Publisher Team17 and developer Small Impact Games have recently announced that their upcoming hardcore looter shooter, Marauders, will hold a closed PC beta test on PC (via Steam) from July 20th-25th.
Players looking to join the closed beta can pre-order the game now to receive access to the closed beta. Additionally, players who pre-order the game will receive the following benefits and additional in-game content:
Space Pirate Pack (Redeemable on Early Access launch)
Following a successful closed beta alpha test earlier in the year, the Marauders closed beta will let players loose with a barrage of new content including two new raid locations: the “Terraformer” – a newly abandoned agricultural hub built on top of an asteroid shard, and the “Merchant Ship” – an expansive, breach-able frigate perfect for intimate and long-range firefights.
During the closed beta, players can squad up or run solo in a deep space, dieselpunk battleground with up to 15 other players. During each match, they’ll be able to breach hostile spaceships; salvage valuable cargo, including an arsenal of iconic weapons from the last century; and do battle with other players and AI opponents in tense PvPvE combat; all before making their escape.
The beta will also introduce two additional firearms: the Heavy Thompson and the Klobb Machine Pistol; alongside the ‘Scrap Bomb‘ – a hand-held heavy explosive device; numerous quality-of-life improvements such a ‘Quick Loot’ option and foldable bags for economic inventory management; further cosmetic choices and audio effects, and many more surprises for players to uncover themselves.
You can watch the new beta announcement trailer below courtesy of Team17.
Marauders Key Features
Immersive sci-fi setting: Discover a gritty dieselpunk world where Earth is on the brink of collapse and survival relies on looting and shooting among the stars
Raid, loot escape: Plunder deep-space battlegrounds and embark on daring raids for troves of valuable loot, then get out alive to claim your spoils and turn a healthy profit
Tense first-person combat: Work alone with up to three other players to survive intense combat encounters with realistic bullet simulation against enemy teams and AI opponents
Persistent gear and XP: Keep your best gear match-to-match and tweak your favorite weapons with mods while using XP to unlock new items and increase your chances of survival
Upgradeable spaceships and explosive sci-fi dogfights: Upgrade your ship’s armaments; build a brand-new craft with scavenged resources, or take someone else’s by force
Marauders is set to launch into Early Access on PC (via Steam and Game Preview via PC Game Pass) later in 2022.