May 17th, 2012
Hi Everyone! We've been busy squashing bugs and deploying patches - 8, in fact! - since our last update. The Torchlight II beta is going really well, and is nearing its end. But before we go, we're going to do a wide network stress test this weekend! We'll be sending out many more beta codes to those who have already made their Runic Games Account. Haven't signed up yet? Go for it now! Creating your account is always your best chance to receive a beta invite - especially this weekend.
The Beta Weekend will start on Friday, May 18th at 11:00am PDT and go until Tuesday, May 22nd at 11:00am PDT. We will be staggering invitations to let participants know they have been chosen, but you will not be able to play until the start of the Beta Weekend on Friday. This is to help stagger downloading of the game client.
The beta will end shortly after this last big network test. We are going to get the last information we need for stress testing, and then get back to finishing the game! A longer beta means a longer wait until we can ship, and we are eager to finish Torchlight II and get it in your hands. Thanks to all our fans who've supported us, participated in, and promoted the beta. It's incredibly fulfilling to see you guys play the game and enjoy it as much as we do.
Miss out on some Torchlight II beta coverage? Check these out!
Thanks to the Yogscast for creating a series of videos playing through the beta - entertaining and fun to watch!
"Beautiful graphic style | Superb Co-op | Entertaining combat."
The Cynical Brit goes hands-on.
Archived Stream of a Hardcore Elite run with Runic Games devs Jamus, Patrick, Justin, Erich, and Matt Tanwanteng.
"The polish is already at an astoundingly high level."
I Eat Games
Here are some of our favorite tweets! Talk to us @RunicGames on Twitter.
Torchlight 2's 0 to awesome speed is impressive. A few minutes in I've gotten a unique sword called Heartseeker and a literal Hand Cannon.— Dan Stapleton (@DanStapleton) May 9, 2012
@RunicGames Torchlight 2 on elite difficulty is deliciously hard. Just cleared Corrupted Crypt with an Engineer. Love his AoE skills!— Lionel Sanchez (@Lionel2b) May 9, 2012
@RunicGames did I just fight a ghost pirate named [REDACTED]?I think I'm in love.— Chris (@steadfast_one) May 11, 2012
I'm known to be a very picky person, but there is almost nothing negative I can say about #Torchlight 2. In my opinion, ARPG of the year.— BH Low (@TheGamingWriter) May 11, 2012
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