Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire – Mirage: Arcane Warfare’s open beta is live now

Mirage arcane warfare

Are you a fan of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Torn Banner’s brutal first-person melee brawler? Well you can now try out their spiritual successor, Mirage: Arcane Warfare. As the name suggests, is all about the dark arts. Saying that, you can still bash someone’s face in with a mace. 

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As you can see in the trailer above, it looks frantic, bloody, and a lot of fun. If you want to give it a try, you have between now and May 14 to jump onto Steam. The game launches proper on May 23.

The beta will cycle through nine maps and will introduce a new mode that wasn’t available in the recent closed beta: Arena. Arena is described as a “3-on-3, last-man-standing style competitive tournament mode that takes place on an entirely different set of smaller, more close-combat maps”. Two of these maps are in the beta, in addition to the nine standard maps.

Here are the two Arena maps available:

  • Spire
    • Fight on the top of a huge monolith. Bait your opponents to the perilous edges of the tower – then shove them to their doom!
  • Tunnel
    • There’s only one path to death in this long, narrow level. Meet your opponents in the centre, using wall-jumps to gain the higher ground in this claustrophobic corridor.

Mirage: Arcane Warfare releases on May 23 for $29.99.