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The most popular games in beta

Looking to try out a new game? These are the best games in alpha, beta, and early access

Playing a game during its testing phase isn’t for everyone, but for those who are willing to endure the odd bug or crash, it’s a wonderful thing. By sticking in the hours to a game you want to see succeed, you’re helping it become a better, more rounded product for everyone, and there’s honestly no better feeling like it.

From seeing a buggy iteration of a battle royale game to playing it at its height on Steam, to helping a development team realise its true potential, being a part of a game in early access really is special.

However, staying on top of games that are currently in development can be a right pain. Whether you’re looking for something new to play to keep you from plugging yet more hours into Call of Duty: Warzone or League of Legends, there’s always something out there worth playing – but finding links or a centralized database is tough.

So, to help you on your way, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular games currently available in beta. From preorder beta tests to alpha sign-ups, these are the best beta games on the market right now:

 Game  Platform Genre Status
Age of Water PC MMO Sign up for Alpha testing here
Arcane Waters PC MMORPG Sign up for the closed beta here
Ashes of Creation PC MMORPG Sign up for pre-alpha testing here
Blankos Block Party PC Sandbox Sign up for the beta here
 Century: Age of Ashes PC Action Request access on Steam
Chivalry 2 PC Action Preorder on Epic Games for beta access April 23-26, 2021
 Circuits & Shields PC MOBA Sign up for the alpha here
Crowfall PC MMO Sign up for the beta here
Diablo II: Resurrected PC, Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X|S RPG Sign up for the technical alpha here
Escape From Tarkov PC Action FPS Preorder the game here to play the beta
Final Fantasy XIV PS5 MMORPG Open beta available on April 13, 2021
 Hytale PC RPG Sign up for the beta here
Knockout City PC, Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X|S  Sports Sign up for the closed beta on April 2-4, 2021 here
Magic: Legends PC, Xbox, PS4  RPG Sign up for beta testing here
 New World PC MMORPG Sign up to be a tester here or preeorder for closed beta access
Nine to Five PC FPS Sign up for the beta here
Skull & Bones PC, Xbox One, PS4 Action Sign up for the beta here
Starborne PC MMO Sign up for the beta here
The Red Solstice 2: Survivors PC Strategy Request access on Steam
Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts PC Strategy Preorder here to play the beta
Valheim PC Survival Buy the game on Steam for early access

These are the best beta games currently in development. We’ll continue to keep this list updated though so you can continue to help test games as time goes on.