The Latest MMO Alpha and Beta News
Loads of MMO Alpha and Beta news to get through this week! There always ends up being so much more than I originally thought but that’s okay, more awesome MMOs to look forward to. Let’s take a look and see what’s new, shall we?
- Gwent’s Closed Beta, previously announced to be launching in September, has been delayed in order to allow the team more time to make the best first impression. The new date is October 25th.
- Story-driven MMOFPS Escape From Tarkov kicked off their Alpha test this week.
- Wargaming’s Master of Orion reboot, in Early Access for the past few months, has set an official launch date. As of August 25th, Master of Orion will be in Early Access no longer!
- We say goodbye to No Man’s Sky this week as it has now launched for both PS4 and PC, with a decent-sized day one patch.
- Quake Champions has officially confirmed that it will be PC-exclusive upon its launch, as well as showing off a little gameplay in a new trailer shown at QuakeCon.
- The huge pre-Legion patch introducing the Broken Shore and the Demon Hunter class to World of Warcraft went live this week. Blizzard also provided us a small preview of a couple of Legion’s dungeons.
- ArtCraft released a Founders Update last weekend talking of a shift in development priorities and a first look at the Guinecean Duelist.
- Meanwhile, Bossa Studios received $1.35 million in funding for their ambitious MMO Worlds Adrift!
- The newest adorable anime-styled MMORPG from Aeria Games, Twin Saga, began Founders Beta this week.
- NCSoft has plans for a November Beta test for Lineage Eternal.
- And the MMO roguelike Lazarus begins their Closed Beta today.
That about does it for this week’s MMO Alpha and Beta List. 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, are often under an NDA and require keys to access.
|Abatron||Official Site||RTS FPS|
|Absolver||Official Site||Online Combat RPG||Launches 2017|
|Battalion 1944||Official Site||WW2 Multiplayer Shooter|
|Battlegrounds||Official Site||Battle Royale Survival|
|Becoming Preta||Official Site||Hack and Slash MORPG|
|Blackroom||Official Site||FPS||Coming Soon|
|Bless||Official Site||MMORPG||Coming Soon|
|Blitzkrieg 3||Official Site||MMORTS|
|Camelot Unchained||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG||Beta 2016|
|Children of Ur||Official Site||Non-Combat Sandbox||Glitch-revival|
|Chronicles of Elyria||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG|
|Conan Exiles||Official Site||Open World Survival Game||Early Access January 2017|
|Crowfall||Official Site||Strategy MMORPG||Alpha|
|Cube World||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|Dark and Light||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG||Launches Late 2016|
|Das Tal||Official Site||PvP Sandbox MMO||Alpha, Open Donation|
|Days of War||Official Site||Competitive WWII Shooter|
|Dead By Daylight||Official Site||Asymmetrical 4v1 Survival Horror|
|Divided We Fall||Official Site||Team Strategy Game|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Official Site||Gothic Horror MMO||Project Dogmat|
|Dragon of Legends||Official Site||Online aRPG|
|Dual Universe||Official Site||Sci-Fi MMORPG||Coming Early 2017|
|Durango||Official Site||Mobile Dinosaur Survival|
|Eco||Official Site||Global Survival Game|
|Eleven||Official Site||Non-combat Web MMO||Glitch-revival|
|Empyrion Online||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Escape From Tarkov||Official Site||Military MMO|
|Exile Online||Official Site||Dystopian Cyberpunk MMO||In Development|
|Exidium Corp||Official Site||Sci-Fi Sandbox|
|Fable Fortune||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|Fangold||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|For Honor||Official Site||Competitive Melee Fighting||Launches February 14, 2017|
|Forsaken Legends||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Gwent||Official Site||Witcher-based CCG||Beta in September|
|Heroes of Dire||Official Site||Turn-Based Strategy MMO|
|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|
|Lineage Eternal||Official Site||Action MMORPG||Beta in November|
|Livelock||Official Site||Co-Op Top-Down Shooter|
|Lost Ark||Official Site||Action MMORPG||Korean CBT August|
|Mage Faire Online||Official Site||Non-Combat Sandbox|
|Master X Master||Official Site||Action MOBA|
|Mirage: Arcane Warfare||Official Site||Magic-based Multiplayer FPS||Beta Fall 2016|
|New Dawn||Official Site||Survival Sandbox|
|Ninelives||Official Site||Open World Adventure RPG||Open Alpha|
|Nova Blitz||Official Site||Digital TCG||Alpha|
|Of Kings and Men||Official Site||Medieval Multiplayer Strategy||Early Access August 25|
|Project Genom||Official Site||Sci-Fi Shooter||Early Access 2016|
|Project Gorgon||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG||Alpha|
|Psypher||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|Pumpkin Online||Official Site||Multiplayer Non-Combat Game||Beta Early 2017|
|Quake Champions||Official Site||Shooter|
|Rebel Horizons||Official Site||Sci-Fi MMO||In Development|
|Revelation Online||Official Site||MMORPG||Closed Beta Fall 2016|
|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||Early 2017|
|SkySaga||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|SoulWorker||Official Site||Anime Action MMORPG||Coming Soon|
|Stash||Official Site||Multiplayer Turn-Based RPG||Backer Alpha|
|The Wild Eight||Official Site||Co-Op Survival||Launches Fall 2016|
|Time of Dragons||Official Site||Action Shooter|
|Titanfall 2||Official Site||Sci-Fi Shooter||Launch October 28|
|Traverse||Official Site||Voxel MMO|
|Valiance Online||Official Site||Superhero MMO|
|Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III||Official Site||RTS||Launch 2017|
|Wizard Online||Official Site||VR MMORPG|
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.
Open Beta is the phase in which everybody 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|
|BattleSouls||Official Site||MOBA||Available on Steam|
|Brawlhalla||Official Site||2D Platform Brawler|
|Centuries: New World Empires||Official Site||Online Strategy Game|
|First Assault||Official Site||Tactical Shooter||Ghost in the Shell Online|
|Orcs Must Die! Unchained||Official Site||Team Based Action|
|Riders of Icarus||Official Site||MMORPG|
|SNOW||Official Site||Skiing MMO|
|Supernova||Official Site||Sci-fi MOBA|
|The Elder Scrolls: Legends||Official Site||Multiplayer Card Game|
|Titan Siege||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Tom Clancy’s EndWar Online||Official Site||Strategy RPG|
MMO and MOBA related crowdfunding events taking place through Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, or open donations through a game’s website.
|3001SQ||Kickstarter||Space Colonization Simulator||Ends August 18|
|BFF or Die||Kickstarter||Co-Op Tactical Puzzler||Ends August 31|
|Citadel of Sorcery||Open Donation||MMORPG|
|Crowfall||Open Donation||Strategy MMORPG|
|Diabotical||Kickstarter||Multiplayer Arena FPS||Ends September 1|
|Ethos: It Begins Again||Kickstarter||RPG||Ends September 12|
|Gloria Victis||Open Donation||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG|
|Identity||Open Donation||Modern-Day Open World MMO|
|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|
|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 and of course we add these to our MMO Alpha and Beta list.
|Erectus the Game Beta Keys||Giveaway|
|Starfall Tactics Pre Alpha Keys||Giveaway|
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