Closed Beta Wrap Up: Over 3 Million Hellbugs Destroyed

Closed Beta Wrap Up

The first fights of Defiance 2050 are over for now, thank you Ark Hunters for playing in the Closed Beta and telling us your thoughts on social media, forums, and our livestreams each Friday. The Defiance team has been reviewing your survey feedback, checking out comments, fixing bugs, improving server stability, and gearing up for all the new systems coming to launch this summer. Let’s take a look at some of the cool data we gathered from closed beta!

 

Closed Beta Fun Facts:

  • 3,451,479 Hellbugs Killed (those Hellbugs didn’t stand a chance)
  • 4,769,146 Mutants Killed
  • 213,519 Total Levels Gained
  • 68,305 Completions of the Chaos Reigns Mission
  • 420 Ark Hunters Reached Max Level 25 in Beta (420 top Beta Blazers, who’d have guessed)
  • 37 Hours was the Longest Session Playtime from a Player
  • 8,206,389 Minutes of Beta Played (that’s over 136,000 hours of gameplay)

 

Early Founder’s Packs Available Now

Suit up your Ark Hunter with a 3-day head start at launch and take a look at the Defiance 2050 Founder’s Packs for PC. The Ultimate Founder’s Pack includes an amazing ATV, 5 unique classes, slick outfits, special titles, inventory slots, 30-day XP boost, and $50 worth of Bits! Defiance 2050 is a free to play, co-op action shooter set in a massive sci-fi world filled with post-apocalyptic gear and alien ark technology. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Founder’s Packs will also be available at a later date.

 

Heading Into Launch

As we get closer to Defiance 2050 launch this summer, we’re excited to share the new class abilities, updated graphics, itemization upgrades, and much more in the road ahead. The next beta event and launch date have not been announced yet, but stay connected on our official forums, Twitter and Facebook page for upcoming news. If you can’t wait to hunt some hellbugs, play the original Defiance now and complete Pursuits (and purchases) that will turn into Valor rewards for Defiance 2050.

Closed Beta Begins & PC Founder’s Packs Now Available on 4/27

Defiance 2050 Closed Beta – April 27 to 29

Defiance 2050 Closed Beta is back in action this weekend (4/27 – 4/29), and this time with Xbox One, PlayStation 4 (NA only), & PC! Become an Ark Hunter in this Closed Beta event starting Friday (4/27) at 10:00 AM Pacific and ending Monday (4/30) morning at 10:00 AM Pacific. Defiance 2050 is a free to play, massive co-op action shooter in a futuristic terraformed world filled with alien ark technology. In this Closed Beta, players will get a first look at the updated graphics, class skill system and weapon enhancements in Defiance 2050. Team up this weekend and fight through epic arkfall events, an exhilarating co-op instance, and compelling story missions as you explore the world of Defiance 2050.

 

Become a Founder – Demolish the New Frontier at Launch

Get a head start at launch and check out the variety of Defiance 2050 Founder’s Packs filled items including an amazing ATV, special titles, unique classes, slick outfits, and much more! PC Players now have the opportunity to unlock the Founder’s Packs, but keep in mind these items will be available when head start begins and not during closed beta. Have a blast with the new Demolitionist class and get an explosive 3-day head start before launch.

As we get closer to Defiance 2050’s launch this summer, the Founder’s Packs will be available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well. Defiance 2050 is a free to play online multiplayer game, and players will be able to unlock classes through purchase or gameplay. Check out our Store page for more details and see what’s in our Ultimate Founder’s Pack!

 

Ultimate Founder’s Pack:

  • 3-day Head Start
  • $50 worth of Bits currency
  • TMW Hannibal 800R ATV
  • Assault Class + Outfit
  • Assassin Class + Outfit
  • Guardian Class + Outfit
  • Combat Medic Class + Outfit
  • Demolitionist Class + Outfit
  • Exclusive Demolitionist Outfit Tint
  • 30 Inventory Slots
  • 30-day XP Boost
  • “Classy” Title
  • “Demolitionist” Title
  • “Opportunist” Title

 

Become a “Beta Blazer” in Beta
Unlock the special “Beta Blazer” title for participating in the Defiance 2050 Closed Beta and it will be granted in game when Defiance 2050 launches. In this closed beta, explore the Mt. Tam and Madera story mission zones and play the Liberate the Lost co-op instance to team up with your friends. During this closed beta test, in-game store purchases, achievements, trophies, and PvP will be disabled, but look forward to those features come launch time. Ark Hunters can reach up to power level 1500, character level 25, and class level 25. The end game content and post launch updates this summer will see the most new additions and changes, but those will not be accessible during this beta test.

