Betawatch: New World’s open beta is live all weekend

    
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Finally.

Is it truly happening? Is New World going to finally launch after so many delays and restructuring of its content? Maybe! But while it’s not launching right now, it is in open beta at this point, so that’s a pretty useful milestone for it to hit! We’re getting ever closer by degrees.

Other beta news? Sure, just for you, because we’re friends.

Same as it ever was, my beta-loving friends. Actually, maybe you don’t love betas, you just love lists. Good news for you, then; there’s a whole list just below full of games currently in testing, and you can let us know if something has slipped into another test phase without us noticing it along the way. Or just share your beta experiences! 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
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
Cinderstone Online: Closed Beta
City of Titans: Alpha
Corepunk: Closed alpha
Craftopia: Early access
Dauntless: Open beta
Dark and Light: Early access
Diablo II Resurrected: Early access open beta
Dreamworld: Pre-alpha?
Dual Universe: Paid beta
ECO: Early access
Eleven: Closed alpha
Elyon: Closed beta, launch on October 20th
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: Open beta, launch on September 28th
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: Beta testing
Skydome: Closed beta
Star Citizen: Backer alpha
Starbase: Early access open alpha
Temtem: Early access
The Black Death: Early access alpha
The Cycle: Closed alpha
The Repopulation: Early access alpha
TitanReach: Development suspended
Valiance Online: Closed beta
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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Dorian Patterson

PSO2 NG has launched for a while now.

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velimirius

shame for what Lost Ark got shafted…

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Cole Gardner

Can’t get past the game being so poorly optimized. If the client releases in this state I expect a lot of refunds and a lot of negativity. And that’s not even talking about gameplay which is not that great.

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Hurbster

You know what? I’m good. I don’t need a new game. When I inevitably take a break from ESO I’ve got SWTOR, but more likely it will be something like AOE4 or Baldurs GATE 3.

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Bruno Brito

This game uses an ungodly ammount of resources to look like crap, you can’t turn off shadows, and…man, i don’t know. This game is boring. Like, So. Goddamn. Boring. I was expecting way more.

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Dug From The Earth

Finally got New World to not make my GPU run at 80C consistently.

Its not ideal though

GTX 1070, i7 7700….

Had to cap it at 30 FPS. Its really… uncomfortably choppy. Never goes lower than 30 fps, so its bare minimum testable. Wouldnt want to permanently play this way, but at least I can get a feel for what the game is like.

The ridiculous thing. Even on all LOW settings, capped at 30 fps, at 1080p, my gpu is STILL running at 65C. (which is completely fine)…. at those settings, it should be in the low 50s.

This games engine is kinda garbage.