The Chinese version of Kingdom Under Fire 2 entered a no-wipe Closed Beta state earlier today, meaning that, should you be lucky enough to get a key, you are essentially getting early access to the Chinese version’s Open Beta. You may, however, have issues obtaining a key at this point, as the game is rather highly anticipated and most places that were giving them away ran out quite some time ago.
The no-wipe Closed Beta launched with several new features. There’s a new, 16-player “Epic Raid” that will supposedly drop some of the highest quality items. There is also a new Faction vs. Faction PvP mode in which players join one of two factions, are given the background story for each faction, and then do battle against the opposing faction. Those who do well in PvP have a chance to unlock the “Golden Knight” costume.
While the soft launch of the Chinese version signals the beginning of a lengthy worldwide release process, it will still be some time until we see the game launch in the West.