Yeehaw, Wild West Online’s early access alpha has begun

The Wild West Online early access alpha has officially begun, at least if you shelled out for the higher tiers of founder pack. According to 612 Games’ Facebook page, Pioneer ($50) and Collector ($80) edition players were welcomed in last night, while other buyers – that’d be those of you at the $30 Townie level – will hop in around 3 p.m. EST today.

We realize the founder pack page is a bit confusing as it says you’ll have access to closed alpha but not the early access, but it wouldn’t be the first time this game has muddied the waters of what test phase it’s in and whether or not it’s been delayed.

612 Games has previously touted this test round’s multiple quests, historical guns, public events, character progression and customization, and of course, female toons. The studio has also said the game will fully launch (on Steam) “later this year.” Make sure you take a peek at the latest patch notes, especially if you’re returning after time away! We’ll be streaming the game later this afternoon (yesterday’s run was botched by server downtime), so keep an eye out on OPTV!

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Veldan

Buy a founder pack for alpha access?

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Jonny Sage

Perhaps a warning is in order to read about WWO on reddit before you buy in…

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deekay_plus

decided to jump in an d buy this just now. will give thoughts and perhaps video!

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deekay_plus

and there really doesn’t seem to be much to it. only male character with 3 faces and no other customization at creation. i saw a few different variations in attire i guess. there’s a few quests here and there as well i guess.

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andhgeres some random video outakes

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Melissa McDonald

first alpha was just 1 avatar / 1 face, hey, progress :)

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deekay_plus

:P

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Chris Moss

Updating mine now

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Russell Hunt

I bought the $80 pack because from what I read the $50 pack did not include this alpha, probably just read it wrong.

I’ll report back to let ya know my thoughts on the game.

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Russell Hunt

UPDATE: It’s a bit barren but I can see huge potential in the future for this game if they play their cards right :)

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Rumm

Would it be fair to compare this Ark/Conan/et al in regards to gameplay? The first look left much to be desired. I want to hear more opinions on this one.

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Melissa McDonald

The first alpha test was only about some basic things like mining gold from the hillsides, proving the game world could support multiple players, and the functionality of the shops to buy gear. So there really wasn’t much content at all, but they definitely proved that the game world worked, the basic systems worked, and it definitely looked nice, good graphics.

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Melissa McDonald

Hm I will check into this tonight.

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