The MMO Alpha and Beta List as of January 2017

The Latest MMO Alpha and Beta News

Check out below the latest news from the MMO Alpha and Beta world to find out what’s been going on since last week!

Gigantic’s latest update, Exile in the North, just went live yesterday introducing an adorable new hero – Pakko the Jolly Brute. You can read more about the update in the latest official update notes or jump right into the game to throw some snowballs as Pakko, try out some of the gameplay changes or snag some of the new skins available with the update.

Wild Terra is hosting a special open test weekend between January 20-24! During this period, all players have free access to servers dedicated to PvP or Arena, a fast leveling event, daily treasure hunts and battles for extra rewards and prizes offered for bug reporting.

New details surfaced about For Honor’s upcoming closed beta. Between January 26-29, PC and console players will participate in the War of Factions, earning rewards for the game’s launch in the process. Ubisoft is now also offering an interactive, lore-based experience which awards a beta code upon completion, on the For Honor Scars website!

Indie PvP sandbox The Exiled is headed to Steam Early Access on February 23 after an intense round of alpha testing through the past few months. This means a live game online 24/7 for all players according to devs, with more details on the launch to be released soon.

In a twist of events, open-world sci-fi sandbox MMORPG The Repopulation is making a comeback after parting ways with its developer, Above & Beyond. The new owner is Idea Fabrik, the developer of the Hero Engine framework that the game was built on, and they intend to relaunch The Repopulation with a new content patch in Q1 2017, reassuring players that the game will certainly not be pay to win.

A new City of Heroes spiritual successor is now in development: Ship of Heroes is aiming to create a superhero MMO… set in space! You can read more about the game’s concept and sci-fi/superhero genre mashup in MassivelyOP’s interview with the CEO of Heroic Games or on Ship of Heroes’ official website.

Revelation Online has started its third closed beta test phase with a heap of content for players to tackle, from leveling up to 69 to exploring three new dungeons or participating in 3v3 ranked arenas, faction wars, territory wars or deathmatches.

The second closed beta for MU Legend will be taking place between February 21-28, focusing on localization implementation of the game’s five different languages as one of the main targets for feedback and improvement for this round of testing.

Conan Exiles devs have been addressing a large number of topics since last week. Posts on the official website detail the functioning of servers and mods, with more details on server wipes and their multiple rulesets offered via Reddit. A less technical dev blog took us through the importance of lore in the deadly but mysterious Hyborian game universe.

Upcoming MMO Lineage Eternal’s unique but confusing multiple character system was explained by Steparu in a great blog post that clarifies all questions prospective players might have had about this feature in its current form.

Pirate-themed survival sandbox game New Dawn is a new addition to Kickstarter. Aiming for a November 2017 release if funding goes through, the game is set in the 19th century and will put players in the role of South American natives fighting off invading pirates.

Also new to the crowdfunding scene is Throne of Lies, described as a “3D online-multiplayer social deduction game of mischief and betrayal, inspired by medieval politics and Werewolf/Mafia”. Groups of 7-15 players will track down the traitor among them, with features such as matchmaking, classes, and public execution aiming to set this online version apart from its tabletop counterparts.

 

That about does it for this week’s MMO Alpha and Beta List. Notice anything missing? Get in touch and we’ll take a look!

Find links to everything new to the MMO Alpha and Beta List this week and much more in the list below. Look for this icon: new-flag-round-orange-29x12 to see everything we added this week.

Pre-Alpha and Alpha

Games in Pre-Alpha and Alpha are games in early testing, are often under an NDA and require keys to access.

