The First Descendant: How to register for the beta

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Greetings, Descendants! The much-anticipated moment has finally arrived. The Crossplay Open Beta Test for The First Descendant is set to kick off on Tuesday at midnight Pacific Time. As we prepare to dive into the world of Albion, Game Director Minseok Joo has shared some exciting updates and changes that will shape our gaming experience.

Mission Improvements
One of the core aspects of the game, Missions, has undergone significant enhancements based on player feedback. The development team has diligently worked on addressing concerns such as empty fields, repetitive gameplay, and matchmaking issues.

The focus is on creating character-driven combat experiences with high replayability. In this beta, players will notice a revamped Mission progression structure, where Battlefields consist of multiple Missions, each offering a unique challenge. Importantly, there is no set order for completing Missions, allowing players to choose freely.

Diverse Mission Types
The game introduces a variety of Mission types, each with its distinct objectives and strategies. From exterminating enemies at Vulgus Camps to escorting detectors and seizing valuable resources, every Mission promises a unique adventure. Players can look forward to exciting platforming Missions that require precision and agility, offering a refreshing change of pace.

Dynamic Monster Encounters
To encourage character diversity and dynamic combat, the developers have introduced “Incoming Combat.” Now, monsters spawn strategically, drawing players into melee combat, where character Unique Abilities shine. To add an element of predictability, various monster appearance animations indicate where monsters will emerge.

Dungeon Boss Battles
Dungeon bosses receive a major upgrade with new phases and mechanics. They become invincible after taking a certain amount of damage, challenging players to adapt and strategize. Additionally, boss battles take place in No Resurrection Zones, adding to the intensity and focus required to conquer these formidable foes.

Non-Combat Elements
While progressing through Missions and Dungeons, players will encounter non-combat elements like supply boxes, explosives, and platforms. These elements enrich the gameplay experience by offering valuable resources and strategic options.

The Sterile Land
A new zone, the Sterile Land, has been introduced, featuring captivating platforming challenges amidst solid structures and canyons. Grappling enthusiasts will find this zone particularly enjoyable.

A Glimpse of the Future
The Crossplay Open Beta Test is just the beginning of the journey in Albion. The development team remains committed to enhancing field content, providing side quests, and uncovering lore content to ensure a rich and immersive gaming experience. The First Descendant promises a world filled with adventure and possibilities, and your feedback during this beta will be invaluable in shaping its future.

Descendants, get ready to embark on this thrilling adventure on Tuesday, September 19th, 2023 00:00 (midnight) – Monday, September 25, 2023 23:59 PDT. Pre-downloads will begin on Monday, September 18th at 00:00 PDT, the day before the test begins and will be available on Steam, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS4 and PS5.

This an open beta so pre-registration isn’t necessary. However, anyone who does pre-register will receive 3 Default Descendant Full Body Skin Trial Vouchers that can be used during the test period. You can find out about even more details here.

Together, we’ll explore the vast and ever-evolving world of The First Descendant.