The Finals is an upcoming game developed by Embark Studios. This is a highly hyped first-person multiplayer game has already had numerous closed playtests ongoing since last year. With gamers itching to get their hands on The Finals for a long time, the excitement has been high. Now the studio has announced an Open Beta for the game that kicks off today. Keep on reading to find out more about the Finals Open Beta date and time, platforms, how to play, and more.
The Finals Open Beta Announced: Date, Time, and Platforms
UPDATE (7:45 PM IST): We can confirm that ‘The Finals Open Beta’ is LIVE. For now, the developers seem to be giving users a phased invite-only access. Once you have signed up for the beta on Steam, hold out for a notification. Below is what the Steam Library looks like once you have gained access to The Finals playtest like we did.
The Finals premiered during the Xbox Partner Preview last night, and many got to see a polished-up glimpse of the upcoming battle royale shooter. Now, it has been announced that the Open Beta for the game begins on October 26th, 2023. The Open Beta stage will run from today to all through November 5th, 2023. While Embark Studios did not mention an exact time for the day, it should appear any minute to play.
The Finals Open Beta will be available for all major platforms, including PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Follow the below instructions to get ready for The Finals Open Beta. Also, the game is completely free to play.
How to Sign Up for The Finals Open Beta
To sign up for the open beta on PlayStation 5, simply head over to The Finals PS Listing (visit) on your gaming console or simply search for the game. Once done, click on the Wishlist button. For players on the Xbox Series X/S platform, visit the Xbox Store (visit). PC platform gamers can visit the Steam Store (visit) to wishlist the game. Steam will notify you once the Open Beta access is ready.
The open-beta for the game is cross-platform, so whether you play it on Xbox, PlayStation 5, or PC, all gamers on the mentioned platforms will be playing against each other in multiplayer lobbies. As we mentioned, there is no specific time for when the open beta begins, but you can check back here to see updates on the same. According to the developers, here is what they said in their FAQ about the open beta launch time for The Finals:
“The Open Beta starts on October 26th. The Beta will roll out one platform at a time, but we can not assure exact times for each platform.“.
The developers have also stated that this is an open beta test, so they ask gamers to understand if servers go down or become inconsistent. However, they did also say the game is in a ‘very playable‘ state. By the way, you can also get exclusive drops on Twitch for watching streamers playing ‘The Finals’ on the streaming platform. Simply start watching eligible streamers and type “!Drops Enabled” in the Twitch chat.
The Finals will definitely be really fun to play as the open beta progresses. The game features environmentally-destructible maps that feel quite dynamic during gameplay. Embark Studio is behind the game, and they have previously said that the game is inspired by iconic movies like The Hunger Games and Gladiator (via: IGN). For more information on the open beta for ‘The Finals’ visit the official Discord server (visit).
The Finals PC System Requirements: Can You Run It?
The Finals isn’t too hard of a game to run. For the CPU, an Intel i5-6600K processor is mentioned as the minimum requirement. For the GPU, the Nvidia Geforce GTX 970/AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card is mentioned for the same ‘minimum’ tier. Do note that 8GB RAM is not officially supported, with 12GB RAM being stated as the minimum requirement. With these specs, you can play on 1920×1080 resolution with 30FPS on Medium settings.
Let’s discuss what is required for the 1440p 90FPS performance target (on Epic graphics settings). A beefier CPU is required, with at least an Intel i7-9700K/Ryzen 7 3700X or equivalent processor. On the GPU end, they mention the RTX 4070 Ti or RX 7900 XTX for this tier. The developers also mention the i5-9600K CPU/RTX 3070 GPU under the recommended RT-enabled preset.
The full system requirements for The Finals are given above for all five tiers. Once the game launches, you can also tune the settings on your PC. We will suggest a competitive preset soon that can give you maximized performance in the game. In the open beta of the game, we were able to get playable framerates even on a GTX 1650 with lower settings.
What do you think about the upcoming battle royale game, The Finals? If you are excited about the game, follow the instructions above to get ready to play it. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!