Dreadnought Doing One Last Account Wipe Before Open Beta

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor January 6, 2017
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If you're the type of person who plays games in closed beta for hundreds of hours, I commend you. All your testing work is invaluable to developers and makes for a better experience for us all. Me, I can't do it. I'll play enough to get a taste for the game and whether I like it, but I just can't invest all that time and energy into a game knowing it'll all be wiped out before the open beta or launch.

That soon won't be an issue with Dreadnought. The final account reset for Grey Box's space shooter will go down next week, taking the game offline for three or four days. When it comes back, everything players have earned in game will be gone, though anything purchased with real money, as well as currency and special promotional items, will be returned.

Interestingly, this doesn't herald the start of the open beta. According to Grey Box:

Why are we resetting accounts now, instead of at the launch of the open beta? It allows us to level the playing field ahead of open beta—and gives all players currently in closed beta an opportunity to get a head start!

Which is ... sort of contradictory? You can't "level the playing field" and then give players "an opportunity to get a head start." Players with hundreds of hours of progress in closed beta will lose it all, but they'll have the chance to build it back up, at least in part, in the time between the wipe and the start of open beta -- which doesn't have a set date yet. Let's hope it doesn't take too long.

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (8)

trionisshit 5 years ago
There is nothing stupid moba right now, few ships one map pvp, thats it upgrades and progression is on paper only, no benefits , no rpg elements, dev team looks like its a very small, they making game so long and there is almost nothing, another fuking moba just in space but still braindead moba, fuk off any kind of moba its for brain unabled.

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trionisshit 5 years ago
Didint know there will be wipes, goof im not played , and not going to play , if there is only pvp content its a copy paste game like few similar games, with one map and brainless pvp, all upgrades are almost useless like cosmetics, looks like here is the same, i dont wana start copy paste brainless moba!

DoktorB4n3 5 years ago
Agreed they are giving head start to paying customers, it is a bit pay to win.

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SlightlyMad 5 years ago
lol how much you payed for this game development bro? must be 5th time a see you talking about it. tell me bro, does it hvave cash shop? its rich people freindly? lol pathetique hipocrit corrupt piece of shit, thats what you are.

SlightlyMad 5 years ago
POWER TO GAMERS! REAL CASH ECONOMY FOR ALL ONLINE VIDEO-GAMES! FUUCK YOU PLUS YOUR RICH PEOPLE MAJOR CONCERN YOU SUUCKER! YOU ARE A RICH PEOPLE COOCK SUCKER BRO! FUUCK YOU!

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