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Do some crimes in LawBreakers' open beta today

Breaking the law

From today, everyone gets to be a LawBreaker! That doesn’t mean you should break into my flat and steal my telly, but it does mean that, until 9AM PDT on July 5, you can play Boss Key Productions’ gravity defying multiplayer shooter, LawBreakers [official site]. The open beta has already kicked off, so consider fighting future criminals and cops this weekend.

Here’s everything that’s been added to the open beta:

New Map: Vertigo – located in a remote location in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Vertigo is a high-altitude reconnaissance outpost with near suborbital elevation;
New Mode: Uplink – capture the uplink in the centre of the map and deliver to your team base, continuing to protect it until points are earned;
Weapon Stickers – players can test a new customisation feature and earn a special Beta participant Weapon Sticker by completing five matches during the event. This reward transfers to the full release of the game at launch.

It seems to be pretty popular with streamers, because a day doesn’t go by without yet another video appearing in my Twitter feed. I’ve yet to play myself, though, but I’m considering taking it for a spin over the weekend. Unless Nex Machina calls to be again. Which it undoubtedly will.

Rob got rather into it when he previewed the game last year.

Fifteen minutes later, I was leaning forward so far in my seat that my forehead was nearly touching the monitor. My jaw hurt because I’d been clenching it for about ten minutes, hell-bent on turning this match around and increasingly furious at a couple teammates who were SCREWING AROUND and TAKING NOTES while the rest of us were trying to WIN A GAME OVER HERE. For a game I hadn’t cared about, winning this match had suddenly turned into the most important thing in my world. I’d lost all perspective and turned into the Mr. Hyde of the LAN. I felt great.

If this sounds like your thing, take a trip over here to get a key.

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