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Evolve’s Xbox One beta works just fine in South Africa

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We’re in the dry period of gaming right now, and we’ll take whatever we can get to pass the time for new releases. When such a game happens to be a beta for one of the more anticipated games of 2015, we’ll jump on it like dishonesty on a politician/lawyer/your mom. Right now, you can grab the open beta for Evolve on your Xbox One. And yes, it plays just fine, with minimal workarounds needed.

While the 22gb Evolve Beta technically isn’t supported in South Africa, that doesn’t mean that you can’t play it. Simply set your region through the Xbox One settings to “not South Africa”, such as the USA or the UK, and you’re pretty much sorted to rock and roll. The reason behind the exclusion of course, is because our local internet is perceived to be absolutely craptastic by 2K Games, and thus any data gathered from the beta pertaining to our region won’t exactly be relevant:

Although we wish everyone could take part in the tests, players in the following countries will be unable to participate and provide us relevant testing data. As Evolve is primarily a multiplayer game, good internet service is a must-have. The final, retail version of Evolve will include additional peer-to-peer functionality so players around the world always have the best possible online experience of Evolve.

Setting the console to USA however, did the trick for me. On an Afrihost address, matches and servers were easy enough, albeit massively slow to find, while getting set up with a game ran like the Flash on a WebAfrica account. As for lag, I can’t say that I experienced any whatsoever. The game itself ran buttery smooth, and I’m having a blast as a hunter and slaying Krakens.

So there you go. Nothing to worry about.

Last Updated: January 16, 2015

36 Comments

  1. RinceThis

    January 16, 2015 at 14:47

    This sponsored pieced brought to you by Afrihost and WebAfrica.

    Reply

    • The D

      January 16, 2015 at 14:51

      According to my bank account, I’m sponsoring them.

      Reply

  2. Rock789

    January 16, 2015 at 14:47

    Nothing to fear except fear itself… And the Kraken!!

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      January 16, 2015 at 15:00

      RELEASE IT

      Reply

  3. umfezo

    January 16, 2015 at 14:53

    WebAfrica is good or bad? I’m about to switch to them!

    Reply

    • The D

      January 16, 2015 at 14:54

      WebAfrica good. Games are set up far quicker with them.

      Reply

      • umfezo

        January 16, 2015 at 14:54

        Oh right! *wipes sweat from brow*

        Reply

    • Viking Of Science

      January 16, 2015 at 14:57

      All ISPs in SA are Bad… It’s more about who’ll screw you the least….

      Reply

  4. Guild

    January 16, 2015 at 14:54

    Looking forward to this. Hopefully when it does go live there no issues

    Reply

    • RinceThis

      January 16, 2015 at 14:55

      Yeah man. I need to get me a PS4! Who are you going to be? Hunter, or hunted?

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 16, 2015 at 14:57

        I’m going to be your teacher!

        Reply

      • Guild

        January 16, 2015 at 14:57

        You need to play both but I do like the odds of being Hunted and beating 4 people

        Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      January 16, 2015 at 14:56

      When has that ever happened?

      Reply

      • Guild

        January 16, 2015 at 14:58

        Well according to last years game releases, mmmm, none

        Reply

        • Quo Vadis?

          January 16, 2015 at 14:59

          And the future doesn’t look much brighter for that matter either!

          Reply

  5. Hammersteyn

    January 16, 2015 at 14:57

    Too bad we’re the runt of the litter when it comes to onine gaming

    Reply

  6. Admiral Chief

    January 16, 2015 at 14:59

    Can’t wait!

    Reply

  7. Admiral Chief

    January 16, 2015 at 14:59

    • Admiral Chief

      January 16, 2015 at 14:59

      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        January 16, 2015 at 15:02

        So creepy

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          January 16, 2015 at 15:02

          Back when MattyCabbage had less hair

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            January 16, 2015 at 15:03

            Less everything 😛

      • Quo Vadis?

        January 16, 2015 at 15:06

        Death row inmate/ Adams Family member/ Drug peddler/ mafia associate/ black metal musician without make-up *delete whichever is not applicable* 😀

        Reply

      • Guild

        January 16, 2015 at 15:06

        The comments from that article had me laughing.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          January 16, 2015 at 15:06

          Time sure flies!

          Reply

          • Guild

            January 16, 2015 at 15:08

            You said it, the best was from Nic asking if Geoff was Asian :))) classic.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 16, 2015 at 15:11

            Bwahahahaha, yeah, had a good chuckle (again) about that

      • Guild

        January 16, 2015 at 15:08

        Yes Matt, you still look like a Colombian drug lord

        Reply

  8. Tarryn van der Byl

    January 16, 2015 at 15:59

    Doesn’t work on Telkom. ;__;

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    • bluegoon

      January 16, 2015 at 16:35

      No ways dude, I’m playing on Telkom Uncapped on Xbone and it’s working like a charm.

      Reply

      • Tarryn van der Byl

        January 16, 2015 at 17:12

        Nah, the beta doesn’t include p2p support, only the launch version will. I tried for ages this morning on Telkom and no luck. Swapped to an Afrihost account and it’s working fine now.

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        • bluegoon

          January 16, 2015 at 19:33

          Weird!

          Reply

  9. bluegoon

    January 16, 2015 at 16:33

    Played a few games on Xbox One, you are smoking some killer industrial grade Malawi RPG-7 Renegade weed if you think I’m paying more than R350 for this game.

    Reply

  10. b1nd3r

    January 17, 2015 at 14:33

    PC closed beta works perfectly as well 🙂

    Reply

    • Cabbit

      January 19, 2015 at 14:28

      Yup it’s working great.

      Roaming, owning, and making friends.

      Reply

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