Considering that this past week was the fabled E3 week, you might have expected something else to just keep throwing out beta updates, but between item rewards, food, and warfare imbalances? Crowfall just would not drop out of the news cycle in the beta sphere. Good for you, Crowfall! Seriously, none of it is bad news, so that’s good.
Other beta news did happen this week, though.
- Minecraft Dungeons has a hip new trailer and a hip, fresh delay until 2020. That’s not actually hip at all, we know. We’re sorry. But it is fresh. It wasn’t there last week. Work with us here.
- During the Bethesda presentation, Elder Scrolls Blades was given a brand-new surprise patch no one expected, and… it turns out it’s actually fine, thankfully. Gosh, that would have been bad if it wasn’t, huh?
- Starbase has a new video out about automating your factories. If you want to play this game without all that actual play nonsense, this is the feature for you! It’ll just take care of itself.
- You are strongly obliged to capture every creature in Temtem, and to that end the game is rolling out what it calls a huge alpha update in the near future. It’s not small, no no no.
Oh, betas! They’re just hilarious. Laugh with us as you head down to the list we have below for games in testing, and let us know if something jumped test phases along the way without proper notification. You’ll be repaid in a check for a defunct currency used during a brief period of civil unrest in Brussels around 1973. These checks will not be honored.
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 phase one
Bless Unleashed: Closed beta
Camelot Unchained: Closed beta one
Children of Ur: Open alpha, further development merged with Eleven
Chronicles of Elyria: Pre-alpha
Citadel: Forged with Fire: Early access
Crowfall: Backer pre-alpha
Cube World: Closed alpha
Dauntless: Open beta
Dark and Light: Early access
Divergence Online: Alpha
Dual Universe: Alpha
ECO: Early access
Edengrad: Early access
Eleven: Closed alpha
Ever, Jane: Open beta
Kurtzpel: Closed beta
Gloria Victis: Early access on Steam
Global Adventures: Closed beta
Guardians of Ember: Open beta
Legends of Aria: Early access
Life is Feudal: Early access
Line of Defense: Early access, removed from Steam
New World: Closed alpha
Occupy White Walls: Early access
Osiris: New Dawn: Early access
Outlaws of the Old West: Early access
Pantheon: Backer pre-alpha
Pathfinder Online: Subscription “early enrollment”
PixARK: Early access
Project Genom: Closed alpha, servers offline for restructuring with SpatialOS
Project Gorgon: Early access beta
Prosperous Universe: Early access
SamuTale: Closed alpha
Ship of Heroes: Alpha
Star Citizen: Backer alpha
The Black Death: Early access alpha
The Cycle: Alpha, weekly test cycle
The Repopulation: Early access alpha
Torchlight Frontiers: Closed alpha, no NDA
Valiance Online: Alpha
WoW Classic: Closed beta