Orcs Must Die! closed beta begins June 27


Orcs Must Die! Unchained, the free-to-play "fortress siege game" (aka MOBA), will begin its closed beta on June 27.

"To celebrate the start of the closed beta, free-to-play hero rotations will be introduced and players will be able to get their hands on one of the new heroes each weekend throughout late June and early July," developer Robot Entertainment announced this morning.

Entering the closed beta will require access, which can be obtained by registering at the OrcsMustDie site for a chance to enter. Folks in the alpha will automatically gain access to the closed beta. There's also the option of pre-purchasing the game for $20 if you'd also like to skip the line.
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Robot Entertainment Shares First Details and Official Trailer for Impending

ORCS MUST DIE! UNCHAINED Closed Beta



Today Robot Entertainment announced the first details and opening date for the upcoming ORCS MUST DIE! UNCHAINED™ closed beta. Beginning on Friday, June 27th fans will have the opportunity to dive into ORCS MUST DIE! UNCHAINED and join in the orc gib-fest first-hand with access to the official closed beta. The beta kicks off with an all-new map, and three never-before-seen heroes in addition to the ten powerful Order and Unchained heroes already live and playable in the alpha. Players will also get to experience the brand new deck editing system in the game so that they use the best combination of traps, minions and more to take out their opponents. To celebrate the start of the closed beta, free-to-play hero rotations will be introduced and players will be able to get their hands on one of the new heroes each weekend throughout late June and early July. Time to sign-up, whip out the traps and pile up the bodies as you defend your rift with your friends.



To gain access to the ORCS MUST DIE! UNCHAINED closed beta, players will need a special access key. Players can visit http://www.OrcsMustDie.com and register for their chance to obtain an exclusive closed beta access key, while those who participated in the alpha will be automatically granted access to the closed beta. Fans who want to play immediately can purchase a Founder's Club Pack and gain instant access to the closed beta and exclusive in-game rewards. Players can also follow Orcs Must Die! on Facebook and Twitter for more news on when new invitations will be sent out and for exclusive giveaways of beta access keys.



To grab the official ORCS MUST DIE! UNCHAINED closed beta trailer and artwork, please follow this link:

https://app.box.com/s/xlzg794kcig8siakxcua



To view the official ORCS MUST DIE! UNCHAINED closed beta trailer via YouTube, please follow this link:

http://youtu.be/MDJzk-72ZwA



ORCS MUST DIE! UNCHAINED is a fast-paced Fortress Siege game in which teams of heroes battle head-to-head to attack and defend ancient strongholds. For the first time in Orcs Must Die!, teams of players are responsible for both sides of the battle – building traps to stop the enemy assault and summoning their own armies to lead against the enemy defense. Dozens of unique and powerful heroes offer deep gameplay options at all skill levels, and players can build an arsenal from an enormous variety of choices, customizing their strategy for every match. New heroes, weapons, traps, and minions are continuously added, and a player's collection will never stop evolving.



Founder's Packs are currently available and provide tremendous value on a wide assortment of items including Heroes, exclusive skins and in-game currency, plus instant access to the game during beta. For more information about ORCS MUST DIE! UNCHAINED and the Founder's Packs, visit http://www.OrcsMustDie.com, or follow the game on Facebook and Twitter.



ORCS MUST DIE! UNCHAINED will be published in North America by Robot Entertainment and in Europe by GameForge. Plans for releasing the game in other regions will be announced soon. ORCS MUST DIE! UNCHAINED will be available exclusively as a free digital download on PC in late 2014.





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This article was originally published on Joystiq.