The Latest MMO Alpha and Beta News
Check out the latest news from the MMO Alpha and Beta world below to find out what’s been going on over the past couple of weeks!
Online mech combat game Heavy Gear Assault has launched its Steam early access page, bringing us an interesting update to the Heavy Gear franchise as this is the first mech title built in Unreal 4.
Sandbox MMO Dark and Light has launched its early access page on Steam as well, although players will only receive access to the game sometimes soon in 2017. The game’s launch is scheduled for Q4 2017 and a short first gameplay video was also released.
Snail Games has also announced a mobile version of Dark and Light to be released in 2017, boasting an MMORPG experience similar to the PC one, including a massive open word with dynamic events.
Last but not least in the early access updates, Wild Terra has also taken things to the next level and is now available on Steam.
Shards Online is moving into Alpha on January 13 and will be offering consistent updates in 2017 according to the newsletter, including a larger game world and an additional game universe dedicated to EU players.
Following news announced at the Hi-Rez Expo, SMITE Tactics is officially moving into closed beta as of today.
Hero’s Song was canceled after spending only a little under two months in early access on Steam, due to insufficient funding. Pixelmage Games have promised that all backers would be 100% refunded.
On a more positive note, Project Gorgon’s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign has ended with 86% of the flexible goal reached, with developers preparing the next updates and additions to the game world which include a large new map housing the main city and starting area of orcs.
Hi-Rez is looking to bring their MOBA’s gameplay to tablets and smartphones with the mobile title SMITE Rivals, described as a free-to-play “collectible card arena” set to launch early 2017.
Revelation Online’s developer, NetEase, has been teasing a new martial arts experience with stunning graphics in its upcoming MMO based on Chinese martial arts novels. The official English title is “Justice” and the game is rumored to go into beta soon, after about 4 years in development.
It seems that Asian MMORPG Moonlight Blade is also preparing a Western launch for NA and EU players, in addition to the Taiwanese and Korean launches, although no further details on the release or publishers are known yet.
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!
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.
|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|
|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|
|Heroes of Dire||Official Site||Turn-Based Strategy MMO||Closed Beta coming soon|
|Heroes of Rune||Official Site||MOBA||Open Alpha|
|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|
|Shards Online||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG||Alpha starts January 13|
|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|
|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|
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 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.
|AdventureQuest 3D||Official Site||3D MMORPG|
|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|
|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|
MMO and MOBA related crowdfunding events taking place through Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, or open donations through a game’s website.
|Abatron||Official website||RTS FPS|
|Antraxx||Kickstarter||Isometric Mech Shooter MMO||Canceled, goal not achieved|
|Chronicles of Elyria||Online store||Fantasy sandbox MMO|
|Citadel of Sorcery||Open Donation||MMORPG|
|Crowfall||1/ Open Donation
2/ Equity Crowdfunding
|Diabotical||Kickstarter||Multiplayer Arena FPS||Successfully funded, updates about closed beta to follow|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Patreon||Vampire sandbox MMORPG|
|Dual Universe||Official website||Sci-Fi MMORPG|
|Gloria Victis||Open Donation||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG|
|Identity||Open Donation||Modern-Day Open World MMO|
|Nova Blitz||Open Donation||Digital TCG|
|Nova Blitz||Open Donation||Digital TCG|
|Realm Zero||Open Donation||Fantasy MMORPG|
|Shadow’s Kiss||Patreon||Vampire-themed Adult MMORPG|
|Star Citizen||Open Donation||Space Simulator MMO|
|Valiance Online||Open Donation||Superhero MMORPG|
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 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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