Harry Potter fans have been dealt a treat this weekend with a closed beta running for the Quidditch-style game Broomstick League. Broomstick League is heading to Steam on March 5 and ahead of the release date a closed beta is taking place on February 8 and 9. You will have to have signed up on the official Broomstick League website to be eligible for playing the game.
Click here to head over the Broomstick League beta test sign-up site.
If you missed out of getting a beta slot for this week’s Broomstick League test then don’t worry.
In a post online PC Invasion reported that there may be more tests in the coming weeks ahead of launch.
Broomstick League offers 1v1, 2v2 or 3v3 matches online or offline, with the point of each match getting a magic orb in your opponents goal.
You also have a magic wand that you can blast opponents with a spells that help you dodge and reposition.
The broom you ride on also has mechanics you’ll need to master such as diving which helps you pick up speed.
BROOMSTICK LEAGUE – PARTY SYSTEM
This was probably the most heavily requested feature from our last beta test. We have now added the ability to create and join parties, incite friends and matchmake together.
The party system is still under development, but most core features are in. Team up with your friends and give it a shot!
BROOMSTICK LEAGUE – CHARGED SHOTS
Players can now pre-charge their shot and perform a “slapshot” or one-timer once receiving a pass.
This opens up a ton of new strategies. One-timers can be used while on offence, or alternatively, as a great way to quickly clear the ball out of your own end.
A couple quick passes between teammates, followed by a one-timer can wreak havoc on your opponents!
BROOMSTICK LEAGUE – CHAT IMPROVEMENTS
Our chat window has been redesigned top to bottom, it is now much easier and simpler to use.
Additionally, we have added a brand new quick chat feature to allow you to send quick messages to teammates or opponents in the heat of the action.
The quick chat system will be familiar to those of you who have used one in other games.
In short, you can use your numbered keys 1, 2, 3 and 4 to send up to 16 different pre-set messages in chat.