For hopeful fans of Amazon’s Crucible, it has not been the most comforting of summers. At the end of June, the studio announced that it would be taking the title back to closed beta for an extensive rework due to its poor reception. It was so abrupt and concerning that the Massively OP team pondered whether or not Amazon could even save the game.
This week, there’s another bout of disappointing news, albeit less devastating. Crucible’s team decided that it wants to hold back the next round of beta invites and the next patch to address “critical bugs” that it discovered.
“We know that’s not exciting news, but these bugs impacted core gameplay and we need time to thoroughly test out our fixes for them before pushing the release live. The upside of the situation is that the registration cut-off for the first wave of invitations is being extended to Sunday, August 2nd,” the team wrote.