Virtual golf is what real golf would have been if games consoles existed in the 13th century. The idea of trying to get a tiny ball into a tiny distant hole is great in principle, but nobody would lug a set of golf clubs around a field if there was a better way.
Thankfully, there is, and virtual golf doesnâ€™t get much better than hit Korean MMORPG Shot Online, which lets players compete against human opponents in real time on a range of real and fictional courses.
Till now, Shot Online has been PC-only, but developer Webzen is bringing it to mobile in the form of Shot Online Golf: World Championship, so for the first time youâ€™ll be able to level up, unlock skills, and tear up the fairway against real players on your iOS or Android device.
Shot Online Golf promises to be crammed with content and things to do. Weâ€™re particularly intrigued by the Betting Challenge, which will let you bet on yourself in a match against a human opponent. If you win youâ€™ll get a bonanza payday of double your stake.
Then thereâ€™s the Academy, which will give you various quests to complete in order to upgrade your clubs and costumes, in turn enabling you to make increasingly more difficult shots as you work towards your Pro title.
And there are several events to take part in where you can earn rewards for pulling off feats like getting the ball closest to the pin, hitting the longest drive, or sinking the most putts. Youâ€™ll also get rewards for playing 30, 50, and 100 holes, or even just logging in every day.
Shot Online Golf isnâ€™t available just yet, but if you sign up now you could get into the closed beta, where youâ€™ll not only be able to play the game before it comes out but also amass rewards to give yourself an early advantage.
Youâ€™ll have to hurry though, as the beta closes at 20:00 (UTC) on June 28th. Head to the Shot Online Golf website and enter your details to sign up.
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