One of the most common questions we received from players during Closed Beta was, “When does Open Beta begin?” We are pleased to officially announce that the Kritika Online Open Beta begins Thursday, June 29, at 9 a.m. PDT. Even better, our Founders get a special Head Start to the Open Beta beginning Tuesday, June 27 at 9 a.m. PDT. That’s less than a week away!
How were we able to begin Open Beta so soon after Closed Beta? That’s an easy one: YOU! You players rocked during CBT and gave us a ton of data that ALLM is incorporating into Open Beta and future updates to the game. In fact, you were so busy, we wanted to show you a little report card of your progress during Closed Beta, along with some other fun stats. Without further ado, check out the following infographic we are calling “Kritika Online: Closed Beta By the Numbers.”
We'll have plenty more Open Beta details to share through next week. The full announcement is below:
SEATTLE, JUNE 22, 2017 — En Masse Entertainment, a player-driven publisher focused on delivering great games and great service, today announced their upcoming hyper-stylish action RPG, Kritika Online, will enter open beta starting on Thursday, June 29 at 9:00 a.m. PDT. Players who have purchased Founders’ Packs are able to begin playing during the Head Start period beginning Tuesday, June 27 at 9:00 a.m. PDT. Once in open beta, players will be free to play the game and progress their characters using their En Masse account, with no additional character or server wipes planned before the game’s full launch later this summer.
The open beta announcement comes on the heels of a very successful closed beta where Kritika Online players collectively spent over 34 million hours testing and diving deep into the game. More details can be seen in a new infographic highlighting player successes and challenges.
En Masse will kick off the open beta festivities on June 29 with a livestream on their Twitch channel starting at 1:00 p.m. PDT. The team at En Masse will give viewers a behind the scenes look at some of the changes coming to the game based off of player feedback during the closed beta, announcing community initiatives, and playing through a few live dungeon runs with members of the community. The livestream will also feature an interview with the actress voicing the Rogue in Kritika Online, Brianna Knickerbocker, who is known for her V.O. work on a number of games including titles in the Fire Emblem series. Be sure to tune in to the Twitch channel on June 29 at 1:00 p.m. PDT for an exciting look at what’s in store for Kritika Online!
If you want to be there for the Head Start on June 27, become a Founder by purchasing a pack from the Kritika Online web store. We can't wait to see you all in the game next week!