The Latest MMO Alpha and Beta News
This week’s updates are shaping up to be all about upcoming test and trial periods for MMOs that we would very much like to try out all at once. It sure is an exciting period for players looking for a new game, with quite a few beta tests and free access events on offer. Check out below the latest news from the MMO Alpha and Beta world to find out what’s been going on since last Friday!
The first closed beta test period for Revelation Online will run from October 25 to November 8. Players can join by trying to win a key from the many giveaways My.com has been organizing, but there are founder packs available as well for the more impatient.
A new and refreshing title on our list is Cloud Pirates, a free-to-play action MMO that focuses on airship battles and that is said to have been inspired by Allods Online. The Cloud Pirates closed beta begins on October 18 – of course, founder packs are also available for instant access and various perks.
You can play Smash+Grab with no restrictions and bound to no purchases this weekend too, as the game is temporarily available for free on Steam. The Smash+Grab free weekend event runs between October 13-18, after which it will return to its usual buy-to-play early access state.
The MU Legend closed beta test is starting very soon, on October 25, and if you still need a key to get in, we’ve got you covered! There’s still a chance to grab one with our MU Legend closed beta key giveaway but better hurry, they’re going fast!
Although we were thinking that Albion Online’s current (and final) beta phase would be ending soon, developers announced that it will be extended until late 2017. This significant delay is explained at large in the official forum post making the announcement as well as a roadmap, but it all boils down to the fact that developers feel the need for more time to address new issues and improve the game.
Guardians of Ember is opening its test servers for their first backer event next week: between October 20-27, backers will have access to a small chunk of the main questline, a new dungeon, and unranked PvP matches.
Sci-fi shooter MMO Project Genom has launched on Steam early access this week, and although its development is officially described as alpha stage, opinions concerning the content are positive, which is a pretty encouraging sign for its future if you ask us.
The Dual Universe Kickstarter has reached its goal, just a few days before the official end of the campaign. An update from Novaquark mentions that any and all future crowdfunding will be carried out through the official website, which is currently in development.
Hero’s Song, on the other hand, has not been as successful, as its campaign ended after earning only about half of its total amount of funding sought. Nevertheless, the game development is continuing as scheduled and it still has the support of external investors as well.
Crush Online will be leaving our list since it has officially launched a few days ago! You can also find this interesting hybrid that defines itself as a “free-to-play PvP MMO with MOBA-style combat in a persistent world” on Steam as well.
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.
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|
|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|
|Paragon||Official Site||MOBA||Open Beta August 16th|
|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||Ends November 1|
|Chronicles of Elyria||Online store||Fantasy sandbox MMO|
|Citadel of Sorcery||Open Donation||MMORPG|
|Crowfall||Open Donation||Strategy MMORPG|
|Diabotical||Kickstarter||Multiplayer Arena FPS||Successfully funded, updates about closed beta to follow|
|Dual Universe||Official website||Sci-Fi MMORPG|
|Gloria Victis||Open Donation||Medieval Sandbox MMORPG|
|Hero’s Song||2D Open World RPG||In development, campaign only 50% successful.|
|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.
|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|
Related: Alpha, Beta, Beta Data, Closed Beta, Crowdfunding, Early Access, MMORPG, Open Beta, Pre-Alpha