Ashes of Creation: Apocalypse, the battle-royale standalone spin-off of the upcoming sandbox MMORPG Ashes of Creation has rolled out a game update that adds a new map and UI improvements. The new map, called Forest of Erinthia is a winter biome map that contains vast enchanted woods. More environments will be added to Apocalypse as the game makes its way to adding Castle Sieges and Horde Mode.
Ashes of Creation‘s Apocalypse, the standalone battle royale game hit Early Access earlier today at 3PM EST. The game stands as a prequel to the upcoming sandbox fantasy MMORPG Ashes of Creation and as a testing playground for Ashes of Creation’s core infrastructure and key features. The early access is free to download from Steam and the Ashes of Creation website. Servers are located in North American (East & West), European (Central), and Southeast Pacific (Singapore). You will need to register for a free Intrepid account.
Intrepid Studios has announced that a 12-hour playtest for Ashes of Creation: Apocalypse will take place on August 20th from 11am to 11pm Pacific Time. Apocalypse is the standalone battle royale version of the Ashes of Creation MMORPG.
Ashes of Creation Apocalypse invites all to play the game for an open stress test. On February 7th, from 1:00 pm Pacific to 6:00 pm Pacific, players will be able to login and play the battle royale standalone game.
Intrepid Studios states that the purpose of the test is primarily for optimization and stress testing, so there will not be any patch notes. Nevertheless, reporting bugs is encouraged. To join, register for the open beta and download the latest patch.
Intrepid Studios has announced that the second open beta for Ashes of Creation: Apocalypse will be live from January 24th, 10am Pacific until January 27th 10pm Pacific. Ashes of Creation: Apocalypse is the battle royale standalone version of the sandbox MMORPG Ashes of Creation. To join, all you have to do is register here and download the latest patch.
|Ashes of Creation Pre-alphas||Alpha 0||December 15, 2017|
|Ashes of Creation Alphas||Alpha 1||Q2 of 2019|
|Alpha 2 (persistent)||Q3 of 2019|
|Ashes of Creation Betas||Beta 0 (for weekly drawing winners)||After Alphas|
|Ashes of Creation Pre-releases||Head start for backers at Founder level or greater||1-2 days before live launch|
|Ashes of Creation Release||Live launch||Before 2020|
|Ashes of Creation Post-releases||Minor Releases||Monthly|
The sneak peak below shows off the various siege equipment like battering rams, catapults, trebuchets, and giant arrows that players will use to siege each other’s castles. The video is only a map preview so no characters or actual gameplay were shown yet. Castle sieges will be a part of the Ashes of Creation MMORPG as well.
2019 is already looking much brighter than 2018 has been for the MMORPG genre on PC. Fans of Western MMOs will have a handful of indie MMOs that have been in development for a long time to finally play and beta test. Publishers like Nexon and Kakao Games have good lineups of promising Eastern MMOs coming too!
Here is a list of the most anticipated upcoming PC MMOs to play or test in the coming new year. This list will be updated with new information such as release dates and schedules when they are revealed.
We are listing these games based on their titles in ascending order.
Ashes of Creation Will Launch Standalone Battle Royale/Siege Prequel ‘Apocalypse’ Into Open Beta This Year
Everyone will be given access to Ashes of Creation this year! Well… to its new standalone prequel. Developer Intrepid Studios has announced that Ashes of Creation ‘Apocalypse’ will be launched into open beta on December 18th for Windows. Apocalypse will run as a separate game for players who want to fight in a battle royale mode of up to 100 players. A 200-player castle siege mode and other co-op content will be added after the launch.
Keep in mind that this is not the MMORPG Ashes of Creation, but is tied to it as a prequel when it comes to lore. The upcoming open beta of Apocalypse will help test the core systems that will be in the Ashes of Creation MMORPG when it is finally released.