Here’s What’s Coming to Dual Universe in May

With the devs at Novaquark nearing the end of their focus on server stability and network stuff, the month of May can now get to the fun stuff. A number of Dual Universe pre-alpha updates have been shared by the team which promise to be more content-rich.

dual universe pre-alpha updates

May’s pre-alpha build of Dual Universe is going to introduce a number of updates to the gameplay of the sandbox MMO. Scanning, Mining, Trading, and a Piloting Mechanics revamp are all on the docket for adjustments through the pre-alpha builds this month. The devs have also created a new female model for players.

On the subject of pre-alpha builds, the team has laid out a number of dates for the next series of pre-alpha tests. The next scheduled test is lined up for the weekend of Saturday, May 12th through Monday, May 14th. Tests will then will run between every Thursday and Friday in the weeks to follow.

If you’re not among those in the pre-alpha or otherwise not ready to buy into one of the game’s pledge packages, you can check out what players have built themselves during a recent outpost building contest in the video embedded below.

Our Thoughts

We’re glad that the devs of Dual Universe seem to be past the necessary evil of initial backend testing and can move on to building features for the game proper. That said, considering the showcase of things players in the pre-alpha have put together already, it looks like there’s a strong foundation of things to at least create right now.

Source: Kickstarter

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Crowfall’s Assassin is Playable in Test Build

There are some MMO players who prefer to have their PvP full of sneaky tricks, traps, and backstabbing. According to this Crowfall Assassin footage we’ve found online, ArtCraft’s spin on the melee sneak-attacker will have all of that in spades.

crowfall assassin footage

Footage from the Test build of Crowfall broadcast by Twitch streamer Shadiz offers a long and in-depth look at the Assassin in action with several one-on-one engagements against another Assassin character along with looks at many of the skills available to the class.

The Assassin class is part of the 5.4 build of Crowfall, which became available as of this past Friday. The test also included the male Ranger, adjustments to crafting, and the first pass of the Sacrifice System. While the test build has no active Campaign, skills and Eternal Kingdoms were made available.

The complete patch notes for the Test build are here and you can see the Assassin in all of its spinning, stabbing, and dodging glory below.

Our Thoughts

It definitely looks like the Assassin is perhaps harder to kill than would be assumed. It also doesn’t look like the Stealth mechanic is quite working just yet…which is to be expected from a pre-alpha build, to be fair. Overall the Assassin definitely looks like an intriguing class.

Sources: Twitch, official forums

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Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Begins Pre-Alpha

Today marks a major milestone for the devs of Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen. Pantheon pre-alpha testing is officially underway, granting the most fervent of supporters of the MMO their first chance to enter the world that was previously only shown off in blog posts and livestreams.

pantheon pre-alpha

Why mention the whole “fervent supporter” part? Because the pre-alpha is currently only available to those who have buy in to VIP tiers, which range in price from $1,000 to $10,000.

The limit has been imposed as a result of the pre-alpha pool reportedly exceeding the dev’s goals, but if you’ve got four to five figures to spend you can still buy in until December 20th. After that, pre-alpha will not be available for any pledge tier.

So what will testing bring? Pre-alpha will have players arriving to Thronefast, the city which was the focus of the most recent development livestream. Specifics of content were not directly outlined in the announcement, but it is noted that testers will get to literally see the game world grow around them, along with some grayboxing for several buildings in Thronefast and, apparently, some artisanally crafted grass.

More information about testing is expected to be announced over the next several weeks on both the game’s official website and social media.

Our Thoughts

While things appear to be pretty threadbare content-wise, that’s also part and parcel of a pre-alpha test build. Here’s hoping that supporters like what they see and that the devs behind Pantheon are able to pull together some good data and a good plan going forward.

Source: newsletter

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Saga of Lucimia Dates its Next Pre-Alpha Test

We’ve been hearing plenty of chatter from the Saga of Lucimia devs about why they’re doing things, but now supporters are going to get their chance to see how those things are actually applied to a game. The next Saga of Lucimia pre-alpha test, AKA Early Access #9, has gotten a start date and this time it’s quite a bit longer than previous tests.

saga of lucimia pre-alpha test

Saga’s ninth round of early access kicks off on Friday, December 22nd and will keep its server lights blinking until Friday, January 5th. That’s two entire weeks worth of open-world MMO’ing, marking the longest test period for the title yet as previous alpha builds were only available during weekends.

