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The First Descendant's Beta Is Set For October, Gets Trailer Treatment Ahead Of Gamescom

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The First Descendant's Beta Is Set For October, Gets Trailer Treatment Ahead Of Gamescom

Nexon's upcoming co-op shooter, The First Descendant, announced its beta testing dates, officially coming in October. The announcement this morning came alongside the promised full trailer ahead of Gamescom 2022.

The beta for The First Descendant will take place on Steam this October 20th-26th. While The First Descendant will release on consoles as well, the beta is slated for Steam only, which means console players will have to wait (or just..you know...sign up on Steam).

The beta will see players able to take the role of up to 10 characters during the test, including some of the characters in the trailer.

Via this morning's press release:

"The high-quality graphics, built in Unreal Engine 5, show dynamic four-player co-op battles as the Descendants wage war against Karel and his army of alien invaders. In the trailer, Lepic (a versatile fighter with powerful guns built into his arm), Viessa (a debuffer who freezes enemies by controlling cold air), Bunny (super-quick nuke with electrical attacks), and Ajax (the tank with space-warping skills) team up to battle huge alien bosses. More dynamic action can also be seen through additional characters with unique skill sets. The bosses, each with unique appearances and combat styles, are susceptible to distinct player abilities, weapons, and grappling hook attacks that can cling to and remove body parts. "

The First Descendant is a new IP by Nexon, set in a sci-fi fantasy universe. Currently slated as a free-to-play looter-shooter, players can team up in groups up to four to take on the challenges the shooter throws at them. Each character is stated to have unique abilities, as well as the ability to grow in power through combining new equipment, enhancing stats and more. Those interested can check out the Steam page and sign up for the beta in October.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore