Betawatch: New World kicks off its closed beta

    
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Finally.

At long last, the New World closed beta has arrived! It’s a beta for the game that seems to have gone through more philosophical shifts than you would expect for any given game, but now it’s here and playable! And as with any beta, it involved the usual weirdness like bricking GPUs and bannings over cow milking. Hey, something weird always happens with this stuff.

More beta news, coming at you!

Now go in peace, dear readers, in the name of continuing on down to the full list of games currently in testing. As always, we appreciate it if you let us know about games that have skipped testing phases. Or you can just let us know about betas you’re currently playing in the comments! That’s fun, too.

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
Blankos Block Party: Early access
Bless Unleashed (PC): Closed beta, launching August 6th
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
Dauntless: Open beta
Dark and Light: Early access
Dreamworld: Pre-alpha?
Dual Universe: Paid beta
ECO: Early access
Eleven: Closed alpha
Elyon: Closed beta, launch in early fall 2021
Enlisted: Beta
Fractured: Alpha
Frozen Flame: Closed beta
Gloria Victis: Beta (early access) on Steam
Inferna: Early access
Kurtzpel: Closed beta
Line of Defense: Early access, removed from Steam
Mortal Online 2: Closed alpha
New World: Closed beta, launch planned for 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”
Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis: Closed beta
Project Genom: Closed alpha, servers offline for restructuring with SpatialOS
Project Gorgon: Early access beta
Prosperous Universe: Early access
Rise Online: Open alpha
Saga of Lucimia: Closed alpha
SamuTale: Closed alpha
Ship of Heroes: Alpha, beta starting August 7th
Skydome: Closed beta
Star Citizen: Backer alpha
Starbase: Early access on July 29th
Temtem: Early access
The Black Death: Early access alpha
The Cycle: Closed alpha
The Repopulation: Early access alpha
TitanReach: Early access, free-to-play until alpha
Valiance Online: Alpha
Wild Terra 2: Early access
Zenith: Pre-alpha

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 launch, even if they appear to have set up a permanent residence in a shed called early access.
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Zedness

new world is giving me the feels. a feeling I’ve not felt since…

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Mister Brightside

Is Corepunk not on this list? That’s hitting beta of some sort next month.

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Garry Spall

Dreamworld being at ‘Pre-Alpha?’ will never not tickle me

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Bereman99

Been following that particular drama via a couple YouTube channels – it’s been a welcome comedic highlight.

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Adam Russell

I played the preview last year and got into it, but this year I cant seem to catch the fever. idk why, its not different really. Just not feeling it.

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Godnaz

30hrs played, mid levels, the game is simply not ready. The game has taken a step backward from a year ago if anything. I was wrong to say it’s gotten better. So many things I want to list if the appropriate news post comes up about the beta review.

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Bruno Brito

Please do go in depth about it.

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Fisty

I also want to know, as i’m not sure if I want to buy this yet. I’ve had a decent time, but just reached level 20 and likely haven’t done enough to know what any real problems may be