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Dragon Nest Closed Beta Test Successful; Open Beta Begins July 26

Open beta test phase to begin July 26.

Nexon America concluded the closed beta testing phase last week for Dragon Nest, the highly anticipated online Action RPG developed by Eyedentity Games. Nexon is using the data collected during the closed beta to enhance and improve the game, which is set to launch later this summer.

Here is a sample of what players accomplished during the closed beta test:

  • A concerted effort: more than 12,000 players from the United States, Canada and Australia collectively logged nearly 140,000 hours of gameplay during the CBT’s five day duration
  • An epic journey unfolds: 467,820 quests were completed by the intrepid beta testers
  • Masses of monsters: adventurers slew a total of 265,873 boss mobs
  • Leveling up and feeling the power: players learned a total of 196,430 new skills

“The closed beta test exceeded our expectations considering the participation levels and the feedback we’ve been getting from players,” said Davy Garaix, Dragon Nest producer at Nexon America. “The data we collected from the players and the responses they are providing via the Dragon Nest forums is proving invaluable as we continue to refine the game and make adjustments to the content and features.”

“One good example of actionable feedback we’ve received so far relates to the empowerment system,” added Garaix. “Players found the system difficult to understand, so we’re making adjustments to improve how the empowerment system is explained to players.”

Beginning July 26, residents of the United States, Canada and Australia will be able to join Dragon Nest’s open beta test. Details about how to sign up will be provided in July on

Launching this summer for the PC in the United States, Canada, and Australia, Dragon Nest combines fast-paced action with an engaging story and distinct art style, and will be free to play. Dragon Nest follows the story of a band of adventurers as they battle the corrupt dragons and their followers in order to save Verathea, the once pure and beautiful world created by the goddess Althea.

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