All Points Bulletin was initially launched as a paid MMO but after some trouble, the game went offline for a while and resurfaced as APB Reloaded; a free to play version of the game.
APB Reloaded is in beta testing phase still, but today the developers launched the second stage of beta testing. APB Reloaded Open Beta 2, version 1.5.2 of the game, is now live and available for testing.
The 'test' portion of beta test is very much emphasized as the development team will be actively intaking data, making changes and issuing patches all throughout the next two weeks. Players are advised to expect districts to be taken offline briefly while the patches are deployed and should be informed that they can simply log back in after the patch is live and continue play testing.
Open Beta 2 brings the biggest change to Missions, Matchmaking, Skill Rating and District Recommendation that the game has seen to date. Other changes include enhanced detection for players who are cheating, changes to the threat system and, in the future, live servers in Russia, Hong Kong and Australia.
Open Beta 2 is live now, so be sure to visit http://apbreloaded.gamersfirst.com/ for more information.