Bloodline Champions Now In Open Beta

by Adam Biessener on Dec 16, 2010 at 05:44 AM

Funcom is inviting anyone and everyone to play the open beta of the upcoming PC action/RTS, effective today. Gamers who pre-order Bloodline Champions get some exclusive bonuses for this pre-release phase of the game as well.

Bloodline Champions is an interesting take on DotA-like action/RTS combat. Instead of fighting across a dynamic battlefield and contending with waves of creeps and enemy buildings, here you mostly just jump in and start wrecking dudes in fast-paced 5-15 minute matches. The big difference is that all abilities must be aimed with the mouse, so skilled players not only know how to stay with their team and work together, but how to dodge and weave enemy projectiles while landing their own.

Bloodline Champions launches in mid-January, and will be free-to-play with additional items for purchase in its cash shop. No gameplay-affecting bonuses will be sold, in order to keep the competition fair.

Sign up for the beta or learn more about the game at the official site here, or check out our extensive hands-on report here.