The Finals Beta Starts Today Amidst Positive Previews

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The Finals is an all-new multiplayer arena shooter that was uncovered last year, in September. It’s a destructive, high-octane experience that’s fresh from the creative minds that once powered some of the best Battlefield games in the franchise. Today, on March 7th, The Finals beta goes live (closed beta, that is) and will run until the 21st, giving players an insight into the state of the game.

At the moment, The Finals beta is only available on PC, but it has been explained by the developer, Embark Studios, that the game will be available on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 platforms when it launches in full, whenever that may be.

Is This Truly a Game Changer?

It’s a term that’s thrown around somewhat loosely these days, as a game launching with one innovative feature is labelled ‘a game changer’. However, as The Finals beta kicks off, previews are circulating online that offer up a generally positive view of the game and confirm that, yes, it actually is both impressive and potentially disruptive.

In The Finals, players fight to survive on an ever-changing, totally destructible map. There’s an extremely high TTK present (which will annoy Call of Duty: Warzone fans) and mobility and verticality are on par with experiences like Apex Legends or Hyper Scape, Ubisoft’s ill-fated battle royale game that was retired in 2022.

Even the game’s primary multiplayer mode is somewhat innovative. In ‘Extraction’, players are tasked with earning as much money as possible in the game show-esque environment that is The Finals, ultimately seeking to escape with that money while decimating the other team. Fans of games like Overwatch will likely enjoy the pacing and style of The Finals, and like in Overwatch, many of the maps are based on real-world locations.

How to Access The Finals Beta

Fortunately, those looking to get involved in the closed beta won’t have to work too hard. It’s a case of simply navigating to the Steam launcher, tracking down The Finals’ store page, and clicking ‘Request Access’ to the playtest. Then, if a player is accepted, they’ll be notified, and prompted to install the game, and they’ll be able to jump into the action.

In The Finals, players are given the opportunity to choose who they want to be and how they want to play. It doesn’t matter if you’re the kind of gamer who prefers heavy weaponry or an agile, stealthy approach, The Finals is set to accommodate your style.

The Finals beta will run from today, March 7th, until March 21st, exclusively on PC. If you need to know more about the game, we put together a guide last year that highlights some of the expected content to be found in the game.

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