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Hellgate Open Beta Launches Next Week

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T3 Entertainment and Redbana are re-opening the doors to the fiery FPS Hellgate in an open beta next week.

Friday T3 Entertainment said that the upcoming relaunch of Hellgate will kick off with an open beta for North America and Europe starting June 30, 2011. The open beta will include two new game modes: the PvP "Dual Arena" and the zombie-infested "Cow Room." T3 Entertainment will also celebrate the beta launch by throwing four special events to "strengthen the Hellgate community".

Here's the list of events starting, next Thursday:

Guild Reservoir

This event will encourage teamwork and collaboration as guilds with 30 or more members join together to earn rewards including nano shards or Palladiums on a per member basis.

The Daily Supplies

This event will run for one month and will scatter daily supplies ranging from Resurrection scrolls to Power message abilities around the Greenwich headquarters. Once a day players will have a chance to acquire up to four awesome items.

To Level in Hell

This event will challenge players to level up as fast as they can until level 20. The Game Masters will pick 10 lucky entries to win 3,000 TCoins each.

Level and Be Rewarded

Hellgate will be giving away more than ever before with this final event for Open Beta which will bestow special prizes on all players who reach level 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, and 50.

As for the two new game modes, here's a description of each:

Duel Area

This mode allows players to participate in a player-vs.-player mode. Players may opt to modify game settings and other battle rules while choosing from four possible areas: Abandoned Passage, Black Wall Way, Forgotten Grave, and Passage of Hallucination. In the Duel Area, players enter Death Match mode and must kill members of the opposing team. To aid combatants in the frenzy, Recovery Crystals are available near each team’s base, allowing players to recover HP, MP and shields. The winning team will get PvP points, which may be used to purchase accessories, pets and other items in-game. PvP updates will be posted on Hellgate’s website, where weekly top ten players will be rewarded.

Cow Room

This mode won’t involve our milk-making friends. Instead, it will be crawling with a team of zombies - normal zombies and mummified. While the zombies may appear weak, players must remain vigilant and slay the Cow Room boss and his zombie cronies, all while avoiding a vision-reducing Sandstorm. But in order to enter the Cow Room, players first need to complete a special recipe to create a key. Players that can handle the madness have a chance to gain the newest and rarest Hellgate item drops.

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    TheProfosist , June 24, 2011 10:53 PM
    Cant wait to open the Gate of Hell
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    sliem , June 24, 2011 11:21 PM
    TheProfosistCant wait to open the Gate of Hell


    Don't worry, it will open itself at 12/21/2012.

    Anyway, I've never heard about this game...
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    Trialsking , June 24, 2011 11:23 PM
    Is this the same Hellgate London from like 3 yrs ago, that total sucked or is this a different one?
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    bonezy , June 24, 2011 11:33 PM
    TrialskingIs this the same Hellgate London from like 3 yrs ago, that total sucked or is this a different one?


    Same franchise, looks like a reboot of sorts. I'm downloading the client right now. I was initially hyped by the trailer in '07, but so-so reviews made me forget about the game, until now.
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    alidan , June 25, 2011 12:13 AM
    i thought hellgate was a diablo style (rouge like) that was 3d when it launced. was i wrong?
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    4745454b , June 25, 2011 1:10 AM
    I argue that this is a better game because the first game was buggy and you had to pay for it. This one is free, so it doesn't matter if its buggy or not. Seeing as its free I'll be checking it out. If I like it I'll play it, if not oh well.
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    im_caius , June 25, 2011 3:44 AM
    WOW. The interface is exactly like WoW..
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    tamerlee , June 25, 2011 5:41 AM
    Hellgate: London isn't a FPS unless you zoom in as the range class.
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    nukemaster , June 25, 2011 11:10 AM
    im_caiusWOW. The interface is exactly like WoW..

    Should be, the original design team are a split off from blizzard(Diablo II team I think). Hell I do not even think any of the WoW designers are left on the Wow project.
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    jsc , June 25, 2011 12:23 PM
    I really liked the idea of the original game. Even did not mind paying for it (well, bargain bin). Too bad it was so buggy.
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    Anonymous , June 26, 2011 11:17 AM
    It looks (IMO) no different than when it was made what...4 or 5 years ago now? I can't quite remember...i mean graphics to me look early xbox 360 or Burning Crusade WoW graphics...Hopefully the game play and the controls are not as horrid as SW: Galaxies was (oh god that nightmare...)
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    psychshaman , June 27, 2011 3:18 AM
    The game is a lot of fun, so happy they are bringing it back. This game plays like a dungeon crawler in that you get surrounded and hack your way through killing normal enemies with ease. It was incredibly buggy when it was released, but the concept, artwork, and gameplay kept me interested. This game has been up and running in other territories, so hopefully we will have a solid build when it's re-released.
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    zblade , June 27, 2011 5:35 AM
    Does not look exactly like WOW... It looks exactly like Diablo. That is because the same team who made Diablo made this game.
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    dalauder , June 27, 2011 5:57 AM
    I'm confused--why are the graphics so terrible? There must be some stuff I'm missing about this game, but I really do think they should explain why I'd be interested. It could be a good opportunity to gain interest of people who don't already know about this game.
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    zblade , June 27, 2011 6:32 AM
    dalauderI'm confused--why are the graphics so terrible? There must be some stuff I'm missing about this game, but I really do think they should explain why I'd be interested. It could be a good opportunity to gain interest of people who don't already know about this game.


    Because the game is about 3 years old and it was like 3 years in the making as well. But compare to most free 2 play games out there, it has better graphics.
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    bryguy894 , June 27, 2011 2:47 PM
    I shall not knock it before I try it. I'm actually excited to try this out.
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    Anonymous , June 27, 2011 5:10 PM
    Ok, I played it USA side from start to finish 3 years ago it was Buggy yes the graphics are terrible due to the fact this release is only direct X 9 The flag ship studio one from 3 years ago has a DirX 10 had very good graphics.

    P.S.
    Best loot system ever
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    Anomalyx , June 27, 2011 7:56 PM
    Cow room that requires a recipe to open...
    Love the blatant reference (was a long-time Diablo II player)
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    Anonymous , June 27, 2011 10:47 PM
    guys i have a question (many i think) i was going on a net cafe and playing hellgate which i think it was offline becose i wasnt meet any1 else on gameplay (comment that plz) also on that off game there was a friend list button but idk it was give me the feeling somethink was wrong (that happen very long ago) also today i download the game on mine pc and when i launce the game it say "could not connect to authentication server" is somethink wrong with mine pc or? plz tell me becose mine mind stuck
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    nukemaster , June 27, 2011 11:27 PM
    Quote:
    guys i have a question (many i think) i was going on a net cafe and playing hellgate which i think it was offline becose i wasnt meet any1 else on gameplay (comment that plz) also on that off game there was a friend list button but idk it was give me the feeling somethink was wrong (that happen very long ago) also today i download the game on mine pc and when i launce the game it say "could not connect to authentication server" is somethink wrong with mine pc or? plz tell me becose mine mind stuck

    Did you get the beta? or do you have the original Hellgate : London?

    Hellgate : London is DEAD the servers are all offline and long gone.

    When the new Hellgate(not london) launches, you can play it again. FOR FREE!!!!