So far, if you’ve wanted to get some hands on time with Whitebox Interactive’s upcoming, free to play MOBA, you had to show up to one of the gaming conventions they attended. That changes starting tomorrow though when Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena starts its closed alpha testing.

A lot has changed since the teaser above was released, including a visual overhaul when the game moved to the Unity 5 engine. “Not only is Dark Nexus Arena loaded with tweaks and enhancements, the game also sports an entirely new engine – Unity 5, which gives us an outstanding difference in lighting of the characters and environment. You can really see the difference,” said Jonathan Falkowski, CEO of Whitebox Interactive. “It just feels more alive.”

According to the game’s FAQs, not only will Dark Nexus Arena be free to play, but all characters will be unlocked. The game’s monetization will rely strictly on skins, HUDs, avatars, and other customization options leaving all gameplay enhancing elements limited to in game currency only.

If you want to get in on the closed alpha though, you’ll need to buy a Founder’s Pack (or be lucky enough to win a key somewhere). Founder’s Packs start at $25 USD.

If you’d rather wait to see more of the game before spending your money, be sure to check out Dark Nexus Arena’s official Twitch channel as there will be regularly scheduled streams every Tuesday at 1 PM Pacific.

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Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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  1. hellphy on August 9, 2015

    free key : VRDZL7C246CWJ567EW8XZZ734

  2. Clint Eastwood on May 8, 2015

    my beloved warhammer universe… pls stahp raping it…. like.. please?

  3. MrkHUN on May 8, 2015

    My opinion is that they should’ve made an MMO instead of a MOBA…

    • Clint Eastwood on May 8, 2015

      its called Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade, get ur informations bruh

  4. Mizhun on May 8, 2015

    Gotta agree. Always prefered the dota2 way of keeping champions free.
    Took me years to unlock every LoL champion, wont touch anything thats not with full free hero rooster (im sure im not the only one).

  5. Jokul on May 7, 2015

    At least they’re doing what Dota 2 is.