Tribes: Ascend Open Beta starts Friday, February 24th

By | February 22, 2012

Hi-Rez Studios has announced that the Open Beta for Tribes: Ascend will start this Friday, February 24th.

Looks like their adding some new content including a new game mode called Arena Deathmatch. Honestly Tribes is first and foremost a CTF game in my mind so the extra modes are kind of a diversion. The Rabbit? mode is pretty fun though. Reminds me of the Tater map in QWTF.

Another change is the ability to change your name in-game. I liked how older games allowed you to change your name to whatever you liked in the console or options menu. It’s a minor thing but it’s a nice touch.

It’s been a while since I played this but I’ve found that if you plant a tank over/near the flag. If someone swoops in for a flag grab you can get an easy roadkill by moving a couple of inches. Just sitting on the flag makes you an easy target for airstrikes but it helps out when you need to give your team a little time. I haven’t played since before the change to hitscan weapons though so this info might be out of date.

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