The new build promises a variety of new mechanics and features in place, though the initial announcement doesn’t provide any information on what those are yet. More details on just what will be in build #9 will be provided in blog post form closer to the start date.

In the meanwhile, fans are invited to the Dungeon Crawler Networks’ Tavern Talk this Friday, December 8th where the devs will be “going over things in greater detail”.

Our Thoughts

Excellent! They’re going to put gameplay out there and for a much longer period of time than normal. With this first major foray into persistence, we’ll maybe get a better idea of whether players of the game will actually make use of the social systems proposed by the devs in the manner they hope.

Source: official forums

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The MMO Alpha and Beta List: October 6, 2017

We’re back this week with a nicely cleaned up list! A few titles have been removed as their developers have gone silent and the websites are offline, while others launched under the radar. This new and improved list has 140 titles for you to enjoy.

New this week is Pocket Legends Adventures, a mobile MMORPG.

MMO Alpha and Beta List

Pocket Legends Adventures

There’s also an untitled Tactical Shooter in the works by Automaton Games.

And the alpha of Wild Buster has started.

This weekend you’ll also be able to take part in the multiplayer beta for Star Wars Battlefront II. This is for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

Not a whole lot of new games at the moment but that’s ok, there are still plenty of things to do.

 

Check out the list below for all the games. The ones marked with a new  flag are the ones that were newly added this week.

Pre-Alpha and Alpha

Untitled Automaton Shooter

Arcfall Official Site MMO Survival
Ark Park Official Site Dinosaur VR Launch Dec
Ashes of Creation Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG Alpha Dec 15
Bless Online Official Site MMORPG Korea Alpha
Breakaway Official Site Sport Brawler
Camelot Unchained Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Children of Ur Official Site Glitch-revival
Closers Official Site Anime Action RPG September
Copia Official Site Strategy Card Game
Dogma: Eternal Night Official Site Gothic Horror MMO
Dragon of Legends Official Site Online aRPG
Dual Universe Official Site Sci-Fi MMORPG Pre-Alpha
Eco Official Site Global Survival Game
Empyrion Official Site MMORPG
Exidium Corp Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox
Fangold Official Site Digital TCG
Forsaken Legends Official Site MMORPG
Legends of Aria Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Lineage Eternal Official Site Action MMORPG Delayed
Little War Online Official Site 2D MMORPG
New Dawn Official Site Survival Sandbox
Preta: Vendetta Rising Official Site Hack and Slash MORPG
Project Genom Official Site Sci-Fi Shooter
Project Gorgon Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Pumpkin Online Official Site Non-Combat Game
Rebel Horizons Official Site Sci-Fi MMO
Sacrament Official Site Indie MMORPG
SamuTale Official Site Sandbox MMO
Sea of Thieves Official Site Pirate Adventure MMO Technical Alpha
Skara – The Blade Remains Official Site MOBA(ish)
Tale of Toast Official Site Indie PvP
 Untitled Tactical Shooter Official Site Tactical Shooter From Automaton Games
Valiance Online Official Site Superhero MMORPG
 Wild Buster Official Site Sci-fi Hack’n’Slash
Wild West Online Official Site Wild West Sandbox MMORPG
Zombie Barricades Official Site 3rd Person RPG

 

