Chivalry 2 Open Beta Starting On May 27, Includes New Maps And Customization Options

The upcoming Chivalry 2 beta will also feature cross-play with all available platforms.

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Chivalry II, the upcoming medieval combat title from developer Torn Banner Studios, is going into open beta later this month. This is the first opportunity for people to play the game since its closed beta, which ran for just one weekend.

Unlike its previous beta though, anyone will be able to hop in for some head-chopping action this time around. The Chivalry II open beta will start on May 27, 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET, and run until June 1 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET. Anyone trying to get in on the medieval action can also preload the game starting on May 26 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET.

Chivalry II's upcoming beta will be available on all platforms and include cross-play. On PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X, players will simply have to head to the game's store page to download the open beta. PC players on the other hand will only find Chivalry II on the Epic Games Store.

It also seems that the upcoming open beta for Chivalry II will include some never-before-seen content. In the game's closed beta, players could access multiple medieval fighting classes and battle it out across two deathmatch maps and two objective-based maps, which have typically been the stars of the game. However, a third map was shown in an Open Beta Announce Dev Diary from Torn Banner Studios. Called "Coxwell," the map embodies a classic siege on a town. Attackers run into the town's outlying village, where defenders play as hastily armed villagers instead of armor-clad warriors.

Another new objective-based map, The Battle of Darkforest was also mentioned in a news post on the Torn Banner website. In it, defenders will spring ambushes and traps on an army marching to kill the Duke of Fogbern Keep.

Customization options will also be present in Chivalry II's open beta. Players will be able to dress up their warriors in different kinds of armor, customize their weapons, and even change the facial features of their character. Beyond that, players will also be able to change the personality of their character. You can play as an ego-filled demigod or whimpering knave, with each different personality giving you access to different emotes and voice lines.

Chivalry II is currently set to launch on June 8, with two separate editions. The game's standard edition will cost just $40, while a special edition that comes with some cosmetics will run for $50.

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