Open Beta For Steep's Olympics DLC Now Available To Everyone
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Although Steep didn't generate a ton of buzz when it was released last year, Ubisoft Annecy has nonetheless supported the extreme sports game with quite a bit of DLC. Its biggest piece of post-release content, however, is still to come: the Road to the Olympics expansion will add a new story and a whole bunch of new sports. Starting today, though, anyone can try out a couple of its new sports in the public beta.
Road to the Olympics adds two new areas to the game, Japan and South Korea, joining Alaska and the Alps. In the open beta, players can try out the new Downhill and Big Air events. Downhill features the high-speed, well-defined race courses of its real-world counterpart, while Big Air tasks you with scoring the most points on a single jump. If you happen to be really good at Downhill, and end up at the top of the leaderboards, you'll get a chance to win a ticket to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
You can also explore a bit of of the larger Japan map; there, you can complete two wingsuit challenges and one snowboard challenge. The full expansion will feature a story mode that follows the journey of a freestyle athlete who attempts to win Gold in three events: Big Air, Halfpipe, and Slopestyle.
The beta runs from today, November 28 to December 4, and it's available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The full expansion costs $30; Ubisoft is also launching a bundle with both the base game and the expansion for $60, and a bundle with all the DLC for $80. It launches in full on December 5. Previous pieces of DLC have added various challenges, cosmetic items, and sports like speedflying and tobogganing.