The Latest Beta Data News
This week’s Beta Data sees Overwatch heading into its final Closed Beta weekend, running Friday and Saturday for 36 hours with even more people invited along for the fun and all 21 heroes unlocked for play. Check your Battle.net accounts to see if you’ve been chosen!
Atlas Reactor’s Closed Beta kicks off today, introducing seasons, spectator mode, all-new Freelancers and a new map, among other things, of course.
Or perhaps you’d rather check out what Gearbox is bringing to the table with Battleborn’s Open Beta starting earlier this week for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
If none of those quite grab you for a bit of weekend gaming, you might be interested in The Skies, a post-apocalyptic MMORPG with shooter elements. Often compared with Fallen Earth, this one launches its free-to-play Early Access through Steam tomorrow.
The Black Death is coming to Steam Early Access on April 19th. The survival sandbox game, that is, not the actual plague. If you’d like to check it out for yourself, be sure to enter our contest for a chance to win!
Joining them on April 20th is Overpower, the fantasy shooter with MOBA elements. There are a bunch of improvements to graphics, animations, the UI and more.
One of the two Darkfall revival projectsvying for our love and attention, Rise of Agon, hit Alpha last Friday, with an initial wave of 500 players invited. This has since expanded to Founder’s Pack purchasers and will further expand to include people who signed up on the website as the team work to improve the server hardware.
We’re also pretty excited to hear that the anime action MMORPG Soul Worker will be getting a Western release courtesy of Gameforge. This game looks pretty fun and we can’t wait to check it out for ourselves.
Leaving Closed Beta for an official Steam launch on May 10th is StarBreak, a colorful skill-based action platformer MMO from Crunchy Games.
Das Tal proudly revealed that their investors have vastly increased their investments, bringing Fairytale Distillery’s full production budget to more than €300,000, which means that the indie MMO can now push towards a full launch!
And while we knew it was coming, we were still incredibly sad to see the goodbyes from Fable Legends as the beta servers were shuttered this week. Here’s to hoping the team lands on their feet.
Notice anything missing? Get in touch and we’ll take a look!
Pre-Alpha and Alpha
Games in Pre-Alpha and Alpha are games in early testing, and are often under an NDA and require keys to access.
|AdventureQuest 3D||Official Site||3D MMORPG||OBT July 2016|
|Battalion 1944||Official Site||WW2 Multiplayer Shooter|
|Beyond the Destiny||Official Site||Sci-Fi MMORPG|
|Blitzkrieg 3||Official Site||MMORTS|
|Camelot Unchained||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG||Beta 2016|
|Chronicles of Elyria||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG||Kickstarter May 3rd 2016|
|Conan Exiles||Official Site||Open World Survival Game||Early Access Summer 2016|
|Crowfall||Official Site||Strategy MMORPG||Alpha|
|Cube World||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|Darkfall: New Dawn||Official Site||PvP MMORPG||Relaunch|
|Darkfall: Rise of Agon||Official Site||PvP MMORPG|
|Das Tal||Official Site||PvP Sandbox MMO||Alpha, Open Donation|
|Days of War||Official Site||Competitive WWII Shooter||Alpha April 29th 2016|
|Dead By Daylight||Official Site||Asymmetrical 4v1 Survival Horror|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Official Site||Gothic Horror MMO||Project Dogmat|
|Dragon of Legends||Official Site||Online aRPG|
|Eco||Official Site||Global Survival Game|
|Eleven||Official Site||Non-combat Web MMO||Glitch-revival|
|Escape From Tarkov||Official Site||Military MMO||Beta 2016|
|Fangold||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|For Honor||Official Site||Competitive Melee Fighting||Due 2016|
|Fragmented||Official Site||Survival Action Shooter||Early Access April 26th|
|Gloria Victis||Official Site||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG|
|Heroes of Rune||Official Site||MOBA||Open Alpha|
|Hero’s Song||Official Site||2D Open World RPG||In Development|
|Ion||Official Site||Emergent Narrative Sci-Fi MMO|
|LawBreakers||Official Site||Team-Based Shooter|
|Livelock||Official Site||Co-Op Top-Down Shooter||In Development|
|Lost Ark||Official Site||Action MMORPG||Korean Focus Tests|
|Mage Faire Online||Official Site||Non-Combat Sandbox|
|Master X Master||Official Site||Action MOBA||Second Half of 2016|
|Mirage: Arcane Warfare||Official Site||Magic-based Multiplayer FPS||Beta Coming Soon|
|Ninelives||Official Site||Open World Adventure RPG||Open Alpha|
|No Man’s Sky||Official Site||Procedurally Generated Sandbox||Launches June 1st 2016|
|Nova Blitz||Official Site||Digital TCG||Alpha|
|One Tower||Official Site||Micro MOBA||Early Access June 2016|
|Project Genom||Official Site||Sci-Fi Shooter||Early Access May 2016|
|Project Gorgon||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG||Alpha|
|Psypher||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|Pumpkin Online||Official Site||Multiplayer Non-Combat Game||Beta Early 2017|
|Rebel Horizons||Official Site||Sci-Fi MMO||In Development|
|Riders of Icarus||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Rokh||Official Site||Sci-Fi Survival||In Development|
|Sacrament||Official Site||Indie MMORPG||In Development|
|Saga of Lucimia||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG||Launch December 2017|
|SamuTale||Official Site||Sandbox MMO|
|Sea of Thieves||Official Site||Pirate Adventure MMO|
|Shattered Skies||Official Site||Open World Survival Shooter||Alpha End of April|
|SkySaga||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|Stash||Official Site||Multiplayer Turn-Based RPG||Backer Alpha|
|The Elder Scrolls: Legends||Official Site||Multiplayer Card Game||Delayed|
|The World of Akria||Official Site||2D Sandbox MMO||Playable Now|
|Time of Dragons||Official Site||Action Shooter|
|Traverse||Official Site||Voxel MMO||Public Alpha Mid-2016|
|Valiance Online||Official Site||Superhero MMO|
|Wizard Online||Official Site||VR MMORPG|
|World of Warcraft: Legion||Official Site||MMORPG||Expansion, Q3 2016|
Games that are in Early Access tend to require a purchase and/or access to Steam. Anybody can access games in Early Access but builds tends to be unstable as they are still under development.
