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:
|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.