That’s great, it starts with an NDA and no platform crossplay, Bethesda is not afraid. It’s the end of the world as we know it but played online; it’s Fallout 76 beta testing, and it’s here! And there are factions being teased, although how any of those factions are going to play out in a game without actual NPCs remains to be seen. Life is hilarious!
We also bid farewell to Bless Online, which has now really launched for reals into the world as a free-to-play title. Our days of making jokes about it are certainly coming to a middle.
But the beta news train rolls on despite the end of the world (and despite not all fitting nicely into REM lyrics). Let’s take on some more.
- When will Black Desert Online start open testing on the Xbox One? Survey says… possibly on November 8th. There’s no certainty just yet, however, so temper your enthusiasm and don’t yet put in applications for time off.
- Sure, Wild West Online imploded badly and the studio appears to have collapsed, but that’s no reason to call it quits on the game when there’s still a chance of attracting players before Red Dead Redemption 2 gets its online act together! Why not reboot the game in separate battle royale and building modes? That’s always worked out before, right?
- Oh, look, Artifact has changed its beta dates so that now it will only be previewed for people right before it launches. This is probably fine.
- On the less destructive side, Camelot Unchained has… rubble. But it also has a new crafting UI! And that rubble is supposed to be there. This is actually fine, not the sort of “this is fine” where you post K. C. Green’s now-famous comic.
Well, as long as it’s the end of the world as you know it, might as well see which of the games below are still in beta testing. Why not, right? And if some of them have jumped into later testing phases or the like without us realizing, hey, let us know.
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
Ashes of Creation: Alpha one
Bless Online: Early access open beta
Camelot Unchained: Closed beta (one)
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
Legends of Aria: Closed beta
Life is Feudal: Early access
Line of Defense: Early access, removed from Steam
Occupy White Walls: Closed alpha
OrbusVR: Early access beta
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: Early access
SamuTale: Closed alpha
Star Citizen: Backer alpha
The Black Death: Early access alpha
The Cycle: Alpha
The Repopulation: Early access alpha
Valiance Online: Alpha
Wild Terra: Steam early access
Worlds Adrift: Early access