The Phoenix Labs team, after years of development, is proud to announce that Dauntless will enter Open Beta on May 24th, 2018! More than 100,000 Slayers have begun forging their legend in the Closed Beta, and now more than 800,000 Dauntless account holders will be defending the Shattered Isles from the Behemoth onslaught.
From all of us at Phoenix Labs, thanks to everyone who has joined the Closed Beta. All of the Slayers who shared their feedback by playing the game or joining the Dauntless community have made a major difference in our development. Your feedback and insights have guided countless decisions and inspired ideas that will shape the Shattered Isles for years to come.
We’re dedicated to expanding the world of Dauntless with your continued feedback and inspiration. Open Beta is an exciting milestone, but we’re still far from done. We will continue to create the game that Slayers will be proud to call their own for years to come. You can stay up to date with what’s coming to Dauntless at the Dauntless Road Map.
The Dauntless Closed Beta has been an environment in which we have developed the foundations of the game. We’ve iterated on experimental versions of progression, the cells system, elemental damage, crafting pathways, and the Ramsgate layout. Behemoth behavior patterns, weapon balance, and island traversal all continued to be tuned and improved. New weapons, Behemoths, quests, and new ways to slay are currently in the works.
While we’ll never be done improving and refining Dauntless, Open Beta signals a foundational level of stability and permanence. In the interim, we will be looking to you for your hands-on feedback with the new improvements and systems that are coming to the game.
In order to fully Beta test the changes that we are making to progression, island exploration, and other systems, we will be performing two full-server wipes in the coming months. The first of these wipes will occur on May 2nd, coinciding with the release of a major update to progression and Evergame content. A second will happen on May 22nd in preparation for the Open Beta.
These wipes will allow us to test major improvements to Dauntless and ensure that your feedback is being addressed, and to ensure that the current progression system does not clash with the significant updates that we are making.
Additionally, we will be announcing a reward structure for current Beta testers. Depending on your progress in the current and future stages of the Closed Beta, you will receive special cosmetic items as a reward for your support. Expect more details and a preview of these rewards soon!
From all of us at Phoenix Labs, thank you for your continued devotion and commitment to Dauntless. After almost four years, we are ready to open wide the docks of Ramsgate. We couldn’t have done it without you, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.