MMO Alpha and Beta

The MMO Alpha and Beta List: August 12, 2016

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?

Worlds Adrift

Worlds Adrift

  • 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!

Find links to everything new to the MMO Alpha and Beta List this week and much more in the list below. Look for this icon: new-flag-round-orange-29x12 to see everything we added this week.

 

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.

  • Absolver
    Absolver
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
new-flag-round-orange-29x12 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
new-flag-round-orange-29x12 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

 

Early Access

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.

  • Ark survival evolved
    ARK: Survival Evolved
Arena: Cyber Evolution Official Site Sports MOBA
ARK: Survival Evolved Official Site Dinosaur Survival
ARK: Survival of the Fittest Official Site Multiplayer Online Survival Arena Free-to-Play
Asteroids: Outpost Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox MMO
Atlas Reactor Official Site Arena RTS
Beyond the Destiny Official Site Sci-Fi MMORPG
Boundless Official Site Voxel Sandbox MMO Previously Oort Online
Colonies Online Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox MMO
Day of Infamy Official Site WW2 Shooter
DayZ Official Site Zombie Survival
Deadbreed Official Site Spooky Themed MOBA Free-to-Play
Descent: Underground Official Site Multiplayer Sci-Fi Shooter
Divergence: Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Energy Heroes Official Site Third-Person Shooter MOBA
Faeria Official Site Tactical Strategy Card Game
Fractured Space Official Site Team-Based Space Combat
Fragmented Official Site Survival Action Shooter
Games of Glory Official Site Shooter MOBA
Gloria Victis Official Site Medieval Sandbox MMORPG
Golden Rush Official Site 4-Team MOBA Free-to-Play
Grav Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox MMO
Gunjack Next Official Site Mobile VR Launch Fall 2016
Heavy Gear Assault Official Site MMO-ish PvP Arena
H1Z1: Just Survive Official Site Zombie Survival
H1Z1: King of the Kill Official Site Battle Royale Survival
Immune Official Site Post-Apocalyptic Sandbox
Islet Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Jeklynn Heights Official Site Match-Based Multiplayer
Kings and Heroes Official Site First-Person Co-Op Action RPG
Labyrinth Official Site CCG RPG
Lego Worlds Official Site Lego Adventure Sandbox
Lifeless Official Site Zombie Survival
Line of Defense Official Site MMOFPS Launch 2016
Linkrealms Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Moving Hazard Official Site Team-Based Shooter
MyDream Official Site Sandbox MMO
Naval Action Official Site Naval Sandbox MMO
Novus Inceptio Official Site Sandbox Survival MMO
Otherland Official Site Scifi Action MMORPG
Out of Reach Official Site Survival Sandbox
Overpower Official Site MOBA-Style MMOFPS
Pathfinder Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Reign of Kings Official Site Medieval Sandbox MMO
Riding Out Official Site Horse MMO
Robocraft Official Site Vehicle Combat Shooter Free-to-Play
Rust Official Site Survival MMO
Savage Lands Official Site Multiplayer Survival
Savage Resurrection Official Site FPS/RTS
Shards Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Shroud of the Avatar Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Skara – The Blade Remains Official Site MOBA(ish)
Star Citizen Official Site Massively Spaceship Simulator
Star Crusade Official Site CCG Free-to-Play
Starbound Official Site Scifi Sandbox Adventure
The Black Death Official Site Medieval Survival MMO
The Isle Official Site Dinosaur Survival
The Repopulation Official Site Scifi Sandbox MMORPG Temporarily Offline
The SKIES Official Site Post-Apocalyptic MMO
Toxikk Official Site Arena FPS
TUG Official Site Sandbox Survival
Utherous Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG
Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade Official Site Massive Combat RPG
Wild Terra Official Site Isometric Sandbox
Xsyon Official Site Sandbox Apocalypse

 

Closed Beta

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.

  • Top MMOs to look forward to 2016 Albion Online Closed Beta Royals game art mmogames
    Albion Online
AdventureQuest 3D Official Site 3D MMORPG
Albion Online Official Site Medieval Sandbox MMORPG Founder’s Pack
Arena of Fate Official Site MOBA OBT 2016
Battlecry Official Site Team Based Action
Battlerite Official Site Team Arena Brawler
Cardfight!! Online Official Site CCG
Crossout Official Site Post-Apocalyptic Vehicle Combat
Crush Online Official Site PvP MMO/MOBA
Darkfall: Rise of Agon Official Site PvP MMORPG
Erectus the Game Official Site Browser Strategy MMO
Ever, Jane Official Site Jane Austen MMORPG 2016
Evolve Official Site 4v1 Shooter Stage 2
Gigantic Official Site MOBA
Grimm: Dark Legacy Official Site Survival MMO Launching 2016
Halo Wars 2 Official Site RTS Launch February 17, 2017
new-flag-round-orange-29x12 Lazarus Official Site MMO Roguelike
One Tower Official Site Micro MOBA
Paladins Official Site Team-Based Shooter
Paragon Official Site MOBA Open Beta August 16th
PigBang Official Site Mobile MOBA
Shattered Skies Official Site Open World Survival Shooter
Soul Master Official Site RTS/RPG Blend
Steep Official Site Open World Action Sports Game
Total War: Arena Official Site MOBA Temporarily Offline
Tree of Life Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Twin Saga Official Site Fantasy Anime MMORPG
World of Speed Official Site Racing MMO
World of Warcraft: Legion Official Site MMORPG Expansion Launches August 30th

 

Open Beta

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.

  • Paragon
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

 

Crowdfunding

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
new-flag-round-orange-29x12 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
new-flag-round-orange-29x12 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
Sacrament Patreon Indie MMORPG
Shadow’s Kiss Patreon Vampire-themed Adult MMORPG
Star Citizen Open Donation Space Simulator MMO
Valiance Online Open Donation Superhero MMORPG Ongoing

 

Giveaways

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.

Starfall Tactics Pre Alpha Test Key Giveaway

Erectus the Game Beta Keys Giveaway
Starfall Tactics Pre Alpha Keys Giveaway

 

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About Hannah Richardson-Lewis

Hannah is an avid MMO player and Twitter addict. You can usually find her exploring a hidden corner of some fantasy world or other, or squealing girlishly over vanity pets. As MMOGames' European Assistant Editor she makes sure that you get the best content as well as other sneaky behind-the-scenes things. In her spare time, she blogs at dragonsandwhimsy.com and tends to hop between World of Warcraft, Elder Scrolls Online, SWTOR and FFXIV.