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Alpha-1, Alpha-2, Beta-1, Beta-2 releases are not covered by NDA (non-disclosure agreement).[1]

Release schedule

The Ashes of Creation release schedule is subject to change.[4]

Phase Release Estimated/Actual date
Pre‑alpha Alpha-0.[5] December 15, 2017.[6]
APOC Ashes of Creation Apocalypse battle royale stress test (NDA).[7] September 7, 2018.[8]
Ashes of Creation Apocalypse battle royale stress test (NDA lifted).[9] October 19, 2018.[9]
Ashes of Creation Apocalypse battle royale open beta.[10] December 18, 2018.[11]
Ashes of Creation Apocalypse battle royale early access.[12] September 24, 2019.[13]
Ashes of Creation Apocalypse castle siege mode PI closed testing.[14] December 19, 2019.[14]
Ashes of Creation Apocalypse battle royale testing ends.[15] March 10, 2020.[16]
Alpha Alpha-1 early preview livestream.[17] March 27, 2020.[18]
Alpha-1 limited QA testing (NDA).[19][3] May 28, 2020.[20][21]
Alpha-1 preview pre-test 1 (NDA).[22] Dec 18 - Dec 21 2020.[22]
Alpha-1 preview pre-test 2 (NDA).[22] Feb 19 - Feb 22 2021.[23][24]
Alpha-1 preview intermittent spot testing (NDA).[25][26] Mar 19 - Jul 9 2021.[25][26]
Alpha-1 preview weekend (no NDA).[25] July 9 - July 11 2021.[27][28][25]
Alpha-1 (no NDA).[25] July 14 - August 15 2021.[29][30]
Alpha-1 spot testing.[31][32] After August 15 2021.[31][30]
Alpha-2 spot testing.[33] To be announced.[33]
Alpha-2 (No NDA).[34][35] To be announced.[30]
Beta Beta-1. To be announced.[30]
Beta-2. To be announced.[30]
Pre‑release Head start for crowdfunding backers at the Founder level and above.[36] 1-2 days before launch.[36][37]
Release Launch (live) release. To be announced.[30][38]
Post‑launch Major releases (DLC expansions). Quarterly or six-monthly.[39][40]
Minor releases. Monthly.[39][40]

Testing phases

Ashes of Creation testing phases.

The game will be feature complete before Beta... Beta really is intended to identify last minute bugs to make sure that everything is ready for launch; it's important that all features are complete by Beta-1. Alpha-2 will not be feature complete at the start of Alpha-2. There are going to be updates that are going to be incorporated as part of the Alpha-2 process and there are going to be additional features that come online that get fleshed out between that time and Beta-1. There's going to be regions of the maps that aren't going to be accessible of course during Alpha-2.[49]Steven Sharif

Participation

  • Alpha-0 had over 2,500 participants.[50]
  • Alpha-1 testing had approximately 9,600 participants as of August, 2018.[51][52] There were slightly over 13k participants as of May 31, 2021.[51] There were 5,300 unique logins during the 3 day weekend test of May 27, 2021.[51]
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See also

References

  1. Livestream, January 18, 2018 (49:26).
  2. Livestream, May 29, 2020 (31:37).
  3. 3.0 3.1 alpha-1-nda-1.png
  4. kickstarter release schedule.png
  5. alpha-0 pre-alpha.png
  6. Livestream, January 18, 2018 (2:48).
  7. Livestream, September 1, 2018 (54:06).
  8. alpha-1-stress-test-3.png
  9. 9.0 9.1 alpha1-phase-1-update.png
  10. Press release - Ashes of Creation Apocalypse Launches December 18.
  11. apoc-beta.png
  12. Blog: Ashes of Creation Apocalypse heads into early access.
  13. @AoCApocalypse on Twitter.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Livestream, December 17, 2019 (18:33).
  15. Blog: Early Access for Ashes of Creation Apocalypse Battle Royale Testing Ends.
  16. apoc-offline.png
  17. March 2020 newsletter.
  18. Video, March 23, 2020 (0:01).
  19. alpha-1-nda-2.png
  20. steven-a1-testing-start.png
  21. Creative Director's Letter, 2020-04-1.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Blog: Creative Director's Letter, October 16 2020
  23. Livestream, February 26, 2021 (14:58).
  24. Blog: Creative Director's Letter, January 2021.
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 Alpha One Schedule Update, May 10 2021.
  26. 26.0 26.1 An Update on Alpha One Schedule, March 12 2021
  27. steven-a1preview-end.png
  28. Ashes of Creation Twitter - Alpha-1 Preview Weekend Begins
  29. alpha-1-end.png
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 release-dates.png
  31. 31.0 31.1 Livestream, July 30, 2021 (20:30).
  32. alpha-1-tests.png
  33. 33.0 33.1 Livestream, October 14, 2022 (17:05).
  34. Livestream, January 18, 2018 (25:22).
  35. alpha and beta phases.png
  36. 36.0 36.1 founder.png
  37. braver of worlds.png
  38. Livestream, March 8, 2019 (57:26).
  39. 39.0 39.1 Interview, February 7, 2021 (21:57).
  40. 40.0 40.1 Livestream, May 8, 2017 (11:14).
  41. 41.0 41.1 Kickstarter packages.
  42. MMOGAMES Interview, 2017-09-8.
  43. beta 0.png
  44. Intrepid pre-order pack.
  45. Adventurer pre-order pack.
  46. PAX West 2017 Alpha package.
  47. PAX West 2017 Beta package.
  48. Ashes of Creation cosmetic store.
  49. Livestream, July 29, 2022 (1:08:49).
  50. Interview, August 24, 2018 (12:18).
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 steven-a1-participation.png
  52. Livestream, August 17, 2018 (24:07).
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 Livestream, November 17, 2017 (28:50).
  54. a2-participants.png