Last Updated: February 12, 2016
The Latest Beta News
We’re all ready for Spring this week at MMOGames, but the MMO world doesn’t fail us with yet more lovely Beta news and new game announcements to gobble up while we wait for the sun to return.
And of course the return of the Overwatch Beta was welcomed with open arms this week. Bringing new maps, an actual progression system, a new game mode, a hoard of character skins, and a bunch of balance changes, players lucky enough to have access to Overwatch at this time have been spoiled for choice! But please remember that there are no giveaways or keys, the only way you can get into this Beta is if Blizzard flags your account. The best way to check is to keep an eye on your Battle net account.
The Division also gave us some exciting news this week with the confirmation of their Open Beta which will begin on February 18th for Xbox One players and February 19th for everybody else. This Beta comes with no restrictions and everybody who wants to will be able to play the game for free until it ends February 21st ahead of its launch of March 8th.
Jagex brought Chronicle: Runescape Legends Closed Beta to an end to prepare for the card game’s Open Beta on March 16th. This will bring new game modes, progression, customization, playable Legends and plenty more! Also people who did play in the Closed Beta will not only receive an exclusive card back, title, and emblem for their time, but also early access to the Open Beta.
Name reservations opened up for Black Desert Online this week for players with pre-order packages. Daum Games also revealed a bunch of details surrounding the upcoming Closed Beta so do be sure to check these out to see what new stuff is coming!
One of City of Heroes’ spiritual successors Valiance Online opened up its Pre-Alpha for public testing this week. Obviously this is a very early version of the game, but it is a great opportunity for those who want to be a part of the game’s development.
If you are interested in checking out a game before you back it on Kickstarter you’ll be happy to hear that Overpower, the MOBA which combines MMORPG progression with shooter mechanics minus the grind, has opened up a playable demo through its Kickstarter page, so do check that out because it actually looks like a lot of fun.
We found ourselves getting particularly excited this week over the news that the Korean MMORPG Bless Online has confirmed that it will be launching in the West. The current rumor is that Daum Games will be publishing it, which could be really interesting if it proves to be true.
And in Daybreak news, H1Z1 revealed this week that it will in fact be splitting in two come February 17th. Just Survive and King of the Kill, the two titles for the now separate games, will no longer become free-to-play when they leave early access but will in fact cost $19.99 each. Players who already own H1Z1 will receive access to both games at no additional cost so it is recommended that you pick it up before February 16th if you plan to play at all.
Last but not least, the new games we heard about this week!
- While it has long been rumored, Bungie confirmed this week that Destiny will indeed be getting a sequel in 2017.
- Gamesco revealed their very first game title in new survival MMO Grimm: Dark Legacy, a game based on the popular NBC TV show.
- Behaviour Interactive announced a new asymmetrical survival horror game, similar to the likes of Evolve and Friday the 13th, in Dead By Daylight.
- And En Masse Entertainment, NA publisher of Tera, revealed Battleplans, an upcoming real-time strategy game coming to PC and mobile in Spring.
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|
|Atlas Reactor||Official Site||Arena RTS|
|Beyond the Destiny||Official Site||Sci-Fi MMORPG|
|Blitzkrieg 3||Official Site||MMORTS|
|Camelot Unchained||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG||Paid Alpha|
|Chronicles of Elyria||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG|
|Conan Exiles||Official Site||Open World Survival Game||In Development|
|Crossout||Official Site||Post-Apocalyptic Vehicle Combat||Alpha|
|Crowfall||Official Site||Strategy MMORPG||Pre-Alpha|
|Cube World||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|Das Tal||Official Site||PvP Sandbox MMO||Alpha, Open Donation|
|Dead By Daylight||Official Site||Asymmetrical 4v1 Survival Horror|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Official Site||Gothic Horror MMO||Project Dogmat|
|Eco||Official Site||Global Survival Game||Starts November 23|
|Eleven||Official Site||Non-combat Web MMO||Glitch-revival|
|Escape From Tarkov||Official Site||Military MMO|
|EVE Valkyrie||Official Site||Virtual Reality Sci-fi Shooter||Pre-Alpha|
|Fangold||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|For Honor||Official Site||Competitive Melee Fighting||Pre-Alpha|
|Fragmented||Official Site||Survival Action Shooter|
|Gloria Victis||Official Site||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG||Pre-Alpha|
|Greed Monger||Official Site||MMORPG||In Development|
|Heroes of Rune||Official Site||MOBA||Open Alpha|
|Hero’s Song||Official Site||2D Open World RPG|
|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|
|Moving Hazard||Official Site||Team-Based Shooter|
|Ninelives||Official Site||Open World Adventure RPG||Open Alpha|
|No Man’s Sky||Official Site||Procedurally Generated Sandbox||Pre-Alpha|
|Nova Blitz||Official Site||Digital TCG||Alpha|
|Project Genom||Official Site||Sci-Fi Shooter|
|Project Gorgon||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG||Alpha|
|Psypher||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|Pumpkin Online||Official Site||Multiplayer Non-Combat Game||In Development|
|Revival||Official Site||Dark Fantasy Sandbox MMO||In Development|
|Riders of Icarus||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Rising Thunder||Official Site||Robot Fighting||Technical Alpha|
|Rokh||Official Site||Sci-Fi Survival||In Development|
|Sacrament||Official Site||Indie MMORPG||In Development|
|Saga of Lucimia||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG||Pre-Alpha|
|Sea of Thieves||Official Site||Pirate Adventure MMO|
|SkySaga||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|Stash||Official Site||Multiplayer Turn-Based RPG||Backer Alpha|
|The Black Death||Official Site||Medieval Survival MMO|
|The Elder Scrolls: Legends||Official Site||Multiplayer Card Game|
|The SKIES||Official Site||Post-Apocalyptic MMO||Limited Alpha|
|The World of Akria||Official Site||2D Sandbox MMO||Playable Now|
|Time of Dragons||Official Site||Action Shooter|
|Valiance Online||Official Site||Superhero MMO|
|Wizard Online||Official Site||VR MMORPG|
|World of Warcraft: Legion||Official Site||MMORPG||Expansion|
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.
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.
MMO and MOBA related crowdfunding events taking place through Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, or open donations through a game’s website.
|AlterVerse||Open Donation||VR Sandbox|
|Battalion 1944||Kickstarter||WW2 Multiplayer Shooter||Ends March 3|
|Citadel of Sorcery||Open Donation||MMORPG|
|Crowfall||Open Donation||Strategy MMORPG|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Pre-Order||Gothic Horror MMO|
|Dragon of Legends||Kickstarter||Online aRPG||Ends February 21|
|Gloria Victis||Open Donation||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG||Pre-Alpha|
|Identity||Open Donation||Modern-Day Open World MMO|
|Nova Blitz||Open Donation||Digital TCG|
|Overpower||Kickstarter||MOBA-Style MMOFPS||Ends February 19|
|Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen||Open Donation||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Planet Nomads||Kickstarter||Survival Sci-Fi Sandbox||Ends February 18|
|Realm Zero||Open Donation||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Space Chronicles||Kickstarter||Sci-Fi Browser MMORPG||Ends March 9|
|Star Citizen||Open Donation||Space Simulator MMO|
|The Realm: Reawakened||GoFundMe||Re-released Classic MMO||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|
|Eternal Dream Gift Pack Giveaway||Giveaway|
|One Piece Online: Supreme Pirates (German/Spanish)||Giveaway|
|World of Fishing Shop Voucher Giveaway||Giveaway|
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