Wild West Online’s battle royale spinoff Magnificent 5 hits open beta

    
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Back in October, Wild West Online admitted defeat and renewal: After launching seemingly early and inarguably poorly in May, the 612 Games vowed a do-over in July, only to see the studio all but fold by August when it couldn’t meet payroll due to low sales and player concurrency. Last month, the devs revealed the game had been rescued by Sergey Titov’s Free Reign Entertainment and would be splitting into two free-to-play versions under the new development team: Frontier, which is basically the same ol’ survival PvP sandbox, and Magnificent 5, which is a battle royale.

If that second one appealed to you for some reason and you aren’t already saturated with battle royale, then know that Magnificent 5 has hit open beta this week. It looks as if all you need do is whip up a free-to-play account and you’re in, just note that it’s not on Steam.

“Welcome to the Battle Royale Wild West style – where teams of 5 players fight it out to become last team standing. Large dynamic world filled with player constructed fortifications and destructible buildings, dozens of authentic old west guns and of course horses.”

Wild West Frontiers, however, is still flagged “coming soon.”

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Armsman

Thought this game bit the dust months ago. With RDR2 out, why are they bothering?

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Bruno Brito

Cutting losses and praying to prey on the people who won’t buy RDR2.

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Bruno Brito

– This town isn’t big enough for the both of us!

– Ok. *Unplugs and proceeds to play RDR2*

– Oh.

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Nate Woodard

Pretty much this exactly! Funny how Rockstar intends on making a game before they make a battle royal.

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Mr.McSleaz

I know Sergey Titov is somewhere in this Shit-Tsunami & that is enough for me to Steer Clear, lol.

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Kayweg

This has “throwing good money after bad” written all over it.
Call it quits already.

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A Dad Supreme

R.I.P. pardner.

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laelgon

When you’ve run out of good ideas, make a battle royale game.

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Weilan

That’s the new “new low”. xD

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Weilan

Guess who’s gonna play it? Not me.

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Armsbend

lol

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BalsBigBrother

Yeah Hahahahahaha …. sorry I can’t even.

These guys had such a window of opportunity to build a community with folks being excited for the launch of RDR2 but they blew it in every way possible that you can imagine and then some. Now they will be lucky if they make it into the New Year.

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cambruin

They had to launch prior to RDR2’s release.

Why they decided to launch it as it were is a mystery to me though. I can understand the necessity to launch early, but common sense should have told them different.
Such a shame. For a while it seemed like they actually had something…