Early Access

Tannenberg

Tannenberg

Abatron Official Site RTS FPS
Age of Heroes VR Official Site MMORPG inspired VR
Arena: Cyber Evolution Official Site Sports MOBA
Battalion 1944 Official Site WW2 Multiplayer Shooter
Battlerite Official Site Team Arena Brawler
Boundless Official Site Voxel Sandbox MMO
Blast Out Official Site PvP Brawler AKA RUiN
Citadel: Forged With Fire Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG
Conan Exiles Official Site Open World Survival Launch Q1 2018
Crowfall Official Site Strategy MMORPG
Dark and Light Official Site Dark Survival MMORPG
Days of War Official Site WWII Shooter
DayZ Official Site Zombie Survival
Descent: Underground Official Site Multiplayer Sci-Fi Shooter
Divided We Fall Official Site Team Strategy Game
Gloria Victis Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Golden Rush Official Site 4-Team MOBA
Grav Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox MMO
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
Hellion Official Site Multiplayer Space Survival
Hyper Universe Official Site Side Scroll MOBA
Islet Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
JCB Pioneer: Mars Official Site Survival Sandbox
Jeklynn Heights Official Site Match-Based Multiplayer
Kings and Heroes Official Site Co-Op Action RPG
Labyrinth Official Site CCG RPG
Line of Defense Official Site MMOFPS
Linkrealms Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Naval Action Official Site Naval Sandbox MMO
Novus Inceptio Official Site Sandbox Survival MMO
Of Kings and Men Official Site Multiplayer Strategy
One Tower Official Site Micro MOBA
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
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Official Site Battle Royale Survival
Quake Champions Official Site Shooter
Riding Out Official Site Horse MMO
Rokh Official Site Sci-Fi Survival
Saga of Lucimia Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Savage Lands Official Site Multiplayer Survival
Shroud of the Avatar Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Star Citizen Official Site Spaceship Simulator
Tannenberg Official Site WW1 Shooter Nov 16
The Black Death Official Site Medieval Survival MMO
The Exiled Official Site PvP Sandbox
The Isle Official Site Dinosaur Survival
The Culling Official Site Battle Royale Shooter
Throne of Lies Official Site Social Deduction
Tiger Knight Empire At War Official Site PvP Strategy
TUG Official Site Sandbox Survival
Utherous Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG
Valnir Rok Official Site Norse Sandbox Sept 26
VRobot Official Site Robot Smash VR
Wild Terra Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Win That War! Official Site MMORTS

 

Closed Beta

Shadowgun Legends

Shadowgun Legends

Dauntless Official Site Co-op Action RPG Open Beta in 2018
Durango Official Site Mobile Dinosaur Survival Launches Q4 2017
Escape From Tarkov Official Site Military MMO
Fairy Tale: Hero’s Journey Official Site Online RPG
Fringe Wars Official Site Space MOBA Spring 2018
Lost Ark Official Site Diablo-esque Action Game Korea Only
Luna Online Official Site Anime MMORPG SE Asia Beta
Moonlight Blade Official Site MMORPG Korea Only, Sept 7-30
OrbusVR Official Site VR MMORPG
PigBang Official Site Mobile MOBA
 Pocket Legends Adventures Official Site Mobile MMORPG Sign Ups Open
Royal Blood Official Site Mobile MMORPG Korea Only Sept 25
Shadowgun Legends Official Site Destiny-like Mobile
Shattered Skies Official Site Survival Shooter
Shot Online Golf Official Site Golf the MMO
Soul Master Official Site RTS/RPG Blend
Switchblade Official Site 5v5 Vehicle Arena PC & PS4
The Amazing Eternals Official Site FPS-Deckbuilding Strategy Formerly Called Keystone
Total War: ARENA Official Site RTS Battle
Worlds Adrift Official Site Sandbox MMO

 

Open Beta

Ever, Jane Screenshot Characters

Ever, Jane

Battlesplash Official Site Water Shooter
Ever, Jane Official Site Jane Austen MMORPG
INSIDIA Official Site Strategy PvP
MU Legend Official Site Action MMORPG Nov 7
Paladins Official Site Team-Based Shooter
Paragon Official Site MOBA
Supernova Official Site Sci-fi MOBA
Transformers Online Official Site Overwatch a-like Chinese Beta

 

Crowdfunding

city of titans powers customization

City of Titans

Citadel of Sorcery Open Donation MMORPG
City of Titans Kickstarter Superhero MMORPG Coming Soon
Exile Online Gofundme Dystopia Cyberpunk In Development
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Open Donation Fantasy MMORPG
Sacrament Patreon Indie MMORPG
Shadow’s Kiss Patreon Vampire Adult MMORPG
Star Citizen Open Donation Space Simulator MMO
Valiance Online Open Donation Superhero MMORPG Ongoing

 

