Boss Fighters, a asynchronous, one vs many, PC and VR game in development, is holding a limited playtest this weekend. Signup is free for a chance to test and preview the alpha of this PvP game.
Featuring a team of four players on PCs against a Boss player using a VR headset, Boss Fighters brings an interesting new gameplay to the web3 world, with plenty of opportunity for mayhem in their destructible environment arena!
Open beta is expected sometime in 2023. But meanwhile, we have a limited time playtest this weekend. Open to everyone, this playtest is free to join. Just signup on their website for a chance to receive a playtest key. I would imagine that there will be a higher demand for those willing and able to play the Boss.
Playing as a Boss requires a VR headset, giving the player a fully immersive experience as they smash their way through the town trying to find the pesky creatures who keep shooting at them! Destructible environments and simulated physics add an extra layer of fun to the carnage. However, if you plan on trying out your Boss skills, I recommend reading the alpha game guide to understand the controls.
This playtest will run in two sessions on April 18th, 2023. The first will be from 7-10pm GMT, and the second from 7-10pm EST. To acquire a key to the alpha, register on the Boss Fighters site and connect your Discord account. Emails will be sent out on the 8th for those accepted into the playtest.
The game is available for download through Steam. And from the gameplay and trailers, it looks pretty fun!
What is Boss Fighters?
Boss Fighters is an asynchronous, arena combat game that pits a team of players against one other player as The Boss – a giant enemy that can smash apart buildings, shoot lasers, and even rip the giant hot dog off from the top of the restaurant and hurl it at the puny humans! The Fighter players have guns, rockets, grappling hooks, sticky bombs, and other weapon and gear options for helping them try to defeat the Boss.
Boss Fighters will be free to play. And those who have no interest in blockchain or NFTs can still play and earn in-game rewards. Boss Fighters will include digital assets and NFTs, but they will be cosmetic only and not affect gameplay. The game will run in seasons. During each season, players gain experience as they play, opening up new gear, cosmetics, and upgrades. All of these rewards are wiped between seasons, but players will have the option of spending game currency to mint certain items into an NFT. As the Boss players are the heart of the game, they will see increased rewards for participation in the game. This includes bonuses for playing on a regular basis.
The first character skin NFTs, known as the Rowdy collection, are available on the Solana network. However, the team recently announced a new partnership with Open Loot, and the NFTs will be transferred over to that platform in the near future.
Boss Fighters wants to bring a game show feel to the experience and encourages streaming. They want it to be a fun, eSport event for players and viewers. And so, the Boss Fighters team is already envisioning ways to encourage and reward viewers and audience participation.
Boss Fighters will also include player created content in the future such as customized maps. Hopefully that will expand to include Boss creation as well!
To learn more about Boss Fighters, visit their website, follow them on Twitter, and join their Discord.