Crowfall® is a crowdfunded project, which means we rely on the contributions of backers to fund the development of the game. If you believe in us and want to join the thousands of Crows who also share our vision, your purchase of any pledge package marked EARLY ACCESS will grant you immediate access to our playtests.
To view your test group and any other pledge rewards you may have:
Mouse over your username in the top right corner of this page and select “Account” from the menu.
Click on Backer Rewards from the menu on the left.
Current testing phase: Pre-Alpha 5 Current active test groups: Pre-Alpha 1 through Beta 2
HOW TO PLAY
This is an Early Access game, so our tutorials and in-game help are still incomplete. Save yourself confusion and frustration by reading the How To Play guide. You can do this while the patcher is updating the game. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
CLIENT DOWNLOAD: EARLY ACCESS LIVE ENVIRONMENT
The Early Access LIVE Environment is the more polished version of the game. All current active test groups (see above) have access to LIVE.
If you want a more stable, 24/7 experience, play the LIVE environment.See below for other options.
Note that there are two separate downloads, LIVE and TEST. This means there will be two separate patchers that will lead to two different universes.
The LIVE environment is where the game is available 24/7. It includes all the regular features: the Skill tree, Eternal Kingdoms, and Campaign Worlds.
The TEST environment is where new features will appear first for initial testing before they are deployed to LIVE.
The skills, items, and characters present in one will not transfer to the other. This also means your pledge rewards can only be used in one or the other. Note that we will occasionally reset rewards on the testing environments.
If you do choose to download both the LIVE and TEST versions of the game, please put the installers in separate, clearly labeled folders (CrowfallLIVE and CrowfallTEST) to avoid any possible confusion.
CLIENT DOWNLOAD: EARLY ACCESS TEST ENVIRONMENT
The TEST environment is as its name suggests: this is the rougher version where new builds are deployed for initial testing. Frequent patching will be required, and will also be in a more unrefined state than the patches for the LIVE environment.
The TEST environment is subject to resets, and we may gate access by test group to limit the number of players on the server during the earliest days of testing a new build. When this happens, we will begin with the Pre-Alpha 1 and Pre-Alpha 2 test groups, then roll in Alpha 1, Alpha 2 and so on as needed.
TEST access now available to these test groups: Pre-Alpha 1 and Pre Alpha 2 ONLY
If you’re okay with a more unpredictable playing experience and want to be on the front lines of testing the newest features, use the TEST environment.