 

Closed Beta Updates, Bugs, and Install Info

Special thanks to all the Ark Hunters who played in in the first PC Closed Beta! The Defiance 2050 team resolved several issues for this beta weekend with your help. If you played the previous closed beta, you are invited to play again this week and now Xbox One & PlayStation 4 players can join in the fun. You may encounter some bugs (more than just Hellbugs) in the closed beta test and we greatly appreciate your bug reports on the forums. Check the Defiance 2050 updated fixes & known bug list here and report new bugs here.

If you are running into an issue applying a beta code or installing the game, check out our Trion Worlds Support Center for assistance or check out the Closed Beta FAQ. Thanks for participating in our closed beta test and happy ark hunting!

 

-The Defiance 2050 Team

Encounter Epic Enemies in the Event Horizon 4/23 – 5/7

Gain 100% boost to XP, Rep, and Score between 4/23 to 5/7 for the Event Horizon in Defiance!

 

Event Horizon from 4/23 to 5/7

Enter the New Frontier at your own risk Ark Hunter, the Event Horizon is here in Defiance along with new Pursuits! Syphon enemies are invading through arkfalls and you can earn the incredible Purified Gulanite from enemies to spend on amazing rewards in game. Play the Event Horizon in Defiance from April 23rd to May 7th and earn 100% boost to experience, reputation, and score for the next two weeks!

 

New Pursuits

Complete these Event Horizon Pursuits to earn extra EGO points and Valor rewards for Defiance 2050!

 

Expedition Specialist (5 EGO/Achievement points)

  • Complete 15 Expeditions above Tier 25 during Event Horizon

Event Horizon : Event Expert (5 EGO/Achievement Score)

  • Complete 25 Major Arkfalls, Sieges, or Incursions during Event Horizon

Event Horizon : Faction Guru (5 EGO/Achievement Score)

  • Complete 20 Contracts during Event Horizon

Event Horizon Completionist (40 EGO/Achievement Score)

  • Complete all Event Horizon Pursuits

 

Event Horizon Boosts

  • Gain 100% boost to XP, Rep, and Score during the event

 

Complete Pursuits in Defiance and earn rewards in Defiance 2050 through the Valor Program! Learn more in the Valor article and sign up for Defiance 2050 Beta.

Armistice Has Arrived!

Celebrate with your squad of Ark Hunters this Armistice with special events running from March 19 – April 9.

Armistice will feature 4 events simultaneously this year and new Pursuits to achieve! Thanks to the community for voting, Defiance will run Neo Votanis Freebooters, Hulker Hell, New Frontier Harvest, and Outbreak events from March 19 to April 9. Earn Purified Gulanite on all Arkfall drops over this Armistice. That’s not all! Get free 7 day Patron for logging in once between April 2 to 9.

 

Events – Neo Votanis Freebooters, Hulker Hell, New Frontier Harvest, Outbreak

Hulker Hell

  • Hulker Hell Majors and Minors will be occurring all across Paradise

Neo Votanis Freebooters

  • Arkfalls across Neo Votanis Front and Shrill

New Frontier Harvest

  • Traverse the post-apocalyptic wilderness and fight maniacal monstrosities

Outbreak

  • Defeat diseased defilers and hulkers across the infected New Frontier

 

New Pursuits

Expedition Specialist (5 EGO/Achievement points)

  • Complete 15 Expeditions above Tier 25 during Armistice

Event Expert (5 EGO/Achievement points)

  • Complete 25 Major Arkfalls, Sieges, or Incursions during Armistice

Faction Guru (5 EGO/Achievement points)

  • Complete 20 Contracts during Armistice

Armistice Completionist (40 EGO/Achievement points)

  • Complete all Armistice Pursuits

 

Free 7 Day Patron – Log in between April 2 to 9

Celebrate Armistice with free 7 day Patron time by logging in once between April 2 – 9. Patron provides extra boosts to enhance your Defiance experience. Get your hunt on Ark Hunter!

 

Complete Pursuits in Defiance and earn rewards in Defiance 2050 through the Valor Program! Learn more in the Valor article and sign up for Defiance 2050 Beta.