LawBreakers is a first-person hero shooter with a twist: incredibly fast paced action in near-zero gravity. If that sounds like your thing, you should try the game’s PC open beta.
I’m playing it right now, and I really like it.
You play LawBreakers in 2 groups of 5, in 3 different game modes:
- Turf War, in which you and your teammates must conquer 3 different control points in the map in order to gain points for your team.
- Blitzball, which resembles a “Capture The Flag” mode with only one flag.
- Overcharge, which also resembles “Capture The Flag”, but improves the concept by having you bring over a battery to your base and charge it up.
The current beta allows players to play as 9 different classes, each featuring a “good” and “evil” variation for the two team. Each class featuring an entirely different gameplay.
I personally enjoyed playing as the Wraith – a swift-moving, melee-submachine gun combo class, which let me go in amazing speeds and while taking out enemies one by one.
The other available classes are Assassin, Gunslinger, Battle Medic, Enforcer, Harrier, Titan, Juggernaut, and Vanguard.
As mentioned earlier, the main gimmick of the game is the incredible speed of the gameplay and the low gravity zones. It might sound minor, but it turns the aerial combat into a very intense and satisfying experience. Even the recoil from your weapon will send you flying higher.
You will find yourself exchanging a lot of fire in mid air and score kill after kill if you utilize the low gravity properly. It feels very empowering to see your opponent’s lifeless body fly backwards after you score a midair kill.
Matches can get quite chaotic, but that actually what keeps it interesting. You won’t find enemies barricaded within secret rooms, but instead jumping, fling and running all over the place. It feels great, and suits the game’s quick sessions.
The LawBreakers open beta is currently underway, and you can join in until July 5. It’s only open on PC at the moment, and we still don’t know when the PlayStation 4 beta will start.
LawBreakers will be available in full for PC and PlayStation 4 starting August 8.