There are quite a few reasons why open betas are wonderful. They help developers prepare for a smoother launch in a myriad of ways, such as using community feedback to iron out bugs or stress-testing online focused titles. Betas also give us an avenue to test drive games that we may have some interest in. If you are a PS4 owner and Killing Floor 2 happens to fall into that category, today is your lucky day.
For those not quite as familiar with the game, Killing Floor 2 is a class-based online co-op shooter with a heavy emphasis on gore. You and five teammates battle an onslaught of nefarious creatures (zeds) which attack in waves, with time granted in between rounds to buy or sell weapons and armor. The PC version has been in early access since April of 2015, and you can check out our co-op stream for a better idea of what you'd be getting yourself into.
According to developer Tripwire’s website, the open beta will include:
- 2 Multiplayer Modes – Survival and Versus Survival
- 3 Maps – Burning Paris, Biotics Lab, Evac Point
- 1 Offline Training Mission
- 9 Perk Classes
- 14 Characters
If you're interested, the beta runs until November 6th so you may want to act fast. Links for download through the PlayStation Store can be found here for US residents and here for those in the UK. Killing Floor 2 will see a full release on November 18th for PC and PS4.