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The MMO Alpha and Beta List: October 7, 2016

The Latest MMO Alpha and Beta News

For our first week of October, we have two exciting new additions to our game list as well as many updates that made us impatient to see the updates roll out, with new content, features, or even a new stage of a game. Check out below the latest news from the MMO Alpha and Beta world to find out what’s been going on since last Friday!

Antraxx

I’d like to start this week’s news with isometric mech shooter MMO Antraxx, who just launched its Kickstarter campaign this week in order to give the game the final push needed to fully go live and become an established title. Its development has been going on for years and its creators are seeking to bring players a unique universe that keeps evolving. And, as you can see from their campaign, the team has a clear outline of the vision as well as breakdown of their plans, and has already built a strong community around the game that they keep in close touch with. We recommend checking out their campaign if you’re as passionate as we are about the idea of a beautiful old-school mech shooter that you can share with the rest of the world.

Another new title joining our list this week is Creativerse! Creativerse is a multiplayer voxel sandbox with cute character design and colorful landscapes. The game is in early access on Steam, however it is free-to-play and intends to remain so, rejecting the pay-to-play or pay-to-win models. However, “Pro” bundles are of course still available for players who might like to improve their game experience, featuring advantages such as bigger inventory and customization tools. http://store.steampowered.com/app/280790

It seems that Bless Online is slowly making its way westwards, and although it’s not quite all the way here yet, signs are encouraging! We got wind of Bless Online beginning closed beta in Russia on October 25 via Steparu. The Russian publisher for Bless Online is 101XP, who advised players to stay tuned for more information about the closed beta test schedule and ways to obtain keys.

Superhero MMO Valiance Online has published an update on its preparation to move from pre-alpha to alpha. Features being worked on at the moment include version three of the character generator, more organization and staging of content for the public alpha, as well as a new updated website and an online comic to better present the game to current and future players. All the attention and care is going into the preparation of the alpha release, since it will also be the version to launch on Steam early access. Last but not least, we have official confirmation that Valiance Online will be free-to-play at launch! Any rewards earned before the transition to Steam will remain exclusive to the donors who earned them as they will be replaced with launch packs and premium account perks for players interested in getting additional perks and bonuses in-game.

After it successfully completed two rounds of crowdfunding on Kickstarter about a year ago, we lost track of turn-based MMORPG Stash. However, it’s on Steam early access as of this week! The $15 early access entry fee will not only usher you into the game but also award premium currency and mystery bonus items in-game. Stash is an MMO with turn-based grid combat, highly customizable housing and a tabletop art style that is loosely based on Threshold, a MUD from the same developer.

AdventureQuest 3D posted a video reminder for all of us about its open beta launching on October 18, and it will go live simultaneously for Steam (pc/Mac), iOS and Android.

The Black Death rolled out its latest update, which added two new professions as well as a revamped skill tree UI and the wellness system, which helps players keep better track of their health. The new professions are the Knight and the Outlaw. While the first is bound to an honor code and the only class able to equip plate armor and heavy weaponry, the latter is a rogue whose aim is to steal, counterfeit and pose as other professions, disrupting other players’ game in the process of doing so.

The Fig campaign for Wastelands 3 is live with the very first gameplay video too! We know you are excited about this game since it was already 73% funded, with over 9000 backers only 10 hours after the campaign launched, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, head over to their page for more details. Wastelands 3 will be released simultaneously to Windows, Mac, Linux, PS4 and Xbox One.

Star Citizen has a new concept ship, the RSI Polaris, that will be available from October 9 for the introductory price of $750. I’m not sure what else exactly to say about it so I’ll just leave that there.

SamuTale’s closed alpha added a new but arguably indispensable feature in its latest update: horses. Players can now choose their own from a horse vendor but careful, they will need all the conditions to remain alive and healthy while their owners are offline. So players will need to take into account food as well as enclosures, as others can either steal or kill the horse, or it might starve if it goes unfed.

Eco announced delaying its alpha 5 release to October 24. This update focuses on ecosystems and biomes shifting over time, the small delay being necessary to polish the ecosystem mechanics that make all of this happen.

