EverQuest Next Landmark Closed Beta starts March 26

Save what you can from the Alpha now before SOE wipes the servers.

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EverQuest Next Landmark will start its Closed Beta on Wednesday, March 26, Sony Online Entertainment has announced on the game’s forums.

The games servers will be down on March 24 and 25 so SOE can wipe data and set up the new islands. The data wipe will delete everything except your character name, templates, and any items you purchased, whether through the Founder’s Pack or marketplace.

SOE highly recommends that you template any items on your claim that you’ll want in the Closed Beta no later than March 23. When the Closed Beta begins, you’ll need to choose a new appearance, gather new resources, craft new tools, and make new claims all over again.

According to what Director of Development for the EverQuest franchise David Georgeson said earlier this month, the Closed Beta means the game will soon add Player Studio, where players can buy and sell templates to other players with real money.

SOE also announced that the four time-limited beta keys that were included with the Trailblazer packs are now unlimited, meaning they now grant permanent access to the beta.

For more on EverQuest Next Landmark, make sure to read our preview of its creation tools.

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Discussion

9 comments
patrickborush
patrickborush

so want to get access to beta... i dont care if its a block buster or not its fun to explore new games and beta's are the best try before you buy thats out here =) (as long as you keep in mind its a beta not the finished product thats going to launch)

oflow
oflow

Landmark is a different game than EQ Next the MMO a lot of people dont seem to realize that.

nicecall
nicecall

graphics look bad in this game

lionheart051
lionheart051

This game is going to flop harder than a Barack Obama flip flop.

F2P=Garbage.

sorepti0n
sorepti0n

SOE with Everquest really set the tone for the entire MMORPG situation as we've known it. As such, I don't know whether to love them or hate them lol I played EQ and PS2 is a great f2p game so I will give them the benefit of the doubt :)

Buck_Swaggler
Buck_Swaggler

Sad how no one cares about this. Looks awesome.

Fabian85
Fabian85

Soe knows support is declining for traditional style mmos. Its covered by the increase in f2p but that is the reason they made it into a mmo minecraft hybrid. Dont think it will do well.

solidx12
solidx12

i want news about Planetside2 on the PS4 already.