As of 13 September 2020, the Testing Status for Ashes of Creation is as follows:
September – Alpha 1 Testing continues
We are unsure what happened with the August Leader of Men testing. Intrepid Studios did run into some bugs with their transition between Unreal Engine 4.23 and 4.25.
All the LOM backers should have gotten their invites. If you have a LOM package and you have not gotten your invite, you need to contact Support.
Braver of World and Intrepid Pack Holders will find out about testing in the weeks to come.
Fall 2020 - Full Alpha 1 Testing
Eligible testers will be PI, BOW, and Intrepid Pack holders. NDA should not be in effect at this time
Other Testing Phases
MMORPG Testing Phases
- Alpha 2: No Estimate
- Beta 1: No Estimate
- Beta 2: No Estimate
Apocalypse Testing Phases
- Castle Siege: No Current Estimate
- Horde Mode: No Current Estimate
Buying Alpha 1
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.