The Latest Beta Data News
Blizzard is bringing the Overwatch Closed Beta test to an end next week on April 25th. An Open Beta will run between May 5th-9th though, with a head start on May 3rd for people who pre-ordered. We also saw Blizzard talking for the first time about how Overwatch had its origins in the failed Titan MMO. Very interesting!
It has been a busy week for Blizzard, however, as they also revealed Legion’s launch date: August 30th. A couple of months later than the Warcraft movie, and 14 months after World of Warcraft’s last major content patch, but a solid date we now have.
A Western release has been confirmed for Korean MMORPG Bless Online! Aeria Games will be handling the localization for North America and Europe, which is currently a work in progress.
Another week, another MMO closure. This time for indie sandbox MMORPG Factions: Origins of Malu. Development has been suspended indefinitely, though “not yet dead” meaning that it could well return in the distant future.
Medieval survival sandbox game The Black Death launched its Steam Early Access this week if that’s a game you’re interested in, now is the time to check it out.
We had almost assumed The Elder Scrolls: Legends vaporware considering the lack of updates on their website and social media outlets since its announcement at E3 in June 2015, however, we were thankfully wrong and Bethesda’s attempt at a digital card game is now in Beta!
If you have been waiting for Tree of Savior’s free-to-play launch you may be disappointed to hear that it has been delayed until mid-May due to some shenanigans over headstart packages.
Those who prefer their trees with a little more life (not sorry) will be happy to hear that Tree of Life launched their Closed Beta this week with a few updates to their character models and the overall game world which saw the map grow to four times that of its Early Access version!
Riders of Icarus also entered Closed Beta this week, a test that will run until next Thursday and unless you got lucky in one of the many giveaways around the MMO sites yesterday is accessible by invite only. We will have more on this title soon!
You can also check out Star Citizen for free this weekend as part of the PAX East celebrations.
And you may like to check out Overpower, an incredibly fun-looking arena shooter with MOBA elements that Beta Data has been following for a few months now! They launched on Steam Early Access this week so you can check it out for yourselves.
I think that wraps it up for this week’s Beta Data. Notice anything missing? Get in touch and we’ll take a look!
Pre-Alpha and Alpha
Games in Pre-Alpha and Alpha are games in early testing, and are often under an NDA and require keys to access.
|AdventureQuest 3D||Official Site||3D MMORPG||OBT July 2016|
|Battalion 1944||Official Site||WW2 Multiplayer Shooter|
|Beyond the Destiny||Official Site||Sci-Fi MMORPG|
|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||Kickstarter May 3rd 2016|
|Conan Exiles||Official Site||Open World Survival Game||Early Access Summer 2016|
|Crowfall||Official Site||Strategy MMORPG||Alpha|
|Cube World||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|Darkfall: New Dawn||Official Site||PvP MMORPG||Relaunch|
|Darkfall: Rise of Agon||Official Site||PvP MMORPG|
|Das Tal||Official Site||PvP Sandbox MMO||Alpha, Open Donation|
|Days of War||Official Site||Competitive WWII Shooter||Alpha April 29th 2016|
|Dead By Daylight||Official Site||Asymmetrical 4v1 Survival Horror|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Official Site||Gothic Horror MMO||Project Dogmat|
|Dragon of Legends||Official Site||Online aRPG|
|Eco||Official Site||Global Survival Game|
|Eleven||Official Site||Non-combat Web MMO||Glitch-revival|
|Escape From Tarkov||Official Site||Military MMO||Beta 2016|
|Exile Online||Official Site||Dystopian Cyberpunk MMO||In Development|
|Fangold||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|For Honor||Official Site||Competitive Melee Fighting||Due 2016|
|Fragmented||Official Site||Survival Action Shooter||Early Access April 26th|
|Gloria Victis||Official Site||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG|
|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|
|Livelock||Official Site||Co-Op Top-Down Shooter||In Development|
|Lost Ark||Official Site||Action MMORPG||Korean Focus Tests|
|Mage Faire Online||Official Site||Non-Combat Sandbox|
|Master X Master||Official Site||Action MOBA||Second Half of 2016|
|Mirage: Arcane Warfare||Official Site||Magic-based Multiplayer FPS||Beta Coming Soon|
|Ninelives||Official Site||Open World Adventure RPG||Open Alpha|
|No Man’s Sky||Official Site||Procedurally Generated Sandbox||Launches June 1st 2016|
|Nova Blitz||Official Site||Digital TCG||Alpha|
|One Tower||Official Site||Micro MOBA||Early Access June 2016|
|Project Genom||Official Site||Sci-Fi Shooter||Early Access May 2016|
|Project Gorgon||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG||Alpha|
|Psypher||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|Pumpkin Online||Official Site||Multiplayer Non-Combat Game||Beta Early 2017|
|Rebel Horizons||Official Site||Sci-Fi MMO||In Development|
|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|
|Shattered Skies||Official Site||Open World Survival Shooter||Alpha End of April|
|SkySaga||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|Stash||Official Site||Multiplayer Turn-Based RPG||Backer Alpha|
|The World of Akria||Official Site||2D Sandbox MMO||Playable Now|
|Time of Dragons||Official Site||Action Shooter|
|Traverse||Official Site||Voxel MMO||Public Alpha Mid-2016|
|Valiance Online||Official Site||Superhero MMO|
|Wizard Online||Official Site||VR MMORPG|
|World of Warcraft: Legion||Official Site||MMORPG||Expansion, August 30th|
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.
