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Babylon's Fall

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Platinum Games
Release Date: 2022

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'Babylon's Fall' Reveals Dates For Phase 1 Of The Closed Beta Test - Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2021 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT

Babylon's Fall is an online multiplayer action RPG where you take on the role of a Sentinel and face ferocious enemies and dreadful dungeons alongside companions as you journey to reach the peak of the Ziggurat.

Featuring fluid co-op-combat, powerful weapons and a striking art style, Babylon's Fall can be played in parties up to four. A range of post-launch game modes will be available at no additional cost.

In Babylon's Fall, players become a group of warriors known as the sentinels, bonded with special equipment called Gideon Coffins, and throw themselves into an odyssey to overcome the titanic Tower of Babylon, within which sleeps a great legacy. In addition to weapons wielded in both hands, characters can use the power of their Gideon Coffin to equip two more, allowing for combinations of up to four weapons at once. The capabilities of different equipment also brings endless variation to the strategy that can be employed.

Since Babylon's Fall is a co-op game with a party of up to four players, playing with a team gives you all kinds of options in combat, letting you combine your different weapons and abilities to conquer the many challenges of the tower.

The visuals are achieved using a newly developed "brushwork style" to create a fantasy setting with a medieval oil painting aesthetic.

Ahead of the release of Babylon's Fall, Square Enix and PlatinumGames will be holding a Closed Beta Test to conduct operational and stress tests of the game.

The Closed Beta Test will be divided into 3 phases. Each phase will have different testing goals, and additional platforms will be added at different phases.

Test play results and player feedback received during the Closed Beta Test will be reviewed by our development and operations teams to improve Babylon's Fall. We hope that you will take part in this test, share your feedback, and help make this game the best it can be.

We have limited the scope of playable content for the Closed Beta Test, and the story and certain game features won’t be accessible yet. Because of this, testers may get the impression that the game feels a little simple or barebones. We hope you understand that we will be prioritizing testing the technical aspects of the game first, so that the game can be enjoyed as an online multiplayer action game. From there we’ll add more features and content depending on the progress we make in the Closed Beta Test.

Because this Closed Beta Test is going to be Babylon's Fall’s first step, testers may encounter various bugs and issues. We apologize in advance for the frustrations these may cause and thank you all for your interest in participating.

The Closed Beta Test will focus on various operational tests such as stress tests involving large numbers of players, game system checks, and subsequent tests meant to address any issues that are discovered and to improve the quality of the game.

Therefore, testers may experience issues like freezes and crashes while playing the game. We hope you understand that this is a build that is currently under development and is meant to be used for testing purposes only, and we cannot guarantee a smooth gameplay experience yet. Please understand that your experience will strictly be a “test play” experience.

Also, a special forum will be available for Closed Beta Testers to submit their feedback to the development and operations teams. We encourage all participants to actively post there.

You might find the test in Phase 1 repetitive, but we are planning to gradually unlock additional content in each phase.

Phase 1 schedule

Phase 1 will take place in each region separately. The server which you will be playing on is determined by the region of your Square Enix Account, so please check yours in advance.

JP ServerNA ServerEU Server
Thursday 29th July 2021
from 2:00 to 6:00 (PDT)
Thursday 5th August 2021
from 18:00 to 22:00 (PDT)
Friday 12th August 2021
from 10:00 to 14:00 (PDT)

The scope of the Closed Beta Test will expand as it progresses into Phases 2 and 3. Additional participants will be notified by email at a later date. Anyone who participated in Phase 1 will continue to be able to participate in Phase 2 and 3.

Main test items of Phase1

This phase will focus on fundamental aspects of an online game as outlined below.

Since this phase will emphasize technical testing, tests involving game elements will be kept to a minimum.

  • Downloading and installing the Steam version client
  • Registering and authenticating your account on the Steam version
  • Operational tests on the server and network

While Phase 1 is be accessible through PC (Steam), Phase 2 will be for PC (Steam) and PS4, while Phase 3 will be on PC (Steam), PS4 and PS5.

A Square Enix Account is required (free registration) in order to participate in the Closed β test

Babylon's Fall is coming to PS4, PS5 and PC.

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