Team17 has kicked off an explosive weekend with a cross-play beta for Worms Rumble on PlayStation 4 and Steam. This Open Beta will run until Monday, 9th November at 8:00am GMT (3:00am EDT / 12:00am PDT). According to the press release, the open beta includes a previously unseen map, Transforming Towers, which sees part of the Tower transform into a giant robot worm, as well as Battle Royale modes Last Worm Standing and Last Squad Standing, joining Deathmatch.
The open beta features a broad set of weapons for players to wreak havoc with, including the newly announced Sheep Launcher; Hammerhead; Sentry Turret; Plasma Blaster; and Rocket Shield, as well as supporting items like Grapple Guns and Jetpacks.
Here are the key features of the game:
- Real-time, frantic, 32-player action. Worms Rumble makes history as the first game in the series to introduce real-time strategic combat and object destruction
- Get more targets with crossplay matchmaking. Whether on PS4, PS5, or PC, players can battle against players from all other platforms
- Make your Worm its own. No Worms game would be complete without cosmetics and personalisation, ranging from outfits and hats to skins for your worm and weapons they wield
- Lock and load your arsenal. Crates across the maps contain a host of weapons and items. These include fan favourites like the Sheep Launcher, Holy Hand Grenade, and Grapple Gun.
Chris Coates, Head of Studio, Team17, said:
“We’re extremely excited to throw open the doors and give players a glimpse into Worms Rumble ahead of its release next month. Worms is a huge franchise that means a lot to us, and what better way to celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary than with a title that revitalises the formula with real-time combat while retaining plenty of that classic charm we’ve come to love over years. Players will even get their hands on some iconic returning weaponry during their time in the beta!”
Danny Martin, Producer, Team17, also added:
“All of us at Team17 have had a lot of fun trying Worms Rumble out behind closed doors. Now, we’re ready to rumble with other fans in the beta. Whether you’re on PC or PlayStation there’s a lot to see in the beta, including dynamic maps that provide plenty of tactical options for players, not to mention cosmetics to customise your Worm and really make it your own! Get ready, because we’ll be meeting you on the battlefield.”
Steam players can download the beta through the free demo option on the game’s homepage.