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The World War II MMO shooter Enlisted is now available in an open beta across console and PC. The game features multiple different campaigns that take place in historical periods during the war. Dozens of missions are available for each campaign, along with numerous locations and different game modes.
There are 12 infantry classes to choose from, and each has their own set of unique weapons and equipment. There are also tanks and aircraft, with specific vehicles available depending on the country you’re playing as.
The two campaigns available in Enlisted right now include the Battle of Moscow and the Invasion of Normandy. Players can unlock new soldiers, weapons, and vehicles as they progress, and you can swap between them whenever.
You can check out the Enlisted open beta trailer to learn more. The game is developed by Darkflow Software and published by Gaijin Entertainment.
In a blog post, the developer said it recently made a change for the open beta to address feedback around the game’s premium squads, which you buy with real money. The big takeaway is that the studio has lowered the effectiveness of the premium squads so they are “not drastically better” than standard squads.
Enlisted has actually already been available for months on Xbox Series X through the Game Preview program, but it’s now available more widely on Xbox as well as PlayStation and PC through its open beta.
Outriders is a game that isn’t defined by big new ideas, but rather a variety of familiar elements mixed together in experimental ways. It’s a role-playing game with loot-shooter elements; it’s a serious, dark sci-fi outing that often comes with a pretty big dose of humor; it’s a third-person cover shooter that demands you rush out and smash enemies with your ludicrously lethal magic powers. Whether this mixture works for you will determine how much you’ll enjoy exploring the war-torn planet of Enoch and the last desperate vestige of humanity clinging to life there.
Outriders blends well-known video game elements into something new and challenging, and while it takes itself seriously, it isn’t self-serious. The game is about the human race destroying its home, violently colonizing new spaces, and tearing itself apart, but its heavy themes are often lightened up by a general blockbuster goofiness and characters defined by their gallows humor. You find a place within it as an accidental superbeing with space magic powers on the newly colonized planet Enoch, and you’re mostly just annoyed that irritating people are wasting your time with their gopher chores. It’s a fun, self-aware fit.
Though Outriders looks like a live game of the loot-shooter persuasion, it’s actually much more Mass Effect 3 than Destiny 2–like Mass Effect, RPG progression, an expansive story, and cover-shooting are more the engine of the game than chasing the next new gun. Although it does have a hearty dose of gear progression, Outriders is a cover-shooter RPG, leaning heavily into an epic story told with tons of dialogue, cutscenes, character interactions, and collectible lore.