Updated - May 28
As reported before, the Chivalry 2 crossplay open beta is now live until June 1. You can download that on all platforms its being released for, which is PC (via Epic Games Store), PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Chivalry 2 itself will launch on June 8.
Original - May 17
It's been nearly eight years since Chivalry: Medieval Warfare first launched. Beginning life as a Half-Life 2 mod, developers Torn Banner Studios found a hit with their ultra-violent multiplayer premise, and we haven't got long to wait before Chivalry 2's launch.
Before that though, Tripwire Presents has just confirmed details of an upcoming cross-play open beta, which goes live on May 27 at 8am PT / 11am ET, 5pm BST / 6pm CEST. That'll be free to access on all platforms until June 1, covering PC players (via Epic Games Store), PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
Chivalry 2 Open Beta Goes Live Next Week On PC, Xbox and PlayStation
Advising what to expect within this beta, Tripwire offered a full breakdown, which you can find below:
Cross-Play Across All Platforms: Cross-Play smashes the boundaries between PC and console, allowing players to face-off on the battlefield together, regardless of platform.
The Slaughter of Coxwell (New Team Objective Map): The Mason Order seeks to make a brutal example of the peaceful village of Coxwell after it declared support for Argon II. Burn the village, breach the gate, steal the gold, and kill the soldiers.
The Battle of Darkforest (New Team Objective Map): Agathian forces lie in wait, ready to ambush the Mason army that marches forth to kill the Duke of Fogbern Keep. Destroy the barricade, push the convoy, capture and hold the gatehouse, and kill the Duke.
The Siege of Rudhelm (Team Objective Map): After weeks of siege, Agathian forces begin a final assault upon a Mason stronghold defended by the Mason heir. Push the siege towers, capture and hold the gatehouse, burn the tents, push the siege ramps, capture and hold the courtyard, and take down the heir to achieve victory.
The Battle of Wardenglade (Team Deathmatch/FFA Map): The armies of the Mason Order and Agathian Knights meet in an evenly matched open field of battle.
Tournament Grounds (Team Deathmatch/FFA Map): Elite warriors of the Mason Order and the Agathian Knights fight for supremacy and adoration of the crowd.
Free-for-All (New Game Mode): It’s you versus everyone else in this chaotic free-for-all frenzy appearing for the first time in the Cross-Play Open Beta.
Full Customization (New for Open Beta): Customize your in-game appearance and unlock a wide variety of cosmetic options as you earn experience with each of the game’s four base classes and 12 sub-classes.
Duel Servers (New for Open Beta): Available for PC only, players can choose to enter special servers set up for players looking to hone their 1-on-1 dueling skills with other players. Participants are asked to abide by the honor system and respect players aiming to focus on 1-on-1 duels.
64/40 Player Server Options (New for Open Beta): Experience the chaos of epic medieval battlefields, charge forth to the frontlines of battle, and experience true mass-scale combat supporting up to 64-players designed to capture the intensity and scope of “The Battle of the Bastards” from Game of Thrones. For players interested in more strategic battles requiring more communication and teamwork, options to join 40-player servers for Team Objective mode will also be available.
Same Platform Parties (New for Open Beta): Players can now group up and form a party on the same platform before joining a Cross-Play match.
If you're interested in diving in, you can download Chivalry 2's open beta client on May 26, becoming available 24 hours earlier. As part of this announcement, Tripwire also confirms this will be "the final playable test" before Chivalry 2 launches on June 8.
PlayStation users can access this open beta without a PS Plus subscription, though it's worth noting that any Xbox players will need an Xbox Live Gold subscription.