Hot on the heels of their previous playtest, which took place around New Year’s Eve, the team at Fractured are doubling down and heading straight into another, as it would seem many users were too busy celebrating NYE to take part in the first (you party animals). But, the dev team has been hard at work during those two weeks, bringing vast client performance improvements to the sandbox title so that players enjoy a smoother experience this time around.

The three-day playtest will begin on 15th January 2pm CET and is set to focus on PvP balancing with enchanted gear. This means that all characters will start with all abilities and all 60 talent points unlocked, plus the ability to generate all armour sets and weapons in their banks.

While the true method of enchanting in Fractured is intended to involve a complex process of gathering enchanting reagents from around the world, for the purposes of the short-lived playtest players’ banks will also generate these reagents. So now’s your chance to wield all the power without the work - but putting in some extra effort could earn you an even better reward: permanent access to Fractured.

5 contests will be running over the weekend in order to encourage players to make the most of their play-through. Winners of each contest will earn themselves permanent access to Fractured while the highest-ranking competitors will earn a key that grants them access to the next test, the Winter Alpha. These contests include:

  • Highest PvP Ranking

  • Best Game Footage

  • Best/Most Creative Character Build

  • Most Knowledge Acquired

  • Coolest Land Parcel

So with nothing to lose and everything to gain, there’s no reason not to jump into the January playtest this weekend and take a look at how the Fractured PvP gameplay is shaping up. is committed to bringing you all the freshest, funniest, and most insightful MMO news. If you enjoyed this content, why not share it with your community? And make sure that you never miss our updates and exclusive giveaways by following and favouriting us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.