Multiplayer-focused 'SWORD ART ONLINE Fractured Daydream' Launches 2024, Closed Beta Test Sign-ups Available

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Developer DIMPS and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment announced this week that their latest entry in the Sword Art Online franchise, ‘SWORD ART ONLINE Fractured Daydream’, will launch this year on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series consoles, the Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. A multiplayer-focused action experience, Fractured Daydream will have 20-player cooperative missions alongside an original storyline and over 20 playable characters from across the series’ anime and movies. And each character belongs to a unique fighting class with its own attributes.

Per Bandai’s US site, the game also features “cross gen support” regarding its multiplayer, but as there are no PlayStation 4 and Xbox One releases for this title the exact meaning is unknown.

SWORD ART ONLINE Fractured Daydream features a new original story where all SWORD ART ONLINE worlds collide, with out-of-the-box interactions between the different characters—enemies become allies, the dead becomes the undead, etc.

What would happen if characters from separate SWORD ART ONLINE worlds and timelines collided? If a changed past is the difference between life and death, how far would someone go to ensure they get their second chance? Players get to experience various interactions from across the best of all arcs (S1-S4) within the game.

The publisher will be running a closed beta test during the following times, with sign ups lasting until the 4th of March. The following characters will also be playable during the test alongside two game modes. You can sign up for that right this way.

Times

  • 3/11 8:00 AM – 3/11 1:59 PM CET
  • 3/15 9:00 AM – 3/16 4:59 AM CET
  • 3/16 9:00 AM – 3/17 10:59 AM CET

Game Modes

  • Boss Raid
    • Online exclusive mode where you join in as a part of a raid team consisting of 20 members divided into four five-member parties! How you prepare for the fight is the key to victory against the high difficulty raid boss!
  • Co-op Quest
    • Online exclusive mode where you join in as a part of a 20 person team! Divide into four parties of five and go clear separate maps, and join in the fight against the boss at the end!

Playable Characters

  • Kirito
  • Agil
  • Argo
  • Sinon
  • Oberon
  • Leafa

Check out the trailer and screenshots below for more details on SWORD ART ONLINE Fractured Daydream.


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