Phoenix Labs’ Co-op Action RPG Dauntless is set to get an open beta on May 24, according to a press release. This news follows the run of the closed beta, which saw 100K players teaming up to take down monsters in the Shattered Isles. Even more impressive is that the press release reveals that an additional 700K players have already signed up for the Open Beta, indicating a pretty healthy buzz around the game.
Dauntless will be available to download and play for free on May 24 as part of the Open Beta experience. In the meantime, players can experience the Dauntless Closed Beta today by purchasing a Founder’s Pack. For full details on the open beta, and to secure your username before launch, head over to the game's website.
In Dauntless, Players take up the mantle of the Slayers, brave warriors tasked with ensuring humanity’s survival from the Behemoths, ferocious beasts, hungry to drain the very essence from the world. Slayers will join up with other players and take down Behemoths together, bringing their spoils to the frontier city of Ramsgate to craft new weapons and armor. The game is being positioned as a "Free-to-Play AAA Game" and has been in development for over four years.
The team behind the game, Phoenix Labs, is made up of a selection of industry veterans, who have worked at the likes of Riot, BioWare, and Capcom previously. The team has assured fans that there are no paywalls or pay-to-win mechanics in the Dauntless experience, and players will not be able to purchase any form of loot boxes. It has most in common with the Monster Hunter series, in that players team up to take down a variety of monsters using magic, giant weapons, and environmental traps. Dauntless had been in closed beta since September, which users could (and still can) get into by purchasing a founder's pack.
Last year at PAX West, we had the opportunity to play the game and sit down with Design Director Chris Cleroux, check out the interview below:
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