Sandbox MMO Wild Terra has announced its early access start date to be December 1 and has also posted a brief Q&A to give more background information into the choice of going for early access. While release of the full game is scheduled for the end of 2017, there is a long list of features that the devs would like to implement or improve before as they will continue working on content during the early access period. Examples include PvP, private servers, more diversity in skills, items and creatures or new constructions. http://store.steampowered.com/app/500710

A new multiplatform open world game is coming soon for fans of adventure and stunts. Ubisoft has launched the application process for closed beta testing for Steep. Steep is an open world experience set in the Alps and Alaska where players will use skis, snowboards, wingsuits and paragliders to achieve insane stunts and epic wipeouts. The game is scheduled for release on December 2, and closed alpha testing will soon begin for PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

The Exiled (formerly known as Das Tal) has announced that from now on, the game lore would be handled by the Talespinners, a team of two writers that will take the existing bits and pieces and expand on it in a way that fits the game universe.

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
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
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
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
For Honor Official Site Competitive Melee Fighting Game launches February 14, 2017. Closed Alpha during September 15-18 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Forsaken Legends Official Site MMORPG
Gwent Official Site Witcher-based CCG Closed Beta starts October 25
Heroes of Dire Official Site Turn-Based Strategy MMO Closed Beta coming soon
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 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 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, 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
SkySaga Official Site Voxel Sandbox
SoulWorker Official Site Anime Action MMORPG Coming Soon
The Exiled Official Site PvP Sandbox MMO Alpha, Open Donation. Formerly known as Das Tal.
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 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
Atlas Reactor Official Site Arena RTS
Battlerite Official Site Team Arena Brawler
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
new-flag-round-orange-29x12 Creativerse Official Site F2P multiplayer voxel sandbox
Crossout Official Site Post-Apocalyptic Vehicle Combat
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
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
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
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
Of Kings and Men Official Site Medieval Multiplayer Strategy
Osiris: New Dawn Official Site Space Survival Adventure Starts Septemebr 28
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
Shards Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Shroud of the Avatar Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Skara – The Blade Remains Official Site MOBA(ish)
SMASH+GRAB Official Site Competitive team-based online fighter
Star Citizen Official Site Massively Spaceship Simulator
new-flag-round-orange-29x12 Stash Official Site Turn-based MMORPG
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
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
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
Halo Wars 2 Official Site RTS Launch February 17, 2017
Lazarus Official Site MMO Roguelike
MU Legend Official Site MU Online sequel Closed Beta starts October 25
One Tower Official Site Micro 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

 

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
Atlas Reactor Official Site Arena RTS
BattleSouls Official Site MOBA Available on Steam
Brawlhalla Official Site 2D Platform Brawler
Centuries: New World Empires Official Site Online Strategy Game
Crush Online Official Site PvP MMO/MOBA
Deadbreed Official Site Spooky Themed MOBA Free-to-Play
Ever, Jane Official Site Jane Austen MMORPG 2016
Evolve Official Site 4v1 Shooter Stage 2
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 Open Beta August 16th
PigBang Official Site Mobile MOBA
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

 

Crowdfunding

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

Abatron Campaign RTS FPS
new-flag-round-orange-29x12 Antraxx Kickstarter Isometric Mech Shooter MMO Ends November 1
Chronicles of Elyria Online store Fantasy sandbox MMO Store launches October 3
Citadel of Sorcery Open Donation MMORPG
Crowfall Open Donation Strategy MMORPG
Diabotical Kickstarter Multiplayer Arena FPS Successfully funded, updates about closed beta to follow
Dual Universe Campaign Sci-Fi MMORPG
Gloria Victis Open Donation Medieval Sandbox MMORPG
Guardians of Ember IndieGoGo Fantasy action MMORPG Only a few days left, early access starts end October
Hero’s Song Campaign 2D Open World RPG In Development
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

 

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.

erectus closed beta preview

 

Erectus the Game Closed Beta Key Giveaway
Empire: Revenant Beta Gift Pack Giveaway
Dragonbone Dynasty Open Beta Gift Pack Giveaway
Crystal Saga II Open Beta Gift Pack Giveaway

 

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