Defiance is free on Steam this weekend
Defiance is free to play on Steam this weekend. Trion Worlds massively multiplayer third person shooter is still plugging along. The game has received numerous patches since launch, so if you haven't played it since the free beta back in March you might want to check it out. The free trial will last until 1PM PDT Sunday, May 26th. That's more than enough time to shoot some aliens and earn some decent scrip.
Defiance is an MMO and supports massive cooperative battles in the open world. Players can form smaller groups of four to complete co-op missions. It is available now on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
Players will also be treated to a few missions that are tied directly to the Defiance TV series. In the two week span between the launch of the game on April 2nd and the debut of the pilot on April 15th, there were a handful of episodic missions starring Nolan and Irisa, two of the main characters from the show. Once Defiance debuted on the Syfy network they were no longer available. This weekend you can play those missions, which act as a mini-prologue. If you complete them you'll also be rewarded with some fashionable outfits, and isn't that what MMOs are really all about? (If you've already finished these missions they will not be available.)
Steam is also having a sale on the full copies of the game. The Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition will be on sale for 30% off, making them $41.99 and $69.99 , respectively. You can also watch every episode of Defiance this weekend.
A new DLC will add a new playable race has also been announced. Called "Rise of the Castithan," it will feature free and paid content, as well as a store update. Defiance's enthusiastic executive producer, Nathan Richardsson, unveiled the DLC in a recent post:
We are only temporary custodians of the particles which made us - Stephen Hawking
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