Conqueror’s Blade Free Open Beta Weekend is Live
Conqueror's Blade is a game that you should be interested in. Back at Gamescom, I was able to have a hands-on with the game and I genuinely loved it. I likened it to Mount and Blade in the fact that you control a general on the front lines of battle, especially considered the information I received regarding the open world and RPG elements planned for the game.
My.com and developers Booming Games have opened up the full game in the current open beta weekend. To jump in, all you have to do is sign up on the official site. The open beta actually began yesterday and will last for the remainder of the weekend. As for what is actually available to players during the beta, all the limitations have been removed:
- 24/7 server access: No more time restrictions, the servers are planned to be up all day, every day until February 17.
- New tutorial: As soon as players create a new character they will be taken to a quest-based tutorial area to learn the fundamentals of melee, mounted, and siege combat, as well as unit leadership. Afterwards, they can choose a home region, with varying cultural influences to start their adventures.
- Dynamic campaign: No longer limited to inconsequential castle sieges, warlords are encouraged to explore the unique gameworld; to secure resources - by trade or by conquest - and to establish themselves in competition with other players and roaming NPC bandits.
- Crafting and development systems: Warlords will divide their (peace) time between friendly settlements and their personal camp, between which research and resources will be acquired and spent to develop raw recruits into elite units equipped with the finest arms and armour.
- Territory Wars: On alternate days armies can take part in Territory Wars, which are effectively declarations of all-out war. Attacking armies will converge on their pre-preferred targets, while the defenders must effectively come together to try to send the invaders packing.
- New maps: As well as new siege maps, there are new field battle locations that simulate the kind of skirmishes that occur when opposing armies meet on the open road or away from major settlements. Some of these battles can be played in PvP or PvE (using the same matchmaking system).
All I can recommend is that you get a hands-on with the game yourself while you can, if you're a fan of Mount & Blade, For Honor, Chivalry or similar titles, there's a good chance that something here will appeal to you. As for me, I'm actually in the game right now.
All I can say is that it's a great time to jump in and try it out. I've already got it downloaded and about to launch.