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Beta Testing

Beta Testing is a phase where all game developers will have to go through various stress testing of their games to test stability of the game. Tree of Savior's development phase includes Focus Group Test, Closed Beta Testing, Open Beta Testing and official release. Tree of Savior is currently in the Closed Beta Testing phase of the development.

Countries who already have their own publishers will begin their CBT with their respective publishers. imcGAMES is still in search of publishers overseas in the Western region. However, imcGAMES has plans to service their own international Tree of Savior if necessary.

Closed Beta Testing

Closed Beta Testing is a beta testing phase where a limited amount of players are shortlisted to participate in the test.

First Closed Beta Test (Jan 2015)

The first CBT will be held in Korea for four days.

Item Details
RegistrationDec 29, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015
Testers' AnnouncementJan 14, 2015 at 5PM (KST)
Testing DatesJan 15 - Jan 18, 2015
Testing Hours (KST)Weekdays: 14:00 - 20:00
Weekends: 12:00 - 20:00
Participants3,000 Koreans
Server LocationSouth Korea
RequirementsVerified Nexon Account

Participants of the first CBT are prohibited from stream broadcasting the game or play the first CBT in public spaces such as computer cafes or libraries1). However, taking screenshots and blogging about the CBT is allowed2).

Second Closed Beta Test (Apr 2015)

Participation Information

The second CBT was held in Korea for five days.

Item Details
Registration PeriodApril 2 - April 13, 2015
Testers Announcement DateApril 17th
Testing DatesApril 21 - April 26, 2015
Participants10,000 Testers
Server LocationSouth Korea
RequirementsVerified Nexon Account

Participants of the CBT were prohibited from streaming or broadcasting the game.

Additional Features & Content

  • CBT2 had more classes (up to Rank 6), companions, quests, and other various content in comparison to the first closed beta.
  • Gamepad support on most versions of Windows
  • Ability to change hair color [After completing several achievements]

Third Closed Beta Test (Aug 2015)

Participation Information

The third CBT was international, lasting for 7 days.

Item Details
Registration PeriodJul 25 - Jul 30, 2015
Testers Announcement DateJul 27th
Testing DatesAug 4 - Aug 10, 2015
Testing Hours24/7
Participants5,000 Testers
Server LocationUSA
RequirementsLog in at least once at official website

Additional Features & Content

  • Free quests are hidden. Only main quests can be easily found.
  • Party Match system implemented with Party Quests.
  • PvP system will be tested with an 5vs5 arena.
  • Mouse control.
  • Class balance with new skill combos.
  • Dash [Swordsman branch].
  • Close ranged attacks [Wizard branch].
  • New card game.

Focus Group Test (Feb 2014)

IMC Games conducted its Focus Group Test in February 20143). A number of participants from Korea are invited to the studio to perform various tasks to test the game out. The developers received feedback on balances of classes, quest flows, difficulty level, controllability of a few classes, interfaces and more. The summary of the FGT was many of the participants enjoyed the test and would play the real game. However there are still a lot to test, such as game's feasibility when a lot of users are connected at the same time. This will be tested in the upcoming CBT.

Item Details
Test DatesFeb 25th, Mar 4th, Mar 11th, Mar 18th, 2014
Test LocationimcGAMES studio
RequirementsValid Social Insurance Number

Test Servers

The CBT servers initially will be located in Korea. The developers are planning to test stability of the international users and their servers to cope with the amount of traffic. Once they have results they will decide whether or not to add more servers internationally.

Open Beta Testing (OBT)

Information on Open Beta Testing is still not available yet.

beta-testing.txt · Last modified: 2015/08/01 15:57 by celov