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Torchlight 2: Beta Weekend Incoming

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelPosts: 22,949MMORPG.COM Staff 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 Posts: 311Member 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, MOPosts: 791MMORPG.COM Staff Rare
    I give this game the "fun" stamp of approval.
  • ArquitetoArquiteto Cranston, RIPosts: 228Member

    Day one purchase. Can't wait!

  • arescagearescage Philsadelphia, PAPosts: 20Member

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

  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,065Member Uncommon

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

  • dimasokdimasok toronto, ONPosts: 183Member Uncommon
    So i preordered and no beta key? screw them
  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,712Member 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, PAPosts: 2,335Member 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, NYPosts: 2,426Member 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 RotterdamPosts: 5,566Member

    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, ILPosts: 2,661Member 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 ZagrebPosts: 5,496Member 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 Posts: 239Member 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, ONPosts: 2,540Member
    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, CAPosts: 3,575Member 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 Posts: 11,861Member Legendary

    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, FLPosts: 116Member

    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, ALPosts: 380Member 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, NYPosts: 4,993Member Uncommon

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


  • PyukPyuk Eugene, ORPosts: 714Member Uncommon

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

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  • dontadowdontadow Detroit, MIPosts: 996Member Uncommon

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

  • VaultarVaultar adelaidePosts: 339Member
    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, ILPosts: 518Member 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 Posts: 1,081Member Uncommon

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

  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 3,506Member Rare

    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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