Paris – January 12, 2017 – DONTNOD ELEVEN invites players to participate in a closed beta test for its competitive 2.5D multiplayer shooter, BATTLECREW™ Space Pirates.  Beginning Thursday,  January 19 at 11: 00 am (EST) , and running through Sunday, January 22 at 11:00 am (EST), DONTNOD ELEVEN is hosting a test for players in North America and Western Europe. The closed beta test will introduce new gameplay updates as well as additional improvements based on consumer feedback from previous tests.

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Players who participate in the closed beta provide most precious developer feedback. Following the end of the closed beta, the DONTNOD ELEVEN team will work to implement changes based on consumer input ahead of the Early Access launch at the end of January 2017.

The game takes place in an original and iconic Space Pirates universe, where players can control charismatic heroes, each having their own unique characteristics and skills.
The closed beta will allow gamers to explore 5 different maps through 2 competitive multiplayer modes. They will also be able to work together as a team in 4 vs 4 Gold Rush or compete for glory in the 2 vs 2 Team Deathmatch. In Gold Rush, the player and his team must collect as much gold as possible to win while battling against the opposite team. In Team Deathmatch, players must vaporize as many of the enemy pirates as they can to claim victory.

The biggest new feature being introduced during the closed beta is the ability to create squads. Gamers can now invite their friends to create their own team of space pirates and raid the worlds of BATTLECREW™ Space Pirates together!

They will also be able to partake in the 2 vs 2 Team Deathmatch mode which will be available exclusively during the closed beta. Once the game arrives in Steam Early Access, Team Deathmatch won’t be available until it’s added later on as a free update.
During the Early Access phase, which is planned to start at the end of January, additional content (news maps, new skins…) will be added through different mechanics such as crowd unlocking, community challenges, time limited events, updates, and community polls. These updates will be implemented, while the team continues to improve the game leading up to its full release.

On the technical side, the closed beta will allow the DONTNOD ELEVEN team to test and optimized the client to improve the framerate, especially on low end machines. The developers will also keep close watch on the game statistics so they can improve the matchmaking algorithm to create the most balanced and competitive sessions possible.

Players are encouraged to visit the Official BATTLECREW™ Space Pirates Forums and leave their closed beta feedback and report any bugs they may encounter –

BATTLECREW™ Space Pirates is developed by DONTNOD ELEVEN for PC and is planned to launch on Steam Early Access in January 2017.

Stay up-to-date with the latest BATTLECREW™ Space Pirates news and information at You can also keep track of the game at any of these online channels: on Facebook, Twitter and on YouTube.

DONTNOD ELEVEN is an independent video games studio. A gaming lab focused on delivering engaging, challenging, cooperative and competitive experiences. Based in Paris, DONTNOD ELEVEN is a team of talented and passionate developers.

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