All right, here comes 2021, let’s level up your beta experiences once again! Crowfall is certainly going that route with its first major beta update of the year, with a revamped leveling system to experience in the game’s current beta test. That’s coming out soon as part of the game’s general push for a full launch this year.
Other beta news may have been slow over the holiday break, but the tests do continue! Cases in point:
- Mortal Online 2 has already had a major beta patch with combat AI, thus ensuring that your enemies will be that much harder to fight off when you need to go loud.
- Early access Elteria Adventures has added new starting chapters as well as new hair and items, so that game is proceeding through development at a fine clip.
- The prior game is not to be confused with Chronicles of Elyria, even though “Elteria” and “Elyria” sound kind of similar. That latter game is still facing a lawsuit while clarifying its promise that it’s still totally in development, for reals.
- Last but not least, remember the promised RaiderZ reboot? It’s promising big things, like a main storyline and zone revamps for players to follow. That should be fun when and if that’s playable.
And with that, we kick off beta watching in 2021 with the same requests and status as always. What do I mean by that? Well, there’s a list down below! Let us know if something is missing or jumped test phases without us noticing. You know, as we did all through 2020 and 2019 and… it’s a whole thing, all right?
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
Blankos Block Party: Open beta
Bless Unleashed (PC): Closed beta
Book of Travels: Closed beta
Camelot Unchained: Closed beta one
Children of Ur: Open alpha, further development merged with Eleven
Chronicles of Elyria: Pre-alpha, again
City of Titans: Alpha
Craftopia: Early access
Crowfall: Closed beta
Dauntless: Open beta
Dark and Light: Early access
Dual Universe: Paid beta
ECO: Early access
Eleven: Closed alpha
Elyon: Korean beta (fka Ascent Infinite Realm)
Ever, Jane: Open beta
Frozen Flame: Closed beta
Gloria Victis: Beta (early access) on Steam
Inferna: Early access
Kurtzpel: Closed beta
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
Naica: Open beta
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
Valiance Online: Alpha
Wild Terra 2: Intermittent beta