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Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 is literally dropping its expansion beta on you


I just wanted an excuse to show off my hot Norn guy
Apr 29
Want in on the beta for the Guild Wars 2 expansion, Heart of Thorns? Well now you can go and try to farm your way in (this is an MMO after all, gotta have that farming), as access to the next PvE closed event will be giv... read
Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online on console is massive, and the file size reflects that


Beta starts tomorrow
Apr 22
Anyone who's planning to play The Elder Scrolls Online on consoles likely knows what they're getting into. The series is known for its scale, and MMOs are massive by definition. Those two together make for a game that wo... read
Halo: MCC

There won't be a public beta of the latest Halo: The Master Chief Collection update


Maybe the public should be testing, though?
Feb 10
The Halo: Master Chief Collection saga has been a tumultuous one. It was released back in November, and we're still hearing about fixes and updates. But there's a team hard at work on delivering a smooth experience for player... read
Easter egg

Battlefield Hardline's cops go nuts for donuts


Don't we all?
Feb 06
I'm not hip on police vernacular. Like, "donuts spotted!" for instance. That probably either means they found donuts, or "spotted" is a cheeky word for sprinkles. Whatever the case, these Battlefield Hardline cops are stoked that there are some frosted confectioneries around. Typical. read
Halo 5 changes

Player feedback led to these changes in Halo 5


For starters, you can disable Spartan Abilities in custom games
Feb 05
Given the adjustments to the long-running Halo formula present in Halo 5: Guardians, players were bound to be vocal about what they did and didn't like in the multiplayer beta. 343 Industries is incorporating that feedback in... read
Here comes the fuzz
It's not too often we see a major publisher humbled. With the announcement of Battlefield Hardline last year, EA and Visceral Games were ready to release another entry in the epic and grandiose Battlefield series. But soon af... read feature

Out There: Omega Edition

How long can you survive in Out There: Omega Edition?


Mi-Clos' roguelike reminds us how insignificant we are in the universe
Jan 29
Out There: Omega Edition by Mi-Clos Studio is certainly a pretty little thing. Don't let its eye-catching pulp-comic appearance fool you, though. It's a difficult game. Think Oregon Trail meets FTL and you'll have a goo... read
Battlefield Hardline

Get hard with Battlefield Hardline open beta


Starts Feb. 3, ends Feb. 8
Jan 29
Today, EA announced that the Battlefield Hardline open beta will begin February 3 and end on February 8. If you haven't had a chance to play EA's version of cops and robbers, now is this time. Well, technically February is t... read
Master Chief beta

Halo: The Master Chief Collection's next update requires public beta testing


So it's come to this
Jan 21
343 Industries has had enough issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection that, two months after release, it's come to this: public beta testing for an impending large-scale content update. Testers will be chosen from a poo... read
Blizzard Founders Pack

Forty dollars will get you instant access to the Heroes of the Storm beta


The new Founder's Pack has all the skins
Jan 21
Having any luck getting into the closed beta for Blizzard Entertainment's new MOBA Heroes of the Storm? If the answer's no, and you've got a little spare cash burning a hole in your pocket, then... read
This game looks nuts
Destructoid has partnered with our friends at Blue Mammoth Games to give away a TON of closed beta keys for their upcoming brawler Brawlhalla! Brawlhalla is a super fun, fast-paced, 2D platform brawler for the PC where champ... read feature

Smite Xbox beta

Smite's Xbox One beta sign-ups are open


You smite have fun with it
Jan 06
You can now sign up for the Xbox One beta test of Smite, Hi-Rez Studios' third-person, mythological MOBA. I'd recommend it to anyone who's curious about the genre but can't seem to get into Dota 2 or League of Legends. Be su... read
Halo 5

Maybe don't spend $250 pre-ordering Halo 5: Guardians, okay?


It's a mystery box
Dec 29
There's a certain allure behind mystery boxes. What's in them? It could be anything. It could even be a boat; you know how much we've always wanted one of those. Well, Microsoft's offering a mystery box of its own today for p... read
Arena-based Halo is back, baby
When we reviewed Halo 4, we really liked it. If you were to ask me personally, I was not enthusiastic about the game at all. Campaign aside, the multiplayer clearly lost sight of what made Halo multiplayer so damn fun in the ... read feature

Coming your way soon
The Halo 5 beta is out for Xbox One preview accounts and select members of the press, and will be coming your way soon on December 29 if you are qualified. I...don't know how I feel about it yet, as my experience has bee... read feature

