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Kain In The Neck: Nosgoth Open Beta Next Week

Free to play asymmetric multiplayer

Nosgoth, as you may remember, is "a solid-looking free-to-play multiplayer shooter set in the Legacy of Kain universe". A closed beta has been in operation for a good while now and this time next week - that's Wednesday the 21st, 6pm GMT if you're reading this in the future - the dark world of Nosgoth will open its doors to everybody. I don't have any stakes (HAHA) in the Legacy of Kain series, but Nosgoth has my attention because it has humans doing boring human things like capturing points of the map, and vampires hunting and eating them.

The video is old but the open beta news is new. Game director Corey Davis has this to say:

“Our goal for the Open Beta is to deliver a fun and engrossing metagame and we realize that working closely with our community is the best way for us to balance and deepen the experience going forward. We are thrilled to see what the future brings!”

If Nosgoth can capture the best bits of Aliens vs Predator multiplayer then it should be good for at least a few rounds. I always played as an alien even though I hated how quickly I broke into bits when somebody started shooting at me, like an insect in the hands of a toddler.

Nosgoth is free to play and you'll be able to download it from Steam as soon as the closed beta is live next Wednesday. For those already playing, there'll be two days of downtime on the Monday and Tuesday as the team prepare for the influx of newcomers.

You can learn about all of the classes by watching the videos at the official Nosgoth Youtube channel. I worry about the person who chooses Scout when Reaver is available.

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