Beta Version of Chapters Xen and Gonarch's Lair in Black Mesa Will Be Available on August 1

The full game is expected to release very soon

Following the technical test of new levels, the devs of Half-Life remake Black Mesa have announced that chapters Xen и Gonarch's Lair will be available in open beta on August 1.

Check out the Black Mesa: Xen trailer below:

It was also revealed that the remaining levels — Interloper, Nihilanth, and Endgame — will be available for public test in the coming weeks.

You have to own a copy of Black Mesa to participate in the beta. If you don’t have the game on your Steam account already, you’re in luck — the game is currently on sale for $7.99.

Beta Version of Chapters Xen and Gonarch's Lair in Black Mesa Will Be Available on August 1-1
To activate beta, right-click on the game in your library and select Properties from the drop-down menu, then choose the beta tab. There you can sign up for the public beta. Black Mesa will download the update with beta content. After it’s done, you can select New Game and choose chapter 15 to start playing new levels

The Crowbar Collective said that the fans have already helped them to fix most of the game’s known bugs. Because of that, they believe that open beta is the best way to polish new chapters before their release.

If everything goes according to plan, the full version of Black Mesa will be released before the end of this summer. The game originally hit Steam Early Access on May 5, 2015.