Deformers ReFormed Update to Launch With a Free 20 Hour Trial Event

By Kelly Packard,
Deformers was originally revealed at E3 2016 as one of the first titles published as part of GameStop's GameTrust Initiative. It quietly launched this April. The arena title that features squishy blobs as its combatants is now set to receive its first major update — which includes cross-platform play with PC — as well as a free trial event for Xbox Live Gold members.

Deformers

The update plays off the "form" theme — the creatures are called "forms" — with the title "ReFormed." Ready At Dawn, the developers, have addressed bugs and optimization issues in "ReFormed" and have also added the following features:

  • Offline Couch Co-Op – You will be able to enjoy a truly offline couch co-op experience with up to 3 of your friends. A PlayStation Plus/Xbox Live Gold membership will no longer be required for this mode.
  • Cross-Network Play – To bring the community closer together, players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will have the option to matchmake against Steam players and vice-versa.
  • Tutorials – We’ll be rolling out new, in-game tutorials to help players get up-to-speed on the basics and core mechanics of Deformers, as well as learn about Powers and Classes. You’ll have a chance to perfect your skills before entering the combat arena. We plan on implementing more advanced tutorials in the future, which will reveal the deeper strategies behind Deformers’ game mechanics.
  • Console Quick Chat – Players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One now have access to Quick Chat, an in-game tool that makes it easier than ever to communicate with others in the lobby and game.
Players who have already enjoyed the game will also be getting a boost of 30,000 silver when the update goes live, which can be used to purchase customization items from the in-game shop. "ReFormed" goes live on Thursday, June 8th at 10 a.m. PT, which is the same time the free weekend will go live.

It's important to note that the trial weekend does require an Xbox Live Gold membership to enjoy. From there, players will get the full run of the game, both online and the new offline features that have been added with the "ReFormed" update. The trial is also limited to 20 hours for Xbox One users during the given dates of June 8th at 10 a.m. PT to June 11th at 11:59 p.m. PT. Remember, the timer will be counting down when the game is open regardless of whether or not it's actively being played, so those who step away from their console for an extended period of time should close it beforehand.

For those who don't have PT as their time zone, the developers have released an image showing when it should go live in other major regions:

Deformers

For any questions about the trial weekend, be sure to check out the official FAQ, which has a plethora of information. However, it doesn't say if achievements can be earned during the event. Historically, achievements have been earnable during similar events.

All progress made during the trial will carry over should one decide to purchase the full game Deformers, which Ready At Dawn says will be getting a 50% off sale in the coming days.

We've got the full list of Deformers achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
In a few descriptors: college student, longtime gamer, writer and junk food enthusiast. I contribute to TrueAchievements as a news writer and reviewer. Usually, you can find me knee-deep in a multiplayer game while ignoring my growing backlog or on one forum or another discussing all things gaming.