MOBA Monday: We’re Heading to a Dead Island, Little Buddy

lh_die-weapons_moba_monday_customizationMOBA Monday is a weekly showcase of how to perform, eh, let’s go with adequately – we hope – in a massive online battle arena. The streaming squad features the hottest, upcoming or most interesting titles of their and the communities fancy for a few rounds of PvP shenanigans in our weekly Twitch channel staple.

In this week’s episode of MOBA Monday we’re going to take you on a little boat ride to Dead Island: Epidemic. The MOBA-style game set in the surprise hit Dead Island universe has been beta labeled for ages despite holding an impressive 9/10 score on Steam with over 16,000 user reviews. That may be due to its unique 4v4v4 PvP mode and an inclusion of PvE missions that enables players to level their characters and craft without the need of a stressful match.

We’ve tackled DI:E in the past. Multiple times in fact. Those previous sessions have one specific aspect in common, they all featured the PvE Scavenger mode the entire time Stunlock Games’ product was on screen. There was a very good reason for that. Up until recently DI:E remained in closed beta. Like TOME: Immortal Arena and Orcs Must Die! Unchained the closed part kept the queues insanely long, even untenable. No longer as Dead Island: Epidemic is fully in open beta testing these days.

That means you’ll get to see me newbing it up in my first 4v4v4 matches as a wiley level 3 (or so) starter character. I’ve a feeling much death with be involved. Mostly my own character doing the dieing.

MOBA Monday will be during the afternnon, kicking off at 2:00 PM EST timeslot, for the final time. Starting next week all shows will be moved to 7:00 PM. Hit the jump or head directly to the channel page to watch live. Don’t forget to follow for all the updates and giveaway opportunities.

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