Looking for a Concord PS5, PC beta guide revealing how to access it, the start times, and what you can play prior to the full launch? As one of Sony's first live-service shooters to hit the market, there is a curiosity surrounding Concord that is largely going to be satisfied by an upcoming beta available one month before release. In this Concord guide, we'll cover the PS5, PC beta, discussing how to access it, all the start times, and what you can play during the pre-release test.

Concord Beta: How to Access

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  • PS Plus members can play during the early access weekend
  • Pre-order the game to gain five early access beta codes for you and your friends to use.
  • An open beta available for everyone follows one week later.

When you gain access to the Concord beta is determined by whether you pre-order the game on PS5 and PC or not, or if you know someone who has. By pre-ordering the game, you are automatically given five beta codes. You can use one of them to gain early access, inputting the code into the PS Store. You're then free to give the other four beta codes to your friends so you can squad up and play together. This lets you play in the early access weekend of the beta, running from 12th to 14th July 2024.

If you haven't pre-ordered the game and don't know anybody who has you can get a code from, you'll need to wait for the open beta weekend from 18th to the 21st July 2024. At this point, anyone will be free to download the Concord beta and give it a try. You'll just have to download it from the PS Store.

Concord Beta: All Start Times

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Early Access Weekend
12th - 14th July 2024
Open Beta
18th - 21st July 2024

If you pre-order the game or obtain a Concord beta code from a friend, you will be able to take part in both the early access weekend and open beta phases. This lets you start playing from 12th July 2024 until the 14th. You can then jump back in again from the 18th until 21st July 2024. The Concord beta will be live for the early access weekend from the following times:

  • North America: 10am PDT / 11am MDT / 12pm CDT / 1pm EDT
  • UK/Ire: 6pm BST
  • Europe: 7pm CEST / 8pm EEST
  • Asia/Oceania: 2am (Sat) JST / 1am (Sat) AWST / 3am (Sat) AEST

Concord Beta: What You Can Play

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  • All 16 Freegunner characters will be available to try.
  • Four maps will be available, with a fifth added during the open beta.
  • Three modes will be available, with a fourth added during the open beta.

Firewalk Studios has revealed the complete launch roster of 16 Freegunners will be playable in the Concord beta, which lets you get to grips with every character available on day one. You could take any one of them into battle on four maps across three modes, which extends to five maps and four modes respectively once the open beta phase begins.

The maps you can play are Freewater, Water Hazard, Star Chamber, and Shock Risk. You will also get Bone Mines in the open beta:

Concord Beta Maps

  • Freewater

Set in a fortified outpost on the sun-scorched planet of Glance, Freewater features intersecting perimeter lanes and a large central courtyard in the middle of the map that serves as a prime convergence point and inspires intense combat engagements.

  • Water Hazard

On the stormy water-covered planet of Leviathan, a massive, armored eel, known as a Morack, has been caught and is being harvested on a large floating fishing rig. Players will fight across the platform and within the jaws of the Morack in a primary harvesting site.

  • Star Chamber

Located atop the tallest mountain on the planet Gloom sits an ancient observatory with narrow corridors and a meteorite at the center, which creates great opportunities for team fights and one-on-one battles.

  • Shock Risk

Located beneath a massive conductive kite in the sky that harvests lightning on the planet Leviathan, Shock Risk features multiple unique arenas for battling with rival crews with pathways that converge on a large center tower.

  • Bone Mines

The remains of massive vastadons on the tropical planet Akkar have become the site of a lucrative Guild mining operation, where you will fight through the excavated bones and mining caverns in a mix of close-quarters and mid-range combat.

The modes you can play are Trophy Hunt, Cargo Run, and Clash Point. When the open beta starts, Area Control will also be available:

Concord Beta Modes

  • Trophy Hunt

A respawn-based mode where you fight to take down members of the rival crew and collect their bounty cards to earn points for your team. The first team to reach the target score before time runs out wins the match.

  • Cargo Run

A no-respawn mode where teams compete to retrieve the Blue Buddy robotic package delivery system, plant it at one of the zones, and defend it from the rival crew to win.

  • Clash Point

A round-based, no-respawn game mode where teams compete to control a single capture zone at a central location on the map.

  • Area Control

A respawn mode where teams compete to control multiple capture and control zones around the map. Control two or more zones to increase your team’s score and reach the point threshold to win.

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