Trion Worlds has announced that the console portion of Defiance 2050’s closed beta will be delayed to “optimize the experience for all players”. Defiance fan will still be able to play and test the closed beta on their PCs from April 20 to April 22 as originally scheduled.
Defiance 2050 is a massively multiplayer online sci-fi action shooter and is the overahauled reboot of its MMORPG counterpart Defiance. It is set in a post-apocalyptic world, packed with advanced ark technology. You team up in co-op activities to explore a terra-formed world, fight against fellow Ark hunters and complete hundreds story missions.
The rumors floating around the MapleStory 2 communities were true! Today Nexon has announced that MapleStory 2, the 3D counter-part of the old-school side-scroll MMORPG MapleStory will have an English release soon and Closed Beta is just around the corner. All wheels have begun turning as MapleStory 2’s official site and social media profiles become publicly available.
When and how can I participate?
MapleStory 2’s Closed Beta will begin on May 9, 2018 and end on May 16, 2018 (one week). Sign up is open from April 14, 2018 until May 6, 2018.
Three weeks has passed since Sea of Thieves officially launched on Xbox One and Windows. Now Executive Producer Joe Neate and Design Director Mike Chapman have gone over their plans for the game’s development for the rest of the year and reflected on how it’s progressed so far. Their focus in April is to address top feedback points, but the focus will swap to adding new content in the month after.
The first content update called “The Hungering Deep” will be released in May which will introduce a new AI threat to the players and their world. New mechanics, events and rewards will be added with this May update, but no specific details have been shared yet on what they will entail.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset is set to go live on June 5, but those eager to experience the upcoming major game update will be able to test it all on the game’s Public Test Server this month. ESO: Summerset will go live on the the PTS on April 16 and will include the entirety of the new Chapter and Update 18. Access to the PTS will be limited to PC/Mac players.
Any player can install and log in to the PTS client to test the base game changes coming with Summerset, but only PTS testers will be able to visit Summerset or experience the new Chapters’ features. A large group of PTS testers will be invited to check every nook and cranny of Summerset. Players who participated in the ESO: Morrowind beta tests last year are also by default invited as PTS testers.
Our friends at LostArkDB have shared with us their translations of the final letter of LostArk‘s Community Manager Risha and it comes with some big news! Lost Ark’s Korean Closed Beta 3 is on its way and sign ups will begin on April 19th! This will be the game’s final Korean Closed Beta before it heads to open beta later this year. Now that it is one major step closer to a Western release, the hype-meter for both its native and overseas fans will surely rise.
TERA‘s PC version has received constant updates since its launch in 2012 and now another major update is on its way. On Tuesday, April 17th, TERA players will face dragon-fire and their inner demons with the new Godsfall update. New story elements are coming along with the addition of the Apex Skills for seven classes; Berserker, Brawler, Lancer, Warrior, Mystic, Priest, and Slayer. Apex Skills will be applied to more classes in future updates later this year.
We’ve combed through all of the MMORPGs that has shown up in the past two decades and chosen the most eye-pleasing games with the best graphics and beautifully rendered assets to offer.
We have and will only add MMORPGs that are already or nearly playable in the West to this list. However, keep in mind that this is an on-going list, so upcoming MMOs that would otherwise be on this list like Ashes of Creation, Peria Chronicles, Moonlight Blade or any other games that deserve to be listed will be added when they are fully released in English.
We are listing these games based on release dates in descending order.
Last Updated: April 11, 2018
Last month, fans and players from all across the globe had a chance to vote on the Global Top 10 designs for Black Desert Online‘s Costume Design Contest. The top #1 spot is claimed by an entry from Thailand called “JUNGLE TERROR” for the Berserker character.
The artist behind the entry will be receiving the grand-prize of $10,000 USD. Their design will also be made into an actual in-game costume in the Black Desert universe in the future. Of course, the developers will not take the exact design of the winning artist and make alterations to fit Black Desert’s aesthetics.
Phoenix Labs announced that Dauntless, the upcoming multiplayer co-op monster hunting game will head into open beta on May 24th of this year. The Vancouver based indie developer has got their hands full at the moment showcasing Dauntless to gamers in Boston for PAX East 2018.
The studio states that over 100,000 players have already participated in the game’s closed beta and an additional 700,000 players are pre-registered in preparation for the open beta. The game’s open beta was previously expected to come in the later part of 2017, so it’s had time to build up a nice list of players excited to slice tails off of giant lizard beasts.
Laila the Fairy is coming to the Western version of Black Desert Online very soon after this week’s maintenance! The Fairy System is an assistance-based companion system that players will be able to obtain by completing a recurring quest. They can provide a variety of useful skills for traversing the world such as their ability to light dark areas as a functional lantern, auto-purification of water consumption, instant resurrection of a player without penalties and automatically using a potion on a character when HP is low.
Laila has 4 tiers and after every 10 levels, she gains a random new skill. To level her up, players must feed her equipment like Rocaba and Grunil or Sweet Honey Wine.
Worlds Adrift, the open-world sandbox “Community-Crafted MMO” by Bossa Studios will be available on Steam on May 17, 2018. This will be an early access version and access to the game will cost $25. The game offers a world where players can explore and design their surroundings and scour through floating islands by building skyships and competing for resources.
Much has changed since the game underwent a closed beta back in May of last year. The development team has worked on lots of major features like new climbing move-sets that do not kill players which apparently took three to four months to complete. You can read all about what the developers’ plans for the game now, before it leaves early access and further down the line in Worlds Adrift’s roadmap.