The complete beta for Black Mesa
is now available for Windows and Linux
offering the first chance to play through the entire campaign in this remake of
the original Half-Life
has instructions on how owners can opt in to the beta along with
beta patch notes. This also includes a list of known issues that explain where
this currently stands:
Overall Difficulty. We suspect some parts
might be too hard or too easy. We’ll be watching play throughs and taking
feedback to find these issues and fix them.
Performance. We have improved performance across the game, and targeted
specific areas to increase the frame rate on all machines. Even with these
fixes, there are still some areas we want to improve. For now, don't be afraid
to lower your settings if you are getting low frames.
Factory Breaks. We are guessing players will be able to find creative
ways to break the factory maps. We don’t expect any of them to be full blockers,
but we are anxious to see what players can do to these complex setups, and how
we can mitigate issues.