Rooster Teeth’s Vicious Circle Open Beta Starts Today

by MaddOx
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Rooster Teeth Games has announced it’s hosting a free open beta weekend on Steam for Vicious Circle, the fast-paced uncooperative multiplayer shooter in which four mercenaries compete for loot against a terrifying monster — and each other. Beginning today at 6 PM ET/3 PM PT and ending Monday, August 5, at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT, open beta lets players try the over-the-top comic- and the sci-fi-inspired game before it officially releases on August 13 and grab an exclusive cosmetic spray to use in-game at launch.

Rooster Teeth has also revealed a brand-new character trailer for the playable mechanical mercenary CR45H & BURN, a sentient industrial robot and her counterpart, a psychotic fire baby. CR45H & BURN is voiced by Rooster Teeth’s own Lindsay and Michael Jones. Michael and Lindsay are both members of Achievement Hunter and star in several original Rooster Teeth series and films, including RWBY, Camp Camp, Red vs. Blue, gen:LOCK, and Lazer Team.

In each round of Vicious Circle, one player is selected to become a massive, unstoppable creature with a simple goal: kill all four mercenaries. The mercs can be formidable when working together, so divide and conquer, using your enhanced senses and powerful abilities to scatter foes in a panic, hunt them down and pick them off one by one.

Mercs can team up with their rivals to survive, but only the player with the most loot wins. And that means playing dirty every chance you get. Use your gadgets and the environment to mess with your adversaries: lock doors to slow them down, trap them in rooms with the monster, and suck loot out from under them. Should you join forces against the monster hunting you down, or sneak away to gain the upper hand while everyone else is busy? The choice is yours, but remember — what goes around comes around!

Vicious Circle officially launches on Aug. 13, 2019, on Windows PC and is available to wishlist now on Steam. For more information, visit

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