The Latest MMO Alpha and Beta News
Check out below the latest news from the MMO Alpha and Beta world to find out what’s been going on since last week!
Albion Online has revealed its launch date! While Founders are currently waiting for a server wipe and world revamp brought about by the significant Galahad update, players who were not involved in the early stages of the game can look forward to its official launch date, July 17.
Conan Exiles is continuing its official game server updates: first off, the announcement of their new EU server partner, doubled by the revival of the original database that means players can jump back in the game and pick up right where they left. A more contested update, however, has been the decision to implement region locks (only on official servers!) in order to avoid problems caused by time zones, language barriers and different playstyles. The East/West split in official servers was followed by the addition of Asian servers this week.
Life is Feudal has begun its second closed beta test this week, including not only backers but players who applied on the website for a chance to participate. The latest updates include a redesigned combat skills tree and guild management fixes.
MU Legend has also started its second wave of beta testing while MU Origin is adding a PvP server arena and improves character progression in its update 1.6.
Between a successful round of closed beta testing and a series of guides helping new players get more familiar with game features such as the Wings, we can safely say that Revelation Online is headed at full speed towards its open beta. Players have a small break to relax or prepare as the open beta starts on March 8, with early access for Founders already available on February 27.
Ship of Heroes is now counting down to the start of its Kickstarter campaign, which will be open to backers for one month starting April 4. Though details are scarce for now,, it seems that contributors will be rewarded with various sorts of in-game rewards and recognition, along with exclusive first looks at the game during alpha testing.
Project Gorgon’s orcish chapter is rapidly growing as the Gazluk Keep dungeon seems to be almost ready to hit the live servers. According to the devs, Gazluk Keep is based on EverQuest II community dungeons and is going to be massive enough for several groups of adventurers to simultaneously roam it without necessarily running into one another.
The Repopulation is having its game data transferred to Steam according to Idea Fabriek, who are planning to restart servers in as little as a few weeks, in line with their previous announcement of looking to release the alpha while working towards the beta progress and launch.
A new F2P fantasy brawler is slowly making a place for itself on Steam: Skara is an online multiplayer team-based battle arena currently in open alpha. It just received a heap of improvements through its latest patch and seems to have made an impression already through its visual style and lore.
A new trailer is out for AdventureQuest 3D, looking to shake things up and keep both current and prospective players enthusiastic and engaged in the game’s evolution. Does it have the intended effect or have you already forgotten about AdventureQuest 3D’s open beta launch?
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|
|Ark Park||Official Site||VR||In Development|
|Ashes of Creation||Official Site||Fantasy sandbox MMO||In Development|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Ship of Heroes||Official Site||Space and Superhero MMORPG||CoH spiritual successor|
|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. Early Access February 23.|
|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.
|Albion Online||Official Site||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG||Founder’s Pack|
|Arena of Fate||Official Site||MOBA||OBT 2016|
|Battlecry||Official Site||Team Based Action|
|Cardfight!! Online||Official Site||CCG|
|Cloud Pirates||Official Site||F2P airship action MMO|
|Darkfall: Rise of Agon||Official Site||PvP MMORPG|
|Erectus the Game||Official Site||Browser Strategy MMO|
|Gwent||Official Site||Witcher-based CCG||Closed Beta starts October 25|
|Halo Wars 2||Official Site||RTS||Launch February 17, 2017|
|Lazarus||Official Site||MMO Roguelike|
|MU Legend||Official Site||MU Online sequel|
|One Tower||Official Site||Micro MOBA|
|Revelation Online||Official Site||MMORPG|
|Shattered Skies||Official Site||Open World Survival Shooter|
|SMITE Tactics||Official Site||TBS||TBA|
|Soul Master||Official Site||RTS/RPG Blend|
|Total War: Arena||Official Site||MOBA||Temporarily Offline|
|Tree of Life||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG|
|Twin Saga||Official Site||Fantasy Anime MMORPG|
|World of Speed||Official Site||Racing MMO|
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|
|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|
|New Dawn||Kickstarter||Pirate survival sandbox open-world multiplayer|
|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|
|Throne of Lies||Kickstarter||3D online multiplayer deceit and betrayal|
|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.
Forge of Gods Promote Pack GiveawayGiveaway
|MU Legend Closed Beta Key||Giveaway|
|Conquer Online Gift from the Wind/td>||Giveaway|
|Swords of Divinity Open Beta Gift Pack||Giveaway|
|Empire: Revenant Beta Gift Pack||Giveaway|
|Dragonbone Dynasty Open Beta Gift Pack||Giveaway|
|Crystal Saga II Open Beta Gift Pack||Giveaway|