The First Descendant

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Nexon Corporation
Developer: Nexon Corporation
Release Date: Q4 2023

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'The First Descendant' Crossplay Open Beta Available For Pre-Load Ahead Of Tomorrow's Launch- Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2023 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT

The First Descendant is a f2p 3rd-person co-op action/RPG shooter where you play as Descendants who inherited the unknown powers and make them stronger to fight against the invaders and protect humans.

The First Descendant (previously known as Project Magnum) presents beautiful visuals and attractive and unique characters based in a sci-fi-style player vs. environment worldview. It also provides exciting battles using various skills, actions, and guns, as well as the fun of high-quality PvE shooter battles that target huge bosses.

Experience the fun of strategic boss fights through 4-player co-op and various unique characters, exciting gunplay, and looting. A variety of equipment is necessary for growth, and you can obtain them through clearing scenario missions within the game or in the World Missions where cooperation is crucial and battles with huge bosses.

The player becomes a Descendant in the game and is given a mission to fight against the invaders for the survival of humans and to protect the ‘Ingris continent’. The player can experience a spectacular story by growing stronger through various missions and stories to finally discover the Descendants' secret. You can also feel the First Descendant’s unique atmosphere through high-quality fields developed with Unreal Engine 5 and gain a new experience of reality and SF fantasy coexisting in one place.

The gameplay includes strategic boss fights with 4-player tactics, grappling hooks, unique character abilities, gripping gunplay, and tons of looting. After clearing missions and defeating enormous bosses, players can unlock powerful new characters, equipment, and upgrades. 

It’s time to continue the fight for Ingris! 

As of today, players can preload The First Descendant to prepare for the Crossplay Open Beta, which is happening from Tuesday, September 19 (midnight PT) through Monday, September 25 (11:59p PT) on PC via Steam, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.

NEXON announced that The First Descendant’s upcoming Crossplay Open Beta will be available to anyone who registers at the official website. NEXON Games is working to ensure all enlisted Descendants are able to experience the title optimally on any platform of their choice. 

During the Crossplay Open Beta players can become a Descendant and fight for the survival of humanity as various charming characters with unique skills, exciting and dynamic gunplay, strategic boss fights against the mighty Colossi, and more in this third-person action-packed RPG shooter with up to 4-player online co-op. Players can visually stand out on the battlefield by customizing their Descendants’ color schemes, skins, and weapon aesthetics.

Players will also get to experience new features and improvements that have come directly from previous playtest feedback; shared via The First Descendant’s Discord and other official channels. NEXON Games prioritized optimized performance, substantial content additions, updated gameplay, enhancing mechanics, and significant quality-of-life adjustments. 

Additionally, players can experience an epic playable Prologue at the launch of their gameplay to learn why the Vulgus invaded the Ingris continent; why Karel, the new Vulgus leader, is trying to get a hold of the Iron Heart; how humanity will fight back and much more.

Below are just some of the major updates and adjustments that players can expect in The First Descendant’s Crossplay Open Beta:

  • New Gameplay Content
    • 13 playable characters including two ultimate characters
    • 11 new ultimate weapons, each with unique effects
    • 8 Void Intercept Battle bosses 
    • 2 new Void Intercept Battle maps
    • New cosmetic system and much more!
  • Performance Enhancements
    • Improved frame rate performance 
    • HDR and NVIDIA® DLSS 3 support 
    • Utilizing the latest Unreal Engine 5.2
    • Performance and Fidelity modes for PS5, PS4 Pro, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One X
  • Quality-of-Life Improvements
    • Revamped grappling hook control and new parkour movements
    • New module (previously called rune) system
    • Improved movement and weapon effects 
    • Updated User Experience and Interface (UX / UI) 
  • New Open Beta-Only Rewards
    • Crossplay Open Beta Participation Rewards: Limited Edition Emote Upon Launch to All Participants 
    • Descendant Level 20 Rewards: Backpack Decoration Item Upon Launch to Descendants that Reach Level 20
  • Updated Narratives, New Maps and Prologue


Key Features:

  • 4-Player Co-Op Play - Team up with other players for four-player co-op strategic battles. Each player’s amazing powers and abilities will lead to tactical battles for the win.
  • Charming and Unique Characters: You can play various characters with distinctive concepts and battle styles. We plan to add various customizable elements such as skins for each character to support character decoration.
  • Exciting Battles and Dynamic Action Using Various Skills and Firearms: Experience the First Descendant’s exciting battles composed of various characters with unique skill sets, free movements, and chain actions through Grappling Hooks, colorful firearms, and additional effects. With these, the player can create any battle style they desire.
  • Battles With Huge Boss Monsters Through Cooperative Play: You can target huge boss monsters with different appearances and abilities through 4 player co-op play. The various difficulties will stimulate your competitive spirit, and you can destroy or extract various parts of the huge bosses through 4-player cooperative play. By targeting the huge boss’s gimmicks, you will be able to experience a more compact team play.
  • Motivating Play and Growth: You can equip a character with 3 guns, 4 secondary equipments, and various sub-weapons. Of course, there will also be items to enhance a character or their firearm stats or add a new ability all together. A variety of equipment is a necessary element for growth, and you can obtain them through clearing scenario missions within the game, or in the World Missions where cooperation is crucial and battles with huge bosses. We provide equipment so you can develop the characters to play continuously through character growth and acquiring and combining the various equipment. Use it to challenge yourself with more difficult tasks and enjoy the thrill of clearing them.

The First Descendant is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam) in Q4 2023

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