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How to get into the Hyper Scape closed beta Technical Test

Published: 2/Jul/2020 21:29 Updated: 3/Jul/2020 8:59

by Theo Salaun

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Ubisoft’s new battle royale, Hyper Scape, has officially debuted with a closed beta Technical Test. Here’s how you can gain access, either through Twitch drops or email lottery.

While battle royale may feel like an oversaturated field right now, Ubisoft’s Hyper Scape has still earned a massive amount of hype after taking the top spot on Twitch with a slew of streamers testing the new title out. If you’re on PC and don’t have an access code, you can still gain entry to the beta via email or Twitch.

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The Hyper Scape Tech Test’s regional timing information.

How to gain access to Hyper Scape with Twitch

  1. Link your Twitch and Uplay (Ubisoft) accounts.
  2. Watch Hyper Scape streamers who have drops enabled (visible under stream title).
  3. If notified that you’ve received access via Twitch drop, download Hyper Scape through the Uplay client.

It should be noted that, due to datacenter locations, only PC players from the following countries will be eligible for access to Hyper Scape’s Technical Test: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA.

Accessing the game through Twitch is probably the most sensible route, as it’ll give prospective players a chance to learn about the game’s mechanics, interact with it through the unique Crowncast integration, and keep an easy eye on notifications for a drop confirmation. 

But people should feel comfortable doubling down with a shot at the email lottery too.

How to gain access to Hyper Scape through email

  1. Go to Ubisoft’s website for Hyper Scape.
  2. Click “Register Now” and enter your account email and password (or create an Ubisoft account if you don’t already have one).
  3. Periodically check your email (or the website’s “Registration Status” section) to see if you’ve been granted access.

As for the length of this access, the Technical Test will be available from July 2 to July 7 at 11:59 p.m. PST. During this period, the game’s core gameplay is available to players, with any Battle Pass unlocks carrying over into the full launch, and one limited time mode will become available.

While Ubisoft has been noncommittal about the game’s exact release date, 2020 is intended and much will depend on how this test pans out. So far, it has not been indicated whether or not there will be another closed beta before official launch across all systems.

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Funny Apex Legends easter egg found in Hyper Scape

Published: 10/Sep/2020 12:13

by Jacob Hale

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Hawk-eyed Hyper Scape players have discovered a funny Apex Legends easter egg in Ubisoft’s latest entry to the battle royale genre, Hyperscape.

Hyperscape released on July 12, 2020, capitalizing on the booming battle royale market since the likes of Fortnite, Apex and Warzone took over the gaming world.

While it may not have yet reached the dizzying heights of the aforementioned games, players are still having a lot of fun with its unique take on the genre, notable for its integration with Twitch that allows viewers to affect the outcome of a match.

Hyper Scape players on roof
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Hyper Scape has been somewhat of a success for Ubisoft.

Hyper Scape and Apex are somewhat similar in their futuristic gameplay and action, and although most players have picked a side by this point, Ubisoft has left a little message in the game to Apex players and a nod to their competition over at Respawn.

If you’re an Apex Legends player, you’ll know the incredibly frustrating call of “Mozambique here,” the game trolling you as it tries to convince you to take the Mozambique shotgun.

Obviously, the Mozambique is one of the least popular weapons in the game. It’s not very powerful and is just about the last weapon you want to have to carry after you land — and it looks like that’s something the Hyper Scape developers are well aware of.

While traversing Hyper Scape’s Neo Arcadia map, Redditor imBrettValentine found a little note perched on a desk with just two words written on it: “Mozambique here!”

Mozambique Here ! (Found in Hyperscape) from r/apexlegends

Obviously, there is no Mozambique shotgun in Hyper Scape, so is clearly a nod to its competitor — and is a pretty funny one at that.

For players who have made Hyper Scape their main game, this might have triggered some unwanted flashbacks, but it does raise the question of whether there are even more undiscovered easter eggs in the game.