The post-apocalyptic shooter game from Overkill’s The Walking Dead comics is getting a closed beta next month. However, this closed beta is only offered to those who pre-ordered Overkill’s The Walking Dead. The full game is expected to release at the start of November.
Starbreeze Studios have announced that the closed beta of Overkill’s The Walking Dead will kick off starting 9 October. The announcement was broadcasted in a developer stream on Youtube which also includes some major portions of the gameplay.
A standard edition pre-order buyer will get one invite whereas the purchase of deluxe edition for Overkill’s The Walking Dead bumps the number of invites to four.
As of now, the only way to access the closed beta is to go buy Overkill’s The Walking Dead on pre-order. Overkill’s The Walking Dead is going to be a game where you have to do it all, from setting base camps to engaging in combat with other characters. While playing the game each player will get to play as one of the four playable characters.
Each character will differ in terms of capabilities which include skills, special abilities, and storylines.
These playable characters were revealed one after another as the updates for the game progressed with time. Users would be playing as them while engaging with other characters.
There are going to be several features in the game be it, sniping, stealth or combat. However, what the game is not going to be offering is a lesson that Overkill learned from their another title, Payday 2. The developer stream also revealed that the zombie killing game is not going to offer microtransactions.
Overkill faced so much backlash for introducing this feature in Payday 2 that they have decided not to offer in The Walking Dead game. The Producer at Overkill Software, Saul Gascon revealed why developers choose to do it by saying:
It’s not going to be… no microtransactions. You can find different skins for the characters by playing the game and you will unlock them right away. So if you see a cosmetic you’ll know that player really achieved something. It’s something special.
Moreover, Gascon established that Overkill’s The Walking Dead is going to provide its players with a total of 45 weapons as well as 200 mods to modify them. All things considered, do not expect the expanded services in the game to be totally free of any cost.