Betawatch: Fallout 76 will start testing at the end of October

    
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The next few months, then.

Oh, Fallout 76, you have yet to release, but you give those of us on the reporting circuit a true bounty. For one thing, those of us who are reporting on betas (like this column) get to highlight that your testing is set for the end of October! That’s good. For another thing, those of us who enjoy pointing out inconsistencies can snicker a bit at the whole cross-platform play still not being planned even after the evil troll guarding that entrance was revealed to actually just be a surly dude with bad hair. It’s also probably good for people who like post-apocalyptic gaming, to be fair.

Other news has happened this week, though! Of course it has.

And below, you’ll enter our eternal list of games in testing. It’s eternal because the list is eternal, not because games are supposed to be on there eternally. If something shouldn’t be on there, please, do let us know down in the comments so we can trim that up.

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
Arcfall: Pre-alpha
Ashes of Creation: Alpha one stress test ongoing, full alpha one in September
Bless Online: Early access open beta
Boundless: Early access, launch planned for September 11th
Camelot Unchained: Closed beta
Children of Ur: Open alpha
Citadel: Forged with Fire: Early access
Crowfall: Backer pre-alpha
Cube World: Closed alpha
Dauntless: Open beta
Dark and Light: Early access
DayZ: Early access
Divergence Online: Alpha
Dual Universe: Pre-alpha
ECO: Early access
Edengrad: Early access
Eleven: Closed alpha
Ever, Jane: Open beta
Fallout 76: Beta in October
Gloria Victis: Early access on Steam
Global Adventures: Closed beta
Just Survive: Paid early access
Legends of Aria: Closed beta
Life is Feudal: Early access
Line of Defense: Early access, removed from Steam
Occupy White Walls: Closed alpha, coming to Steam
OrbusVR: Early access
Osiris: New Dawn: Early access
Pantheon: Backer pre-alpha
Pathfinder Online: Subscription “early enrollment”
PixARK: Early access
Project Genom: Closed alpha
Project Gorgon: Early access beta
Rend: Alpha testing
SamuTale: Closed alpha
Star Citizen: Backer alpha
Stash: Backer alpha
The Black Death: Early access alpha
The Repopulation: Early access alpha
Valiance Online: Alpha
Wild Terra: Steam early access
Worlds Adrift: Early access

Yes, MMO gamers, you too can perform the unpaid quality-control work otherwise known as game testing! Check out Massively Overpowered’s Betawatch every week for a run-down of MMOs that are still on the road to reality.