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The MMO Alpha and Beta List: April 28, 2017

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Check out the latest news from the MMO Alpha and Beta world to find out what’s been going on since last week!

Saga of Lucimia

Saga of Lucimia is back with good news after quite the long silence, as devs released a video describing the new alpha build and its new or improved features ahead of the game’s seventh early access test that is running this weekend. The test will take the form of troll hunts, an opportunity for players to go on a tour of the lands along with the CMs.

An official crowdfunding campaign has been announced for Ashes of Creation, and it’s scheduled to begin on May 1, which is probably a bit sooner than expected but welcome for the game’s supporters nevertheless. The announcement also offers loads of useful information and delightful screenshots and trailer introducing everyone properly to the game, particularly its specific system of nodes known as Metropolises.

Space survival sandbox Rokh is planning to launch in early access on Steam on May 16, following a failed crowdfunding campaign a few years back and several postponed launch dates for this same step of entering early access. At the moment it sounds like the launch is definitely happening so we are eagerly waiting to see more of what Rokh’s reimagination of Mars has to offer.

Meanwhile, Worlds Adrift’s closed beta is getting postponed for an unclear amount of time, although the developers stated it would rather be a matter of “weeks, not months”, and this time is necessary to iron out the last few issues with important features such as the character creator, world map, combat or salvaging.

Valiance Online has been posting regular updates about its road to alpha and progress in the development roadmap, but the latest big news is about the game’s Premium edition rewards. This tier will be offering more goodies than foreseen for its backers, with some of the shinier rewards added including new “mounts” and pets. The change comes at the same time as an increase in the backer tier prices for the future, though we can imagine with the new additions, “veteran” backers will definitely not feel left behind compared to any perks new players might get.

Hellion devs have some interesting ideas about the way players can make ships or outposts their own, including setting up security systems (although they can be hacked) but also decorating however they please, with a variety of items scattered around the game world. There is even an option to place written messages, which could go in many ways depending on every person’s artistic qualities.

Several of our favorite open beta multiplayer games have new heroes this week as well. In its latest patch, Paladins just added Seris, Oracle of the Abyss to its roster, while Paragon will soon release the odd and somewhat unsettling Revenant.

But the real winner of the hero category should definitely be Master X Master, who unlocked all its characters for the MOBA’s final closed beta testing round. The event played out on the Titan Ruins ranked PvP map and players were able to choose from the full roster of 36 Masters to complete at least seven ranked matches, unlocking an exclusive CBT Taejin skin.

Bless Online is beginning its closed beta test in Japan. Although the CBT ends quite quickly, on May 4, it’s still more of Bless than we’ll be able to see for a while considering there is no news yet on about the game’s western launch. Meanwhile, however, Russian publisher 101XP has shut down Bless’ Russian beta servers for revisions, since the game was not as well-received by players as they had hoped. We are curious to see if the Japanese CBT reaches the same conclusion or not, although we are quite convinced now that Bless won’t be advancing west past Russia for the time being, not until said revisions are addressed anyway.

ARK’s latest patch, allowing players to create underwater bases and breed or tame aquatic creatures, has also been applied to the console version of the game this week and is now in full effect across both platforms, putting the same dilemma of going underwater or not in front of all players – we still haven’t made up our minds.

 

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!

Find links to everything new to the MMO Alpha and Beta List this week and much more in the list below. Look for this icon: new-flag-round-orange-29x12 to see everything we added this week.

 

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
    Absolver
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
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
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
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 estimated 2018
SamuTale Official Site Sandbox MMO
Sea of Thieves Official Site Pirate Adventure MMO Early 2017
new-flag-round-orange-29x12 Secret World Legends Official Site Rebooting TSW Taking sign-ups for beta testing
Legends of Aria Official Site Sandbox MMORPG Alpha starts January 13
Ship of Heroes Official Site Space and Superhero MMORPG CoH spiritual successor, Kickstarter starts April 4
SkySaga Official Site Voxel Sandbox
SoulWorker Official Site Anime Action MMORPG Coming Soon
Throne of Lies Official Site 3D online-multiplayer deduction game
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

 

Early Access

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.

