Vanguard - Saga Of Heroes
We are excited that you'd like to help us with beta testing for Vanguard: Saga
of Heroes! The following information should answer all of your basic questions
about how to get in and what the process is. As we go through the various
testing phases, we'll add more people and we'll update the information. If you
have any questions about becoming part of the Vanguard community, please contact
Are you in open beta now, so that everyone can jump in and play?
We are currently in closed beta with a strict non-disclosure agreement (NDA) –
which means that players who are chosen aren't allow to disclose anything about
the game or to even let outside people know that they are in the beta. We do
have a secure area of our forums where beta testers can discuss the game and
give us valuable feedback.
How do I get into the beta?
Potential beta testers are chosen at random from the registered users of our
so feel free to register and become a member of our community.
I'm a reporter. Can I get in to the beta?
We occasionally give sneak peaks to the press, but we are not yet allowing
members of the media to be in the beta on their own. If you have a specific
press-related inquiry, please send an email to [email protected]
How will I know if I've been chosen?
We send small batches of invitations on an irregular basis so there is no way to
tell for sure if or when you will be selected. If you are selected though, you
will receive an email from a Microsoft address with the subject "Vanguard: Saga
of Heroes - Beta Invitation". Your best chances of getting chosen are to be an
active, registered member of the Vanguard community.
What if my email is incorrect or if I just registered for the forums?
If the e-mail connected to your forum account is outdated or your forum account
is currently inactive, e-mail [email protected] Please include your
forum name, all relevant e-mail addresses and a description of the problem you
have. Once we have completed the process of getting the emails sent to
registered forum members, we will go back and resend those for whom the email
address has been updated and people who joined after the announcement.
Once I have completed the application, how soon until I am playing Vanguard?
Completing the application process is no guarantee that you will get into Beta.
And if you are selected, don't expect the process to be overnight. There will be
a number of steps for you to complete and the process takes a little while. You
might even be asked to participate in a phone interview.
Will everyone on the Forum eventually get into Beta?
That's highly unlikely until we do an open Beta. We will continue to add as many
people as we need throughout the Beta process, and our first choice will always
be to accept community members first.
How will you go about selecting participants?
Once you have submitted your application, your name will be added to a list of
potential participants. Each week, we will add the needed number of people from
that list. Sometimes, they will be chosen based on our specific needs for
testing (for example, we might need more testers that play during a particular
time of day) and sometimes, names will be chosen pretty much at random.
What about people that won Beta spots at Fanguard or as a contest prize? How
is that any different than the rest of the people that are invited?
The difference is that the winners of these contests will be selected for
participation right away. Assuming they meet all of the requirements of
participating in Beta, they will be processed and into the program very soon.
They will not have to wait or hope to get picked.