Round Two of Defiance Closed Beta Starts Soon

Developer Trion Worlds made a fantastic announcment today. They are going to hold a second closed beta event for it’s highly aniticpated, multimedia, open world MMO Defiance on February 8th through 10th.

The “Advanced Mission Beta 2,” available for PC players only, begins on Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. ET and will end on Feb. 11 at midnight ET. If you’re one of the many interested people, you can sign up at the game’s official website.

This second beta will take place in a futuristic version of the San Francisco bay area and will focus on the Ark Hunter role (or class to explain it in normal MMO terms).  This happens to be the honestly awesome sounding, genetically enhanced mercenary tasked with recovering alien technology and treasure hunting.  Who wouldn’t want to do that?

Trion Worlds also launched the Ark Hunter Rewards program this week, a way for Defiance players interested in pursuing the Ark Hunter role to get a jump start on mastering this cool profession. Hidden among assets for the game that have been released to the public, are six digit alpha/numeric codes that can be redeemed online for awesome in-game rewards.

These goodies include higher-level weapon skills, in-game titles and early access to vehicles. All rewards found through the Ark Hunter program will be made available when Defiance launches this coming April.  So get searching, guys!

Defiance will be released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC alongside the tie-in television show, which will debut on the Syfy Network on April 15.