APB Reloaded – GamersFirst launches open beta

By Tina Chubb - May 23, 2011

Many gamers were left feeling rather disappointed last week, after they discovered that the much-awaited open beta for the APB Reloaded game had unfortunately been delayed. However, we have some good news now, as we’ve just heard that GamersFirst has now launched the highly anticipated open beta.

What’s even more exciting is the fact that the newly launched open beta has added a few new features to the multiplayer online game. According to a press release over on the sacbee.com website, this includes redesigned ‘witnessing’ game mechanics, new items and weapons and a brand new skill rating system.

There are more improvements scheduled to be released during the open beta period as well, including new clan-based combat mechanics aimed at the higher level players and additional match making improvements. Players can also expect new district and game modes in future updates.

As mentioned above, the open beta features a newly-improved ‘witnessing’ system, which is said to capture the core of the cops versus criminals game mechanics. When Criminals commit open-world crimes they gain a heap of dirty money, which then has to be laundered before players can earn it as a mission reward.

Enforcers are able to witness Criminals committing these crimes, and then opt in to a mini-mission to stop the Criminals. If the Enforcer successfully arrests or defeats the Criminal, the ill-gotten gains are then converted into evidence. Cops are then forced to race to the Evidence Locker in order to earn the cash.

The open beta launches with 10 never-before-seen weapons, as well as a wide variety of icons, vehicles, clothing and accessories. You can learn more about the new skill system via the sacbee.com website. Are you thinking about joining the APB Reloaded open beta?

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Also See: APB Reloaded version 14 update, new content features