The Latest MMO Alpha and Beta News
We can hardly believe it’s been another week already, but it’s time for another MMO Alpha and Beta news round! Crowdfunding campaigns have been busy, some launches were delayed, and others snuck up on us when we were least expecting it. So let’s start with the highlights of this week and catch up on all the announcements.
- Atlas Reactor just entered Open Beta yesterday and will remain accessible to all players until September 25. It will then head for a full launch on October 4.
- AdventureQuest 3D will be entering Open Beta at some point in October, although no specific date was mentioned yet. It will be available for PC and Mac via Steam and also Android and iOS platforms.
- Fractured Space is officially entering Beta phase next week, on September 22, with a one week delay compared to what was previously announced.
- After only one week, the Dual Universe Kickstarter has already raised a little more than half of its goal, and it still has 25 days to go. Backers can also submit their friends’ email info to invite them to join the campaign, in return for Dual Access Coupons for each friend who also backs the game.
- Crush Online has entered Open Beta as of September 11, giving everyone the chance to try out its, well, hybrid MOBA combat experience within an PvP MMO world. If you feel like mashing up these two genres, it’s either that, or trying out Smite’s limited PvE challenge, according to taste.
- Free-to-play sci-fi MMO shooter Galactic Junk League went in Open Beta as of September 14. It promises quite a bit of multiplayer shooting fun, but also a sandbox system in which you can customize your battleship with all and any piece of scraps floating around.
- Ember successfully went through its second crowdfunding campaign, gathering more than the initial amount planned for. Funding for Ember will take place through separate campaigns for separate goals, so expect to see more of these come up. You can catch up with their latest news on the official forum.
- Developers of The Black Death have taken to the official blog to outline the numerous new features that will soon be implemented by a patch and bring more variety in play. Unfortunately, this update has been delayed and will take another few weeks to arrive, but players can look forward to unlocking two new professions (Knight and Outlaw), explore new skill trees for every class and oversee the state of their character with the new wellness system.
- Space-themed survival MMO Osiris: New Dawn will be entering early access on Steam on September 28. The title is in development for both PC and console, but only the PC players will benefit from the early access option for the time being.
- Chaotic party minigame mix Marooners has officially launched, ending its early access period.
- Aeria Games has announced delaying the Western beta launch of Bless Online in order to work out some issues related to the combat system and battle performance, as these features are currently not considered rewarding or challenging enough.
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|
|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|
|Dark and Light||Official Site||Sandbox MMORPG||Launches Late 2016|
|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|
|Gwent||Official Site||Witcher-based CCG||Closed Beta starts October 25|
|Heroes of Dire||Official Site||Turn-Based Strategy MMO||Closed Beta coming soon|
|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||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|
|Ninelives||Official Site||Open World Adventure RPG||Open Alpha|
|Nova Blitz||Official Site||Digital TCG||Open Alpha|
|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|
|SkySaga||Official Site||Voxel Sandbox|
|SoulWorker||Official Site||Anime Action MMORPG||Coming Soon|
|Stash||Official Site||Multiplayer Turn-Based RPG||Backer Alpha|
|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|
|Titanfall 2||Official Site||Sci-Fi Shooter||Launch October 28|
|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.
|AdventureQuest 3D||Official Site||3D MMORPG|
|Albion Online||Official Site||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG||Founder’s Pack|
|Arena of Fate||Official Site||MOBA||OBT 2016|
|Battlecry||Official Site||Team Based Action|
|Battlerite||Official Site||Team Arena Brawler|
|Cardfight!! Online||Official Site||CCG|
|Darkfall: Rise of Agon||Official Site||PvP MMORPG|
|Erectus the Game||Official Site||Browser Strategy MMO|
|Halo Wars 2||Official Site||RTS||Launch February 17, 2017|
|Lazarus||Official Site||MMO Roguelike|
|One Tower||Official Site||Micro MOBA|
|Paladins||Official Site||Team-Based Shooter|
|Shattered Skies||Official Site||Open World Survival Shooter|
|Soul Master||Official Site||RTS/RPG Blend|
|Steep||Official Site||Open World Action Sports Game|
|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.
|Armored Warfare||Official Site||Vehicle Combat Shooter|
|Atlas Reactor||Official Site||Arena RTS|
|BattleSouls||Official Site||MOBA||Available on Steam|
|Brawlhalla||Official Site||2D Platform Brawler|
|Centuries: New World Empires||Official Site||Online Strategy Game|
|Crush Online||Official Site||PvP MMO/MOBA|
|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|
|Paragon||Official Site||MOBA||Open Beta August 16th|
|PigBang||Official Site||Mobile MOBA|
|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|
|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.
|Citadel of Sorcery||Open Donation||MMORPG|
|Crowfall||Open Donation||Strategy MMORPG|
|Diabotical||Kickstarter||Multiplayer Arena FPS||Successfully funded, updates to follow|
|Dual Universe||Campaign||Sci-Fi MMORPG|
|Gloria Victis||Open Donation||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG|
|Hero’s Song||Campaign||2D Open World RPG||In Development|
|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|
|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.
|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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