Background game scene

Join the Closed Beta

Aeternum Awaits

Sign up for an opportunity to play New World early.


How can I get into the Closed Beta?

You can sign up for the opportunity to get into Closed Beta from this page OR you can pre-order the game to secure access.

Can I stream the Closed Beta?

Closed Beta marks the first point where you can feel free to stream and create content using New World.

When will the Closed Beta start?

Closed Beta is currently scheduled to start on July 23, 2020.

Will my Alpha progress be carried over to the Closed Beta?

After the many improvements and changes we made to New World between Closed Alpha and Beta, we will not be carrying over player progression. It's time to start fresh and experience all the changes for yourself!

Will my Beta progress be carried over to Release?

No, we will be wiping progress before New World's official release on August 25, 2020.

How do I get into the Alpha?

Invitations to the current New World Alpha are selected at random from the lists of previous Alpha signups, and current Closed Beta signups on If you pre-ordered New World and would like to be included in the random selection for Alpha, please also sign up for the Closed Beta on 

How will you be selecting and inviting people who signed up for Closed Beta but did not pre-order?

Starting July 23, 2020 we will be randomly selecting participants from our list of Closed Beta sign-ups and sending invitations at regular intervals via email while the Closed Beta test is live.

How long will the Closed Beta test be live?

We do not have an end date for the Closed Beta yet, but it will end before New World launches on August 25.

I'm currently playing in the Alpha; will I be able to continue playing during the Closed Beta?

Yes, when the Closed Beta launches your Steam account will automatically be granted access.