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:
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:
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.
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.