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
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.
Mythic Titans were first Beta Tested in Versino 33 of Beta & make a return in V34 beta testing.
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! 🍂 - #2 by Guvnor
Beta Information & Discussion: 🧪 Early Information on Mythic Titans [Part of The Beta Beat V33 & V34]
An often requested feature was introduced for testing in V35 of beta testing. This feature allows you to battle against your alliance members set defence teams.
For more & detailed information see this thread:
🧪 Early Information on Friendly Matches [Part of The Beta Beat V35]
*The theme is, as yet, unknown. For thoughts, guesses, hypothesis’ and discussion around what the future Season 4 (S4) theme could be, check out this thread: Season 4 Theme...? Thoughts, Guesses & Discussion
Season 4 Heroes - Part 1
8 heroes added to Beta who are indicated to be part of a future Season 4.
For more & detailed information see this thread:
🧪 Early Information on ROUND 1 of Season 4 Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v35]
League of Villains – New Challenge Event
Added for initial TESTING in Beta V35.3; the League of Villains is a new Challenge Event. It features a new challenge event, new heroes and of course a new portal. See below for threads for further information.
League of Villains Heroes: 🧪 Early Information on New League of Villains Heroes [Part of The Beta Beat v35]
League of Villains; Gamplay, Stages & Rewards: 🧪 Early Information on New "League of Villains" Challenge Event [Part of The Beta Beat V35]
Round 4 of Hero Costumes
Added for first pass testing are some more Hero Costumes. This is the first round of costumes which are for Non-Season 1 Heroes & feature some Event, Seasonal, HotM and Season 2 heroes.
It’s not yet known how this will be completely implemented & seems to just be initial concept to garner player feedback/ thoughts on extending Costumes to other groups of heroes.
For more information, head over here: 🧪 Early Information on ROUND 4 Costumes [Part of The Beta Beat v35]
Like Atlantis rises but not as good…
More information: 🧪 Early Information on Valhalla Forever [Part of The Beta Beat V35]
Initially tested in Beta V31, this feature allows a player to set a different setup for their defence team.
It only applies to raid defence (and friendly matches) and can only be unlocked at Hero Academy Level 1.
QoL = Quality of Life
Nil yet announced in V34 Beta Testing.
Beta Feature Tracking/ Forecasted Content
Staff have not yet released any insight into the future V34 Beta testing content.
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.
13 Nov, 2020
Beta V34.1 has opened for testing. Included for testing is the Mythic Titan event (second round of testing).
18 Nov, 2020
Beta V34.1 is now closed.
Staff have indicated that there will be a new build next week (Wednesday or Thursday) which is likely to be the final round of testing on the Mythic Titans.
20 Nov, 2020
Beta V34.2 opened with changes to the Mythic Titans. Check the MT thread for info.
1 Dec, 2020
Beta V34.2 closed for testing.
2 Dec, 2020
Beta V35.1 opened for testing. Features a new HotM for March 2021 & a new feature “friendly matches”.
8 Dec, 2020
Beta V35.1 has closed for testing. Next beta planned for Thursday.
11 Dec, 2020
Beta V35.2 opened for testing. Sees the return of Malicna with some changes as well as first look as some Season 4 heroes and the upcoming April 2021 HotM.
15 Dec, 2020
Beta V35.2 has closed for testing. The next round of beta has been indicated to open later today. It’s also been indicated that V35.3 will likely be the final beta of the year.
16 Dec, 2020
Beta V35.3 has opened for testing. Features a new challenge event and some new challenge event heroes (The League of Villains). See above for links.
21 Dec, 2020
Beta v35.3 is now closed. Staff have indicated that that’s it for the year.
18 Jan, 2021
Beta V35.4 is now opened for testing. It features a second pass at the League of Villains Heroes & a first look at some new / additional hero costumes.
20 Jan, 2021
Beta V35.4 has closed for testing. See comment in post 76 for details.
26 Jan, 2021
Beta V35.5 opened for testing. included for testing are League of Villains (event & heroes), Raid Formations & Valhalla Forever (thread to come).
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 (War Equalizer specifically)
New Christmas Heroes & Christmas Event
🧪 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