Illuvium launches round 2 of their Overworld private beta, which brings new zones, new Illuvials, and even new ways to move around the world!
This is officially dubbed a private beta, but if you keep an eye on the Illuvium Twitter and Discord accounts, there are plenty of opportunities to win a key. You can also apply for a key here.
This is the second major beta release for Illuvium Overworld, the open world RPG game about gathering resources, crafting items, and capturing Illuvials.
More About the Beta
This beta brings a major expansion to the world, with two new zones and many new Illuvials. The two new zones are Abyssal Basin, an area of marshlands and bioluminescent lighting, and the Brightland Steppes, an open, vibrant area with bubble rides that let players ride to the highest areas of the zone.
The beta release also introduced new movement options to Illuvium, allowing players to glide and fly across the landscape. With the wingsuit players can fly through the air for a short time, while the friction board is kind of a surfboard for hills and slopes.
Players can navigate between the various zones via portals. The outer zones offer various nodes for resource gathering, and opportunities to capture Illuvials. Players need to look for the swirling, floating bubbles, and target them with their gun. Sometimes, a successful hit will pin down an Illuvial, allowing the player to enter into an arena fight to try and win control of the creature. These fights are on-off battles against an NPC team. If payers win the match, and they have the right kind of Shard in their pack, they can capture the essence of the Illuvial in the shard. Gather three Shards and craft them into an Illuvial creature that can be used in future encounters!
This update also brings some major rebalancing to the Illuvials, making their roles and archetypes more distinct. In addition, there have been some changes to synergies, and the overload mechanic. You can read the full patch notes for the Arena here.
The new beta can be downloaded from the Illuvium website. The installation file is just over 17 gigs in size.
What is Illuvium Overworld?
Illuvium Overworld is an open-world RPG adventure game. Players gather resources for crafting and hunt for elusive Illuvials to try and capture them. However, every gathering process or Illuvial encounter costs energy. And players have a limited amount of energy to use before they need to recharge.
Illuvium Overworld will feature over 100 Illuvials to capture, each with different attributes and powers. Capture them, upgrade them and combine two Iluvials to fuse a new one. Players can store their Illuvials on Shards, a bit like a collectible card. These cards hold the essence of an Illuvial. Players can trade shards in the marketplace or give them to a friend.
Though the core Illuvium game is an open-world adventure game that is part crafting, part auto-battler, and part creature collector, the Illuvium web3 space encompasses more. This includes Illuvium Zero, a land-based builder game, Illuvium Arena, a PvE, arena, survival contest, and Illuvium Beyond, a PFP customization game.
Illuvium also has their own marketplace known as the IlluviDex. This will serve as a central point for trading all things Illuvium related. Illuvium also includes a token staking system and player governance in the form of a Council that goes through regular election periods.