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.
|Albion Online||Official Site||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG||Founder’s Pack|
|Arena of Fate||Official Site||MOBA||OBT Early Q1 2016|
|Atlas Reactor||Official Site||Arena RTS|
|Battlecry||Official Site||Team Based Action|
|Cardfight!! Online||Official Site||CCG|
|Combat Arms: Line of Sight||Official Site||Shooter|
|Crossout||Official Site||Post-Apocalyptic Vehicle Combat|
|Erectus the Game||Official Site||Browser Strategy MMO|
|Ever, Jane||Official Site||Jane Austen MMORPG||2016|
|Guardians of Divinity||Official Site||Action MMORPG|
|Global War||Official Site||Browser MMORTS|
|Grimm: Dark Legacy||Official Site||Survival MMO||Coming 2016|
|Landmark||Official Site||Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG||Launch Spring 2016|
|Linkrealms||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG||Steam Early Access Soon|
|Luna Online: Reborn||Official Site||Anime-themed MMORPG|
|MU: Origin||Official Site||Mobile MMORPG||Spring 2016|
|No Way Out||Official Site||Team-Based PvP Shooter||Beta Every Thursday|
|Overwatch||Official Site||Team Based Shooter||Launch May 24th|
|Paladins||Official Site||Team-Based Shooter|
|PigBang||Official Site||Mobile MOBA|
|Riders of Icarus||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Soul Master||Official Site||RTS/RPG Blend|
|The Elder Scrolls: Legends||Official Site||Multiplayer Card Game|
|Total War: Arena||Official Site||MOBA||Temporarily Offline|
|Tree of Life||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG|
|Venus Rising||Official Site||Adult MMO|
|World of Speed||Official Site||Racing MMO|
Open Beta is the phase in which anybody 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||Official Site||Vehicle Combat Shooter|
|ASTA: The War of Tears and Wind||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Battleborn||Official Site||Arena Shooter|
|Brawlhalla||Official Site||2D Platform Brawler|
|Chaos Online||Official Site||2.5D MOBA|
|Chronicle: Runescape Legends||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|Duelyst||Official Site||Competitive Strategy Game|
|MapleStory 2||Official Site||Korean MMORPG||South Korea|
|Nosgoth||Official Site||Team Based PvP||Closing Down May 31|
|Orcs Must Die! Unchained||Official Site||Team Based Action|
|SNOW||Official Site||Skiing MMO|
|StarBreak||Official Site||Co-Op Roguelike MMO||Launch May 10th|
|Supernova||Official Site||Sci-fi MOBA|
|Titan Siege||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Tom Clancy’s EndWar Online||Official Site||Strategy RPG|
|Winning Putt||Official Site||Multiplayer Golfing||2016|
|World of Fishing||Official Site||Fishing MMO||April Steam Launch|
MMO and MOBA related crowdfunding events taking place through Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, or open donations through a game’s website.
|AlterVerse||Open Donation||VR Sandbox|
|Avorion||Kickstarter||Space Sandbox||Ends May 13|
|Blast Brawl 2||Kickstarter||One-Hit 2D Action Brawler||Ends May 7|
|Citadel of Sorcery||Open Donation||MMORPG|
|Crowfall||Open Donation||Strategy MMORPG|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Pre-Order||Gothic Horror MMO|
|Gateway: The Summoning||Kickstarter||Survival Multiplayer Game||Ends May 19|
|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|
|Shadow’s Kiss||Patreon||Vampire-themed Adult MMORPG|
|Sumer||Kickstarter||Action Strategy Game||Ends May 25|
|Star Citizen||Open Donation||Space Simulator MMO|
|The Realm: Reawakened||GoFundMe||Re-released Classic MMO||Ongoing|
|The Wild Eight||Kickstarter||Survival Co-op Game||Ends May 14|
|Undecima||Kickstarter||Browser Multiplayer Strategy Game||Ends May 5|
|Valiance Online||Open Donation||Superhero MMORPG||Ongoing|
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. These will be listed here.
|Clash of Avatars Newbie Packs||Giveaway|
|Erectus the Game Beta Keys||Giveaway|
|World of Fishing Shop Voucher Giveaway||Giveaway|
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