Absolver Official Site Online Combat RPG Launches 2017
new-flag-round-orange-29x12 Ark Park Official Site VR In Development
new-flag-round-orange-29x12 Ashes of Creation Official Site Fantasy sandbox MMO In Development
Battalion 1944 Official Site WW2 Multiplayer Shooter
Battlegrounds Official Site Battle Royale Survival
Becoming Preta Official Site Hack and Slash MORPG
Blackroom Official Site FPS Coming Soon
Bless Official Site MMORPG Coming Soon
Blitzkrieg 3 Official Site MMORTS
Breakaway Official Site Mythological sport brawler Taking sign-ups for alpha
Camelot Unchained Official Site Fantasy MMORPG Beta 2016
Children of Ur Official Site Non-Combat Sandbox Glitch-revival
Chronicles of Elyria Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Conan Exiles Official Site Open World Survival Game Early Access January 2017
Crowfall Official Site Strategy MMORPG Alpha
Cube World Official Site Voxel Sandbox
Days of War Official Site Competitive WWII Shooter Coming to Steam in 2016
Dogma: Eternal Night Official Site Gothic Horror MMO Project Dogmat
Dragon of Legends Official Site Online aRPG
Dual Universe Official Site Sci-Fi MMORPG Alpha scheduled for 2017
Durango Official Site Mobile Dinosaur Survival
Eco Official Site Global Survival Game
Eleven Official Site Non-combat Web MMO Glitch-revival
Empyrion Online Official Site MMORPG
Escape From Tarkov Official Site Military MMO
Exile Online Official Site Dystopian Cyberpunk MMO In Development
Exidium Corp Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox
Fable Fortune Official Site Digital TCG Registration for Closed Beta possible
Fangold Official Site Digital TCG
For Honor Official Site Competitive Melee Fighting Game launches February 14, 2017. Closed Alpha during September 15-18 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Forsaken Legends Official Site MMORPG
Heroes of Dire Official Site Turn-Based Strategy MMO Closed Beta coming soon
Heroes of Rune Official Site MOBA Open Alpha
Ion Official Site Emergent Narrative Sci-Fi MMO
LawBreakers Official Site Team-Based Shooter Signups for the next part of Alpha are live
Lineage Eternal Official Site Action MMORPG Beta in November
Lost Ark Official Site Action MMORPG Korean CBT August
Mage Faire Online Official Site Non-Combat Sandbox
Master X Master Official Site Action MOBA
Mirage: Arcane Warfare Official Site Magic-based Multiplayer FPS Beta Fall 2016
New Dawn Official Site Survival Sandbox
New World Official Site Sandbox MMORPG In development
Ninelives Official Site Open World Adventure RPG Open Alpha
Nova Blitz Official Site Digital TCG Open Alpha
Project Gorgon Official Site Fantasy MMORPG Alpha
Psypher Official Site Digital TCG
Pumpkin Online Official Site Multiplayer Non-Combat Game Beta Early 2017
Quake Champions Official Site Shooter
Rebel Horizons Official Site Sci-Fi MMO In Development
Rokh Official Site Sci-Fi Survival In Development, early access January 2017
Sacrament Official Site Indie MMORPG In Development
Saga of Lucimia Official Site Sandbox MMORPG Launch December 2017
SamuTale Official Site Sandbox MMO
Sea of Thieves Official Site Pirate Adventure MMO Early 2017
Shards Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG Alpha starts January 13
new-flag-round-orange-29x12 Ship of Heroes Official Site Space and Superhero MMORPG CoH spiritual successor
SkySaga Official Site Voxel Sandbox
SoulWorker Official Site Anime Action MMORPG Coming Soon
The Exiled Official Site PvP Sandbox MMO Alpha, Open Donation. Formerly known as Das Tal. Early Access February 23.
The Wild Eight Official Site Co-Op Survival Launches Fall 2016
Time of Dragons Official Site Action Shooter
Traverse Official Site Voxel MMO
Valiance Online Official Site Superhero MMO Open pre-alpha
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Official Site RTS Launch 2017
Wizard Online Official Site VR MMORPG

 

Early Access

Games that are in Early Access tend to require a purchase and/or access to Steam. Anybody can access games in Early Access but builds tends to be unstable as they are still under development.

Arena: Cyber Evolution Official Site Sports MOBA
ARK: Survival Evolved Official Site Dinosaur Survival
ARK: Survival of the Fittest Official Site Multiplayer Online Survival Arena Free-to-Play
Asteroids: Outpost Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox MMO
Battlerite Official Site Team Arena Brawler
Beyond the Destiny Official Site Sci-Fi MMORPG
Boundless Official Site Voxel Sandbox MMO Previously Oort Online
Colonies Online Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox MMO
Creativerse Official Site F2P multiplayer voxel sandbox
Crossout Official Site Post-Apocalyptic Vehicle Combat
Dark and Light Official Site Sandbox MMORPG Launches Late 2016
Day of Infamy Official Site WW2 Shooter
DayZ Official Site Zombie Survival
Descent: Underground Official Site Multiplayer Sci-Fi Shooter
Divergence: Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Divergence: Year Zero Official Site Open world survival sandbox
Divided We Fall Official Site Team Strategy Game
Energy Heroes Official Site Third-Person Shooter MOBA
Faeria Official Site Tactical Strategy Card Game
Games of Glory Official Site Shooter MOBA
Gloria Victis Official Site Medieval Sandbox MMORPG
Golden Rush Official Site 4-Team MOBA Free-to-Play
Grav Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox MMO
Guardians of Ember Official Site Hack’n’Slash MMORPG
H1Z1: Just Survive Official Site Zombie Survival
H1Z1: King of the Kill Official Site Battle Royale Survival
Heavy Gear Assault Official Site MMO-ish PvP Arena
Immune Official Site Post-Apocalyptic Sandbox
Islet Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Jeklynn Heights Official Site Match-Based Multiplayer
Kings and Heroes Official Site First-Person Co-Op Action RPG
Labyrinth Official Site CCG RPG
Lifeless Official Site Zombie Survival
Line of Defense Official Site MMOFPS Launch 2016
Linkrealms Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
new-flag-round-orange-29x12 Little War Online Official Site 2D crossplatform MMORPG In Development
Moving Hazard Official Site Team-Based Shooter
MyDream Official Site Sandbox MMO
Naval Action Official Site Naval Sandbox MMO
Novus Inceptio Official Site Sandbox Survival MMO
Of Kings and Men Official Site Medieval Multiplayer Strategy
Osiris: New Dawn Official Site Space Survival Adventure
Out of Reach Official Site Survival Sandbox
Overpower Official Site MOBA-Style MMOFPS
Pathfinder Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Project Genom Official Site Sci-Fi Shooter
Reign of Kings Official Site Medieval Sandbox MMO
Riding Out Official Site Horse MMO
Robocraft Official Site Vehicle Combat Shooter Free-to-Play
Rust Official Site Survival MMO
Savage Lands Official Site Multiplayer Survival
Shroud of the Avatar Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Skara – The Blade Remains Official Site MOBA(ish)
Star Citizen Official Site Massively Spaceship Simulator
Stash Official Site Turn-based MMORPG
The Black Death Official Site Medieval Survival MMO
The Isle Official Site Dinosaur Survival
The Repopulation Official Site Scifi Sandbox MMORPG Relaunching Q1 2017
The SKIES Official Site Post-Apocalyptic MMO
Tiger Knight Official Site Mount and Blade type PvP
Toxikk Official Site Arena FPS
TUG Official Site Sandbox Survival
Utherous Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG
Wild Terra Official Site Isometric Sandbox
Xsyon Official Site Sandbox Apocalypse

