Hi-Rez Studios Releases Latest Update To Tribes: Ascend

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New Capture The Flag Maps, New Servers, and Badge for Beta Participants

ATLANTA.  March 20,  2012.  Today, Hi-Rez Studios introduces another significant update to the Open Beta of the free-to-play fast-action multiplayer shooter Tribes: Ascend.
Patch Highlights include:

·  Added Sunstar, a new Capture the Flag map.
·  Temple Ruins, a Capture the Flag map, has been revised based on community feedback and returns to the Quick Play rotation.
·  Additional European servers added.  Region selection includes Europe – London and Europe – Amsterdam.
·  Additional Asian servers added.  Region selection includes Asia – Japan, and Asia – Singapore
·  Server performance optimizations.
·  More polished reticules and HUD icons.  Also, users may now disable unwanted HUD elements using SETTINGS menu.
·  User settings now stored server-side.  Setting may be reset with this patch but settings should be preserved upon future patches.

Other balance changes, features, and bug-fixes are detailed in the patch notes.
Hi-Rez Studios also announced their intent to reward the very active Beta community.  When Tribes: Ascend officially releases on April 12th, all Beta players who have reached level 10 will receive an exclusive in-game Beta badge.

To play Tribes: Ascend Open Beta today visit: http://www.tribesascend.com.  All player progress and unlocks in Beta will be preserved through release with no planned character wipes.

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