Just a friendly heads up to those who may not have realized it, Trion Worlds is currently holding the second Closed Beta Event for ArcheAge. Having kicked off yesterday, the closed beta will continue until Monday, August 4th at 10:00AM PDT. If you already had access during the first beta event, you may pickup where you left off with your character.

If you didn’t get in during the first event, you may want to examine your emails. New waves of beta keys have been randomly sent out to fans, and Trion says the team is expecting the event to house three times as many players this time around. During the initial CBT event, the first servers filled up in only 18 minutes. To help with the expected increase in capacity, the devs have doubled their server counts across all regions.

Following these closed beta events, Trion says it will open the servers to everyone before a final wipe in preparation for the MMO’s official launch later this year.

We found our time in the ArcheAge Alpha to be fairly enjoyable, if not a bit old-fashioned at times. If you’ve managed to try the MMO, what do you think of it so far?

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.


  1. Great game, many class combinations, lots of casual gameplay if that is your thing. Build a house, farm, boat, siege weapon. Free mount before level 10, free glider before level 15. You can mindlessly grind mobs, harvest your crops, open loot bags, fish, mine, whatever you want. It all gives XP. Its free, yeah the labor system is a little weak, but you gain points just playing so its not all bad. Its still in beta so a lot is bound to change. Rumor has it that its open beta soon so just relax. Play this till Skyforge comes out okay?

  2. This game is very good, it has so much to offer.
    F2P is a little bit lacking, I was expecting much better from Trion, not even close to the way Rift does F2P, even if they use the same names here and there to explain what is paid and not (patrons). The labor system is also very annoying, and that you can’t own buildings is very bad indeed.
    Still, it does look great, plays very smooth and it has a great sandbox feel.
    Don’t bother until the CB and OB are over.

  3. it’s 2 dang years i’m waiting for this….and almost 1 that i’m signed for beta….and i NEVER play it yet…..daaaaang…don’t matter if it’s amazing or fun or whatelse……they destroied
    my *******@òàèàèè]ùù+ù………..f…..k…….. i will never play it same….i’m bored now……dang dumbs

  4. F2P option is not just on labor system. You cant have a house and a farm too.
    From what i found, its is just a multiclassing pvp with some guild seiges and battleships invloved game if your not going to subscribe.

  5. pretty fun game with a TON of crap to do and a ton of different classes you can make… its kind of mabinogi but with better graphics. The fact that you become a criminal(pirate) and be hunted down is amazing. Only thing i really don’t like are the labor points…. reminds me of the energy thing they use on mobile games.But all in all a very fun game.


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