Hi-Rez Studios announced major content updates to the highly anticipated, fast-action multiplayer shooter Tribes: Ascend in advance of starting Open Beta this Friday, February 24.

โ€œThe Tribes: Ascend Closed Beta has exceeded our expectationsโ€, says Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios Chief Operating Officer. โ€œOver 300,000 players participated in the closed beta and the game has improved greatly based on community feedback. We are now excited to launch Open Beta this Friday. We have expanded capacity in North America, Europe, and Australia and added new local servers to support growing communities in Brazil and Asia.โ€

All player progress and unlocks will be preserved with no planned character wipes.

In advance of Open Beta, a significant patch this week will include:
– New gametype, Arena Deathmatch, with two initial maps
– New Capture The Flag map, Temple Ruins
– New Team Deathmatch map, Inferno
– Two new unlockable items for the Soldier class: Proximity Grenade and Utility Pack
– New default suits for Doombringer and Brute
– Ability to view either Blood Eagle or Diamond Sword skins from Class menu
– Service supporting Name Change
– Large number of bug-fixes and balance adjustments.

As of Friday 5pm GMT, anyone interested in trying Tribes: Ascend can create an account and download the game from http://www.tribesascend.com, without the need for a beta key.

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  2. Quinn on February 24, 2012

    YAY! thats my b-day what an awesome present!!!!!!

  3. tupac on February 23, 2012

    they sent me an extra cdkey for a friend ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. cacalips on February 22, 2012

    How to add more twitch to an already over populated twtich market…speed up a game and slap a popular name to it. Sorry, but the original 1st and second were Epic and have not been reproduced here. This is just crap. Want a decent FPS for both twitch, tactic, and stratigic gameplay? Try AVA. (but it lacks large territories like BF)

    • harry3256 on February 22, 2012

      Why not play both? I DO! XD both are awesome

  5. lulcek1233 on February 22, 2012

    i caaaant wait to play this gaaame!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    • proslayer4 on February 24, 2012

      yea i already played it in CB it’s just… just…. well AAAAWWWWEEEEESSOOOOOOOMMMEEE!!!! my tribes Id is proslayer4 lol ad me as friend

  6. larroxx on February 22, 2012

    Yeahhhh i have waited for OB , i cant wait to start playing this game!