  • Ark survival evolved
    ARK: Survival Evolved
Arena: Cyber Evolution Official Site Sports MOBA
ARK: Survival Evolved Official Site Dinosaur Survival
ARK: Survival of the Fittest Official Site Multiplayer Online Survival Arena Free-to-Play
Battlerite Official Site Team Arena Brawler
Boundless Official Site Voxel Sandbox MMO Previously Oort Online
Cloud Pirates Official Site F2P airship action MMO
Colonies Online Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox MMO
Conan Exiles Official Site Open World Survival Game Early Access January 2017
Creativerse Official Site F2P multiplayer voxel sandbox
Crossout Official Site Post-Apocalyptic Vehicle Combat
Dark and Light Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Day of Infamy Official Site WW2 Shooter
Days of War Official Site Competitive WWII Shooter On Steam
DayZ Official Site Zombie Survival
Descent: Underground Official Site Multiplayer Sci-Fi Shooter
Divergence: Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Divergence: Year Zero Official Site Open world survival sandbox
Divided We Fall Official Site Team Strategy Game
Energy Heroes Official Site Third-Person Shooter MOBA
Gloria Victis Official Site Medieval Sandbox MMORPG
Golden Rush Official Site 4-Team MOBA Free-to-Play
Grav Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox MMO
Guardians of Ember Official Site Hack’n’Slash MMORPG
H1Z1: Just Survive Official Site Zombie Survival
H1Z1: King of the Kill Official Site Battle Royale Survival
Heavy Gear Assault Official Site MMO-ish PvP Arena
Hellion Official Site Space survival multiplayer
Jeklynn Heights Official Site Match-Based Multiplayer
Kings and Heroes Official Site First-Person Co-Op Action RPG
Labyrinth Official Site CCG RPG
Lifeless Official Site Zombie Survival
Line of Defense Official Site MMOFPS Launch 2016
Linkrealms Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Little War Online Official Site 2D crossplatform MMORPG In Development
Moving Hazard Official Site Team-Based Shooter
Naval Action Official Site Naval Sandbox MMO
Novus Inceptio Official Site Sandbox Survival MMO
Of Kings and Men Official Site Medieval Multiplayer Strategy
One Tower Official Site Micro MOBA
Osiris: New Dawn Official Site Space Survival Adventure
Out of Reach Official Site Survival Sandbox
Overpower Official Site MOBA-Style MMOFPS
Pathfinder Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Project Genom Official Site Sci-Fi Shooter
Riding Out Official Site Horse MMO
Robocraft Official Site Vehicle Combat Shooter Free-to-Play
Rust Official Site Survival MMO
Shroud of the Avatar Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Star Citizen Official Site Massively Spaceship Simulator
Stash Official Site Turn-based MMORPG
The Black Death Official Site Medieval Survival MMO
The Exiled Official Site PvP Sandbox MMO Alpha, Open Donation. Formerly known as Das Tal. Early Access February 23.
The Isle Official Site Dinosaur Survival
The Repopulation Official Site Scifi Sandbox MMORPG Live again!
The SKIES Official Site Post-Apocalyptic MMO
The Wild Eight Official Site Co-Op Survival
Tiger Knight Official Site Mount and Blade type PvP
Tree of Life Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
TUG Official Site Sandbox Survival
Utherous Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG
Wild Terra Official Site Isometric Sandbox
Xsyon Official Site Sandbox Apocalypse

 

Closed Beta

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.

  • Top MMOs to look forward to 2016 Albion Online Closed Beta Royals game art mmogames
    Albion Online
Albion Online Official Site Medieval Sandbox MMORPG Launches July 17
Arena of Fate Official Site MOBA OBT 2016
Battlecry Official Site Team Based Action
Darkfall: Rise of Agon Official Site PvP MMORPG
Erectus the Game Official Site Browser Strategy MMO
Games of Glory Official Site Shooter MOBA
Gwent Official Site Witcher-based CCG Closed Beta starts October 25
Mirage: Arcane Warfare Official Site Magic-based Multiplayer FPS Launches in 2017
MU Legend Official Site MU Online sequel
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
World of Speed Official Site Racing MMO

 

Open Beta

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.

  • Paragon
AdventureQuest 3D Official Site 3D MMORPG
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
Galactic Junk League Official Site Tactical sandbox building and skill-based multiplayer shooter
Gigantic Official Site MOBA
Lazarus Official Site MMO Roguelike
Paladins Official Site Team-Based Shooter
Paragon Official Site MOBA
PigBang Official Site Mobile MOBA
Revelation Online Official Site MMORPG
SNOW Official Site Skiing MMO
Supernova Official Site Sci-fi MOBA
Titan Siege Official Site MMORPG

 

Crowdfunding

MMO and MOBA related crowdfunding events taking place through Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, or open donations through a game’s website.

  • Crowfall
Abatron Official website RTS FPS
Chronicles of Elyria Online store Fantasy sandbox MMO
Citadel of Sorcery Open Donation MMORPG
Crowfall 1/ Open Donation
2/ Equity Crowdfunding
Strategy MMORPG
Dogma: Eternal Night Patreon Vampire sandbox MMORPG
Dual Universe Official website Sci-Fi MMORPG Alpha in September
Gloria Victis Open Donation Medieval Sandbox MMORPG
Identity Open Donation Modern-Day Open World MMO
Realm Zero Open Donation Fantasy MMORPG
Sacrament Patreon Indie 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

 

Giveaways

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 Giveaway

Swords of Divinity Open Beta Gift Pack Giveaway
Empire: Revenant Beta Gift Pack Giveaway
Lil’ Conquest Gift Pack Giveaway

 

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