Dead Island: Epidemic closed beta begins today

The zombie apocalypse is about to begin... again. Deep Silver is ready to kick off the closed beta for its free-to-play zombie MOBA, Dead Island: Epidemic. The zombie-killing MOBA has officially started its closed beta on PC.

Epidemic takes the MOBA genre to some interesting new places, utilizing WASD keyboard movement that's normally reserved for MMORPGs and FPS games and also splitting games up into three teams of four. The game includes dynamic gameplay objectives, as well as the series' signature crafting mechanics. Oh, and zombies. There will be zombies.

Closed beta participants will receive unspecified in-game items and rewards that they can keep all the way through Epidemic's final release. Interested zombies slayers can sign up through the Dead Island Epidemic homepage.