Beta weekend​​.

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Maps in Early Access:

  1. Freewater: A fortified outpost on the sun-scorched planet of Glance.
  2. Water Hazard: A stormy, water-covered planet called Leviathan.
  3. Shock Risk: Under a lightning-harvesting kite on Leviathan.
  4. Star Chamber: An ancient observatory on the planet Gloom.

Additional Map in Open Beta:

  1. Bone Mines: Located on the planet Akkar, featuring vast bone structures and mining caverns​.

Game Modes Available

Players will have the chance to play various game modes designed for different styles of gameplay. The Early Access Beta includes:

  • Trophy Hunt: Collect bounty cards from defeated enemies to score points.
  • Cargo Run: Teams compete to retrieve and defend a robotic package delivery system.
  • Clash Point: Control a single capture zone to win rounds​.
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During the Open Beta, a new mode called Area Control will be introduced. In this mode, teams compete to control multiple zones around the map​.

Characters and Customization

The game features 16 playable characters known as Freegunners, each with unique abilities and weapons. Players participating in the beta will have access to all these characters. Those who pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game will receive exclusive cosmetic items, including outfits and weapon skins​​.

How to Join

To participate in the Early Access Beta, players need to be PlayStation Plus members. The beta can be pre-loaded to ensure readiness when it goes live. For PC players, specific system requirements must be met to run the game smoothly. Full details and pre-load times are available on the PlayStation blog​​.

This beta testing phase is crucial for developers to gather feedback and make final adjustments before the official launch of Concord on August 23, 2024. Players are encouraged to participate, explore the game, and provide valuable input.

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