Chinese studio 24 Entertainment launched an open beta of its debut game Naraka: Bladepoint using the Playtest tool. The new battle royale has already become one of the most popular games on Steam, hitting over 140,000 concurrent players.
Naraka: Bladepoint’s open beta went live on April 23. Users could request access to it by clicking a special button on the game’s page. Steam officially released this new feature last week, allowing developers to run playtests with the help of the community.
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Before your journey on Morus Isle, first check out what’s new in #NARAKABLADEPOINT beta. And don’t miss out on our Character Creation Contest and other events!
— NARAKA: BLADEPOINT (@NARAKATHEGAME) April 23, 2021
The title attracted over 120,000 peak players in the first 24 hours since the launch of open beta. On April 25, Naraka: Bladepoint reached 145,000 concurrent players. It helped the title become the 7th most popular game on Steam, leaving Path of Exile, Rainbow Six Siege, and Warframe behind.
Naraka: Bladepoint is a 60-player battle royale action game, with its gameplay focusing on parkour, melee combat, and grappling hook. The game also gained a lot of attention thanks to its character creation tool. 24 Entertainment even hosted a special contest for authors of the best characters.