As previously announced, Trion is running another Defiance 2050 beta event this weekend, this time including console players along with PC players. Worth noting is that Trion is also selling founder packs. “Get a head start at launch and check out the variety of Defiance 2050 Founder’s Packs filled items including an amazing ATV, special titles, unique classes, slick outfits, and much more!” the studio writes. “PC Players now have the opportunity to unlock the Founder’s Packs, but keep in mind these items will be available when head start begins and not during closed beta. Have a blast with the new Demolitionist class and get an explosive 3-day head start before launch.”
At least one of the packs is a “class pack” that includes the Assault, Assassin, Guardian, and Combat Medic classes, plus their gear; that led some players to believe the classes won’t be freely unlockable in the game. That’s not the case, however, as Trion explained on Twitter.
“At launch, you can select 1 of 4 base classes (Assault, Assassin, Guardian, Combat Medic) for your character and you can unlock them by playing or by purchasing a pack. We’re also adding a premium class, Demolitionist!”
At launch, you can select 1 of 4 base classes (Assault, Assassin, Guardian, Combat Medic) for your character and you can unlock them by playing or by purchasing a pack. We're also adding a premium class, Demolitionist!
— DEFIANCE 2050 (@DefianceGame) April 27, 2018