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The MMO Alpha and Beta List: March 24, 2017

The Latest MMO Alpha and Beta News

Check out below the latest news from the MMO Alpha and Beta world to find out what’s been going on since last week!

Destiny 2 had its launch date leaked via a photo of the game’s posters! The mysterious sequel to Destiny will be out September 8, if the rumors are true – which seems very likely to be the case – but we still have no idea whether Destiny 2 will run on PC, among other things.

Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade introduced a free-to-play model earlier this week and has ever since seen a massive growth in its player population, as concurrent player numbers doubled and daily active user numbers tripled. The team has been working on sorting out technical issues caused by the sudden influx of players and reworking the world map, but also on changing its DLCs to be available in a bundle on Steam.

Conan Exiles just saw its 22nd update go live, introducing the ruins system, a new dye system for armors, and new weapons and thrall crafting animations, plus bug fixes. The update also wipes all buildings and inventories on official servers as well as private servers that opt in, and adds a program called “Exploit Hunters” which will reward players who find and report exploits to Funcom, following numerous reports of excessive duping and exploiting.

Master X Master has a new closed beta test coming up: it will run between April 6 and April 27, while a full game launch is expected for this summer. A new pair of heroes was added to the roster: Koom, a massive defense hero made of stone, and Vonak, an agile shooter fit for assault.
And one more thing to just put out there… NCSoft announced a new hero coming soon to the MxM roster, straight out of City of Heroes: Statesman.

Pathfinder Online is definitely moving forward as explained by the latest newsletter from CEO Lisa Stevens. This update includes a roadmap and a plan on how to continue the game’s development towards an open state.

Legends of Aria, formerly known as Shards Online, announced focused testing, with Alpha 1 running until March 26 and Alpha 2 due to begin April 28. The Steam release of the game is also delayed to coincide with the start of the Beta phase instead of Alpha 2. More updates will be available next week in the March 31 dev blog so stay tuned!

Snail Games is apologizing to EU and US players eagerly awaiting Dark and Light, as the game has been delayed again. According to the official Chinese website, beta should arrive sometime this summer instead of Q1 2017 as initially expected.

After almost a month in early access, The Exiled is soon launching its second season with a big update that will introduce a new party system, a diplomacy system, balance adjustments and quality-of-life improvements. To entice new players to join, a free seven-day trial is now offered for simply downloading the game from Steam while returning players will get a two-day free trial to be able to freely check out the changes.

Cloud Imperium answered some technical questions about Star Citizen, explaining some DirectX changes looming on the horizon: it seems that the game is going to drop support for DX11 and avoid using DX12 unless it gave the devs “specific and substantial advantage over Vulkan” in order to use “a single graphics API that could be used on all Windows 7, 8, 10, and Linux”.

Chronicles of Elyria is limiting the number of monarchies the game will offer to its $10,000 backers by putting a cap on the number of kingdoms available for each of its four planned servers. There will be six monarchs ruling over six kingdoms/shard, with 12 dukes/kingdom and 24 counts/duchy according to the official post, although it seems that Soulbound Studios had already oversold past this limit and might have to accommodate a larger number of nobles.

Gloria Victis has greatly improved the structure models for castles, making them look like the truly great player and guild settlements that they were meant to be. The same patch added various other changes but the best is yet to come: the dev team is working on the combat system to make it look and feel better while eliminating reported bugs.

The online Jane Austen-themed adventures are continuing in Ever, Jane’s open beta updates. The latest additions are horseback riding, carriages to drive or ride in as a passenger, townhouses and cottages to own, as well as larger buildings and additional Estate constructions, and many changes to the Story system.

 

