In an official press release, Trion announced yesterday that the final Defiance beta weekend will take place on the weekend of March 22nd. The NDA (non-disclosure agreement) will also be dropped on March 22nd, which means that all sorts of news and reviews regarding the beta will begin to roll in starting at that time.
The exact dates of the beta vary upon which platform you’re testing Defiance on. Yep, that’s right– console gamers finally get a taste of Defiance during this event. Here are the exact dates for each platform:
PlayStation 3 North America: March 19th 8:00am PDT – March 25th 9:00p, PDT
PlayStation 3 Europe: March 20th 8:00am PDT – March 26th 9:00p, PDT
PC Global: March 22nd 9:00am PDT – March 24th 9:00pm PDT
Xbox 360 Global: March 25th 8:00am PDT – March 26th 9:00pm PDT
As you can see, the PC beta dates are from March 22nd to the 24th. PS3 testers get a few extra days.
Beta testers will be able to explore the Mt. Tam and Madera regions and take part in co-op battles on Angel Island and in the Cronkhite Bunker. The Freight yard and Observatory will also both open up to players wishing to taste a bit of competitive multiplayer PvP action.
All past beta participants and pre-orderers will gain access to this final beta weekend. If you haven’t received an email beta notification yet, make sure to register on the official Defiance site in order to receive beta news.
Update 3/14: New timetables listed.