Realm Royale will begin its open beta on PS4 and Xbox One today, January 22.
Developers Hi-Rez Studios confirmed the news earlier this month and are now ready to open the game up to more players.
Having originally launched on Steam with a large player base, numbers have dropped off, with a hardcore group of fans remaining.
The console version has been available to those who bought a Founder’s Pack on PS4 and Xbox One since 2018.
However, today is the day when Realm Royale opens up to all PlayStation and Microsoft players.
It doesn’t appear that Realm Royale is available to download for yet on either platform.
A message on the PlayStation Store site reveals that the Realm Royale Founder’s Pack is set to change price or be removed today.
This will happen at around 6pm, GMT, in the UK, which could indicate when the free download will go live.
However, this time might only be connected to the Founder’s Pack and may not impact when Realm Royale’s open beta begins.
So it will be worth keeping an eye on the PlayStation Store and the Xbox Store to check when the free version does appear.
“Get instant access to Realm Royale on PlayStation 4 with the Founder’s Pack! Plus, you’ll get our first cosmetic bundle, full of PS4-exclusive content! Get a new mount skin, a chicken skin, and much more,” the official PS Store blurb reads.
“This bundle will only be available for a limited time. Don’t miss out.”
It should also be noted that while Realm Royale will be free to download, you may need an active subscription based on which platform you are using.
Realm Royale was recently updated on PS4, PC and Xbox One, including a new Battle Pass for the game.
The Steel and Shadow Battle Pass is themed around Pirates vs Ninjas and should be available to anyone to purchase when the open beta begins.
“Put your mettle to the test to unlock Mounts, Character Skins, Chicken Skins, Skydive Effects, Titles, and more.
“The Steel and Shadow Battle Pass features 80 levels of unlockable rewards. Earn experience by playing matches and completing daily quests, earning rewards each level you progress.
“Battle Pass 2: Steel and Shadow will be available for a limited time, so don’t miss this opportunity to unlock exclusive items while it lasts!
“All players will progress the Free Pass simply by playing. Unlocking the Battle Pass costs 950 Crowns and will grant access to the Battle Pass rewards as well as a season-long 50% increase to earned XP.”