MetalCore brings us a new playtest this coming weekend, as well as a special play and earn event! The Alpha 2.5 version of this team-based, sci-fi, FPS now offers both PvP and PvE matches, giving players a chance to try out different playstyles and team tactics.
Another weekend playtest from MetalCore! Officially dubbed Alpha 2.5, this playtest kicks off on May 26th, 9pm ET, and runs until Monday, May 29th, 3pm ET.
The latest alpha build for MetalCore features Faction Pledging as well as PvE servers. Faction Pledging allows players to choose which side they wish to fight for. And with the initial introduction of PvE in their last playtest, MetalCore is now ready to make it a more permanent feature, allowing players enter matches where they have to work together to defeat the AI foes.
This alpha includes a special bounty hunter event. Players earn points for every player kill they get. At the end of the playtest, the top five players on the leaderboard earn rewards. To participate, players will need to register with MetalCore before the event starts.
The winner of this bounty contest receives some MetalCore swag, a Shiva statue, plus a Ledger Nano S. Second and third places receive the swag pack and the Nano, while fourth and fifth place players win an official sticker pack.
MetalCore is available via the Epic Games launcher. If you don’t have access, you can request an alpha key by submitting your email address here.
What is MetalCore?
MetalCore is a web3-enabled game that is a cross between Planetside and Battlefield. It’s a first-person/third-person, sci-fi-themed FPS with numerous vehicles, infantry types, and loadouts. The game features instanced, faction combat, with some battles supporting up to 100 players per side! MetalCore includes vehicle and infantry combat, with a wide variety of combat styles and support options to choose from. Coordination with your teammates and faction members will be important.
During the Faction battles, each side tries to take and control various tactical points around the map while attempting to destroy the enemy base. Tactical points provide in-game advantages for the controlling faction. Each player has a limited number of respawns per battle. Once those respawns run out, that player may no longer play in that battle, but other players can take their place.
MetalCore includes both PvE and PvP zones. Players earn FAB tokens while playing the game. This token will be used for crafting and upgrades. Players craft Vehicles in Garages, and can upgrade and customize them with special skins and decals. MetalCore will also support Baronies, or guilds.
MetalCore will include free-to-play options. They are also implementing a Content Creator’s program with rewards for streamers and video creators. The game is currently in closed alpha testing.