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Riders Republic is in open beta from now until August 28

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Riders Republic, Ubisoft's open world multiplayer extreme sports sandbox just finished up its closed beta—only to transition immediately into an open beta. As announced at Gamescom today, from now until August 28 you can try biking, snowboarding, paragliding, and all the other extreme sports in Riders Republic for free.

I spent some time in the closed beta shredding the slopes, exploring the map, ragdolling off cliffs, and even inventing my own extreme sports in the massive open world, so if you want to know what you're in for, you can find out here. Or better yet, you can just register for the beta and and check it out for yourself. 

Full details are here. You need a Ubisoft Connect account, and keep in mind "available spots are limited and registration does not guarantee you access to the Beta." Riders Republic officially releases on October 28.

Christopher Livingston

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.