LawBreakers closed beta testing begins later this month

Cliff Bleszinksi's new team-based shooter LawBreakers will begin closed beta testing on March 16, developer Boss Key Productions announced today, with an initial test set to run through March 19. Before that, the game will make its public debut at PAX East, with new roles, a new map, and "all sorts of new stuff." 

"[It's] not the same game, though," Bleszinski said in a studio update date. "The team's been very, very hard at work. We think you're going to enjoy the new roles, the new characters, and all the new features—new weapons in particular." 

He and Boss Key communications manager Rohan Rivas also teased the announcement at PAX of what sounds like a new support character. "[There] may be a little bit of backup, you know, healing-type thing going on," Bleszinski added.

Signups for the LawBreakers closed beta can be made at And while you're at it, don't miss our thoughts on last year's alpha test right here

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.