Tactical, team-based spaceship battles arrive on PlayStation 4 today in the form of Dreadnought’s open beta. In addition to all the maps available in the closed beta, the free-to-play open beta packs a cargo-hold full of fresh content, including two game maps new to consoles and six bonus night map variations. The beta also brings four game types: Team Deathmatch,Team Elimination, Training, and Havoc modes. The latter, a cooperative mode exclusive to PlayStation 4, sees three players attempt to survive as long as possible against progressively tougher waves of enemies using ships they select and upgrade over the course of each map. PS4 captains also get the console-exclusive Hactar Hero Ship, a new ShareFactory theme, and two dynamic themes.
Along with news of the open beta, publisher Grey Box provided the following description of the game: “Dreadnought puts players in the captain’s chair of massive capital ships and on the front lines of tactical, team-based battles across a variety of competitive, multiplayer game modes. There are more than 50 playable vessels to master, each customizable with an array of weapons, modules, coatings and decals. Five distinct ship classes, specializing in vital roles like frontline assault, long-range bombardment, strategic support and more, offer captains unique powers to exploit the enemy team’s weaknesses and claim victory.”