When does beta start?
Currently waiting for announcements on Beta Phase 2. The goal is currently May.
What is the estimated download size?
Download size is estimated to be around 10GB total. We'll update this once we launch the next Beta phase.
How can I get into the beta?
If you have pledged $20 (Survivor Tier) or more in the Kickstarter, or pledged it from our website, you will have access to the Beta via a Steam key.
These keys will be sent out via the email address associated with your Kickstarter or PayPal account. If you do not have access to that email address you will need to contact your email provider and arrange access. This is the only way we can assure that the account that backed us receives what they paid for.
Pledges to have access to beta and the full game are currently suspended during Beta Phase I. We have no hard date for when you will be able to pledge support on our website again, but it will most likely be sometime before Beta Phase 2. Announcements will be made if/when it is available to pledge again.
What if I backed the Kickstarter?
If you pledged $13 (Early Bird Hider Tier), $15 (Hider Tier), you will receive the full game only and there is no way to upgrade to have beta access. Please click here to go to Kickstarter to verify your tier.
When is the game expected to fully release?
We are still a decent amount away from release. Dedicated servers have been the central pillar of our time spent which has taken away from other content development, but we believe it will be worth it in the end.
We do not have a timeline as to when we will be expecting to fully release the game at this time. Our beta tests with our community will help us determine when we will be ready to go. The goal for the final release is end of Q2 - Mid to end of June. Subject to change.
How many phases of the beta will there be?
There will a number of beta phases. This will be updated as we continue to receive feedback from the beta. Watch this space here for bi-weekly updates on the game.
First Phase will be November 1st 08:00pm CDT - November 11th 11:59pm CDT
Next will be to organize and plan how to implement the feedback, check the play metrics, and then start the 3 weeks of working on the needed changes.
Week 1: Nov 12-Nov 16
Nov 19-Nov 23: Studio will be closed for Thanksgiving. We want to give our employees the ability to spent time with their families.
Week 2: Nov 26-Nov 30
Week 3: Dec 3rd-Dec 7th
Beta Phase 1.5: We want to quickly stress test our new server configuration. This will be a two day test starting on December 14th @ 8pm CDT and finishing on December 16th @ 8pm CDT.
Beta Phase 2: Test new hunters, gameplay alterations, progression rates, and perks. - May
Beta Phase 3: Test the entire game front to back with majority of promised features implemented. - June
What will be included in the Beta Phase I?
Survivors: Up to 16 survivors. We may experiment with up to 30 players total during beta.
Killer(s): There will be the Scientist.
Maps: Beta Phase 1 will have 4 maps. Farm Docks (from Alpha), River, Campground, and Swamps.
Do not expect full game content, progression, and high levels of polish. This is a phase in development that is critical to the game and ensuring that we build a game together that you love to play and we are proud of.
- This will be updated as more announcements are released -
Will I be able to stream or record during Beta?
See our help article here for details.