Total War: Arena Shutting Down in February

Total War: Arena fans on Reddit saw an announcement yesterday that no one expected… Total War: Arena Shutting Down in February. In a developer newsletter, it was announced that service for the game would be ending on February 22nd after the results of the open beta test didn’t meet expectations.

The newsletter goes on to say that the technological advancements the development team made while working on the game would go on to be used in future Total War titles. As a thank you to all Total War: Arena players Creative Assembly are offering a free piece of Total War content that can be chosen from the following four.

Total War: MEDIEVAL II – Definitive Edition
Hannibal at the Gates (Total War: ROME II DLC)
Age of Charlemagne (Total War: Attila DLC)
Grim and the Grave (Total War: Warhammer DLC)

This is only available to those who have previously played Total War: Arena and registration of new accounts is now closed. To take advantage of this offer follow the link provided in the in-game news. In addition, if you have spent any real money in Total War: Arena’s premium shop or bought a starter pack your unspent gold and premium time can be transferred to World of Tanks, World of Warplanes, or World of Warships at a 1 to 1 exchange rate.

They also released one final patch to the game yesterday for players who remain to enjoy until the game shuts down. The patch makes some changes to compensate for a smaller matchmaking pool.

For Total War: Arena fans there is a full FAQ that goes into great detail on how to claim the various benefits and free items as well as briefly discussing why the game is shutting down. The final question in the FAQ asks if this means Creative Assembly will be moving away from multiplayer focused games. They say that they will not and that they’re still committed to exploring high-quality multiplayer experiences in the future.


Source: Official Site, Reddit

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Open Beta Begins for Total War: Arena

A new online competitive RTS with a pretty big genre name tied to it has begun its first steps into the wider online gaming world. Today marks the launch of the Total War: Arena open beta, complete with a brand new faction being added to the game’s lineup.

The Carthage faction joins the existing Greeks, Romans and Barbarians in the online 10v10 theater of war. Players will take command of Carthage’s Hannibal Barca and his brother Hasdrubal, who bring with them new units such as the intimidating war elephant.

According to the announcement, open beta will operate a bit more like a soft launch, as all progress made by players during this phase will carry over once the game launches in full. In the meantime, the devs promise additional factions and features to be added later.

“We are proud and excited to share the results of our work with players all around the globe,” says Wargaming’s Evgeniy Shukin. “We’ve crafted a game that easily lets newcomers jump in and start battling, while fulfilling the promise to seasoned veteran strategy players who have been at war for years.”

Details about Total War: Arena can be found on the game’s site and a trailer heralding the start of open beta is below.

Our Thoughts

The online RTS arena is definitely seeing some expansion, so we hope that the Total War pedigree will be enough to make it rise above other similar titles while still owning up to that same pedigree. Here’s to a successful and enjoyable soft launch for both Wargaming and TWA’s players.

Source: press release

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Total War: Arena Holds Open Beta for a Week

Call it an open beta on a timer. The Total War: Arena beta, which was previously closed, will open to everyone for a week, granting strategy-minded players their opportunity to both try out the online team-based strategy title and help push the game’s servers to their limit.

total war: arena beta

From today, November 24th until Monday, December 4th, anyone can hop into the 10v10 strategy title provided they have a Wargaming account and install the Game Center launcher.

The open week appears to have no restrictions of any sort and those who do take part will be granted permanent access to the rest of closed beta. Participants will also receive three Premium units as a gift: the Roman Tier 4 Auxiliary Cavalry spear cavalry unit, the Tier 4 Bloodsworn Barbarian sword unit, and the Tier 4 Telesillas Argives Greek spear unit.

“The open week is another exciting step in the game’s development,” says game director Gabor Beressy in a statement. “We continue to be very grateful to our committed players who have been part of the development so far, and welcome new players to join the growing community.”

For everyone involved in the testing, there will also be a variety of boosts to XP and Silver earnings. All of the information about these boosts as well as information on how to access the test can be found on the game’s website.

Our Thoughts

It’s interesting how the game will only have the beta open for a week but will grant those arrivals access to testing after that. Why not just have a full, “normal” open beta at that point? Regardless, we do hope that the testing provides useful data to the TWA devs and that players new and old have a good time in-game.

