As we previously posted, Aion goes F2P in Europe and as February looms closer there will be a short beta to test out servers and such before the game goes live for Gameforge. This beta will start on the 26th of January and the client can be accessed now. Please note that AionSource is a partner site and we will have keys to give away for our community. More information will be forthcoming about what you need to do in order to get one of them in the next few days. The full announcement of the beta phase is copied below for your convenience.
Aion-Free-to-Play’s release is getting closer by the minute. Start Aion’s pre-load today to prepare for its launch in February. The gates of Atreia will be opening up for the first pioneers on the 26th of January. Explore the free-to-play version of Aion for three weeks during the Closed Beta.
With a bit of luck you can secure an access key for the Beta phase, as we will be having a draw amongst the Aion newsletter subscribers (register for the newsletter here). Or take part in our partner draws on several gaming websites.
What’s more, we’re rewarding your heroic deeds as a pioneer: by participating you will automatically get a Veteran account for Aion’s live version, which will be released in February. If you are very active during the Beta, you will be rewarded even more abundantly: when you reach levels 10, 20 or 30 you will receive additional Gold Packs which will have an increased duration correspondent to the level.
There’s another couple of things you should know: the Closed Beta will only be available in English, German and French and support will only be provided in English. And last but not least, all characters will be deleted after the test phase is finished and you will receive your gained rewards in the live version.
Everything about the Advance Download and the Beta Test can be found here.