Team17 has announced today via a presser that Worms Rumble will be getting a beta next month ahead of the game’s eventual release on PS5, PS4, and PC in December.
From November 6th, PlayStation players and PC players will be able to duke it out in Worms Rumble’s crossplay beta before the game’s full release. 32 players take to the arena in a variety of game modes, including Deathmatch and Squads. Imagine Worms as a Battle Royale game, and that’s what you get with Worms Rumble, albeit with far fewer players.
The fact that Worms Rumble will have crossplay is a great thing, mind you, as it should ensure that the game remains playable with a larger pool of players to compete with and against.
Also revealed today is the second map that will be included in Worms Rumble at launch: Portal Park. This arena features a fantastical portal that can change the map’s environments in dramatic ways. It also has underground train tracks that players can use to quickly get around to different areas of the map. Fan favourite weapons, including the Grapple Guns and the Jet Pack are also making a return, ensuring that getting around the huge maps is quick and easy.
Worms Rumble Key Features:
· Real-time, frantic, 32-player action: Worms Rumble makes history as the first game in the series to introduce real-time strategic combat and object destruction
· Get more targets with crossplay matchmaking: Whether on PS4, PS5, or PC, players can battle against players from all other platforms
· Make your Worm its own: No Worms game would be complete without cosmetics and personalisation, ranging from outfits and hats to skins for your worm and weapons they wield
· Lock and load your arsenal: Crates across the maps contain weapons like the Bazooka, Assault Rifle, and Holy Hand Grenade, with Jet Packs and Grapple Guns providing extra movement options
Kevin Carthew, Creative Director, Team17, said: “Revealing the release timing of Worms Rumble is a very special moment for the development team, and we’re thrilled that it’s only a matter of weeks away. We’re very excited to see players take to the arenas, and it’s fantastic that through the PlayStation 4/PC crossplay open beta next month we can give you a taste of what’s to come in December. It’s even more special considering we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series in days after the beta, with Team17’s own 30th anniversary coming up on the 7th December.”
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