Ever since I got this new PC that I’m typing on now I’ve been looking for new games to play and enjoy with friends. Today, Nexon has announced that Dirty Bomb has gone into Open Beta on Steam, which you can click here to head to the Steam Page. While this isn’t all they’ve included a lot of details on the game, which you can read below. Plus, you’ll be seeing me soon streaming this game on my Twitch page so watch out for when I go live to kick some butt online.
“Today marks a huge achievement in our studio’s history. Dirty Bomb is our first fully owned IP on PC, and that has allowed us to make exactly the game we wanted,” said Paul Wedgwood, CEO and founder, Splash Damage. “As a studio, we are dedicated to creating the most entertaining, competitive and collaborative experiences. Dirty Bomb is a showcase of this and of our partnership and collaboration with Nexon. With more than two years of testing by thousands of our fans through closed Alpha and Beta, Dirty Bomb is a game of firsts for us and the industry.”
Players in Dirty Bomb’s Open Beta will initially find 12 Mercs to fill out their squad. Two Mercs – Combat Medic Aura and Fire-Support Specialist Skyhammer – are always available free to players, and there will be a variation of additional Mercs free on an ongoing basis. To kick off the Open beta, the following Mercs will be in free rotation beginning Wednesday, June 3:
- Kira, a powerful tactical character who can rain down hell from above with her Orbital Laser Strike, perfect for clearing out defenses and campers
- Sawbonez, a frontline support medic equipped with a Submachine Gun and Defibrillator Paddles, who is highly effective at reviving his teammates to full health
- Fragger, an aggressive pointman and straight-up player-slayer, with a big gun, lots of ammo, and devastating Frag grenades
Players also have the option of purchasing Mercs for their squad, including long-range sniper Vassili and the Minigun-toting walking tank, Rhino.
The Open Beta launches with five maps and two modes for players to put to the test. New content will continuously be added to Dirty Bomb in the coming months, whether in finished form, or prototype content for the community to try out and provide feedback on.