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Crucible will be available to play Wednesday. 


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Crucible, the team-based sci-fi shooter from Amazon Game Studios and Relentless Studios, is due to be released Wednesday. It’s Amazon’s first big-budget PC game, and it’ll be free to play.

To check out Crucible, you can download it on Steam — it’s currently PC-only. Simply search for the game and scroll down until you see Play Crucible. Click the green Play Game button. There are also DLCs for purchase: The Tracker Founder’s Pack for $15, the Predator Founder’s Pack for $25 and the Alpha Hunter Founder’s Pack for $50. 

The Tracker Founder’s Pack has a new skin for Captain Mendoza, 500 in-game credits, the Pre-Season Battle Pass and 100 battle stars. With the Predator Founder’s Pack, you get the Captain Mendoza skin, 1,000 in-game credits, a key to select your choice from a collection of legendary character skins, the Pre-Season Battle Pass and 200 battle stars. The Alpha Hunter Founder’s Pack has the Captain Mendoza skin, 6,000 in-game credits, the Gold Hammer Stability Pod drop pod skin, a key to choose from a collection of legendary character skins, the Pre-Season Battle Pass and 400 battle stars.

If you don’t want to download Crucible on Steam, you can also find the game on Amazon. At the time of this writing, its game page says it’s currently unavailable. But once it’s ready, you should be able to download it and find it in your Games Library. 

While you’re waiting for the game to download, or for it to become available, Realm Royale player Baggins is streaming the game on Twitch.

To play, it’s recommended that you have Windows 10, 8GB of RAM, 15GB of available storage and a broadband internet connection. The game will also work on Windows 7 64-bit, according to the specs on Steam.

In Crucible, the choices you make shape the course of the narrative. Fight for control and survival, going head to head with other players. You’re not only fighting the other team, but also battling beasts and navigating challenges in the environment. Work together with your team and blast your way to victory. 

Crucible is set to launch with three modes: Heart of the Hives, Harvester Command and Alpha Hunters. In Heart of the Hives, two teams of four battle monsters; capture three monster hearts before the other team to win. In Harvester Command, two teams of eight compete to gain Harvesters on the map to control Essence; the goal is to drain your opponent’s resources. If you play Alpha Hunters mode, it’s two teams of eight in a fight to the death. 

For more, check out how to choose between all of the gaming subscription services out there, and how Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass stack up.



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