Aw dang, check out the big brain on Torchlight Frontiers! First the game teases us with forts, which get to be our homes in the wilderness, sparking immediate appeal for those of us who appreciate having a home adjacent to the wilderness. Then it announces that it will start its alpha testing on November 16th, pleasing everyone who writes lists like this and wants to be ready for new games entering testing.
Also, you know, actual alpha testers. Never mind, let’s just move on and cover some other beta news from the week, shall we?
- Do you own an Xbox One? Assuming we saw some hands raised for that question, which is by no means a certainty, we have good news for those of you who do have one and enjoy testing games, as Black Desert Online has started its console beta. More console-based hack-and-slash for all!
- OrbusVR Reborn has kicked off its beta as of today!
- Sure, Fallout 76 might appear to be a lawless hellscape without any sort of security or safety which allows you to play in a post-apocalyptic world, but it’s fine, Bethesda is really going to fix it all. Really.
- There are new game modes for Rend, and – wait! It’s not a battle royale mode! We were all surprised too, but it turns out that the game is actually allowing more classic survival and exploration-based games for testing. That’s a good thing!
- More teases from Ascent: Infinite Realm approach in the form of floating islands and player housing. Wait… floating islands and player housing? Where have we heard that one before?
- It also looks like Crowfall is gearing up for its first campaign. There are subtle signs, like… announcing that it’s getting ready for its first campaign. You can suss it out if you look closely. So let’s all go to the lobby and get ourselves a treat first.
There. Are we done? No, we have our full weekly list just below, because that’s also what we do here. Notice something that shouldn’t be down there? Let us know so we can address it! Also let us know about your thoughts on beta news or about the betas you’re playing. The usual stuff, you 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
Torchlight Frontiers: Alpha starts November 16th
Valiance Online: Alpha
Wild Terra: Steam early access
Worlds Adrift: Early access