- PlayStation 3 North America: March 19th 8:00am PDT – March 25th 9:00pm, PDT
- PlayStation 3 Europe: March 20th 8:00am PDT – March 26th 9:00pm, PDT
- PC Global: March 22nd 9:00am PDT – March 24th 9:00pm PDT
- X-Box 360 Global: March 25th 8:00am PDT – March 26th 9:00pm PDT
The final beta, which is not representative of the final game, will let players explore the Mt. Tam and Madera regions with Co-op battles on Angel Island and the Cronkhite Bunker. For Ark Hunters looking to test their might in some competitive multiplayer action, the Freight yard and Observatory will provide opportunities to prove themselves worthy of Von Bach Industries’ recruitment.
Thanks to a partnership with Dodge, we revealed last week that players pre-ordering Defiance will also get an exclusive in-game red Dodge Challenger at launch, in addition to the previously announced pre-order reward items. The Dodge Challenger is the fastest vehicle in the game and players in the BETA will get to test drive it first by competing in the Dodge time trial challenge located in Madera.
Defiance is scheduled for release April 2, 2013, and is now available for pre-order. If you’re looking for a guaranteed invite to the final BETA you can get your key by pre-ordering now.
No, I don’t know why X-Box 360 players only get two days while PlayStation 3 gamers get a week. I would imagine either something to do with Microsoft or the X-Box version doesn’t need the testing the PlayStation 3 needs.
It is important to remember that this isn’t a demo though, regardless of how close it is to the system’s April 2nd release date. To those who will be participating, regardless of platform, have fun with it but more importantly actually look for bugs and give feedback.