Announced But Unplayable

Maguss

Chronicles of Elyria Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
City of Titans Official Site Superhero MMORPG Pre-Alpha 2017
Ironsight Official Site FPS Early 2018
Maguss Official Site Magic Location Based ARG
Harry Potter meets Pokemon Go
Pantropy Official Site MMOFPS Kickstarter in Nov
Seed Official Site Survival
Ship of Heroes Official Site Superhero MMORPG
Alpha Dec 2017, Beta Dec 2018
Untitled Funcom Conan Game Turn-based Strategy
Vermintide 2 Official Site Warhammer Shooter

 

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The MMO Alpha and Beta List: September 1st, 2017

September is here and I hate to be THAT person but that means there are only 4 months left in 2017. We can see this reflected in the news about upcoming beta events, even. Studios have been announcing games that will have betas in 2018 with more and more regularity. With that said, let’s get into the MMO Alpha and Beta list for this week.

This week’s example of that is Fringe Wars which is set to go into beta Spring 2018.

Vermintide 2 was announced this week, more information is expected in October so it’s a pretty safe bet that testing will stretch into 2018.

Hyper Universe The MMO Alpha and Beta List: September 1st, 2017

Hyper Universe

This week Hyper Universe and JCB Pioneer: Mars both started Early Access.

Dead Alliance launched.

And MU Legend’s Open Beta has been delayed again, this time until November.

Finally, Ashes of Creation announced that you will be able to play the Alpha starting December 15th.

 

As always there is all of this and much more in the list below. Keep an eye out for the new  flag to find everything that was newly added this week.

 

Alpha and Pre-Alpha

Ashes of Creation

Arcfall Official Site MMO Survival
Ark Park Official Site Dinosaur VR
 Ashes of Creation Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG Alpha Dec 15
Battlesplash Official Site Water Shooter
Bless Online Official Site MMORPG Korea Alpha
Breakaway Official Site Sport Brawler
Camelot Unchained Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Children of Ur Official Site Glitch-revival
Closers Official Site Anime Action RPG September
Copia Official Site Strategy Card Game
Crowfall Official Site Strategy MMORPG
Dauntless Official Site Co-op Action RPG Founders Only
Dogma: Eternal Night Official Site Gothic Horror MMO
Dragon of Legends Official Site Online aRPG
Dual Universe Official Site Sci-Fi MMORPG Sept 30
Durango Official Site Mobile Dinosaur Survival Launches Q4 2017
Eco Official Site Global Survival Game
Empyrion Official Site MMORPG
Exidium Corp Official Site Sci-Fi Sandbox
Fangold Official Site Digital TCG
Forsaken Legends Official Site MMORPG
Legends of Aria Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Lineage Eternal Official Site Action MMORPG Delayed
Little War Online Official Site 2D MMORPG
New Dawn Official Site Survival Sandbox
OrbusVR Official Site VR MMORPG
Preta: Vendetta Rising Official Site Hack and Slash MORPG
Project Gorgon Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Pumpkin Online Official Site Non-Combat Game
Rebel Horizons Official Site Sci-Fi MMO
Sacrament Official Site Indie MMORPG
SamuTale Official Site Sandbox MMO
Sea of Thieves Official Site Pirate Adventure MMO Technical Alpha
Skara – The Blade Remains Official Site MOBA(ish)
Tale of Toast Official Site Indie PvP
Valiance Online Official Site Superhero MMORPG
Valnir Rok Official Site Norse Sandbox
Zombie Barricades Official Site 3rd Person RPG

 

