Hi-Rez Studios announced that the highly anticipated Closed Beta for Tribes: Ascend will begin on November 4, 2011.

The Tribes games have been played by well over 1 million gamers and feature fast-paced, jetpack-enabled multiplayer combat. Tribes: Ascend continues that tradition, delivering speed, verticality, vehicles and stunning graphics as a free-to-play game for the PC.

Those wishing to guarantee a spot in the Closed Beta may purchase the Tribes: Ascend VIP Starter Bundle at the game’s official website. The bundle includes automatic admission into all Beta phases, as well as permanent VIP status in the game, a 30-day Booster and 800 Tribes Gold. The VIP Starter Bundle is priced at a 33% discount to list price, as a reward to the game’s early testers.

This initial phase of Closed Beta will include Hi-Rez-managed servers in North America, Europe, and Australia, and will include a subset of content and features planned for the launch release. Additional information regarding the features included in the initial Closed Beta can be found in the online FAQ.

The Tribes: Ascend Closed Beta will be invitation only. Interested players can register at http://www.tribesascend.com.


  1. i may be mistaken but this game looks oddly familiar to another game that is being developed. And as much as i would like to test this game. not gonna pay 30$ to TEST, not play but test a game that is meant to be f2p. Seems like there lil way of tryin to turn a profit b4 the game even launches. And the simple fact they wanna make you pay for a garrentee beta slot, is really scummy. if the game was p2p or even b2p then i can see the beta key being a reward for pre order. but a game that is meant to be f2p should never basicly charge money for a beta key. id rather pay 20$ with tentonhammer and get 5 times as many beta keys daily. One another note though, looks like a good game, but ill stick with firefall seeing as they havnt given any idication for p2w.

  2. if im right there might be a price for the game but its most likely gonna be like Global Agenda vip / elite status 1 off payment and no weapons in the store the items in store r most likely gonna be cosmetic like helmets masks colors for ur jet packs and so on but never weapons u cant get ingame from pve / pvp instances but its f2p and if u like it u can pay once

    well hopefully thats how its gonna be

  3. P2W is gonna be bigger problem than lagg and hackers in the near future when every game is F2P.
    There won’t be piracy in gaming,but there will be rich mother f****rs pwning us 🙁


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