Evolve “Big Alpha” test begins on Halloween; get your referral code here

evolve-logoConsole and PC gamers excited to get their hands on Turtle Rock Studios’s unique 4v1 multiplayer experience should start making plans to check out the Evolve “Big Alpha” test which kicks off on October 30th.

Xbox One owners (who have pre-ordered the game or registered below for a chance to get access) will get a 24 hour jump on PS4 and PC gamers with the alpha test unlocking on October 30th. The rest of the gaming population will have to wait until October 31st which runs through November 2nd.

If you own an Xbox One and are interested in signing up, stop by www.evolvegame.com/xboxonealpha to register for a chance to get access to the Big Alpha. 2K Games sent us over limited use codes which can be redeemed at the site, so use them while you can:

Code: 08347-97365-66457
Referral Code: EVOLVETOWIN

Read on for more details and new media, including a trailer and new-ish screens.

Evolve “Big Alpha” trailer:
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Evolve screens:

2K and Turtle Rock Studios today announced that the ?Big Alpha? test for the award-winning 4v1 multiplayer shooter, Evolve, will be available worldwide* first on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, for 24 hours beginning October 30 through November 2, 2014. Limited access to the closed alpha test will also be available on PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system** and Windows PC from October 31 to November 2, 2014. Players can register for priority access and a chance to participate in the alpha test on Xbox One starting today by visiting www.evolvegame.com/xboxonealpha. Developed by Turtle Rock Studios, the creators of Left 4 Dead, Evolve has won more than 60 awards and editorial honors to date, and is the only game in history to earn the official E3 and Gamescom ?Game of Show? awards in the same year.

Additionally, as a thank you to Evolve?s biggest fans, those who have already pre-ordered Evolve from participating retailers***, and those who pre-order in the coming weeks, will be guaranteed access to the alpha test on their chosen platform.

“The incredible reactions from early Evolve players have exceeded our highest expectations, but we still have a lot of hard work ahead of us in the coming months,? said Chris Ashton, co-founder and design director at Turtle Rock Studios. ?We need to stress test the servers and the matchmaking system, look at balance, unlock rates, etc. The alpha test is not fully representative of the final product, but it?s our chance to see what the game looks like in the real world, and we will test again in the open beta for Evolve exclusively for Xbox One in January 2015. The data gathered in the tests will help make Evolve the best that it can possibly be when it launches on February 10, 2015.?

A limited number of codes will also be made available elsewhere for a chance to enter Big Alpha. Those looking to participate should bookmark the official Evolveblog, and check it frequently for updates on opportunities to enter. Also, follow Evolve on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, and join the 2K and Turtle Rock forums to grab codes for a chance to play.

All players that pre-order Evolve will also receive the Monster Expansion Pack, which includes the fourth playable monster for free when it becomes available after launch, as well as the alternate Savage Goliath skin. The Monster Expansion Pack will be available to all those that pre-order Evolve before the game ships. To pre-order now, visit http://evolvegame.com/preorder.

*Evolve Big Alpha is not available in the following countries: http://bit.ly/1sfLLGE

** Xbox LIVE Gold and PlayStation Plus accounts required to play Evolve?s Big Alpha.

***Participating retailers for those who have pre-ordered Evolve by October 8 include GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. Participating retailers for those who pre-order Evolve by October 21 include Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.