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The MMO Alpha and Beta List: October 14, 2016

The Latest MMO Alpha and Beta News

This week’s updates are shaping up to be all about upcoming test and trial periods for MMOs that we would very much like to try out all at once. It sure is an exciting period for players looking for a new game, with quite a few beta tests and free access events on offer. Check out below the latest news from the MMO Alpha and Beta world to find out what’s been going on since last Friday!

Cloud Pirates

The first closed beta test period for Revelation Online will run from October 25 to November 8. Players can join by trying to win a key from the many giveaways My.com has been organizing, but there are founder packs available as well for the more impatient.

A new and refreshing title on our list is Cloud Pirates, a free-to-play action MMO that focuses on airship battles and that is said to have been inspired by Allods Online. The Cloud Pirates closed beta begins on October 18 – of course, founder packs are also available for instant access and various perks.

Darkfall: Rise of Agon will be welcoming all players for a free trial period during October 14-24, so if you’ve been curious to see what’s going on in this closed beta, this is the time to dive in!

You can play Smash+Grab with no restrictions and bound to no purchases this weekend too, as the game is temporarily available for free on Steam. The Smash+Grab free weekend event runs between October 13-18, after which it will return to its usual buy-to-play early access state.

The MU Legend closed beta test is starting very soon, on October 25, and if you still need a key to get in, we’ve got you covered! There’s still a chance to grab one with our MU Legend closed beta key giveaway but better hurry, they’re going fast!

Although we were thinking that Albion Online’s current (and final) beta phase would be ending soon, developers announced that it will be extended until late 2017. This significant delay is explained at large in the official forum post making the announcement as well as a roadmap, but it all boils down to the fact that developers feel the need for more time to address new issues and improve the game.

Guardians of Ember is opening its test servers for their first backer event next week: between October 20-27, backers will have access to a small chunk of the main questline, a new dungeon, and unranked PvP matches.

Sci-fi shooter MMO Project Genom has launched on Steam early access this week, and although its development is officially described as alpha stage, opinions concerning the content are positive, which is a pretty encouraging sign for its future if you ask us.

Card game Smash Up is now also available via Steam early access and will be releasing in time even more exciting factions adding variety to its crazy deck combos.

The Dual Universe Kickstarter has reached its goal, just a few days before the official end of the campaign. An update from Novaquark mentions that any and all future crowdfunding will be carried out through the official website, which is currently in development.

Hero’s Song, on the other hand, has not been as successful, as its campaign ended after earning only about half of its total amount of funding sought. Nevertheless, the game development is continuing as scheduled and it still has the support of external investors as well.

Crush Online will be leaving our list since it has officially launched a few days ago! You can also find this interesting hybrid that defines itself as a “free-to-play PvP MMO with MOBA-style combat in a persistent world” on Steam as well.

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.

  • Bless Wallpaper 2
    Bless Online
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
new-flag-round-orange-29x12 Cloud Pirates Official Site F2P airship action MMO  Founder’s Pack
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
Revelation Online Official Site MMORPG First Closed Beta: October 25 – November 8
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.

  • Armored Warfare
    Armored Warfare
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
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
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.

  • Crowfall
Abatron Official website RTS FPS
Antraxx Kickstarter Isometric Mech Shooter MMO Ends November 1
Chronicles of Elyria Online store Fantasy sandbox MMO
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 Official website Sci-Fi MMORPG
Gloria Victis Open Donation Medieval Sandbox MMORPG
Hero’s Song 2D Open World RPG In development, campaign only 50% successful.
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.

 

MU Legend Giveaway

MU Legend Closed Beta Key Giveaway
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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