TERA's fifth and final closed beta test has arrived! Starting this Friday, players will be able to venture into Eldritch Academy, Cultist's Refuge, and all earlier dungeons for the last time before we start our open beta. This event will use the same build as the previous closed beta test meaning no huge patches to download for returning players! Be sure to read Producer Chris Hager's recap of Closed Beta Test 4 for insights into what features we've got planned for TERA after Closed Beta Test 5.
Here are some at-a-glance facts about this weekend's event:
- Duration: Friday, April 6 at 12:00 PM PDT to Sunday, April 8 at 11:59 PM PDT
- Servers: Arachnaea (PvE), Serpentis Isle (PvE), Dragonfall (PvE), Valley of Titans (PvP), and Jagged Coast (PvP)
- Maximum Level: 38
- Character Slots per Server: 3
In this last event, the Valkyon Federation, bolstered by a surge of new soldiers, strikes back at its foes, reestablishing control of troubled realms, and upsetting the meticulous plans of its enemies. In an effort to destabilize the federation and disrupt its momentum, Thulsa has decided to launch attacks at the relatively unprotected capitalâ€”Velika. The evil god is gathering a small army of monsters to fling them at the City of Wheels. The Mysterium's arcanists detected Thulsa's plans and alerted Fraya, who sent word to Velika. With little forewarning, will the federation be able to defend the city and thwart Thulsa's machinations? Be ready for a call to action in the evening hours of Friday and Saturday!
We're also holding our final Be Creative, Be Smart, Be Lucky! and Calling All MMO-FOs! contests for a chance to win awesome prizes including Logitech loot, MMO-FO shirts, and a free month of TERA from En Masse Entertainment. There is no nondisclosure agreement (NDA) during the beta tests, so feel free to screenshot, film, or write about your experiences, and share them with your friends and guild mates!
As a grassroots TERA fan, don't miss out on your subscription discount by pre-ordering TERA from the En Masse store before the game launches on May 1, 2012!