Pillars Of Eternity 2: Deadfire Closed Beta Now Live, New Trailer Released

Obsidian's upcoming fantasy RPG is chugging along on course for its future release and to tease [...]


Obsidian's upcoming fantasy RPG is chugging along on course for its future release and to tease backers on what's to come, they have released a new trailer alongside news that the closed beta is now live! Unlike the puking pirates in the last teaser for Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, this one focuses on one of the prominent features of the game: the combat.

There is more than ever before for this franchise, including intricate romances, lazy seaside shores, and a ton of new enemies to face. In the trailer above, the game's producer talks a little about what's in store for the beta as well as more about the character creation, the completely revamped combat system, and way more.

For those unaware of Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, here's what the game is about:

Pursue a rogue god over land and sea in the sequel to the multi-award-winning RPG Pillars of Eternity. Captain your ship on a dangerous voyage of discovery across the vast unexplored archipelago region of the Deadfire. Bend the world to your will, as you explore the depths of infinite possibilities, including detailed character customization, total freedom of exploration, and more meaningful choices at every turn.

• Immerse yourself in a deeper single player RPG game experience - enriched with cutting edge technology and features, Deadfire builds on the foundation of classic D&D gameplay with vastly improved graphics, deeper game mechanics and a whole new hand-crafted adventure where choices truly matter.

• Discover the new region of the Deadfire – plot your own course by ship and explore the rich and exotic islands of the archipelago region, discovering new places interacting with their inhabitants and engaging in a variety of quests at every port.

• Build your party and customize your companions – choose from 7 different companions to join you on your quest and assign multiple classes and deeper abilities for each. Witness their personal relationships and interactions unfold with the addition of the new companion system.

• Captain your ship across the seas – as your stronghold on the seas, your ship is much more than simply a vessel for exploring. Upgrade your ship and crew and choose what skills you improve in order to survive dangerous encounters along the way.

You can learn more about the beta here, as well as check out the newly launched Steam page.