Hoyoverse have announced Zenless Zone Zero is getting its first beta, giving fans the first chance at playing the game.
People are able to sign up for the beta on their website and it is slated to begin on August 5, 2022 at 10:00 (UTC+8) – which for Americans is August 4th at 7 PM PST / 10 PM EST.
In order to sign up for the beta, you’ll need a Hoyoverse account. If one has played their other game, the popular Genshin Impact, then you’ve already got an account. Sign ups are available until July 27th 8:59 AM PST / 11:59 AM EST.
Those who do get beta access will unfortunately not be able to bring progress over when Zenless Zone Zero releases. All progression and data will be deleted, but Hoyoverse note that the beta, or tuning test as they call it, will be of a small scale and the game is still in the early stages of development.
The beta is listed to only be for those on PC and iOS. With no mention of Android devices, it is assumed the beta is not playable on it.
Here’s a rundown on the game:
Zenless Zone Zero
Zenless Zone Zero is a brand-new game IP set in a post-apocalyptic metropolitan city.It features an engaging story with a futuristic art style, distinctive characters, and an exhilarating action-orientated combat system.Players will play the role of a “Proxy” and embark on an adventure with a diverse group of partners toconquer the unknown enemies and unravel the mysteries in New Eridu —the last shelter for urban civilization.
Contemporary civilization has been destroyed by a supernatural disaster known as the “Hollows”. They grow exponentially out of thin air, creating disordered dimensions where mysterious monsters dubbed the “Ethereal” roam.New Eridu, the last urban civilization that survived the apocalypse, managed to thrive by acquiring the technology to extract valuable resources out of the Hollows.
As New Eridubecame the city of miracle and attracted more resettled residents, it also started the massive exploration of the Hollows for its perpetual expansion. The Hollows then became industrialized and monetized under the city’s administration, which gradually led to the increasing tension between monopolistic enterprises, gangs, conspirators, and fanatics.
Players in the game take on the role of a “Proxy” —a special professional who guides people in their exploration of Hollows. A great many people want to enter the Hollows for their own various reasons, and the “Proxies” are their indispensable partners. Players will help them explore the Hollows, battle their enemies, achieve their goals, and in the process learn more about their story.
Besides the engaging story, this 3D anime-style title features a fluid, cinematic action-oriented combat system. While fighting Ethereal, players can take control of different characters to unleash electrifying skills and unlimited QTE combos.The game has also developed a Roguelike gameplay mechanism that awaits exploration
Zenless Zone Zero is expected to launch on PC and smartphones. Other platforms have yet to be announced as of this time.