What’s this all about?
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Often players on the Forum wonder about what’s going on in Beta.
If you’re a regular reader of the Forum, then you’ll find that there’s actually abundant conversation about what’s going on in Beta at any given time.
And that’s actually allowed!
What’s restricted is images and videos — but discussion is ok:
The challenge is that information is often scattered around the Forum. I’ve created The Beta Beat to help centralize it for those who are interested.
The Beta Beat is a series of threads which are evolving as I get feedback on what’s helpful to players.
My main focus is giving some high-level guidance of what’s going on in current testing, so players outside of Beta can be better informed.
Like Beta itself, this thread is experimental and will evolve based on your feedback.
Information from Beta is frankly often mostly useless, so don’t get too attached.
Details from Beta, especially brand-new Beta content, don’t tend to be very reliable for actual release.
It’s incredibly common that heroes and features are changed during Beta testing, or sometimes even after testing but before release.
That is, after all, the purpose of Beta testing.
Often Incomplete Information Circulates
Many of us have seen screenshots and other information shared on LINE, Discord, Facebook, and other groups — often without context or explanation.
These can lead to confusion and misunderstanding.
Often, early Beta information — the least reliable or useful — is circulated…and then updated information is missed.
I’m hoping centralizing some high-level information on the Forum may help to reduce this as well.
What’s Going on in Beta Right Now
More Season 1 Costumes!!
In V33 of Beta Testing we see the remaining Season 1 Hero Costumes entering beta for their first pass of testing.
This includes 9x Rare Costumes, 10x Epic Costumes and 6x Legendary Costumes!
- Beta Information & Discussion: 🧪 Early Information on ROUND 3 Costumes [Part of The Beta Beat v33]
In V33 of Beta Testing we see our first look at the HotM’s for the first quater of 2021.
These also happen to be the first heroes in Generation 4 of the HotMs which now feature TWO (2) passive abilities.
For more specific information, check out these threads:
See also the December 2020 HotM (Reuben) who was introduced in V31 of Beta.
This is a feature that has been teased a couple times in 2020 & is tought to be the “Awesome new ways to play with your Alliance members” teased in the 2020 sneak peak.
Note that this is the FIRST pass of testing in Beta so it is HIGHLY likely that the mythic titans will undergo several iterations and may not be in Live Game until early 2021.
2020 Sneak Peek: Start of the Most Epic Empires Decade Yet - 2020 Sneak Peek!
Official Sneak Peek: [SNEAK PEEK] Ninja Tower & Mythic Titans!
Fall Sneak Peek: Fall 2020 Sneak Peek! 🍂
Beta Information & Discussion: 🧪 Early Information on Mythic Titans [Part of The Beta Beat V33]
Updated “Santa’s Challenge” – Christmas Seasonal Event
As has been the case for all the other Seasonal Events, the Christmas time event is getting it’s awaited Revamp which includes Updated Quest, New Heroes, Family Bonus & Increased Portal Odds.
For more information check out these threads:
New Christmas Heroes & Family Bonus: 🧪 Early Information on New Christmas Heroes (Santa's Challenge) & Family Bonus [Part of The Beta Beat V33]
Updated “Santas Challenge” Gameplay, Rewards & Quest: 🧪 Early Information on New Santa's Challenge (Christmas) Gameplay & Rewards [Part of The Beta Beat v33]
New War Rules
Returning to Beta in Version 33 for testing is the “Elemental Charge” War Rule. This was first seen in V32 of Beta but was met with widespread “needs more work” feedback from Beta Testers & did not get released with the other New Rules in the V32 Update.
Elemental Charge is the only New War Rule slated for testing in V33 of Beta Testing.
Read more about it here: 🧪 Early Information on New War Rules [Part of The Beta Beat V32 & V33]
QoL = Quality of Life
Nil yet announced in V33 Beta Testing.
Beta Feature Tracking/ Forecasted Content
Staff have realeased some insight into the other content that is slated for testing in V33 of beta.
The list of features includes:
New Costumes – October 15
- Updated Christmas Event – October 22
- New War Rule: Elemental Charge – October 22 (RETURNING)
- HotMs for Jan, Feb & March – October 28
- Mythic Titans – October 28/ November 4
As always, information will be published when known & when time permits
I’d love to hear thoughts on whether this information and format is useful, and how you’d like to see information presented in the future. Any thoughts or ideas?
Please try to limit discussion in this thread mostly to the information sharing process and feedback on the thread, so we don’t end up with a jumbled discussion of a bunch of different heroes — use the threads linked above for each individual hero to discuss more.
15 October, 2020
Beta V33 has opened for the first time with Remaining Season 1 Costumes.
20 October, 2020
V33.1 Beta has closed for testing.
22 October, 2020
V33.2 Beta has opened for testing. Included is the first look at the updated Christmas Seasonal Event & New Christmas (Winter) heroes.
Also the “Elemental Boost” War Rule has returned to Beta.
26 October, 2020
V33.2 Beta has closed for testing.
28 October, 2020
V33.3 Beta opened for testing. Included for testing is the first look at the new Mythic Titans content.
Also returning to beta for further testing are the Christmas heroes with some further balance changes.
3 November, 2020
V33.3 Beta has closed for testing. Staff have indicated that the next beta build is planned to open tomorrow.
4 November, 2020
V33.4 of beta testing has opened for testing. Included in the build are
- 4 of the costumes with balance changes
- New HotM for January and February
- New War Rule - Elemental Charge (cosmetic changes only).
9 November, 2020
V33.4 of beta has closed for testing.
10 November, 2020
V33.5 of beta has opened for testing. No new content but returning for additional testing are the HotMs, Christmas Heroes & Costumes.
Balance changes made to Krampus and Uraeus
12 November, 2020
Beta V33.5 has now closed. Staff have indicated that this was the FINAL round of V33 beta testing.
A new beta version (V34) is being planned but not known when it’ll start.
Other Beta Content
Other content that has been tested in Beta but is not yet released to live game includes:
- Additional S3 Legendary Heroes
- Raid Formations
- New War Rules
🧪 The Beta Beat (v31) – Ninja Tower Event; Alliance Member Online/Offline Indicator; Raid Formations; New ROUND 4 Season 3 Heroes; Jul/Aug/Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec HOTM – Sharing the Big Picture on What's Going on in Beta