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Battle-Ready: The First ‘Echo Combat’ Open Beta Starts Today!
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Posted by Oculus VR
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June 21, 2018
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Earlier this month, we released the Echo Combat teaser trailer and announced the start date for the open beta of Ready At Dawn’s futuristic FPS. Today, we’re excited to kick off Echo Combat’s first open beta, which runs from 10:30 am PT today until 10:00 am PT on June 24!

Check out the E3 teaser trailer for a taste of the action:

The third entry in Ready At Dawn’s critically-acclaimed Echo Universe, Echo Combat combines the competitive adrenaline rush of a fast-paced shooter with the social elements and camaraderie of classic co-op gameplay. Tapping into a highly recognizable genre with familiar mechanics helps broaden the game’s appeal to attract a critical mass of players, while technical depth and an incredibly smooth hand-driven locomotion system offer up replayability and plenty of room for mastery over time.

Don’t take our word for it—check out what the early reviewers are saying:

  • Echo Combat Adds Firepower to Gravity-Defying Formula.” —Variety
  • “... the game is meant for replayability, with lots of different tactics or strategies.” —VentureBeat
  • “... a stirring game that pushes the potential of VR.” —Nerd Reactor
  • “... an addictive, beautiful, and exhilarating zero-G VR experience that we can’t wait to play more.” —UploadVR
  • “I loved the experience.” —Tested

With today’s open beta kick-off, we’re also introducing Echo VR—a new name for an expanded experience! Echo VR will bring you to the shared social lobby where you’ll be able to matchmake and launch into the game of your choice—Echo Arena or Echo Combat—during the open beta.

When the full game releases later this year, Echo Combat will be available as an in-app purchase through Echo VR for $9.99 USD, while Echo Arena will remain free to play thanks to a continued co-sponsorship between Ready At Dawn and Oculus.

Rally your team for intense firefights, jump into the open beta, and keep an eye out for future open betas on the interstellar road to launch!

— The Oculus Team