Gearbox is developing a new competitive first-person shooter, currently codenamed Project 1v1. The game is described as combining “fast-paced 1v1 first person combat with the metagame strategy of a collectible card game.”

Outside of its website and a short description, we know little about what Project 1v1 entails. A closed beta on PC will occur this summer to test out the online infrastructure and to hear player feedback. You can click here to sign up for a chance to participate.

The short beta will include three game modes:

  • Ranked: Match with an opponent based on player rating. Win ranked matches to earn experience and crates containing new cards.
  • Challenge: Challenge your friend to an unranked match.
  • Arena: Queue up to challenge the current Arena champion – and win to take their place.

Our Take
With such little information, it’s difficult to say what Project 1v1 will offer, but fingers crossed it’s a step up from Battleborn.