There’s a beta event going down next week in New World, don’t you know, and it’s coming with a new shiny client. Can you smell that new beta scent? Probably not. It’s a bunch of computer data and it would probably smell like electricity. You shouldn’t even be trying to smell it. Why are you trying to smell it? It’s a metaphor.
Not a metaphor: there is other beta news. Bam!
- Squadron 42 got a roadmap! Wait, no, that’s not true; it got a preview of a roadmap. All right, so maybe this one still is a metaphor.
- The open beta event for Valiance Online has been extended for another two weeks, so if you love the game’s aesthetic, there’s a bit more time to soak in it.
- Crowfall is getting close to inviting all of its registered players into its ongoing beta. That one seemed like it might be a metaphor for a bit, but it’s not!
- Do you want to test Bless Unleashed on the PlayStation 4 this weekend? It turns out we still have some keys for it as of this writing!
And now, we move into a conclusion. Not a metaphorical conclusion, a real one in which what remains is our usual list of things in beta. If something has slipped out of beta for whatever reason and we’ve missed it, please feel free to let us know down in the comments! It is always appreciated.
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
Book of Travels: Closed beta
Camelot Unchained: Closed beta one
Children of Ur: Open alpha, further development merged with Eleven
Craftopia: Closed alpha
Crowfall: Backer alpha
Crucible: Closed beta
Cube World: Closed beta since September 23rd
Dauntless: Open beta
Dark and Light: Early access
Dual Universe: Alpha, with beta coming August 2020
ECO: Early access
Eleven: Closed alpha
Elyon: Korean beta (fka Ascent Infinite Realm)
Ever, Jane: Open beta
Kurtzpel: Closed beta
Gloria Victis: Early access on Steam
Hearthstone Battleground Mode: Open beta
Inferna: Early access
Life is Feudal: Early access
Line of Defense: Early access, removed from Steam
Magic: Legends: Closed alpha 2; beta testing in 2020
Mortal Online 2: Closed alpha
New World: Closed testing, launch pushed to 2021
Occupy White Walls: Early access
Osiris: New Dawn: Open beta
Outlaws of the Old West: Early access
Pantheon: Backer pre-alpha
Pathfinder Online: Subscription “early enrollment”
Population Zero: Early access
Project Genom: Closed alpha, servers offline for restructuring with SpatialOS
Project Gorgon: Early access beta
Prosperous Universe: Early access
Saga of Lucimia: Closed alpha
SamuTale: Closed alpha
Ship of Heroes: Alpha
Star Citizen: Backer alpha
Temtem: Early access
The Black Death: Early access alpha
The Cycle: Alpha, weekly test cycle
The Repopulation: Early access alpha
Torchlight III: Early access
Valiance Online: Alpha
Wild Terra 2: Intermittent beta