Closed Beta

MMOs in Closed Beta are those which require a key to participate in, typically for a limited number of people and occurring prior to an Open Beta testing phase.

Albion Online Official Site Medieval Sandbox MMORPG Founder’s Pack
Arena of Fate Official Site MOBA OBT 2016
Battlecry Official Site Team Based Action
Cardfight!! Online Official Site CCG
Cloud Pirates Official Site F2P airship action MMO
Darkfall: Rise of Agon Official Site PvP MMORPG
Erectus the Game Official Site Browser Strategy MMO
Gigantic Official Site MOBA
Gwent Official Site Witcher-based CCG Closed Beta starts October 25
Halo Wars 2 Official Site RTS Launch February 17, 2017
Lazarus Official Site MMO Roguelike
MU Legend Official Site MU Online sequel
One Tower Official Site Micro MOBA
Revelation Online Official Site MMORPG
Shattered Skies Official Site Open World Survival Shooter
SMITE Tactics Official Site TBS TBA
Soul Master Official Site RTS/RPG Blend
Total War: Arena Official Site MOBA Temporarily Offline
Tree of Life Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Twin Saga Official Site Fantasy Anime MMORPG
World of Speed Official Site Racing MMO

Open Beta

Open Beta is the phase in which everybody can take part at no cost, with no key required. These days, Open Beta tests tend to be a soft launch with no wipe.

AdventureQuest 3D Official Site 3D MMORPG
Armored Warfare Official Site Vehicle Combat Shooter
BattleSouls Official Site MOBA Available on Steam
Brawlhalla Official Site 2D Platform Brawler
Centuries: New World Empires Official Site Online Strategy Game
Deadbreed Official Site Spooky Themed MOBA Free-to-Play
Ever, Jane Official Site Jane Austen MMORPG 2016
First Assault Official Site Tactical Shooter Ghost in the Shell Online
Galactic Junk League Official Site Tactical sandbox building and skill-based multiplayer shooter
Grimm: Dark Legacy Official Site Survival MMO Launching 2016
Paladins Official Site Team-Based Shooter
Paragon Official Site MOBA
PigBang Official Site Mobile MOBA
Orcs Must Die! Unchained Official Site Team Based Action
SNOW Official Site Skiing MMO
Supernova Official Site Sci-fi MOBA
The Elder Scrolls: Legends Official Site Multiplayer Card Game
Titan Siege Official Site MMORPG

 

Crowdfunding

MMO and MOBA related crowdfunding events taking place through Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, or open donations through a game’s website.

Abatron Official website RTS FPS
Antraxx Kickstarter Isometric Mech Shooter MMO Canceled, goal not achieved
Chronicles of Elyria Online store Fantasy sandbox MMO
Citadel of Sorcery Open Donation MMORPG
Crowfall 1/ Open Donation
2/ Equity Crowdfunding
Strategy MMORPG
Diabotical Kickstarter Multiplayer Arena FPS Successfully funded, updates about closed beta to follow
Dogma: Eternal Night Patreon Vampire sandbox MMORPG
Dual Universe Official website Sci-Fi MMORPG
Gloria Victis Open Donation Medieval Sandbox MMORPG
Identity Open Donation Modern-Day Open World MMO
new-flag-round-orange-29x12 New Dawn Kickstarter Pirate survival sandbox open-world multiplayer
Nova Blitz Open Donation Digital TCG
Realm Zero Open Donation Fantasy MMORPG
Sacrament Patreon Indie MMORPG
Shadow’s Kiss Patreon Vampire-themed Adult MMORPG
Star Citizen Open Donation Space Simulator MMO
new-flag-round-orange-29x12 Throne of Lies Kickstarter 3D online multiplayer deceit and betrayal
Valiance Online Open Donation Superhero MMORPG

Source: http://www.mmogames.com/gamearticles/the-mmo-alpha-and-beta-list-january-20-2017/

 

 

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