Enlisted, billed as a MMO shooter set in the throes of World War II, is now live having just completed its closed beta testing. The online game is available for free on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S|X and PC.
Enlisted pits players in the middle of the action during some of World War II's greatest battles, such as the Battle of Moscow and the D-Day Normandy Landings. An online shooter, players will go up against squads of enemies in battlefields with more than 100 soldiers, as well as controllable aircraft and ground vehicles. Players act as a squad leader, leading a group of AI-controlled soldiers which you can freely switch between at any moment. If you're knocked out of the fight, you'll simply swap to a still standing soldier to continue onwards.
Darkflow Software, the team behind Enlisted says that while they are dedicated to historical accuracy, they also recognize that they need to avoid the "tedium that comes with more simulation-type games." Via Xbox Wire talking about balancing historical accuracy while still making a fun game:
"That being said, we also want to avoid the tedium that comes with more simulation-type games, like walking for minutes at a time without any combat: Enlisted is easy to get into and fast paced, has a focus on immersive gunplay with a short time-to-kill and aims to keep gameplay forgiving. On the gameplay side, we strive for a golden middle ground between hardcore and more casual shooters; one that you can both spend hours in at a time, be that alone or in a dedicated clan, or in a more relaxed setting with a couple of friends after work – and still play a major role on the battlefield."
Enlisted is free-to-play on PC, Xbox Series S and X, as well as PlayStation 5. As with all free-to-play titles these days, Enlisted has a battle pass which started its 75 day season on April 8th, and includes both a free and premium track of rewards.