This public beta test features a specific part of the larger game and is now available exclusively to those who pre-order the game. This online multiplayer beta includes two brand-new factions out of six total factions - the mighty Dwarves and the treacherous Goblins. In the beta test, both factions boast all their units, heroes, structures, and powers for players to utilize against opponents online. Players will also experience two brand-new maps to wage battle across; Harlindon and Withered Heath. The Harlindon map is partially composed of a sprawling ocean that showcases the game’s new naval combat feature. Players can use this to their advantage by launching attacks from sea or land. The Withered Heath map is a wide-open snow plain complete with surrounding mountains and caverns that will thrust players into in the middle of epic battles - perfect for strategic sneak attacks.
The public beta also includes two tutorials with over 45 minutes of gameplay that will explain all the new features and more.