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Pre-order now to play the beta from 20-25th July, and get hands-on at the ‘Battle for the Void’ LAN event at TwitchCon Europe in Amsterdam this weekend 

Tuesday, 12 July 2022 – Team17 and Small Impact Games have today announced that upcoming PvPvE looter shooter Marauders will hold a closed PC beta test via Steam from 20-25th July, available to all pre-orders.

Following a successful closed alpha test earlier in the year, the Marauders closed beta will let players loose with a barrage of new content including two new raid locations: the ‘Terraformer’ – a newly abandoned agricultural hub built on top of an asteroid shard, and the ‘Merchant Ship’ – an expansive, breach-able frigate perfect for intimate and long-range firefights. The beta will also introduce two additional firearms: the Heavy Thompson and the Klobb Machine Pistol; alongside the ‘Scrap Bomb’ – a hand-held heavy explosive device; numerous quality-of-life improvements such a ‘Quick Loot’ option and foldable bags for economic inventory management; further cosmetic choices and audio effects, and many more surprises for players to uncover themselves.

Those looking to join the closed beta can pre-order the game now to receive 10% off their purchase and immediate access when it launches next week. All pre-order purchases will also automatically receive the Space Pirate cosmetic pack, which will be available when Marauders launches into Steam Early Access and Game Preview via PC Game Pass later this year.

Players interested in getting hands-on with Marauders before the beta test can head to TwitchCon Amsterdam this weekend, where the game will be playable at the Team17 booth and during the exclusive ‘Battle for the Void’ LAN event on 17th July.

During the Marauders closed PC beta, players can squad up or run solo in a deep space, dieselpunk battleground with up to 15 other players. During each match, they’ll be able to breach hostile spaceships; salvage valuable cargo, including an arsenal of iconic weapons from the last century; and do battle with other players and AI opponents in tense PvPvE combat; all before making their escape.

Marauders Key Features

  • Immersive sci-fi setting: Discover a gritty dieselpunk world where Earth is on the brink of collapse and survival relies on looting and shooting among the stars
  • Raid, loot, escape: Plunder deep-space battlegrounds and embark on daring raids for troves of valuable loot, then get out alive to claim your spoils and turn a healthy profit
  • Tense first-person combat: Work alone or with up to three other players to survive intense combat encounters with realistic bullet simulation against enemy teams and AI opponents
  • Persistent gear and XP: Keep your best gear match-to-match and tweak your favourite weapons with mods while using XP to unlock new items and increase your chances of survival
  • Upgradeable spaceships and explosive sci-fi dogfights: Upgrade your ship’s armaments; build a brand-new craft with scavenged resources; or take someone else’s by force

Marauders is being developed by Small Impact Games, an independent development studio based in the UK, and will be launching into early access on Steam, and Game Preview via PC Game Pass, later in 2022.

To keep up to date, wishlist Marauders on Steam now, like the game on Facebook, follow on Twitter and join the official Discord.

About Small Impact Games
Small Impact Games is an independent development studio based in the UK. The company has over 20 years of combined industry experience and includes alumni from prominent development and publishing figureheads Codemasters, Headstrong Games, Electronic Arts and Rocksteady Studios. The team has worked on a large range of projects across a variety of platforms including mobile, console, PC, and VR. Its next title will be the upcoming sci-fi multiplayer extraction shooter, Marauders.
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About Team17 Digital
Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital is a leading developer, video games label, and creative partner for developers around the world. Part of Team17 Group plc, which floated on AIM in 2018, Team17 Digital has an extensive portfolio comprised of over 120 titles, and fully encapsulates the spirit of independent games. Team17 Digital’s portfolio of multi-award-winning and award-nominated in-house brands include Hell Let LooseGolf With Your FriendsThe Escapists, and the iconic Worms franchise, alongside its games label partner titles, including the award-winning games BlasphemousGreak: Memories of Azur, and Overcooked! franchise. Visit for more info.


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