Mobile MOBA Witcher Battle Arena seeks beta testers

While the interminable wait for The Witcher 3 drags on, developer CD Projekt RED has opened beta sign-ups for the game's spin-off multiplayer online battle arena game, the aptly-titled Witcher Battle Arena.

Though developer Fuero Games offers no word on when the beta test will commence, it does explain what would-be testers are signing up for. "Upon being granted access to the event, selected participants will be given the possibility to playtest 8 heroes on two maps playable in Conquest Mode -The Arena and Korath Desert," reads the developer's official announcement. "Players will also have the opportunity to develop their player profiles in an RPG fashion, as well as help to test several other functionalities present in the full game coming later this year."

To sign up for the imminent beta test, CD Projekt RED asks that fans enter their pertinent details on the game's beta website. Be aware though, this beta test is only seeking Android users. Sorry Apple fans, but if it's any consolation you can find a brand new trailer for Witcher Battle Arena beyond the break.
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CD PROJEKT RED, creators of the critically acclaimed Witcher franchise of games, and Fuero Games are thrilled to announce the launch of registration for The Witcher Battle Arena closed beta for Android devices.

The Witcher Battle Arena is a fast, fun and accessible MOBA game based in the Witcher universe. Crafted to excel on mobile devices, Battle Arena combines great accessibility and a balanced learning curve with complex tactics and a limitless array of skill-based strategies gamers can deploy during each battle. Designed with fairness in mind, the game features no pay-to-win elements and allows players to unlock every piece of in-game content via gameplay.

Watch The Witcher Battle Arena Debut Gameplay Trailer here

"We are extremely passionate about games, whether they be for PC, console or mobile devices. The Witcher Battle Arena is our take on the MOBA genre and we are really excited at the prospect of sharing it with the gaming community! We highly value fans of The Witcher, and their opinions have always been paramount in helping us develop a great gaming experience--The Witcher Battle Arena is no exception! Sign up for the soon-to-commence closed beta now and, once you've had a chance to play around with it, share your thoughts - we're really eager to hear what you have to say!" said Benjamin Lee, Producer for Mobile Games, CD PROJEKT RED. "It doesn't matter if you're new to MOBA games or The Witcher universe, we've made a lot of effort to create a fun experience for everyone," added Lee.

Once launched, the closed beta will allow the community to test the core functionalities of Battle Arena and will help CD PROJEKT RED and Fuero Games balance gameplay, fix potential netcode issues and further refine in-game features. Upon being granted access to the event, selected participants will be given the possibility to playtest 8 heroes on two maps playable in Conquest Mode--The Arena and Korath Desert. Players will also have the opportunity to develop their player profiles in an RPG fashion, as well as help to test several other functionalities present in the full game coming later this year.

Visit www.thewitcherbattlearena.com/beta for more information and sign up now!

To celebrate the launch of the closed beta, the studio has released new assets: a riveting gameplay video showing previously unpublished content from the game, and new screenshots featuring some of the characters from Battle Arena in action. All assets can be downloaded from the studio's FTP server.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.