Now that we’ve announced the upcoming Beta and a 2017 launch we’re sure you have lots of questions. Read the FAQ below and see if your question is answered. If not, we’re happy to answer any others you may have.
What is LawBreakers
LawBreakers, from industry veteran Cliff Bleszinski and Boss Key Productions, delivers intense gravity-defying gameplay unlike anything currently available and is further upping the ante after critical alpha feedback by adding more roles, each with unique movement abilities; more gravity-ravage maps based on a futuristic rebuilt society; and more intense competitive game modes, which will culminate in buzzer-beating conflict.
How are you planning to succeed against recent and upcoming AAA arena and team-based shooters?
LawBreakers elevates the shooter genre, delivering violent gravity-defying combat. Our combination of innovative roles, gravity-ravaged maps and highly competitive modes come together to create a fast, fluid experience unlike anything you’ve seen before.
What's the story surrounding this game?
LawBreakers promises a bloodbath of role-based gravity-defying combat across an alternate futuristic landscape. Players will choose whether to fight to uphold the “Law,” or be out for blood as a “Breaker,” as they take part in the combat raging across iconic locations including the boiling oceans off the Santa Monica coastline, to a gravity-ravaged Grand Canyon and beyond.[/b]
How does gravity affect the gameplay?
Lawbreakers frees you up to play across the whole environment, not just on the ground or in limited vertical spaces. The combination of role-based movement systems and map-based gravity anomalies really make every level a true omnidirectional play space where death can come from every angle.[/b]
When is the Beta? What about Open Beta?
2017. Keep an eye out on our Twitter and Facebook for all news.
If I was in the Alpha will I be in the Beta?
Those who had email invites will get invites to closed beta testing in the future. Timing and what phase will be determined based on the needs and requirements of the test.
If I signed up already do I need to sign up again?
No, you’re good to go. Just keep an eye on your inboxes.
I signed up months ago! Where is my beta key?
We will send out keys when a specific test date is announced. Don't worry we'll give you plenty of time in advance to download, so you are ready to revel in the chaos when the time comes.
Where do I sign up?
What have you been doing this whole time?
A TON. The trailer released at The Game Awards 2016 just gives you a small taste of what’s to come. Our alpha was extremely valuable and helped us find and fix bugs, test the servers and learn more about what the community wants from our gameplay, characters and roles, and more. Now we’re preparing to launch our beta tests so players can get their hands on all of the updates and improvements from alpha as well as the new content we’ll be rolling out.
We saw a new map and a new role! Tell me more.
What you saw is one of many brand new roles coming to the game, Gunslinger, who adds a whole new type of movement to LawBreakers. The new map, Vertigo, also adds a new twist to gravity. We’ll have a lot more to reveal on this content and other new roles, maps and modes in 2017.
What happened to Early Access?
The alpha phase of LawBreakers taught us so much and led us to reevaluate some of our early decisions, such as free-to-play and Early Access, but we’re taking all of that knowledge and applying it to solidify the direction of LawBreakers and make the best choices for our community.
When will the game launch?
How much is the game gonna cost at launch?
We haven’t announced that yet but since it’s multiplayer only, you won't be paying $60 and you'll receive all roles, maps and modes.
Will LawBreakers still have microtransactions even though it’s not free-to-play?
At launch, all gameplay-affecting content in LawBreakers will be included in the buy-in price; none of our maps, modes or roles will be locked behind a paywall. LawBreakers will have some form of additional monetization revolving around cosmetic items for players who want them, but we’re still exploring our options. We are committed to ensuring this kind of monetization will not provide any competitive advantages.
Will LawBreakers be on console?
We’re still focusing on PC first, but never say never.
What platform do I play LawBreakers on?
We will initially be available to play on Steam.
Will there be founders packs or pre-order deals?
No news on that just yet.
Will you ever charge for maps/modes/characters in LawBreakers?
No. Players will pay one price up front and get all the maps, modes and character roles. Microtransactions in LawBreakers will not provide any competitive advantage or gate any gameplay-related content.