Dirty Bomb enters open beta

Dirty Bomb

As one game leaves open beta, so another can enter. I think that's how it works, anyway. The game in question is Dirty Bomb. It's a team-based free-to-play FPS from Splash Damage, the makers of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and, yes, Brink.

For more, check out the trailer below.

Of Dirty Bomb's initial roster of 12 mercenaries, five are currently available to play for free. Two of them—medic Aura and the air-strike dropping Skyhammer—are permanently unlocked for all players. The others are drawn from the mercenary pool, and made free for a limited time. The current free rotation consists of the orbital-laser-striking Kira, frontline support medic Sawbonez, and the gun-'n-grenades loving Fragger.

You can play Dirty Bomb right now, through Steam.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.