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Get Ready for the Dauntless Alpha

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Get Ready for the Dauntless Alpha

It was announced by Phoenix Labs, that they will be rolling out their closed, invite-only Dauntless Alpha tests over the coming months, so players can help them deliver the best experience possible to them later this year. As a prospective slayer, this is your chance to play Dauntless early and contribute to its development. Also they believe in offering Dauntless as a service for players to enjoy for years to come. Much like the floating islands of the Shattered Isles, Dauntless will shift, grow, and evolve over time.

Check out the PAX East trailer of Dauntless, featuring some gameplay footage:


Dauntless will be in an early Alpha state and we want you to give feedback even though it’s unfinished. For example, we may turn 500 people loose to fight only Drask for a day to properly balance his encounter. We may unlock a new weapon or armour set to test how well they perform in the heat of battle. There will be bugs, glitches, and unfinished content; it’s all part of the process.

Because Dauntless will still be a work in progress, we will be asking all Alpha participants to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) and to not share their access with anyone, to not stream the game, and to not create videos or screenshots of the game.

We believe in partnering with content creators and empowering them to express their passion for Dauntless, and later this year we will open Dauntless up for streaming, video creation, and other kinds of sharing. This will include supporting the community with video pre-roll packages, overlays, logos, and everything else you need to make the best looking content.


Slayers eager to help should head over to our Alpha Sign-Up form. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to sign up for a Dauntless account as well.

We’ll be inviting players based on a variety of factors including hardware, geographic location, and favourite games. Part of testing our online infrastructure means starting with a small number of people. More invites will go out as we progress into the later stages of Alpha testing.


We anticipate the first Alpha test will land in late April. After that, testing will continue on a steady cadence into summer. This is where the community can help us the most. Your feedback will be instrumental in helping us polish and improve the Dauntless experience before it goes into open Beta later this year.

On a personal note, this is a big moment for everyone at Phoenix Labs. We’ve been building Dauntless for years, and earlier this year was our first chance to share the Shattered Isles with you at PAX South and East. We can’t wait for all the adventures that we will share with you this year in the Alpha and beyond.

See you in the Shattered Isles!”

For more information on Dauntless, visit its official website.

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