Last updated on August 10th, 2015
Get your Beta Codes!
Beta codes for the October 12th round of Dark Souls 2 beta testing are being distributed tomorrow October 8th at 11:00 PDT.
You can find all the relevant information below:
Community manager for Namco Bandai talking about the specifics here:
Hello friends –
I updated my original thread in /r/DarkSouls to reflect all the information that I have. Pasted text below:
Hey guys. Here is the latest information on the Dark Souls II Network Test for North and South American players I am posting versions of this information on the Dark Souls website and on Facebook as well. REMINDER: There is no registration process. Select users will receive codes from Sony which will redeem the download. There is limited space available.
If you are looking for information for other territories please see http://beta.darksoulsii.com/us/ and find your territory in the drop-down menu in the upper right or https://www.facebook.com/darksouls. I don’t have all the details for those, but I’ll try to point you in the right direction. If you are from Australia, this Facebook post should have helpful information.
OCTOBER 12TH TEST
Select users will receive a message at 11:00 AM PDT, October 8th for the October 12th testing round. The download will be available whenever the PlayStation Store updates that day. More than 5,000 users will receive the message, but only 5,000 will be able to download the client. It is first-come, first-served.
Contrary to my previous understanding, we will not be able to share additional download codes for the October 12th testing round since it is such a limited pool.
OCTOBER 26TH TEST
For the next, much larger testing round, select users will receive a message (Everyone in this round will receive the exact same code) at 11:00 AM PDT, October 22nd for the October 26th testing round. We will also post that code on Facebook.com/DarkSoulsII for everyone to get. The download will be available whenever the PlayStation Store updates that day. There are many more spots available in this round, but it is still limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis.
Q: What time is it where I live at 11:00 AM PT?
A: This website is amazing and will answer all of your Time Zone questions from now until forever.
Q: Is this a full-on Beta for the game?
A: Absolutely not. From Software is just stress-testing their servers. This network test drops you in the middle of the game with very little direction. We are looking for experienced Dark Souls players to test out features and make sure everything performs up to expectations.
Q: I am the hardest of hardcore Dark Souls players. GET ME IN!
A: I’m doing my best to give you all of the information so that you’ll have the best chance at joining the test. In the end I’m sure some folks will miss out and I’m sorry for that :/ Honestly I’m at odds with the fact that I don’t want to spoil any of the game for myself!
Q: Once I redeem the code and download the client am I guaranteed access for later testing rounds?
Q: What happens if I can’t redeem the code?
A: That means that particular testing round is full.
Q: Is there a way to register so that I definitely get a code?
A: No, there is no registration. Just having a PlayStation account gets you in the lottery to receive a message to test the game.
Q: Why isn’t there a sign-up process?
A: We’re working with SCEA and this is the best way to run things from their end.
Q: If I don’t get into the Network Test will it be the end of the world?
A: Maybe… Who knows, man.
Q: I have more questions / I’m angry / I just want to tell you how awesome you are
A: Feel free to leave any questions/concerns in the comments here and I’ll try to answer, or you can find me on Twitter.