Ember Sword Announces The Ultra Deep Playtest
The Ultra Deep playtest is open for anyone who creates an Ember Sword account, with the testing period set to start on October 27th at 11 AM UTC and end on October 29th at 10 PM UTC.
What’s New in The Ultra Deep Playtest?
For this playtest, Bright Star Studios is aiming for a more linear and shorter experience in comparison to the previous alpha playtest that was held in April this year. It’ll take place in a network of rock caverns deep under the engineering department of Burkhalter’s Academy in Solarwood, affected by an explosion from an experiment conducted by shady scientists in a large underground laboratory. As such, expect dungeon crawling gameplay in which you work together with others to face on various monsters in underground tunnels as you explore areas containing steam-powered machines and “large cauldrons of molten steel” in an effort to unravel the mysteries hidden beneath.
During this playtest, you’ll have the opportunity to try out various different playstyles by picking a variety of different equipment at the start of your playthrough. Unlike the previous playtest, which was more open, this one is particularly focused on testing specific areas, and as such is a more focused experience.
In an effort to ensure a stable and smooth experience across the world, the team has decided to introduce regional servers this time around, which should hopefully make it possible for a larger number of players to experience this early version of the game and provide constructive feedback in the process. There will also be leaderboards showcasing the fastest groups to complete the playtest, with the leaderboards set to be separated by region.
How to Access the Playtest
In order to gain access to this upcoming playtest, you simply need to have an Ember Sword account, which you can get by registering on the game’s official website. By doing so, you’ll be emailed relevant info ahead of time in order to be able to participate in this new alpha playtest. As this is still an alpha version of the browser-based MMORPG, everything is still subject to change, so be sure to provide your feedback and suggestions in order to help the team create a successful free-to-play title.