Hello, Oculus community!
We're so excited to announce that Echo Arena’s first Open Beta test begins June 23rd, 10:00am PT and ends June 25th, 8:00pm PT!
If you just can’t wait to experience zero-G movement, the Echo Arena tutorial is now available
– download it today on the Oculus Store (search for “Echo Arena Open Beta
” or click on this link
) . Once installed, boot up the game and select “Tutorial” at the main menu to learn the basics. Please note that at the end of the tutorial sequence it will try to connect you to a server. Since our servers will not be online until June 23rd, you will need to manually close Echo Arena and reopen it if you’d like to revisit the tutorial.
Our goals for our first Open Beta is to test our matchmaking systems and server infrastructure. On June 23rd at 10:00am PT, the “Play” option will be activated on Echo Arena’s main menu screen which will take you into the social lobby where you can meet other players, deck out your Series 11 android in the customization room (level up to unlock new options), practice punching and blocking in the combat arena, and hone your disc-throwing skills in the smaller practice area. Once you’re limbered up, use the podiums in the middle of the lobby and select “Find Game” to soar into the arena where you can compete for a Top 10 spot on the Open Beta leaderboards — GLHF!
For our first Open Beta, you will not be able to create premade parties with other players. We need to have as many players matchmaking as possible, so we’ll be bringing the party system online for our future Open Beta tests. Thank you for your understanding! We hope this Open Beta weekend leads to meeting new friends within the Oculus community and we look forward to partying with you next time.