Update, July 3: Phoenix Point’s new backer build is out, and you can get 15% off of your purchase.
Phoenix Point’s second backer build is out today, giving early purchasers a playable taste of the upcoming strategy game from X-COM creator Julian Gollop. If you can’t wait for the game’s full release next year, you can buy into early access with the Luxury Digital Edition, and get 15% off by using the promo code LUX15.
We’re not sure how long that promo code will last, so if you want into the current backer beta you might want to jump on the opportunity before it expires.
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You can prepurchase at the official store page here. The LUX15 promo code can be entered at checkout.
The first of the new features in the newly released build is the game’s fourth class, the Technician. The new character comes with a deployable turret, as well as a brutal melee attack – he can use the mechanical arms on his back to damage and stun nearby enemies. For a more conventional approach, the Technician can also use his Assault Rifle and grenades.
Phoenix Point Backer Build Two also brings The Armadillo to the game. The new addition is an armored vehicle with a roof-mounted turret, and is the first drivable vehicle to be added to the game. Characters can access it through a rear hatch, and proceed to drive it around the map, although its sheer size means that there will be a few places it can’t reach.
Other features include improved aiming, camera rotation, and updated procedural generation. If you’re a preorder customer already, you should receive an email sometime tomorrow with a unique download link. If you’re not, however, there’s still a way to get your hands on the game.
Given that the Phoenix Point release date has been pushed into 2019 (as of May this year), this will probably be your best chance to play the game in 2018.