2K Games sent out the following email:
In about a month, Evolve will launch! However, you won’t need to wait until February 10th for this new taste of what Evolve is like. You’re invited to join us in the next round of testing for Evolve with the Xbox One Open Beta. Starting Thursday, January 15th, 9am PST we will need your help once again.
Fans will be able to play Evolve’s “Hunt” game mode with access to the first two monsters (Goliath and Kraken) and first eight hunters (Markov, Maggie, Val, Hank, Hyde, Griffin, Lazarus, and Bucket) across all 12 maps that support “Hunt” and are included at the time of launch.
EXCLUSIVE TO XBOX ONE – Any character unlocks you achieve during the Beta will carry over to the game when it launches on February 10th. Get a head start on the defense of Shear by playing as much as you can in the beta.
Have you already prepurchased or plan to prepurchase the game digitally on Xbox One? You will get early access to the third set of Hunters, Wraith AND those unlocks carry over to the game when it launches on February 10th!
And, Starting on January 17th at Noon PST, you’re among the first to play Evolve’s dynamic campaign, “Evacuation.” If you’re not familiar with Evacuation, it’s a dynamic campaign combining modes, maps, and victory effects that provides over 800,000 paths to glory. It gives you a ridiculous amount of variety and a different experience almost every time you play. (For more information – and videos – you should check out this story for a full breakdown of how it works.)
How do you get in? First, you’ll need an active Xbox Live Gold membership. The Evolve Open Beta will be listed in the Xbox Games Store. Once you navigate to the product page (via search or following a link), click to download the Beta. Once downloaded, it will be in your Game Library and ready for battle on January 15th.
As part of this beta, we want to continue to stress test the servers and need your help to do it – so at 2pm PST on Saturday January 17th, we need as many people as possible to be online and playing Evolve.
So tell your friends, spread the word and have them join the fight for Shear!
-The Evolve team at Turtle Rock Studios and 2K