This week in Beta news has been a pretty exciting one for the MMORPG fans among us. First of all, World of Warcraft: Legion kicked off with Alpha, meaning that the internet is full of story spoilers and data-mined information for the upcoming expansion.
Trion announced that Devilian will enter Open Beta on December 2nd, with headstart for founders beginning December 8th, and a full launch on December 10th.
Black Desert Online will begin their first Closed Beta week on December 16th, with darker nights, a new class, and even more customization options.
We also saw Albion Online enter Closed Beta this week for all Founders respectively.
And Chronicle: RuneScape Legends also launched into Closed Beta.
The global survival game Eco entered Alpha this week for backers, with many of the core features already implemented.
The PvP-based MMORPG with a hardcore non-target combat system Sphere 3: Enchanted World will be launching on December 2nd. It will be free-to-play and available worldwide.
Wargaming’s addition to the collectible card game market, World of Tanks Generals launched yesterday for iOS and PC browser.
Following their Kickstarter success this week, Labyrinth are now busy celebrating and preparing for an early 2016 Closed Beta launch.
This week also saw a couple of new Kickstarter campaigns, equally worth checking out, in Pangaea: New World, a post-apocalyptic FPS survival game set in a dynamic open world. And Dogma: Eternal Night, previously known as Project Dogmat. A dark fantasy sandbox MMORPG which could very well fill the World of Darkness shaped hole in the MMO market.
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.
|Atlas Reactor||Official Site||Arena RTS|
|Black Desert Online||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Blitzkrieg 3||Official Site||MMORTS|
|Camelot Unchained||Official Site||Fantasy MMORPG||Paid Alpha|
|Chronicles of Elyria||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG|
|Crossout||Official Site||Post-Apocalyptic Vehicle Combat||Alpha|
|Crowfall||Official Site||Strategy MMORPG||Pre-Alpha|
|Das Tal||Official Site||PvP Sandbox MMORPG||Alpha, Open Donation|
|Divergence: Online||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG|
|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|
|FORCED: Eternal Arenas||Official Site||Roguelike Deck-Building Game|
|Gloria Victis||Official Site||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG||Pre-Alpha|
|Heroes of Rune||Official Site||MOBA||Open Alpha|
|Ion||Official Site||Emergent Narrative Sci-Fi MMO|
|LawBreakers||Official Site||Team-Based Shooter|
|Lost Ark||Official Site||Action MMORPG||Korean Focus Tests|
|Mage Faire Online||Official Site||Non-Combat Sandbox|
|Moonrise||Official Site||Mobile Multiplayer RPG||Shutting Down|
|Moving Hazard||Official Site||Team-Based Shooter|
|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|
|Revival||Official Site||Dark Fantasy Sandbox MMO||In Development|
|Rising Thunder||Official Site||Robot Fighting||Technical Alpha|
|RWBY: Grim Eclipse||Official Site||Co-op Action Game|
|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 Elder Scrolls: Legends||Official Site||Multiplayer Card Game|
|The SKIES||Official Site||Post-Apocalyptic MMO||Limited Alpha|
|Time of Dragons||Official Site||Action Shooter|
|Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege||Official Site||Team-based Shooter||Closed Alpha|
|Valiance Online||Official Site||Superhero MMO|
|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.
|Arena: Cyber Evolution||Official Site||Sports MOBA|
|ARK: Survival Evolved||Official Site||Dinosaur Survival|
|Beasts of Prey||Official Site||Dinosaur MMOFPS|
|DayZ||Official Site||Zombie Survival|
|Deadbreed||Official Site||Spooky Themed MOBA||Free-to-Play|
|Descent: Underground||Official Site||Multiplayer Sci-Fi Shooter|
|Factions: Origins of Malu||Official Site||Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG|
|Games of Glory||Official Site||Shooter MOBA|
|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||Official Site||Zombie Survival|
|Immune||Official Site||Post-Apocalyptic Sandbox|
|Line of Defense||Official Site||MMOFPS|
|MyDream||Official Site||Sandbox MMO|
|Novus Inceptio||Official Site||Sandbox Survival MMO|
|Offworld Trading Company||Official Site||RTS|
|Oort Online||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox MMO|
|Otherland||Official Site||Scifi Action MMORPG|
|Pathfinder Online||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG|
|Reign of Kings||Official Site||Medieval Sandbox MMO|
|Robocraft||Official Site||Vehicle Combat Shooter||Free-to-Play|
|RPG MO||Official Site||Isometric Sandbox||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)|
|Star Citizen||Official Site||Massively Spaceship Simulator|
|Starbound||Official Site||Scifi Sandbox Adventure|
|The Repopulation||Official Site||Scifi Sandbox MMORPG|
|Toxikk||Official Site||Arena FPS|
|Tree of Life||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG|
|TUG||Official Site||Sandbox Survival|
|Utherous||Official Site||Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG|
|Warhammer 40K: Dark Nexus Arena||Official Site||MOBA|
|Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade||Official Site||Massive Combat RPG|
|Wild Terra||Official Site||Isometric Sandbox||Open Alpha|
|Xsyon||Official Site||Sandbox Apocalypse|
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.
|AdventureQuest 3D||Kickstarter||Cross-platform MMORPG||Ends January 1|
|AlterVerse||Open Donation||VR Sandbox|
|Catamancer||Kickstarter||Cat-themed CCG||Ends November 30|
|Citadel of Sorcery||Open Donation||MMORPG|
|Crowfall||Open Donation||Strategy MMORPG|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Kickstarter||Sandbox MMORPG||Ends December 24|
|Gloria Victis||Open Donation||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG||Pre-Alpha|
|Nova Blitz||Open Donation||Digital TCG|
|Pangaea: New World||Kickstarter||Post-Apocalyptic Survival||Ends December 25|
|Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen||Open Donation||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Star Citizen||Open Donation||Space Simulator MMO|
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.
|Supernova CBT 2 Key Giveaway||Giveaway|
|Winterfrost Legacy Giveaway||Giveaway|
|World of Fishing Shop Voucher Giveaway||Giveaway|
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