Ahead of the game’s release this August, SEGA and Amplitude Studios have announced the Humankind closed beta test.
In the beta, players can play up to 200 turns of Humankind, meaning they can play through five eras of human history. For reference, the final release of the game will have players play through 6 eras, meaning the closed beta will offer a substantial slice of gameplay.
As for how to access the closed beta, players who pre-purchase Humankind on the Steam or Epic Games Store will grant instant access to the Closed Beta when it starts.
Players can also watch certain streamers during the Closed Beta period who will be be handing out keys via Twitch drops. Here’s a list of streamers that will drop beta keys for Humankind:
- Burke Black
- Joueur du Grenier
- Lewis Lomadiah
- ZeratoR Shurjoka
Meanwhile, here’s a quick rundown of what player can try out during the Humankind closed beta:
- Try out 10 new industrial era cultures
- Exploit coal and oil to push your economy to new heights of productivity
- Build railways to cheaply and quickly move goods and troops
- Fight the biggest battles yet, support them with long range artillery bombardment, and take to the skies to keep an eye on your enemies
Humankind releases on PC and Stadia on August 17, 2021.
For more info on the game, visit: humankind.game.