Source: press release

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The MMO Alpha and Beta List: September 8, 2017

With PAX West and Gamescom behind us it’s time for a whole lot of new things on the beta list! But first, we said goodbye to Destiny 2 which launched on console this week.

This weekend Tale of Toast and Valnir Rok are both holding limited time alpha events.

Meanwhile, City of Heroes spiritual successors Ship of Heroes and City of Titans laid out plans for their alphas. City of Titans will also be holding another Kickstarter campaign in the near future.

Fairy Tale: Hero’s Journey, Dauntless, and Total War: ARENA announced they’re making the leap to closed beta.

INSIDIA is now in Open Beta.

Ship of Heroes

Third person shooter Raiders of the Broken Planet will be holding an open beta weekend next week on September 15th and 16th.

War of Conquest started a Kickstarter campaign.

And finally, we once again got confirmation that Funcom is working on another Conan title, this one will be a turn-based strategy game. They made a public announcement after some concerns that the studio would be abandoning Conan Exiles for this title, which they aren’t.


As always you can find all of this and much more in the list below. Keep an eye out for the new flag  which will show you what is new this week.


Pre-Alpha and Alpha

Valnir Rok

Valnir Rok

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
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  Alpha Weekend
Valiance Online Official Site Superhero MMORPG
 Valnir Rok Official Site Norse Sandbox  Alpha Weekend
Zombie Barricades Official Site 3rd Person RPG


Early Access

Savage Lands

Savage Lands

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 Launch Q1 2018
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

Fairy Tail: Hero’s Journey

Battlerite Official Site Team Arena Brawler
 Dauntless Official Site Co-op Action RPG
Escape From Tarkov Official Site Military MMO
Fable Fortune Official Site Digital TCG
 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
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
 Total War: ARENA Official Site RTS Battle
Worlds Adrift Official Site Sandbox MMO


Open Beta

Raiders of the Broken Planet

ArcheAge Begins Official Site Mobile Spinoff
Dreadnought Official Site Internet Spaceships PS4 Beta
Ever, Jane Official Site Jane Austen MMORPG
INSIDIA Official Site Strategy PvP
Kritika Online Official Site Action RPG Launch Sept
MU Legend Official Site Action MMORPG Delayed to Nov
Paladins Official Site Team-Based Shooter
 Raiders of the Broken Planet Official Site 4v1 Shooter Sept 15-16
Shroud of the Avatar Official Site Fantasy MMORPG
Supernova Official Site Sci-fi MOBA
Transformers Online Official Site Overwatch a-like Chinese Beta
Virtual Earth Online Official Site World Building



War of Conquest

Citadel of Sorcery Open Donation MMORPG
 City of Titans Kickstarter Superhero MMORPG Coming Soon
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
 War of Conquest Kickstarter MMORTS Ends Oct 5


Announced But Unplayable

City of Titans

Chronicles of Elyria Official Site Sandbox MMORPG
 City of Titans Official Site Superhero MMORPG Pre-Alpha 2017
Royal Blood Official Site Mobile MMORPG
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
Wild West Online Official Site Wild West Sandbox MMORPG
Wizard Online Official Site VR MMORPG
Confirmed on hiatus but not dead



The Amazing Eternals

 The Amazing Eternals Beta Keys
 Seas of Gold Beta Keys
 Swords of Divinity Open Beta Gift

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Total War: Arena Marches to Closed Beta

The online team-based strategy game has started to advance one step closer to its full release. Total War: Arena closed beta testing has officially kicked off, bringing commanders three factions and ten leaders to command.

total war: arena closed beta

The closed beta will feature the Romans, the Greeks, and the Barbarians, along with iconic historic leaders such as Alexander the Great, Leonidas, and new to the test Boudica. The new leader’s arrival introduces a new Tech Tree for the Barbarian units such as War Dogs. Battles can be waged on one of nine different maps from history such as Thermopylae or Hadrian’s Wall.

Closed beta is automatically granted to those who have played through the game’s alpha test or for those who buy one of several different Founder’s Bundles. As of the beta, there is no NDA in place. More details can be found on the game’s official site.

Our Thoughts

With the pedigree of the Total War games, we hope that Total War: Arena delivers for franchise fans as well as fans of online strategy games. We’re looking forward to seeing impressions from players of this game, so since the NDA gag order has been lifted, feel free to share your experiences below with us.

Source: press release

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