NCSoft today announced that the first ever Closed Beta weekend for the upcoming release of the action sandbox MMORPG, Blade & Soul, will take place from tomorrow, October 29th at 18:00 CET / 17:00 UTC. All players that have previously purchased a Founder’s Pack from any of the tiers available will be granted access for the duration of the event this weekend, accompanied by a random selection of players who registered their interest on the official website.
Scheduled for a free-to-play launch in early 2016 Blade & Soul’s unique blend of martial arts fueled combat and a mythological game world will see players fight against seemingly insurmountable odds as they battle the forces of evil hell-bent on destroying the world.
[quote cite=”Nicolas Coutant, Producer at NCSOFT West “]“Closed beta is a very exciting time for Blade & Soul, as this is the first time that a lot of the community will have hands-on time with the game. We’ve been hard at work developing a unique MMO experience that players will enjoy, and we can’t wait to see more players breathe life into the martial arts world of Blade & Soul”. [/quote]
The Closed Beta window opens this weekend and will be followed by 4 additional events of a similar style in following weeks, giving players a total of 21 days to help test and sample the features on offer ahead of the 2016 release.
Source: Press Release