Hammerheads HQ – June Open Beta Test & Neo T. Rex Co-op Battle

Jun 15, 2023 // Kellen Haney

Work together, or be flagged for mortal sunset as Neo T. rex food.

Welcome to the third Hammerheads HQ post! We had some exciting Exoprimal news recently from both Summer Games Fest and Capcom Showcase, including the news that we’re hosting a second Open Beta Test from Friday June 16th, 00:00 UTC to Sunday June 18th, 23:59 UTC!  

The second Open Beta Test is another great opportunity to try out Exoprimal for free and get a slice of the dino-slaying action that awaits you at launch on July 14th. We’ve also mixed things up from the previous beta, removing some of the PvP focused end missions and adding in something that’s sure to get those of you that enjoy co-op play and boss fights very amped up. More on that shortly…

Exoprimal Open Beta 2 – This week!

That’s right, Leviathan has summoned up fresh dinosaur super swarms for you to clash with this week!

Open Beta 2 is open to anyone and everyone who wants to try a slice of Exoprimal ahead of launch on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Steam PC!

Depending on when you see this post, the beta’s pre-load / download is available now, so head over to your preferred platform’s store page and get ready for combat! Like in the previous Open Beta, you’ll need a CAPCOM ID in order to play Exoprimal. If you already have a CAPCOM ID account you’re all set! If you haven’t made one yet, you can head to the official CAPCOM ID site to get started.

As mentioned earlier, we’re changing things up a little bit for Open Beta 2. Some PvE alternatives for missions have been added, including a battle so fearsome you’ll need 10 Exofighters working together to even stand a chance.

Prepare yourselves to face the Neo T. rex amidst dinosaur super swarms! In this fight, both squads of five must work together as a single team of 10 Exofighters and work together to overcome a truly fearsome co-operative challenge – one that Leviathan is exceptionally eager to get combat data on.

Topple the Neo T. rex together, and both teams will receive a co-operative win and live to fight another day! Fall at the jaws of this monstrosity, however, and you’ll all experience immediate employee liquidation. To aid you in advance of your clash with a Neo T. rex, we spoke to Exoprimal’s Director Hiraoaka to get some top tips to make sure you and your team come out in one piece, or at least, as few pieces as possible.

A Message from Director Hiraoaka – Surviving a Neo T. rex Encounter!

“Hello, everyone! Exoprimal director Takuro Hiraoka here with some tips for the second Exoprimal Open Beta Test. I’d like to focus on the 10-player co-op Neo Tyrannosaur battle that will sometimes appear as a special mission while playing the beta.

Let’s start with the basics: the body of the Neo Tyrannosaur is covered in growths. These are its weak spots, so you need to aim for them if you want to do any damage, as the rest of its body is invulnerable. The choice of which are is easiest to target will depend on the Exosuit you’ve chosen, so try to think strategically about what abilities you have and how best to use them.

As for the Neo Tyrannosaur’s attacks, you need to watch out for not only moves using its body such as bite attacks, but its laser beam, which is something you probably wouldn’t find on a normal T. rex! You might want to make sure your team’s tank is ready for that one, or perhaps have someone use a craft chip to put up a wall.

If you see a WARNING! sign on the screen, that means that an AOE (Area of Effect) attack is incoming, so be aware of your surroundings and think fast about how to avoid it. You may be caught off guard the first time, but if you stay calm you should be able to figure it out. Not panicking is key!

The Neo Tyrannosaurus is one of the strongest Neosaurs in the game, but between 10 Exosuits, you should be able to beat it. I hope you enjoy this special mission where you join forces with the opposing team to take this beast down! Note: The Neo Tyrannosaurus battle in the open beta test has been designed specifically for this test, so you’ll be able to enjoy something a little different when you encounter it it in the full game.”

Take note of these tips and you may well emerge victorious from your epic clash. But, be warned, as Director Hiraoaka mentioned, this particular Neo Tyrannosaurus battle has been crafted specifically for the Open Beta Test, so prepare for an even more intense fight full of surprises at full launch.

Stand by for combat mission!

That wraps up the latest Hammerheads HQ post!

We hope you all have a fantastic time in the Open Beta Test! If you haven’t yet, get those CAPCOM IDs ready, gather your team of Exofighters and prepare to face the Neo T. rex!

We’ll be back in the near future for our next community post, but in the meantime, follow Exoprimal on Twitter and like us on Facebook for the latest Exoprimal news.

Oh and whilst you’re here, check out this recent video from the dev team as they take you through the start of Exoprimal with some new footage that includes character and suit customization, as well as how the game’s story will unfold:

Thanks as always, Exofighters, and see you in the wargames!