AlphaBeta Soup 11/16: RIFT, City of Steam, DK Online, and More!
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Journalist
It's been an exciting week in the world of alphas and betas and next week is shaping up to be even more awesome! As you might have noticed we have a fantastic new banner! Our soup bowl was drawn by my friend, the amazingly talented Jess-o! The really big news this week was that Rift's first expansion Storm Legion launched. OnRPG currently has beta keys for Absolute Force Online's closed beta and City of Steam's closed beta. In addition you can snag a beta pack for DK Online.
Chrono Tales is now accepting closed beta applications, but there are no dates yet for when that will be. If you're looking for something to do this weekend City of Steam is holding the first of several closed beta weekends. This is in addition to all the many other games listed below.
As ever any new additions are highlighted below in orange.
These are all the beta giveaways currently running on OnRPG. There’s no guarantee that we won’t run out so grab them quick.
Below are the MMOs who have announced upcoming beta events that haven’t started yet.
Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn: Alpha applications now being accepted
City of Steam: Closed Beta November 16
PlanetSide 2: Launches November 20
Hawken: Closed Beta November 20-December 6
WorldAlpha: Closed Beta November 22-25, December 6-9, 20-23
Kartuga: Alpha November 24th (Event is only for 16 people who will be invited to the studio after a competition)
Arctic Combat: Open Beta December 6
Path of Exile: Open Beta December
Age of Wulin: EU Closed Beta 2013
These games are currently in Alpha. Signups are available via the link.
MMOs which are in closed beta require application and often require approval before access can be gained.
Absolute Force Online
Age of Wulin(EU, Asia) EU in Early 2013
Age of Wushu(US) Ends November 25, Round 2 Begins December 20th
Ascension: Arenas of War
Black Prophecy Tactics: Nexus Conflict
Born To Fire
Bounty Hounds Online
Chrono Tales Closed Beta Coming Soon, Registration Going On Now
Dragon Nest EU
Hawken November 8-13
GUNS and ROBOTS
The War Z
World of Warplanes
Games in open beta require an application but often it is little more than signing up for an account.
District 187 Due to officially launch November 20
End of Nations No current beta event ongoing
RaiderZ (Founders Pack includes Neverwinter closed beta access)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online (Russian)
Universal Monsters Online
These are the beta events for games which are already live. These are for new content which is going to be added to the game at a later date. Access is limited to the current playerbase and often requires special permissions to take part.
Guild Wars 2 Mobile Authenticator
Lord of the Rings Online Mac