During Sony’s September 2023 State of Play, Square Enix announced that their upcoming online competitive shooter Foam Stars will have a worldwide free open beta on PlayStation 5 from September 30 until October 2, 2023.
How to join the Foam Stars beta
Access to the open beta is free as all you have to do is download the game through the PlayStation Store and launch the application when the beta goes live on September 30 at 10 AM JST / 9 AM GMT +8. The beta will be available until 3:59 PM JST / 2:59 PM GMT +8 on October 2.
The open beta will have eight playable characters — Soa, ΔGITO, Tonix, Jet Justice, Mel T, The Baristador, Rave Breaker, and Pen Gwyn.
The beta will also feature two 4v4 game modes:
Smash the Star
Compete in a frantic battle where the winning strategy changes as the match progresses. In Smash the Star, each team must battle it out to secure seven knockouts on the opposing team. Once this is achieved, the best player is chosen to be the “Star Player” and becomes the key to victory! To win the match, teams must defeat the opposing team’s “Star Player” while also protecting their own!
Happy Bath Survival
A battle between two teams comprised of two “infield” players and two “outfield” players. Victory is earned by defeating both opponent “infield” players, while “outfield” players support and provide defense for their teammates!
Foamstars is coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 sometime in 2024.