MMOs in Closed Beta are those which require a key to participate in, typically for a limited number of people and occurring prior to an Open Beta testing phase.
|Albion Online||Official Site||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG||Founder’s Pack|
|Arena of Fate||Official Site||MOBA||OBT Early Q1 2016|
|Atlas Reactor||Official Site||Arena RTS|
|Battlecry||Official Site||Team Based Action|
|Cardfight!! Online||Official Site||CCG|
|Combat Arms: Line of Sight||Official Site||Shooter|
|Crossout||Official Site||Post-Apocalyptic Vehicle Combat|
|Erectus the Game||Official Site||Browser Strategy MMO|
|Ever, Jane||Official Site||Jane Austen MMORPG||2016|
|Guardians of Divinity||Official Site||Action MMORPG|
|Global War||Official Site||Browser MMORTS|
|Grimm: Dark Legacy||Official Site||Survival MMO||Coming 2016|
|Landmark||Official Site||Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG||Launch Spring 2016|
|Linkrealms||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG||Steam Early Access Soon|
|Luna Online: Reborn||Official Site||Anime-themed MMORPG|
|MU: Origin||Official Site||Mobile MMORPG||Spring 2016|
|No Way Out||Official Site||Team-Based PvP Shooter||Beta Every Thursday|
|Overwatch||Official Site||Team Based Shooter||Launch May 24th|
|Paladins||Official Site||Team-Based Shooter|
|PigBang||Official Site||Mobile MOBA|
|Soul Master||Official Site||RTS/RPG Blend|
|Total War: Arena||Official Site||MOBA||Temporarily Offline|
|Venus Rising||Official Site||Adult MMO|
|World of Speed||Official Site||Racing MMO|
Open Beta is the phase in which anybody can take part at no cost, with no key required. These days, Open Beta tests tend to be a soft launch with no wipe.
|Armored Warfare||Official Site||Vehicle Combat Shooter|
|ASTA: The War of Tears and Wind||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Battleborn||Official Site||Arena Shooter|
|BLESS||Official Site||MMORPG||Korean Open Beta|
|Brawlhalla||Official Site||2D Platform Brawler|
|Chaos Online||Official Site||2.5D MOBA|
|Chronicle: Runescape Legends||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|Duelyst||Official Site||Competitive Strategy Game|
|MapleStory 2||Official Site||Korean MMORPG||South Korea|
|Nosgoth||Official Site||Team Based PvP||Closing Down May 31|
|Orcs Must Die! Unchained||Official Site||Team Based Action|
|SNOW||Official Site||Skiing MMO|
|StarBreak||Official Site||Co-Op Roguelike MMO||Launch May 10th|
|Supernova||Official Site||Sci-fi MOBA|
|Titan Siege||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Tom Clancy’s EndWar Online||Official Site||Strategy RPG|
|Winning Putt||Official Site||Multiplayer Golfing||2016|
|World of Fishing||Official Site||Fishing MMO||April Steam Launch|
MMO and MOBA related crowdfunding events taking place through Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, or open donations through a game’s website.
|AlterVerse||Open Donation||VR Sandbox|
|Avorion||Kickstarter||Space Sandbox||Ends May 13|
|Blast Brawl 2||Kickstarter||One-Hit 2D Action Brawler||Ends May 7|
|Caribbean Conquest||Kickstarter||Naval/Pirate MMORPG||Ends May 13|
|Citadel of Sorcery||Open Donation||MMORPG|
|Crowfall||Open Donation||Strategy MMORPG|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Pre-Order||Gothic Horror MMO|
|Gloria Victis||Open Donation||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG|
|Identity||Open Donation||Modern-Day Open World MMO|
|LUX||Kickstarter||Survival MMORPG||Ends April 17|
|Nova Blitz||Open Donation||Digital TCG|
|Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen||Open Donation||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Realm Zero||Open Donation||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Shadow’s Kiss||Patreon||Vampire-themed Adult MMORPG|
|Star Citizen||Open Donation||Space Simulator MMO|
|The Realm: Reawakened||GoFundMe||Re-released Classic MMO||Ongoing|
|The Wild Eight||Kickstarter||Survival Co-op Game||Ends May 14|
|Undecima||Kickstarter||Browser Multiplayer Strategy Game||Ends May 5|
|Valiance Online||Open Donation||Superhero MMORPG||Ongoing|
We often have keys and items to give away that either offer access to a game in testing, or grant rewards in games still in testing. These will be listed here.
|Clash of Avatars Newbie Packs||Giveaway|
|Erectus the Game Beta Keys||Giveaway|
|The Black Death Early Access||Contest|
|World of Fishing Shop Voucher Giveaway||Giveaway|
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