The third and final stage of Riders of Icarus testing is upon us! The third and final closed beta started on Thursday and will run until June 7th with a more relaxed NDA for people to chatter about the game. Isn’t that nice? If not, well… too bad. Still what’s happening. Sorry.
Here, there’s other beta news if that makes you unhappy. Or if that makes you happy, too. These aren’t really conditional.
- LawBreakers will start its testing some time in June. For the record, we reject any use of advertising for this game that includes something about how games this fun should be illegal. Really. Don’t make us angry.
- Very soon, Landmark will be fully released! For $10! With a date which was announced at the last possible minute on a Friday evening! That release date is June 10th, by the way. It’s all right if you missed it.
- Valiance Online is moving to alpha and to Steam at the same time. No exact dates have been announced yet beyond “soon,” although a week of downtime is planned to get the game into its alpha state.
- Atlas Reactor is letting everyone get in on the game’s closed beta for the weekend in the hopes that you’ll think it’s really keen and then buy a copy. Maybe five copies for you and four of your friends. You get the general idea.
- Are you still in Tarkov? The alpha testing for Escape from Tarkov will start up in August. At that point, you can presumably get out of Tarkov. Or maybe Tarkov is a guy you’re trying to escape from, I have not followed the game’s plot closely.
And yes, there’s a whole list of betas just below, as there always is. Check those out, and let us know if something hopped to a new status without us realizing it. Your aid is always appreciated.
As always, we consider an MMO to be in open testing if it features free, public signups and will server wipe prior to launch. An MMO is marked in closed testing if it’s running a private test phase that cannot freely be accessed by the general public; it’s usually under NDA as well. Early access and crowdfunded MMOs whose tests we deem legitimate will be included. So-called “open beta” soft-launch MMOs with cash shops, no sign of launch in the west, or limited interest for our readers will not be listed; we also do not list expansions, with occasional exceptions.
AdventureQuest 3D: Open beta starting in June
Albion Online: Closed beta
Boundless: Donor alpha
Camelot Unchained: Backer alpha
Children of Ur: Open alpha
Chronicles: Runescape Legends: Closed beta, launches on Steam May 26th
Crossout: Closed beta
Crowfall: Backer pre-alpha
Cube World: Closed alpha
Das Tal: Ongoing alpha tests
DayZ: Early access
Divergence Online: Alpha
Eleven: Closed alpha
Eternal Crusade: Early access play on Steam
Ever, Jane: Closed beta
Fragmented: Closed backer beta
Gigantic: Closed beta
Gloria Victis: Donor pre-alpha
H1Z1: Paid early access, split into two games
HeroWarz: Closed beta
HEX: Unofficial open beta
Landmark: Paid closed beta, cash shop active, launches on June 10th
LawBreakers: Closed alpha
Life is Feudal: Early access beta
Line of Defense: Early access, removed from Steam
MyDream: Closed testing open to donors
Origins of Malu: Development suspended
Otherland: Early access
Paladins: Closed beta
Paragon: Early access
Pathfinder Online: Subscription “early enrollment”
Project Genom: Closed alpha
Project Gorgon: Free, open testing
Riders of Icarus: Closed beta through June 7th
Shards Online: Pre-alpha
Shroud of the Avatar: Steam early access, backer testing
SkySaga: Ongoing NA and UK alpha events
Star Citizen: Backer alpha
Stash: Backer alpha
The Black Death: Early access alpha
The Culling: Early access testing
The Repopulation: Alpha offline, moving to the Unreal engine, survival spinoff Fragmented in early access
Tree of Life: Open beta
Tribal Wars 2: Open testing
TUG: Steam early access alpha
Valiance Online: Pre-alpha testing
World of Warcraft: Legion: Closed beta, launching August 30th