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Testing Status

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Overview

As of 13 March 2021, the Testing Status for Ashes of Creation has drastically changed. Due to issues discovered during the February 2021 testing, the testing schedule that was planned for the first half of 2021 has been scrapped. The new testing is as follows:

  • March 19 through June 1– Intermittent Alpha One Preview Spot Testing
  • All Alpha 1 backers will have access
  • NDA remains in effect
  • Note – the NDA will not be in effect from May 14 through May 21 but goes back into affect on May 22 until 1 June.

  • May 14 through 21 – Alpha One Preview
  • All Alpha 1 backers and Official content Creators will have access
  • NDA is not scheduled to be in effect

  • 1 June through 30 June – Alpha One
  • All Alpha 1 backers and Official content Creators will have access
  • NDA is not scheduled to be in effect
  • More Alpha 1 testing sessions will follow this. This does not represent a single month of Alpha 1 testing

Alpha 1 Testing Schedule

Other Testing Phases

MMORPG Testing Phases

  • Alpha 2: No Estimate
  • Beta 1: No Estimate
  • Beta 2: No Estimate

Apocalypse Testing Phases

  • Castle Siege: At the present time there is no guarantee that the Castle Siege Mode is going to deploy. In my October Interview with Steven he talked about how The Castle Siege works in APOC and the MMORPG modes, and that they may get some Castle Siege data from inside Alpha 1. We will have to stay tuned for more information about what they do with Castle Siege testing and when or even if it returns to APOC.
  • Horde Mode: No Current Estimate

Buying Alpha 1

UPDATE: As of 2 March 2021 the most recent update on Alpha 1 Sales is Intrepid ran into issues during the February 19 through 22 – Alpha One Preview Pre-Test 2. Due to those issues they were unable to give an update to when or if Alpha 1 sales would reopen.

For most people it is not possible to purchase access to Alpha 1 at this time. Intrepid Packs, the $500 packs which included Alpha 1 access, sales were suspended in September 2018. Intrepid has discussed the possibility of reopening Alpha 1 sales in the future, but not until the original 10,000 Alpha 1 testers have started testing and ensured the backend changes can support a population that large.

Anyone with a Kickstarter or Summer Backer pack, an upgrade path exists in the Intrepid Store and that path will remain open for the near future.