Global Agenda developer Hi-Rez Studios is prepping for the beta of their next upcoming shooter, Tribes: Ascend. As with any beta, the devs need a few good testers. The first phase of the Tribes: Ascend beta will begin within the next few weeks. The testing phase will include access to twelve playable classes, four of the game’s multiplayer maps, two game modes and three vehicles with up to 32 players.

Tribes: Ascend is targeting a Q1 2012 release. You can sign up for the closed beta on the Tribes: Ascend website.

Tribes: Ascend Prepares for Beta, Accepts Applications

Highly-anticipated free-to-play shooter to begin Closed Beta within the next few weeks

ATLANTA - September 14, 2011 - Hi-Rez Studios, developer of AAA free-to-play online games, today announced that the first phase of Tribes: Ascend closed beta will begin within the next few weeks.  Players can apply for this initial phase at as Hi-Rez Studios will be granting access to thousands of hand-selected players worldwide.  

Tribes: Ascend, the fast-paced jetpack-enabled multiplayer shooter, was recently playable at PAX Prime where it won “Best Multiplayer” from FPSGuru and was listed as “Favorite Game of the Show” by PC Gamer.

During this initial beta phase, Tribes: Ascend players will experience 4 multiplayer maps, 2 game-modes and 3 vehicles as they progress thru 12 playable classes in fast-paced, high-flying online multiplayer matches of up to 32 people.

Hi-Rez Studios will continue to increase the number of beta participants through the end of this year in preparation for a general game release in Q1 of 2012.    

About Hi-Rez Studios

Hi-Rez Studios, Inc, located just outside of Atlanta GA, was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment.  In February 2010 the company released the squad-based Shooter-MMO Global Agenda.  Hi-Rez is currently developing other AAA free-to-play online games including Tribes: Ascend  and SMITE.  For more information, visit

To read the latest guides, news, and features you can visit our Tribes: Ascend Game Page.

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