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Evolve Stage 2 is now free-to-play

The free-to-play Evolve is now available with a huge volume of its once-paid content.

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Evolve Stage 2 is now free-to-play

As promised, Turtle Rock Studios has re-released Evolve on Steam as the free-to-play Evolve Stage 2. While the game is technically in a beta state, it includes significant portions of content from the paid edition - including 24 Hunters, 7 Monsters, and a ton of perks.

Turtle Rock Studios also provided new details on its new Founders program. In short, if you previously owned Evolve and bought DLC content, it automatically carries over to the free release. What's more, Founders will get 3000 Silver Keys along with all past and future Hunter/Monster adaptations. On a later date, Turtle Rock will release additional Founder-exclusive cosmetic content like skins and badges.

As for the core game itself, Turtle Rock use Evolve's new beta status to test out changes and overhauls. Each class has been tweaked, the UI has been updated, and maps have been redesigned based on player feedback. Four redesigned maps are currently available in the beta, presumably with more to follow.

You can download Evolve Stage 2 right now from Steam.

Update: Perhaps you were wondering what was happening with Evolve's console versions? Turtle Rock has confirmed that once the PC beta period is over, Evolve Stage 2 will make its way to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Additional balance tweaks to the console editions will likely follow.

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