Betawatch: Ashes of Creation tests battle royale, Occupy White Walls hands out beta keys

    
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Sure. Okay. Great. Super.

So… all right. Ashes of Creation has a secondary side battle royale mode that’s going to be entitled Ashes of Creation: Apocalypse and is available for free-to-play testing after the game hits alpha one. That’s a thing that’s happening. This isn’t a joke, it’s just… what they’re doing.

This is fine. It’s fine. This is completely fine. Everything is fine. It’s fine. It’s fine! Let’s talk about other beta news. This is fine.

  • Occupy White Walls is dishing out free beta keys in its Discord channel ahead of its arrival on Steam. Just head to the “keys channel and then ping @BetaKey” – keys are on offer “as long as the supply lasts.” Go get ’em.
  • Some rough times have happened with the start of the Fallout 76 beta, but the developers are on top of it… with lore. Also, you know, reminders that the game is still in beta, we’re sure this will all be hammered out in a few days. Bethesda wouldn’t ship an obvious beta, right? This is fine.
  • Security around New World is pretty porous, so a lot of leaks have been coming out that paint the title as much less of a survival sandbox and more as a full-featured MMO. This is actually fine.
  • It’s taken a long while, but Lost Ark seems like it’s finally heading to open beta on November 7th, complete with an epic trailer. Sure, it’s taken a really long time, but it’s happening! It’s fine. Everything is fine. (We still don’t know when or if it’ll be localized, though.)
  • Fractured is not just ambling toward its pre-alpha testing, it is downright sprinting. We assume that’s a metaphor and the developers are not actually at standing desks with treadmills, but tech is a weird sector.

In summary, everything is fine. There’s a list of games in testing down below, and that is also fine. Everything is fine. It’s fine. Did something skip into a new test phase without us knowing? That’s fine, too, especially if you let us know about it.

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
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

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.