Early Access

JCB Pioneer: Mars

JCB Pioneer: Mars

Abatron Official Site RTS FPS
Age of Heroes VR Official Site MMORPG inspired VR
Arena: Cyber Evolution Official Site Sports MOBA
Battalion 1944 Official Site WW2 Multiplayer Shooter
Battlerite Official Site Team Arena Brawler
Boundless Official Site Voxel Sandbox MMO
Citadel: Forged With Fire Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG
Conan Exiles Official Site Open World Survival
Dark and Light Official Site Dark Survival MMORPG
Days of War Official Site WWII Shooter
DayZ Official Site Zombie Survival
Descent: Underground Official Site Multiplayer Sci-Fi Shooter
Divided We Fall Official Site Team Strategy Game
Fortnite Official Site 3rd Person Action Builder
Gloria Victis Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Golden Rush Official Site 4-Team MOBA
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
Hellion Official Site Multiplayer Space Survival
 Hyper Universe Official Site Side Scroll MOBA
Islet Online Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
 JCB Pioneer: Mars Official Site Survival Sandbox
Jeklynn Heights Official Site Match-Based Multiplayer
Kings and Heroes Official Site Co-Op Action RPG
Labyrinth Official Site CCG RPG
Lifeless Official Site Zombie Survival
Line of Defense Official Site MMOFPS
Linkrealms Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Naval Action Official Site Naval Sandbox MMO
Novus Inceptio Official Site Sandbox Survival MMO
Of Kings and Men Official Site Multiplayer Strategy
One Tower Official Site Micro MOBA
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
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Official Site Battle Royale Survival
Project Genom Official Site Sci-Fi Shooter
Quake Champions Official Site Shooter
Riding Out Official Site Horse MMO
Rokh Official Site Sci-Fi Survival
Saga of Lucimia Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Savage Lands Official Site Multiplayer Survival
Shroud of the Avatar Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Star Citizen Official Site Spaceship Simulator
Stash Official Site Turn-Based RPG
The Black Death Official Site Medieval Survival MMO
The Exiled Official Site PvP Sandbox
The Isle Official Site Dinosaur Survival
The Culling Official Site Battle Royale Shooter
Throne of Lies Official Site Social Deduction
Tiger Knight Empire At War Official Site PvP Strategy
TUG Official Site Sandbox Survival
Utherous Official Site Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG
VRobot Official Site Robot Smash VR
Wild Buster Official Site Sci-fi Hack’n’Slash October
Wild Terra Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Win That War! Official Site MMORTS

 

Closed Beta

Fringe Wars

Battlerite Official Site Team Arena Brawler
Escape From Tarkov Official Site Military MMO
Fable Fortune Official Site Digital TCG
 Fringe Wars Official Site Space MOBA Spring 2018
Lost Ark Official Site Diablo-esque Action Game Korea Only
Luna Online Official Site Anime MMORPG SE Asia Beta
Moonlight Blade Official Site MMORPG Korea Only, Sept 7-30
One Tower Official Site Micro MOBA
Paragon Official Site MOBA
PigBang Official Site Mobile MOBA
Shadowgun Legends Official Site Destiny-like Mobile
Shattered Skies Official Site Survival Shooter
Shot Online Golf Official Site Golf the MMO
Soul Master Official Site RTS/RPG Blend
The Amazing Eternals Official Site FPS-Deckbuilding Strategy Formerly Called Keystone
Worlds Adrift Official Site Sandbox MMO

 

Open Beta

MU Legend

ArcheAge Begins Official Site Mobile Spinoff
Destiny 2 Official Site Shooter PC Aug 29
Dreadnought Official Site Internet Spaceships PS4 Beta
Ever, Jane Official Site Jane Austen MMORPG
INSIDIA Official Site Strategy PvP Begins Sept 7
Kritika Online Official Site Action RPG Launch Sept
 MU Legend Official Site Action MMORPG Delayed to Nov
Paladins Official Site Team-Based Shooter
Shroud of the Avatar Official Site Fantasy MMORPG Aug 9-31
Supernova Official Site Sci-fi MOBA
Transformers Online Official Site Overwatch a-like Chinese Beta
Virtual Earth Online Official Site World Building

 

Crowdfunding

Life is Hard

Citadel of Sorcery Open Donation MMORPG
Exile Online Gofundme Dystopia Cyberpunk In Development
 Life is Hard Kickstarter RP MMO Ends Sept 29
Majestic The Card Game Kickstarter Card Game Ends Sept 10
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Open Donation Fantasy MMORPG
Sacrament Patreon Indie MMORPG
Shadow’s Kiss Patreon Vampire Adult MMORPG
Star Citizen Open Donation Space Simulator MMO
Valiance Online Open Donation Superhero MMORPG Ongoing

 

Announced But Unplayable

stormdorf dlc

Vermintide

Chronicles of Elyria Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
Royal Blood Official Site Mobile MMORPG
Ship of Heroes Official Site Superhero MMORPG Alpha Dec 2017
 Vermintide 2 Official Site Warhammer Shooter
Wild West Online Official Site Wild West Sandbox MMORPG
Wizard Online Official Site VR MMORPG
Confirmed on hiatus but not dead

 

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