Guild Wars 2 Beta Testing New Expansion

Many games have DLC and expansions. Some of these are made even before the game has been released and they are just left to be unlocked after a certain time. Guild Wars 2, on the other hand, has been around for nearly 3 years now and is yet to see any expansions. However, on the 26th of May, closed beta testing of “Heart of Thorns” begins.

Guild Wars 2 has seen updates that add new areas and tweak gameplay, but it has yet to see a true expansion. Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns isn’t going to up the level cap of 80 for your characters, but instead introducing a Mastery System. This offers master abilities such as hang-gliding and new collections that can earn legendary weapons.

The new adventure will take place in the Maguuma Jungle, it will include a new storyline and events along with new challenging boss battles. To aid you in the quest to conquer the jungle, there is a new profession being added with the expansion. The Revenant, which is heavily armoured and equipped to channel legendary powers of the Mists.

If this doesn’t tempt you into starting a new character, there are specialisations for your already matured character which allows you to unlock weapons that were previously unavailable, as well as new skills, traits and unique mechanics which will give your characters profession a new feel.

Another addition that Heart of Thorns brings, is that of a new game mode. Called Stronghold, in this PvP game mode offers a new way to play, you gather supplies and battle for control of heroes in an attempt to defeat the guild lord.

There are additions that allow you and fellow guild members to build a guild hall in the jungle of Maguuma. A new WvW map called Borderland.

To get in on the beta testing action there are a few hoops you have to jump through, but I’m sure there will be plenty of streamers out there ready to show off the new content. The beta is to specifically test the stability of the new PvE event structure along with using the new Revenant profession.

Testing is scheduled as follows:
– 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7) to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
– 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7) to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
– 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7) to 9:30 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
So look out at those times for the live streams, or if you are one of the lucky ones that got to beta test, make sure you are free!

Fable Legends Open Beta Coming Soon

Lionhead Studios has been running closed beta tests of its in-development game Fable Legends since October 2014, and it now aims to stress-test it by sending out more invites in anticipation of open beta testing, which is promised soon.

The news was revealed by the social media coordinator for Lionhead Studios Lauran Carter (@LHAlbionGirl) on her Twitter account:

Carter then assured users that open beta testing will begin “soon enough”:

https://twitter.com/LHAlbionGirl/status/570287634666409987

Fable Legends is due for release on PC and Xbox One later this year.

Source: ParaDiger

Leaked Pictures Point To Titanfall Beta In February

It seems these days there is always leaks of new game content and release dates of games and DLC, if latest leaked picture is true we could be seeing the Beta release of Titanfall coming in mid February. The leaked image comes from Micromania, which is a French wholly owned subsidiary of none other than GameStop.

While this image is coming straight from the retailer we can guess that it’s not a fake, however there is still no word from both the developers (Respawn Entertainment) or publishers (EA) as to when the beta release of the game will occur. However seeing as the game is set to release early March 2014 these images seem accurate. Some form of testing will be needed to be done before the games released and since there has been no word on the invite-only Alpha trials that were meant to be happening, hopefully this image is accurate and the Beta will start in a couple of weeks. Guess we’ll just have to wait for either official word from either the developers or publishers on a Beta released date or just wait until February 14th to see if Beta will finally become available.

Thank you The Escapist for the information provided 

Image courtesy of Worlds Factory