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Riders Republic beta set to kick off on August 23

Ubisoft has announced when the beta for Riders Republic kicks off.

The Riders Republic beta will be held August 23-25 on PlayStation and Xbox systems, as well as PC on both Ubisoft Connect and the Epic Games Launcher. It will be available for pre-load from August 21, and players will be able to send a beta invitation to two friends.

During the beta, testers will be given a glimpse of three careers such as Bike Races, Snow Tricks, and Air Sports.

Players can also compete in the following multiplayer modes:

  • Mass Races: The crazier the better in these epic, multisport races with more than 50 players. New races appear randomly on the map every hour, so players will need to get ready to watch their blind spots, protect their position and remain agile with their skills as they fight their way to the finish line.
  • Tricks Battle: Compete in 6v6 matchups and try to land as many tricks as possible on the various modules to capture them and earn points. The team with the highest score wins.
  • Free for All: Challenge new opponents and show them how it’s done through a select playlist of events.
  • Versus Mode: Players can join up with friends in their career progression and see who’s the very best.

All multiplayer modes and career events can be experienced with up to five other players.

If you are interested in giving it a go, you can sign up for the beta here.

Developed by Ubisoft Annecy, Riders Republic is an open-world extreme sports game encompassing snowboarding, mountain biking, skiing, and wingsuit gliding. It's basically a massively multiplayer playground featuring various national parks in the US where you can roam freely with others as well as compete.

The game is slated to release on October 28, and there are three options available for pre-order.

There are three versions of the game which will be made available: standard, Gold Edition, and Ultimate Edition.

The Gold Edition includes the base game and the Year 1 Pass including eight kits that allow players to modify gameplay in the form of gear upgrades throughout the year, the BMX Sport add-on, plus exclusive content added after launch. Rocket Bike and Rocket Ski exotic kits will be available at launch.

Those interested in the Ultimate Edition will find it includes the base game and the Year 1 Pass as well as four exclusive cosmetic packs: Cosmic, Rainbow, Neon, and Skull’n Style. Players will earn 20 helicopter tickets to reach in-game summits faster.

If you pre-order any edition of the game you will be handed the Bunny Pack. It includes a custom bunny outfit, an additional blue bunny head, and rainbow snowboard paint.

On the fence about it? Well, Tom seemed to have fun with the game and went so far as to state it has the ingredients needed to get him hooked. Give his first impressions of the game a read at the link.

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