Everyone has their own pet peeves when it comes down to a game’s combat. Some people really like to just have the traditional MMORPG systems in place of clicking a target, selecting skills, and slowly bashing the enemy to pieces. Perfectly valid. Other people really like having the option to take a more direct approach, aiming their shots and being rewarded for skillful hacking and slashing. Riders of Icarus comes down firmly on both sides of the debate with its new Action Mode, allowing players to toggle back and forth between the styles as desired.
The Action Mode/Standard Mode toggle can be changed at any time, with the former allowing for freeform aiming whilst locking your mouse to your camera movement. Players can tailor their approach to roles in battle or combat needs as well, with Action Mode being used to snipe with a crossbow or hack at an enemy whilst mounted with a lance. The new mode will be available during the game’s next closed beta, so players will get to try out the swapping mechanics for themselves.
In other Icarus news, Nexon has announced that the third phase of its closed beta will run Thursday, June 2nd, to Thursday, June 7th. The NDA has been softened a bit too:
“Our Riders are free to post screenshots, videos, blogs/written material, and livestreams from the game during Phase 3 of the Closed Beta starting on June 2nd. Please be advised that any materials created before June 2nd in previous Phases of the Closed Beta is considered a violation of the Non-Disclosure Agreement.”
Don’t forget the new mounts trailer that we debuted last week and our founder’s pack giveaway — you can still enter until Tuesday night!