Gigantic rejoins Arc platform, opens up PC beta, and preps for July 20 launch

There is no shortage of movement on Gigantic, Motiga’s colorful, multi-platform MOBA. For starters, the studio announced that PC players can now get in on the open beta, conveniently located on Perfect World’s Arc platform.

The Windows open beta joins the Xbox One testing program as the title gets ready for launch on July 20th, and players who want to transfer their accounts to Arc can do so with a one-time offer.

As part of launch preparations, a massive June patch was deployed on Wednesday to shore up Gigantic. The update contained a revamped user interface, a new player experience, bot matches, voice chat, hero voiceovers,

Get pumped for Gigantic’s open beta party with the official trailer below!

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Armsbend

What the heck is Arc?

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PWE’s account launcher thing.

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Nick Smith

I played last weekend. Loved the graphics and gameplay. The characters have great personalities. Fun stuff!

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Is this a standard MOBA with lanes and 25-minute matches and such? I love the look of this game, but for some reason the standard MOBA format just bores me to tears. I can’t even explain why, either, but yesterday while playing MXM, the Titan Ruins tutorial even bored me, and it wasn’t even the length of a full match.

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Nick Smith

What elveone said. It’s not your typical MOBA. It feels completely different.

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It actually is not a typical MOBA. There aren’t any mobs that go forward killing towers and the PvE element is killing monsters on control points that other players summon. The matches vary in length but yeah, expect those 25ish minute experiences rather than an MMO feel. The combat is more of a third person brawler or shooter than a typical moba. The in-match progression is not based on buying items or upgrading stats but on upgrading your skills in a branching ways – for example you can either choose for one of the ranged abilities to break armor or to be able to teleport to the target on second cast.

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I went ahead and installed it and went through the tutorial. That’s all I had time for, so I’ll have to see what it’s really like later one. It definitely doesn’t feel very MOBA-ish, so I might actually like it. It’s very colorful. The one real problem I see is a very small number of maps (according to the wiki, there’s only 4), and few characters (18, I think). A lot of maps are necessary to keep my interest, so I hope they have more in the works.

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