Alphas & Betas

MMOs in various stages of testing and crowdfunding, playable and… not. Don’t forget to follow our Betawatch and Make My MMO columns for a weekly rundown. [Follow this category’s RSS feed]

Elyon’s western closed beta will run May 6 through 10 – without the cash shop

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When Krafton and Krafton opened up Elyon's new English website and started tooting the beta horn, you had to know this announcement wasn't far...

Bless Unleashed sets final PC beta for May 12, will test UI and cash shop

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Bless Unleashed is in the home stretch of its PC testing, as it's now preparing for its final beta. "The purpose of this test...
Zeno's prepatch.

World of Warcraft introduces hotfixes to further increase Anima rewards in Shadowlands

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Despite attempts by World of Warcraft to increase the amount of Anima rewards in Shadowlands, there's still been feedback from players that obtaining Anima...

Elite Dangerous releases hotfixes to address Odyssey phase two stability issues

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Phase two of the Elite: Dangerous Odyssey alpha has been pretty unstable if the patches applied over the course of the past week are...

Swords of Legends Online showcases the Reaper and Berserker classes

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Last week we were pointed in the direction of Swords of Legends Online, a Chinese action MMORPG that made the surprise announcement of its...

Project_N is a new throwback MMO designed by an EverQuest lead game designer

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We certainly have no shortages of MMO projects in which fans and developers alike are seeking to return to Ye Olden Dayz of game...

Frozen Flame reworks cooking and finalizes the Cradle of Keepers in latest update

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You're going to want to cook meals in survival-centric MMO Frozen Flame, and now the process of doing that is hopefully a little more...

Circuits and Shields is an indie ‘modern gamers MOBA’ heading to Kickstarter

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Circuits and Shields came across our desk this weekend: It's an in-development MOBA from novice developer Koza Games, with an elevator pitch promisingĀ a "modern...

Not So Massively: Four things I wish I’d known when I started Magic Legends

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Inevitably after a couple weeks in a new game, you've learned a few things that you wish you'd known from the start. For me...
Zero, zero, zero, Ted Danson.

Population Zero has apparently sunsetted, is now just plain zero

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Population Zero appears to have fulfilled its destiny and now has zero population. Reports are coming in from both press and players on Steam that...

PvP Sandbox MMO Profane updates its alpha roadmap

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We've been watching the emergence of Profane with some interest, especially considering that this PvP sandbox has eye-catching graphics and an aggressive development schedule....

Elyon hints that previous air combat mechanics from Ascent Infinite Realm may still be used

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Before the MMORPG Ascent: Infinite Realm decided to pivot away entirely from its former airships and steampunk vibe and move to a different style...

Temtem highlights new content coming April 13, still has no new launch window

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It's been quite a busy year for Temtem, especially when fans take into account all of the updates made to the Pokemon-esque MMO during...

Corepunk Q&A discusses the launch window, guilds, mounts, and more

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If you're the type of person who respects short, direct, and to-the-point answers to specific questions, then you're going to like the first part...

Dual Universe is asking players to ‘wreak havoc on planets’ soils’ in its latest PTS build

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If you're among the backers of Dual Universe who are somehow not unnerved by the silent ouster of Novaquark's president and continuing lack of...

Chronicles of Elyria, now back up to five devs, examines its development achievements and shortcomings

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As work on Kingdoms of Elyria (and by extension Chronicles of Elyria, according to claims made by Soulbound Studio CEO Jeromy Walsh) continues to...

The Stream Team: Bring on a Valheim Bonemass boss beatdown

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The bosses in Valheim are the measure of story progression; you work your way up the bosses for Odin. Your reward? More dangerous spawns...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster shares the secret of good social design in MMOs

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Raph Koster, the game designer behind Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, and Playable Worlds' upcoming project, has posted yet another essay about MMORPG design,...

TitanReach previews character models, chat, and its WoW-esque UI

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The TitanReach developer team has been pumping out blog posts all week, with two fresh one just since our last article. The first is...

Elementia is an upcoming classless MMORPG planning a F2P alpha

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Polygonal-style MMORPG Elementia popped up on our radar out of nowhere last month, and while it's clearly very early days for the game's development,...

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