Play the game before your friends
Destructoid is giving away a bunch of Nosgoth closed beta keys! Nosgoth is a free-to-play multiplayer experience set in the Legacy of Kain universe, involving humans and vampires locked in a bloody struggle against one anothe... read feature

Transformers Universe

Jagex and Hasbro terminate Transformers MMO


Turning attention to its own properties
Dec 16
We never got a chance to see if there was more than meets the eye with Transformers Universe; Jagex and Hasbro shut down the free-to-play MMO today while it was still in beta. The move isn't entirely unexpected, as it may hav... read
Halo 5 beta

Remember the Halo 5 beta? It will launch with spectator options


Due December 29
Dec 12
Halo 5 looks damn good visually, but I'm a bit concerned in terms of the gameplay based on what I've heard so far. Thankfully I'll get a chance to try it out for myself later this month. Yep, the Halo 5 beta is inde... read
Black Desert

That Korean MMORPG with the spectacular character creator has the best smiles


Oh my god, this is great
Dec 02
Black Desert may never see a release in the West, but that's not going to stop me from geeking out over its extensive character creator, perhaps the best I've ever encountered. Actually, scratch that qualifier. Now that I've... read
Not my granpappy's Halo
I am not opposed to change. While certain circles of Halo fans find it popular to hate Halo 4, I've always appreciated what 343 Industries did with that game. Sprint was a logical next step to character movement, while loadou... read feature

Get an early shot at this hot new racer
Your old pal Mr. Destructoid has stuffed his pockets chock full of keys for The Crew's closed beta, and he's giving them out to his favorite community! (That's you, in case you were wondering.) To claim your key, just click the big button below! Then just head on over to this page and redeem it there for your console of choice (PS4 or Xbox One). The beta runs until next Monday. Have fun! read feature

Depth

The devil and the deep blue sea: Depth gameplay


I think the sharks may have the advantage
Oct 28
Digital Confectioners' gruesome shark-'em-up Depth has been high up on my list of most-anticipated multiplayer games for a while now. I mean, who doesn't want to assume the role of a great white shark and reduce their friend... read
GTA V

Rockstar: There is no GTA V beta


Just a bunch of phishing scams
Oct 20
Rockstar thinks that maybe you shouldn't believe everything you read on the Internet. In fact, it's so steadfast in that mindset that it added a page to its site disclosing that those GTA V betas that people are signing ... read
Don't Starve Together

Klei has generated two million beta keys for Don't Starve Together


They'll be giving them out in waves
Sep 24
Don't Starve Together is a multiplayer expansion that's set to come to the base game in the future. In anticipation for the release, developer Klei Entertainment has generated two million beta keys. First up for the beta... read
PS3 streaming

PS3 users can mess around with PlayStation Now


5Mbps connection recommended
Sep 18
Did you spend any time using PlayStation Now on PS4? Too pricey? More of us will have the opportunity to test out the open beta for the streaming service now that it's available for PS3 "in mainland U.S. and parts of Canada."... read
Distance

Survival racer Distance speeds to Steam Early Access this fall


They had me at self-regenerating, bifurcated cars
Sep 13
Seattle-based independent games studio Refract's experimental survival racer Distance will be coming to Steam Early Access this fall as an open beta. Until now, access to the futuristic arcade racer has been limited to a pri... read
Elite: Dangerous

Here's the digital goodies you'll get if you pre-order Elite: Dangerous


An extra ship? Sure, that sounds good
Sep 12
While there's no firm release date, you can pre-purchase a copy of Elite: Dangerous from Frontier Developments. To sweeten the deal, if you order now you'll get some digital goodies like an extra Eagle Fighter ship which sou... read
Counter-Strike Zombies

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is out of control


It has 20+ modes, for reasons
Sep 10
As previously covered, Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is a real game. It's not out yet, but it will be out on Steam soon enough -- an open beta is scheduled to go live on September 23. I was already toying around with the idea... read
Beta period lasts until September 11
Mr Destructoid has gotten his greedy little hands on some codes for the Spacecom beta, and he's decided to hand them out to the Dtoid community! (This is actually quite generous of our robot overlord. He normally eats things ... read feature

PvE Campaign Beta

Loadout devs tease update 5.0, PvE Campaign beta incoming


Four-player Campaign mode, rare in-game loot, and a new inventory system
Aug 27
Austin-based studio Edge of Reality has just recently announced that a new four-player PvE Campaign beta will be available prior to releasing update 5.0 for its twerktastic free-to-play competitive shooter Loadout.... read






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