Here’s what you can do in Ship of Heroes’ surprise beta right now

    
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Last week, Ship of Heroes’ Heroic Games announced a “surprise” beta test round – open to the public – during the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, the team has posted a newsletter to explain to players just what they can expect from the events, expected to run for two weeks.

For example, the studio says travel powers will be fully activated; the Beta Club, hospital, and auction house are open; and the character creation tool is ready to roll. But there are new things too, including additions to the CCT, new and improved costumes, the Controller archetype and two of its power sets, fightable baddies, ambushes, leveling features, and the diurnal cycle.

“This is a free event we’re hosting to add a little fun into the lives of our community, many of whom are at home due to the coronavirus,” Heroic notes. “This is not a real Beta in which we would ask you to keep an eye out for bugs; there are bugs aplenty, and we’re already working on fixing most of them. This is just a chance to run across the latest dev map and see a well-made game that’s under construction.”

If you don’t have access, you can still send the studio a note asking for it even now. The studio tells us they’ve pulled in nearly a thousand players so far, making it almost twice as many as the number who tested the game during its CCT beta last year.

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Hikari Kenzaki

Thread of pictures :)

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wratts

Well, my $50 to CoE was obviously a waste, so that clearly means I have $50 to send to SoH now right? Right?

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silverlock

I’m not sure what you mean? You don’t have to give them any money to play around with the demo.

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Relmharver

They aren’t asking for any money for access. If people are impressed enough with what they see in this beta, maybe they’ll throw some cash their way. I won’t, but I don’t think it’s in any way a questionable move from the developers.

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wratts

I think my comment came out more cynical than I intended. I’ve been watching the competing superhero successors for a while and if Ship is furthest along they’re getting my financial support. This was more a joke around my poor impulse control

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silverlock

If you applied for the beta make sure to check your spam folder as that’s where I found my invite.

I got my key on Tuesday.

I haven’t seen anything about an NDA can we post pictures and stuff?

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justin something

you can post pictures and stream video if you want to. there are some bugs, it’s just an event to let everyone play, so keep that in mind, but show whatever you like

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

This is really cool of them to do. After all of the bad news for the decade of March, it’s a welcome distraction for sure.