Third Torchlight Frontiers Closed Alpha Test Coming on March 3rd with No More NDA
Torchlight Frontiers will start its third Closed Alpha test in early March, as announced yesterday by the developers with a blog post. The interesting news for non-testers is that this will be the first Closed Alpha with no NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement), which means everyone will be able to share their impressions and gameplay recording of Torchlight Frontiers.
The free-to-play hack and slash action RPG will be injected with a bunch of MMO-like elements and features to create a more social experience. It's currently due to be released later in 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
We started off doing short weekend tests to wreck the servers for Closed Alpha 1 and 2. We won; the servers are stable. Now we're here to run a test where you can really dive deep and get a good feel for the systems and mechanics in Torchlight Frontiers. We're going to keep the game up, keep you playing, and keep making regular releases of new features and content while we learn from players and react to your feedback. When does it end, you ask? We’re jumping into testing our live service and have no plans to turn off the alpha servers - so play, play, play! If you haven’t already, sign up here for a chance to be invited. Let's build the future of Torchlight now, together.
You can expect a full set of patch notes prior to March 5th, but here’s a short summary of significant improvements:
- Frontier Levels have replaced the old Weapon and Armor Skills
- Wardrobes are now available to store your gear collection within your Fort
- New Mapworks features
- Pet equipment slots
- Expanded Hyvid Frontier area and quests
- New intro experience
- Improved Waypoint system
Q: When does Closed Alpha 3 start?
A: March 5th! We’ll announce the start time on our social media channels when we get closer to the date.
Q: When does Closed Alpha 3 end?
A: Short of scheduled updates and maintenance downtimes, we’ll keep the game running 24/7.
Q: Will there be more invites?
A: Yes! We’ll be sending more invites immediately prior to the start of Closed Alpha 3 to those that have registered. You can also tune in to our Twitch livestreams for a chance to win a key.
Q: If I participated in the previous Closed Alpha tests, can I play Closed Alpha 3?
A: Yes! If you’ve participated in either Closed Alpha 1 or 2 then you’re automatically invited to play in Closed Alpha 3.
Q: Will there be a progress wipe?
A: Yes, there will be an account wipe before the start of Closed Alpha 3. We hope to limit other progress wipes so that you can make significant progress in the live service to test and provide feedback into the mid and late game experiences.
Q: Is there an NDA for Closed Alpha 3?
A: No! The NDA will be removed for Closed Alpha 3 going forward. Feel free to livestream and share your images, media, and videos of the game.