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How to play Hyper Scape PC open beta: download, features, more

Published: 12/Jul/2020 20:41 Updated: 12/Jul/2020 21:26

by Theo Salaun

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Ubisoft has announced that the Hyper Scape open beta is now available for PC players worldwide, marking a return of the free-to-play battle royale after a successful closed beta Technical Test.

After a one-week Technical Test closed beta that lasted from July 2 to July 8, Ubisoft is putting Hyper Scape back on the menu with an open beta, bringing new features and access for PC users, available on July 12, before its eventual summer launch across all platforms. 

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Unlike the Technical Test, this free-to-play beta access will not be regionally limited and will not require Twitch drop or email lotteries to gain access. All PC players can begin downloading on July 12 on Uplay PC to start slaying across Neo Arcadia.

How to download and play Hyper Scape Open Beta

  1. Download or access Ubisoft Uplay or through the Hyper Scape web page
  2. Register or login to your Ubisoft account
  3. Download Hyper Scape and jump into Neo Arcadia

As for new features, the game is launching four modes, one new weapon, one new hack, and three new mechanics for the Crowncast Twitch integration system.

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Ubisoft is launching Hyper Scape’s first-ever SMG, the Harpy, that provides an excellent alternative to the Ripper as an automatic gun with high upside in close- to medium-quarters combat. The Shockwave Hack will also be debuting, which provides a “powerful AOE blast” and is the game’s second true damage-dealing hack after Slam.

For modes, four will be available: Crown Rush Squad, Crown Rush Solo, Hack Runner Squad, and Turbo Mode Squad. The first is the traditional mode launched during the Technical Test, the second a solo version of that, and the latter two are each limited time modes with details that have yet to be announced.

There will also be three new Crowncast features for the game’s innovative Twitch integration.

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Players with linked accounts watching partnered Hyper Scape Twitch streams will now be able to earn up to two Battle Pass tiers per day just from watching, streamers can now easily group up with their viewers through Crowncast, and a new event has been launched: Haste, which amplifies speed for every player in the game.

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As for the console release date, this has yet to officially be announced but has still been alluded to. Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau reported that Hyper Scape will be coming in August.

This coincides with a mention from Senior Producer Graeme Jennings during a July 4 Reddit AMA that consoles would be released later “this summer.” If that’s the case, then it feels very likely that the Hyper Scape open beta will be ending in August with the game officially getting launched on all platforms at that time.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!”

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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.