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
Absolver Official Site Online Combat RPG Launches 2017
Ark Park Official Site VR In Development
Ashes of Creation Official Site Fantasy sandbox MMO In Development
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
Breakaway Official Site Mythological sport brawler Taking sign-ups for alpha
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
Crowfall Official Site Strategy MMORPG Alpha
Cube World Official Site Voxel Sandbox
Days of War Official Site Competitive WWII Shooter Coming to Steam in 2016
Dogma: Eternal Night Official Site Gothic Horror MMO Project Dogmat
Dragon of Legends Official Site Online aRPG
Dual Universe Official Site Sci-Fi MMORPG Alpha scheduled for 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 Registration for Closed Beta possible
Fangold Official Site Digital TCG
Forsaken Legends Official Site MMORPG
Heroes of Dire Official Site Turn-Based Strategy MMO Closed Beta coming soon
Heroes of Rune Official Site MOBA Open Alpha
Ion Official Site Emergent Narrative Sci-Fi MMO
LawBreakers Official Site Team-Based Shooter Signups for the next part of Alpha are live
Lineage Eternal Official Site Action MMORPG Beta in November
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
New World Official Site Sandbox MMORPG In development
Ninelives Official Site Open World Adventure RPG Open Alpha
Nova Blitz Official Site Digital TCG Open Alpha
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
Rokh Official Site Sci-Fi Survival In Development, early access January 2017
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
Legends of Aria Official Site Sandbox MMORPG Alpha starts January 13
Ship of Heroes Official Site Space and Superhero MMORPG CoH spiritual successor, Kickstarter starts April 4
SkySaga Official Site Voxel Sandbox
SoulWorker Official Site Anime Action MMORPG Coming Soon
The Wild Eight Official Site Co-Op Survival Launches Fall 2016
Time of Dragons Official Site Action Shooter
Traverse Official Site Voxel MMO
Valiance Online Official Site Superhero MMO Open pre-alpha
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
Battlerite Official Site Team Arena Brawler
Beyond the Destiny Official Site Sci-Fi MMORPG
Boundless Official Site Voxel Sandbox MMO Previously Oort Online
Cloud Pirates Official Site F2P airship action MMO
Colonies Online Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox MMO
Conan Exiles Official Site Open World Survival Game Early Access January 2017
Creativerse Official Site F2P multiplayer voxel sandbox
Crossout Official Site Post-Apocalyptic Vehicle Combat
Dark and Light Official Site Sandbox MMORPG Launches Late 2016
Day of Infamy Official Site WW2 Shooter
DayZ Official Site Zombie Survival
Descent: Underground Official Site Multiplayer Sci-Fi Shooter
Divergence: Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Divergence: Year Zero Official Site Open world survival sandbox
Divided We Fall Official Site Team Strategy Game
Energy Heroes Official Site Third-Person Shooter MOBA
Faeria Official Site Tactical Strategy Card Game
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
Guardians of Ember Official Site Hack’n’Slash MMORPG
H1Z1: Just Survive Official Site Zombie Survival
H1Z1: King of the Kill Official Site Battle Royale Survival
Heavy Gear Assault Official Site MMO-ish PvP Arena
Hellion Official Site Space survival multiplayer
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
Lifeless Official Site Zombie Survival
Line of Defense Official Site MMOFPS Launch 2016
Linkrealms Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Little War Online Official Site 2D crossplatform MMORPG In Development
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
Of Kings and Men Official Site Medieval Multiplayer Strategy
Osiris: New Dawn Official Site Space Survival Adventure
Out of Reach Official Site Survival Sandbox
Overpower Official Site MOBA-Style MMOFPS
Pathfinder Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Project Genom Official Site Sci-Fi Shooter
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
Shroud of the Avatar Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Skara – The Blade Remains Official Site MOBA(ish)
Star Citizen Official Site Massively Spaceship Simulator
Stash Official Site Turn-based MMORPG
The Black Death Official Site Medieval Survival MMO
The Exiled Official Site PvP Sandbox MMO Alpha, Open Donation. Formerly known as Das Tal. Early Access February 23.
The Isle Official Site Dinosaur Survival
The Repopulation Official Site Scifi Sandbox MMORPG Live again!
The SKIES Official Site Post-Apocalyptic MMO
Tiger Knight Official Site Mount and Blade type PvP
Toxikk Official Site Arena FPS
TUG Official Site Sandbox Survival
Utherous Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG
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
Albion Online Official Site Medieval Sandbox MMORPG Launches July 17
Arena of Fate Official Site MOBA OBT 2016
Battlecry Official Site Team Based Action
Cardfight!! Online Official Site CCG
Darkfall: Rise of Agon Official Site PvP MMORPG
Erectus the Game Official Site Browser Strategy MMO
Gigantic Official Site MOBA
Gwent Official Site Witcher-based CCG Closed Beta starts October 25
Halo Wars 2 Official Site RTS Launch February 17, 2017
Lazarus Official Site MMO Roguelike
MU Legend Official Site MU Online sequel
One Tower Official Site Micro MOBA
Shattered Skies Official Site Open World Survival Shooter
SMITE Tactics Official Site TBS TBA
Soul Master Official Site RTS/RPG Blend
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

 

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
AdventureQuest 3D Official Site 3D MMORPG
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
Deadbreed Official Site Spooky Themed MOBA Free-to-Play
Ever, Jane Official Site Jane Austen MMORPG 2016
First Assault Official Site Tactical Shooter Ghost in the Shell Online
Galactic Junk League Official Site Tactical sandbox building and skill-based multiplayer shooter
Grimm: Dark Legacy Official Site Survival MMO Launching 2016
Paladins Official Site Team-Based Shooter
Paragon Official Site MOBA
PigBang Official Site Mobile MOBA
Orcs Must Die! Unchained Official Site Team Based Action
SNOW Official Site Skiing MMO
Supernova Official Site Sci-fi MOBA
Titan Siege Official Site MMORPG

 

Crowdfunding

MMO and MOBA related crowdfunding events taking place through Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, or open donations through a game’s website.

  • Crowfall
Abatron Official website RTS FPS
Antraxx Kickstarter Isometric Mech Shooter MMO Canceled, goal not achieved
Chronicles of Elyria Online store Fantasy sandbox MMO
Citadel of Sorcery Open Donation MMORPG
Crowfall 1/ Open Donation
2/ Equity Crowdfunding
Strategy MMORPG
Diabotical Kickstarter Multiplayer Arena FPS Successfully funded, updates about closed beta to follow
Dogma: Eternal Night Patreon Vampire sandbox MMORPG
Dual Universe Official website Sci-Fi MMORPG Alpha in September
Gloria Victis Open Donation Medieval Sandbox MMORPG
Identity Open Donation Modern-Day Open World MMO
New Dawn Kickstarter Pirate survival sandbox open-world multiplayer
Nova Blitz Open Donation Digital TCG
Realm Zero Open Donation Fantasy MMORPG
Revelation Online Official Site MMORPG
Sacrament Patreon Indie MMORPG
Shadow’s Kiss Patreon Vampire-themed Adult MMORPG
Star Citizen Open Donation Space Simulator MMO
Throne of Lies Kickstarter 3D online multiplayer deceit and betrayal
Valiance Online Open Donation Superhero MMORPG

 

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.

Dragon Awaken

Dragon Awaken Novice Pack Giveaway
Dragonbone Dynasty Open Beta Gift Pack Giveaway
Swords of Divinity Open Beta Gift Pack Giveaway
Empire: Revenant Beta Gift Pack Giveaway
Lil’ Conquest Gift Pack Giveaway

 

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