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Torchlight 2: Beta Weekend Incoming

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelMMORPG.COM Staff Posts: 21,735 Epic

Runic Games has announced that Torchlight 2 will undergo a big beta weekend beginning Friday, May 18th and running through Tuesday, May 22nd. The team is hoping to put the game through its paces and assess the strength of the servers in a massive stress test.

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.

Read the full details on the Torchlight 2 site.




  • GrinnzGrinnz Member Posts: 311 Uncommon

    Had fun in the Beta, of course D3 puts some slow down on playing, but overall TL2 is fun! Look forward to it's release ( moreso for the modding potential ).



  • GrakulenGrakulen Staff Writer St. Charles, MOMMORPG.COM Staff Posts: 621 Uncommon
    I give this game the "fun" stamp of approval.
  • ArquitetoArquiteto Cranston, RIMember Posts: 228

    Day one purchase. Can't wait!

  • arescagearescage Philsadelphia, PAMember Posts: 20

    Best ARPG to date. I'm going to be playing this until Grim Dawn next year.

  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSMember Posts: 2,058 Uncommon

    have to admit, I tried the beta, and I liked it.

  • dimasokdimasok toronto, ONMember Posts: 183 Uncommon
    So i preordered and no beta key? screw them
  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOMember Posts: 2,732 Uncommon

    I signed up. Hopefully I'll get in as it would be a good way to tide me over until my D3 CE arrives.

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • gaeanprayergaeanprayer Somewhere Out There, PAMember Posts: 2,335 Uncommon

    Gave in and pre-ordered after the beta. Loved it.  Got it through steam to enjoy the first one while I wait, currently trying to make it through the supposedly infinite dungeon. I won't be touching this beta through, I explored the first beta and I'd be willing to bet they're not going to open up more content for this one. Don't want to burn out before the game gets here.

    If you haven't played it yet, definitely worth a try! Torchlight is a great game but it doesn't compare to 2, imo. Far more refined and interesting.

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  • Z3R01Z3R01 NYC, NYMember Posts: 2,426 Uncommon

    TL2 is a great game.

    One of the many things that I like about TL2 is that its different compared to D3. 

    TL2 has a Pet system, talent tress , the classes they offer are nothing like the ones in D3, the game offers mod support and the combat it self is much faster.

    Much like how Path of Exile uses its mechanics to keep it self away from being a Diablo 3 clone, TL2 offers enough that I can enjoy my Diablo 3 and other ARPGs.

    Doesn't hurt that TL2 is 20 bucks :)


    Waiting on:

  • DarkPonyDarkPony RotterdamMember Posts: 5,566

    Schweet! Another weekend of freeloading on a new hack & slash game hopefully. Just signed up. Curious how it will measure up against my D3 and PoE beta experiences.


  • Ramonski7Ramonski7 Aurora, ILMember Posts: 2,661 Uncommon

    I'll pass on the beta. But I will be picking it up on release. I enjoyed the first TL and I'm sure the next won't dissappoint either.

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  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebMember Posts: 5,450 Rare

    I would say GREAT.

    But I allready got the beta key , due to my excessive whining on Runic forums :D

    Anyway, great game. No time to play it though ;)

  • mad-hattermad-hatter Member Posts: 239 Uncommon

    Was pretty surprised by the beta, a lot better than TL1.  I had more fun with it than PoE, but I still prefer D3 to it.  Regardless I'm still planning on picking this up.

  • UnlightUnlight Ottawa, ONMember Posts: 2,540
    Originally posted by Lobotomist
    I would say GREAT. But I allready got the beta key , due to my excessive whining on Runic forums :D Anyway, great game. No time to play it though ;)

    Damn.  I wish I'd tried that.

  • TerranahTerranah Stockton, CAMember Posts: 3,574 Uncommon

    I just preordered TL2 from Steam.  Playing TL until TL2 launches.  I decided to play this game instead of D3 for now.  The always online aspect of single player and cash auction house put a damper on my interest.  Plus TL was only $20.


  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryMember Posts: 10,719 Epic

    I'm having a lot of fun in the beta so far.  The talent trees seem better designed than the first game, the pet is useful, the gameplay very smooth.

    Ember Mage all the way! (I still have to try the other classes :p)

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  • CabalocCabaloc Fort Pierce, FLMember Posts: 116

    Got my invite 2 days ago and having a blast, one of the best parts about it ................ when this launches no internet connection required to enjoy  .

  • wildtalentwildtalent Huntsville, ALMember Posts: 380 Uncommon

    Definitely a great game.  I can't help but notice the overwhelmingly positive response on here.  That in itself has to say something.


  • heartlessheartless Brooklyn, NYMember Posts: 4,993 Uncommon

    I enjoyed the original game, can't wait to try Torchlight 2, heard some very good things about it.


  • PyukPyuk Eugene, ORMember Posts: 707 Uncommon

    After my fiasco with D3, pre-order TL2 and am very much looking forward to it.

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  • dontadowdontadow Detroit, MIMember Posts: 994 Uncommon

    Smart marketing on torchlight, they realize their strengths and pounced. Simply dungeon game, easy dungeon fix.  

  • VaultarVaultar adelaideMember Posts: 339
    Omfg!! U kidding me???? So all this time I never once registered with Runic Games??

    No wonder I kept missing out on the tests..T.T

    Looking forward to EQL and EQN.

  • AvarixAvarix Chicago, ILMember Posts: 490 Uncommon

    Just pre-ordered it and got 1 for free. Haven't tried the original but I have read great things about both. Looking forward to the experience and hopefully I can get a peek of TL2 before release with the beta.

  • atticusbcatticusbc Member Posts: 1,080 Uncommon

    here's hoping i get an invite for this beta. :P

  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHMember Posts: 3,470 Uncommon

    They are going to lose so many sales by taking so long to release it.  I'd be surprised if they sold even half as many copies as the first one did.  If they released last year at this time they would have grabbed a bunch of people that got impatient waiting for D3.  At this point their best bet will be the TL MMO, assuming that's still on track.  A Massively Mutlipayer DClone could be interesting or a complete mess.

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