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'LawBreakers' Will Give Away A GTX 1080 Ti With New Open Beta

You'll have one last chance to play LawBreakers, the team-based shooter designed by former Gears of War director Cliff Bleszinski, before its August 8 release. The game will be available in an open beta for PC and PlayStation 4 from 7am PT on July 28 to 7am PT on July 31. To raise more interest in the title, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, a replica Aerator rifle, and a custom PS4 console will be given away.

This isn't the first opportunity you've had to play LawBreakers before its debut. The game has offered access to early alpha builds, closed betas, and an open beta that ran from June 30-July 5. This latest freebie is likely supposed to woo gamers into buying the competitive first-person shooter. A strong launch is important for multiplayer-only games like this; people are unlikely to stick around if there's no one to play with.

But let's go back to the basics for a moment. LawBreakers is all about fragging other players in objective-based contests between two opposing teams. Each team is comprised of different characters with unique designs and abilities. Those characters must navigate areas of low gravity while taking out their opponents and avoiding the all-but-inevitable clutches of death themselves. LawBreakers is meant to be, in a word, intense.

That intensity could be enough to convince some people to give this open beta (and LawBreakers proper) a shot. The game's publisher, Nexon America, decided to sweeten the pot for people who aren't interested in playing for the sake of playing with contests for each platform. PC gamers can enter to win the GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition or Aerator rifle replica; PS4 players can win a custom LawBreakers console.

The contents, just like their prizes, differ between platforms. PC gamers simply have to play three matches within the first four hours of the beta's launch, while PS4 players will have to take a screenshot from the beta and share it on Twitter with the hashtags #SkilledAF and #LBBetaPS4. You must be at least 17 years old and reside in the U.S. or Canada to participate in either contest. (Sorry, everyone else.)

You can find out more about the contests on the LawBreakers forums--here are the rules for PC gamers, and here are the rules for PS4 players. LawBreakers will debut on August 8 with two versions: a $30 base game and a $40 "Deadzo Deluxe" edition with additional in-game items. You missed your chance on a limited edition physical release of the game; it's all sold out.

NameLawBreakers
TypeFPS, Multiplayer
DeveloperBoss Key Productions
PublisherNexon America
PlatformsPC, PS4
Where To BuySteamPlayStation Network
Release DateAugust 8, 2017
  • Blake_24
    So you have to play within the first four hours to be entered on PC? What are you supposed to do if you don't have that option to play as soon as it comes out and have a slow internet connection??
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  • 10tacle
    The Promotion will run on July 28, 2017, and will begin at 7:00 A.M. and end at 11:00 A.M. (Pacific Time)

    If you can't game at any time you want to and/or have a slow internet connection, winning or not winning a GTX 1080Ti is the least of your problems. Work in the way? Take a half day for an "emergency dental visit."
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  • caustin582
    19985269 said:
    So you have to play within the first four hours to be entered on PC? What are you supposed to do if you don't have that option to play as soon as it comes out and have a slow internet connection??

    Just continue living your life, I guess.
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  • 10tacle
    ^^Thank you. I get so tired of complainers when it comes to these competitions. Life isn't fair. Nobody gets a participation trophy in the real world. Deal with it accordingly.
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  • Blake_24
    19985979 said:
    ^^Thank you. I get so tired of complainers when it comes to these competitions. Life isn't fair. Nobody gets a participation trophy in the real world. Deal with it accordingly.

    Not as much complaining as curious who made the choice to only make the competition available for 4 hours on a Friday morning. Especially since this beta is most likely to draw attention to the game before it is released.
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  • 10tacle
    If they opened it for 12 hours from midnight Friday PST to Saturday at 12 noon with this kind of giveaway, servers would likely crash. I have no problem taking a sick day to get a chance to win a $750 GTX 1080Ti. And again, if a slow internet service was a concern of mine, online gaming would be low on my priority list of "to do" things.
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  • cryoburner
    19986043 said:
    Not as much complaining as curious who made the choice to only make the competition available for 4 hours on a Friday morning. Especially since this beta is most likely to draw attention to the game before it is released.

    I was going to comment on this exact same point. How much of their target audience is going to be able to play during the morning on a weekday? I thought at first it might be so that European players could participate, but the giveaway is for North America only. Perhaps they wanted to have the developers on duty in case some potential issue came up, but I can't help but think they could have extended the hours a bit and still accomplished that.

    19986092 said:
    If they opened it for 12 hours from midnight Friday PST to Saturday at 12 noon with this kind of giveaway, servers would likely crash. I have no problem taking a sick day to get a chance to win a $750 GTX 1080Ti. And again, if a slow internet service was a concern of mine, online gaming would be low on my priority list of "to do" things.

    As for the "slow internet connection" part, you can already pre-load the game on Steam, so that shouldn't actually matter much. I don't see why having a slow connection would be indicative of someone not having their priorities straight though. There are plenty of areas where fast Internet isn't an option. Taking an unscheduled day off from work supposedly for health reasons to play a game and have a miniscule chance of winning a prize seems a lot more questionable.
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  • 10tacle
    19986972 said:
    There are plenty of areas where fast Internet isn't an option. Taking an unscheduled day off from work supposedly for health reasons to play a game and have a miniscule chance of winning a prize seems a lot more questionable.

    Hence my comment on priorities. Don't complain if your situation isn't privy to the prize outcome. It's just a fact of life.
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  • termathor
    Hey there,

    Just wanted to say you can indeed game, including online, with a very slow internet connection, and quite fine at it, as well.
    2.5 Mbps for me (no way to have any better anytime), one full week, day and night, to download Doom, and online gaming works just fine, due to low latency.

    And yes, I think those very limited (countries, times) do suck balls. Those guys are not raising up to my radar now, while they could very likely have, if they were less retarded.
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  • skline00
    10tacle, thank you for a real world comment that makes sense.
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