The Finals open beta was played by 7.5 million people, a whopping number of contestants to enter a new game. The beta began on Oct 26 and came to an end on November 5th.
The Finals, a high-octane looter-shooter game, takes players into a battle for fame, wealth, and, of course, survival, as they engage in fast-paced FPS combat against the players.
Starting from October 26 and concluding on November 5, The Finals’ open beta was accessible on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam, with the bonus of cross-platform play. The game is so good and was anticipated by so many people that during the one-week open beta phase, The Finals was played by 7.5 million people, revealed the developers on social media platforms.
The Open Beta has come to an end!— THE FINALS (@reachthefinals) November 6, 2023
An unforgettable week for us — a whopping 7.5 MILLION contestants entered the arena! Now it’s time for us to hunker down and get back to work on all the fixes and improvements you helped us identify. GG and until next time! #REACHTHEFINALS pic.twitter.com/JI1KXQMNdr
Feedback on The Finals Open beta has been overwhelmingly positive, with only a few minor glitches and disappointments reported.
One enthusiastic fan remarked, “I had an absolute blast playing it to be honest. It’s refreshing and a lot of fun. really looking forward to release day. FPS games just got so boring recently.” Another player from the 7.5 million crowd stated, “I’ve had my eye on this game for a while. Downloaded it and wow. I have not had as much fun in gaming for a good many a year as I did over the weekend playing this. The flamethrower and pistol are OP though. Controllers need slightly more AA.”
Overall, this game is a masterpiece of both technical prowess and tactical depth. The gunplay and movement are nothing short of exceptional, with a level of destructibility that adds a strategic layer to every encounter. What’s truly great about all this is that all of this comes in a package under 9 GB, a testament to the developers’ optimization skills.
The in-game store is equally impressive, offering skins that resonate with the elite aesthetic of ‘Squid Game’. With a wide range of level of customization options, the potential for microtransactions is present without being intrusive.
Throughout the beta phase of The Finals, the developers introduced a plethora of new content, some of which was entirely new, while others were updates from the closed betas earlier in the year.
The open beta of The Finals unveiled new arenas, including the Skyway Stadium (brand new), Monaco, and Seoul. It also introduced new game modes like Bank-It (a fresh addition), Unranked Tournament, Ranked Tournament, Quick Cash, and Practice Range. The beta showcased a staggering array of 20 weapons, 26 gadgets, and 9 abilities for contestants to select from, along with enhancements in performance, mobility, team dynamics, and more.
Additionally, the complimentary Open Beta Battle Pass offered 16 exclusive rewards, which, once unlocked, will carry over to the full game upon launch. This progression system included 5 Mastery Levels per weapon.
With a couple of closed betas already under its belt, The Finals appears to be one of the most promising games on the gaming horizon.
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