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Release schedule

Based on community feedback I decided to prioritize the alpha one testing phase and forego the castle siege Apoc testing until after Alpha One. This is a riskier development path, but demonstrating the mmorpg core systems became higher priority.[21]Steven Sharif

We have a lot of work ahead of us. In 2020, we will be inviting you into the Alpha One test phase where you will get to experience the systems and mechanics of the MMORPG we have all been waiting for. We are excited for all of the data this will provide us with and cannot wait to make the iterations necessary to create the MMORPG of our dreams. The Alpha One experience will not be under NDA, so our glorious community will be able to watch along as our Alpha One testers take their first steps into Verra.[22]Steven Sharif

The Ashes of Creation release schedule is subject to change.[23]

In 2020, you can look forward to new blogs on classes, node types, freehold buildings and equipment. As well as, more in-depth videos that showcase a whole host of systems our Alpha One players will be experiencing in their testing.[22]Steven Sharif

Phase Release Estimated/Actual date
Pre‑alpha Alpha-0.[24] December 15, 2017.[10]
APOC Ashes of Creation Apocalypse battle royale stress test (NDA).[25] September 7, 2018.[26]
Ashes of Creation Apocalypse battle royale stress test (NDA lifted).[17] October 19, 2018.[17]
Ashes of Creation Apocalypse battle royale open beta.[27] December 18, 2018.[28]
Ashes of Creation Apocalypse battle royale early access.[29] September 24, 2019.[30]
Ashes of Creation Apocalypse castle siege mode PI closed testing.[31] December 19, 2019.[31]
Ashes of Creation Apocalypse battle royale testing ends.[32] March 10, 2020.[33]
Ashes of Creation Apocalypse castle siege mode.[25] Suspended.[34][32]
Ashes of Creation Apocalypse horde mode.[25] Suspended.[34][32]
Alpha Alpha-1 early look livestream.[35] March 27, 2020.[36]
Alpha-1 limited QA testing (NDA).[37][38] May 28, 2020.[39][40]
Alpha-1 release (no NDA).[41][37] Fall 2020.[37][40]
Alpha-2 (persistent alpha).[42][43] -
Beta Betas won through the weekly drawings ("Beta-0").[44] After Alphas, but before Betas.[44]
Beta-1. -
Beta-2. -
Pre‑release Head start for crowdfunding backers at the Founder level and above.[45] 1-2 days before launch.[45][46]
Release Launch (live) release. To be announced.[47]
Post‑launch Major releases (DLC expansions). Quarterly.[48]
Minor releases. Monthly.[48]


  • Kickstarter's most funded MMORPG.[49]
  • Kickstarter's #7 most funded video game.[50]
  • Most anticipated MMO – MMORPG.com's Best of 2017 Awards.[51]
  • Most anticipated early access hands-on MMORPG – MMOs World.[52]
  • Gamescom 2018: Best Independent game.[53]
  • Gamescom 2018: Best Online game.[53]

See also