The Latest MMO Alpha and Beta News
Hello MMO gamers! It’s time for another update to the MMO Alpha and Beta List with all of the latest news from the past week and oh the industry did not disappoint.
- Pokémon GO launched in the US this week, with other regions due to roll out soon.
- Riders of Icarus launched into its Open Beta meaning that the creature-collecting MMORPG is now open and free to everybody through Steam and the official website.
- Darkfall: New Dawn also officially launched during the past couple of weeks and for the next three weeks you can jump in and play it for free!
- Meanwhile, Trion is holding yet another free weekend for Atlas Reactor only, this time, it lasts for a whole week and comes with 2 new characters for you to try out, with the second joining the fray on July 12th.
- Lawbreakers are also holding a weekend event for everybody with access to the Closed Alpha.
- At long last, an officially licensed English version of Naruto Online will be launching later in July, much to our delight.
- No Man’s Sky has finally gone gold, which means it is finished and ready to send off for printing!
- Blizzard sent the World of Warcraft community off in search of Legion Beta keys this week, and added the preload patch for the expansion to the client, so make sure you have enough hard drive space available for that.
- And in an odd turn of events this week, Evolve not only switched to a free-to-play business model but went back into Beta to overhaul a bunch of stuff.
That’s it up 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, and are often under an NDA and require keys to access.
|Abatron||Official Site||RTS FPS|
|Absolver||Official Site||Online Combat RPG||Launches 2017|
|AdventureQuest 3D||Official Site||3D MMORPG||OBT July 2016|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Dead By Daylight||Official Site||Asymmetrical 4v1 Survival Horror|
|Divided We Fall||Official Site||Team Strategy Game|
|Dogma: Eternal Night||Official Site||Gothic Horror MMO||Project Dogmat|
|Dragon of Legends||Official Site||Online aRPG|
|Dual Universe||Official Site||Sci-Fi MMORPG||Coming Early 2017|
|Eco||Official Site||Global Survival Game|
|Eleven||Official Site||Non-combat Web MMO||Glitch-revival|
|Escape From Tarkov||Official Site||Military MMO||Begins August 4 2016|
|Exile Online||Official Site||Dystopian Cyberpunk MMO||In Development|
|Exidium Corp||Official Site||Sci-Fi Sandbox|
|Fable Fortune||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|Fangold||Official Site||Digital TCG|
|For Honor||Official Site||Competitive Melee Fighting||Launches February 14, 2017|
|Forsaken Legends||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Gwent||Official Site||Witcher-based CCG||Beta in September|
|Heroes of Dire||Official Site||Turn-Based Strategy MMO||Closed Beta in June|
|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||Begins mid-June|
|Livelock||Official Site||Co-Op Top-Down Shooter||Launches August 2|
|Lost Ark||Official Site||Action MMORPG||Korean Focus Tests|
|Mage Faire Online||Official Site||Non-Combat Sandbox|
|Master X Master||Official Site||Action MOBA||Coming June 21st|
|Mirage: Arcane Warfare||Official Site||Magic-based Multiplayer FPS||Beta Fall 2016|
|Naruto Online||Official Site||Browser Action MMORPG||Launches July 20th|
|New Dawn||Official Site||Survival Sandbox|
|Ninelives||Official Site||Open World Adventure RPG||Open Alpha|
|No Man’s Sky||Official Site||Procedurally Generated Sandbox||Launches August 9th 2016|
|Nova Blitz||Official Site||Digital TCG||Alpha|
|Of Kings and Men||Official Site||Medieval Multiplayer Strategy||Early Access August 2016|
|One Tower||Official Site||Micro MOBA||Early Access June 2016|
|Project Genom||Official Site||Sci-Fi Shooter||Early Access 2016|
|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|
|Revelation Online||Official Site||MMORPG||Closed Beta Fall 2016|
|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||Early 2017|
|Shattered Skies||Official Site||Open World Survival Shooter|
|SkySaga||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|SoulWorker||Official Site||Anime Action MMORPG||Coming Soon|
|Stash||Official Site||Multiplayer Turn-Based RPG||Backer Alpha|
|The Wild Eight||Official Site||Co-Op Survival||Launches Fall 2016|
|The World of Akria||Official Site||2D Sandbox MMO||Playable Now|
|Time of Dragons||Official Site||Action Shooter|
|Titanfall 2||Official Site||Sci-Fi Shooter||Launch October 28|
|Traverse||Official Site||Voxel MMO||Public Alpha Mid-2016|
|Valiance Online||Official Site||Superhero MMO|
|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 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|
|BattleSouls||Official Site||MOBA||Available on Steam|
|Brawlhalla||Official Site||2D Platform Brawler|
|Centuries: New World Empires||Official Site||Online Strategy Game|
|Chaos Online||Official Site||2.5D MOBA|
|Dragonbone Dynasty||Official Site||Browser MMORPG|
|Empire: Revenant||Official Site||Browser Strategy|
|HeroWarz||Official Site||Anime Action MMORPG/MOBA|
|Luna Online: Reborn||Official Site||Anime-themed MMORPG|
|Orcs Must Die! Unchained||Official Site||Team Based Action|
|Riders of Icarus||Official Site||MMORPG|
|SNOW||Official Site||Skiing MMO|
|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|
MMO and MOBA related crowdfunding events taking place through Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, or open donations through a game’s website.
|3001SQ||Kickstarter||Space Colonization Simulator||Ends August 18|
|Ardent Seas||Kickstarter||Naval RTS||Ends July 28|
|Citadel of Sorcery||Open Donation||MMORPG|
|Crowfall||Open Donation||Strategy MMORPG|
|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|
|Star Citizen||Open Donation||Space Simulator MMO|
|Survive the West||Kickstarter||Voxel Sandbox Survival||Ends July 11|
|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.
|Arena: Cyber Evolution Welcome Packs||Giveaway|
|Clash of Avatars Newbie Packs||Giveaway|
|Dragonbone Dynasty Open Beta Gift Packs||Giveaway|
|Empire: Revenant Beta Gift Packs||Giveaway|
|Erectus the Game Beta Keys||Giveaway|
|Liberators Gift Packs||Giveaway|
|World of Fishing Shop Voucher Giveaway||Giveaway|
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