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Ember Sword Closed Beta

July 12, 2024

We're Open!

We've been absolutely thrilled and humbled by the incredible feedback and participation in Ember Sword's Closed Beta! We've seen way more engagement than we were expecting, and we're just warming up!

Due to this amazing response, we’re removing access restrictions today (18th July) at 13:00 CET!

Whilst we're blown away by the response we've had already, we wanted to emphaise tthat this is still a test. It is very early version of the game, and is not representative of where Ember Sword will be when it is fully released. This test is the first opportunity for people in our community to try various aspects of the game and give us their thoughts since Ultra Deep. The tests we ran last year were hugely valuable and much of that learning has already been applied to make Ember Sword better, so we can’t wait to get the feedback train rolling again!

There’ll be things that are missing like quests, or onboarding and in general some things are going to be broken. The size of the playable map is also much smaller.

We’re opening up now because the information and feedback we get from people playing now means we can make the game better, faster, before we release later on down the line. Our focus is going to be iterating the build - implementing new content and features, fixing bugs and tweaking things based on player feedback. As a result, we’ll be taking the game down from time-to-time so that we can make adjustments.

We have a lot more content that we will be releasing in the coming months.

What to Do First

To receive cosmetic drops in the game (on the testnet at the moment), you will need to properly connect your wallet to your Ember Sword account, and the testnet. It is essential that you use the same wallet in all locations. We recommend you use MetaMask to do this, as this is what we have been able to test properly and confirm that everything works between MetaMask and IMX.

Once you’ve got your MetaMask wallet, do the following:

  1. Register for, or log into your Ember Sword Account
  2. Connect your wallet in your account settings
  3. Connect your wallet to the testnet Sepolia In MetaMask, click “Show test networks” and choose “Sepolia”)
  4. Connect your wallet to the testnet on IMX: (click the connect wallet button in the top right corner of the page)

Okay, you’re now ready to play and receive cosmetic drops! Any cosmetics you get can be managed in-game through the Shop UI. Just open it up and choose the “MY COSMETICS” tab. From there you will be able to see and equip everything you have.

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Getting Started In-Game

You start off with basic armor and a wooden sword and shield, and no crafting tools. To begin upgrading you'll need to craft some basic tools like an axe and pickaxe. To do that, kill some nearby creatures, get their drops and use them at a crafting table.

Once you've made the tools, you'll need to go to your inventory (press the i key) and equip them.

That's it, you are properly ready to go.

Air Drops

To celebrate Ember Sword going into Closed Beta, players who give Ember Sword a try over the next few weeks will be able to compete for many different rewards. We are giving away a staggering 5 MILLION $EMBER Tokens in total across a handful of exciting giveaways. This will give our loyal community and those new to Ember Sword more chances to get their hands on $EMBER and explore the on-chain elements of the game.

If you do not already have an Ember Sword account, REGISTER NOW and keep an eye on your inbox. You can also follow our socials for our most up-to-date announcements. For more information please go here.

Canavar Must Die!!!

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Our leaderboard competition for Ultra Deep was a huge success, and so we’ve decided to do something similar for the Closed Beta. This time, we’re asking players to kill Canavar, who has escaped from the Ultra Deep, and is running amok in the Capital. Canavar has gotten some upgrades since the last time you saw him, so you’ll need some upgrades of your own before you can fight him. We recommend at least tier 2 gear for everyone in your party, and plenty of potions. This competition won’t be a walk in the park, but the rewards will be there if you put in the time. Every player who has at least one “Canavar’s Head” NFT in their wallet by the end of the competition will be entered into the hat to win one of 50 regular Solarwood land plots, and the teams with the most heads will win their share of the combines overall prize of 1 MILLION $EMBER.

We’ll be announcing details for this competition soon, so stay tuned to Discord and our socials!

FAQ

When will the Closed Beta open to players?

The Closed Beta starts at 11:00 UTC on Friday July 12th 2024.

How long will the game be available?

Our plan is to initially have it available for four weeks, although that might change.

What do I need to play?

One of these:

  • Any Ember Sword Land OR
  • Any $EMBER badges (if you have already burned your badges, please contact our support team) OR
  • Have at least 5000 EMBER tokens (this is initial entry requirement and subject to change) OR
  • Be accepted into our Creator Program (read more here)

And:

  • A PC with up-to-date versions of either Chrome or Edge (recommended)
  • An Ember Sword account with a connected wallet, that is also connected to the IMX test net. Guide on how to do that is above.

Can I play on other browsers?

Yes, but we can’t guarantee you’ll get the optimum experience in browsers other than the recommended ones.

Can I play on Mac?

Yes, but you may experience some visual bugs not present on PC. If you are experiencing a lot of stutter on Mac, try going to chrome://flags/ and change the ANGLE setting to OpenGL.

Do my assets need to be in a specific wallet?

Yes, the one connected to your Ember Sword account.

Do I need to have migrated my land or badges to get access?

Yes.

Do I need to have my $EMBER on layer 2?

No, if you have 5k EMBER but do not want to transfer to L2, then please contact support so we can verify and send you an access code.

I meet the criteria, how do I play?

As soon as the Closed Beta is open, players who meet the criteria specified above will be able to access by going to embersword.com, logging into their account, and then hitting the play button. The queue will automatically detect any of the necessary requirements as long as they are present in the wallet connected to your Ember Sword account.

If everything has worked you will see a play button on our website, from which you can select the server that you want and join the game!

What if I meet the requirements but I can not access the Closed Beta?

Please contact our support team here.

Why am I not getting any collectables when I play?

It’s likely your wallet is either not connected to both your Ember Sword Account and the IMX test net. Please follow the steps listed:

To receive cosmetic NFT drops in the game (on the testnet at the moment), you will need to properly connect your wallet to your Ember Sword account, and the testnet. It is essential that you use the same wallet in all locations. We recommend you use MetaMask to do this, as this is what we have been able to test properly and confirm that everything works between MetaMask and IMX.

Once you’ve got your MetaMask wallet, do the following:

  1. Register for, or log into your Ember Sword Account
  2. Connect your wallet in your account settings
  3. Connect your wallet to the testnet Sepolia In MetaMask, click “Show test networks” and choose “Sepolia”)
  4. Connect your wallet to the testnet on IMX: (click the connect wallet button in the top right corner of the page)
  5. Go into Ember Sword and open the shop by clicking the shop button in the top right corner. Click on any cosmetic and choose to buy it (don’t worry if you don’t have enough $EMBER). The shop will ask you to connect your wallet to proceed. Click the “CONNECT WALLET” button and follow the necessary steps.

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Okay, you’re now ready to play and receive cosmetic drops! Any cosmetics you get can be managed in-game through the Shop UI. Just open it up and choose the “MY COSMETICS” tab. From there you will be able to see and equip everything you have.

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This process is definitely not as smooth as we’d like and is only in place for now as we focus on opening the playtest to people as soon as possible. We’re already working on streamlining the whole thing to make it a lot easier for everyone and will update it in the near future.

Will you be resetting progress?

Yes, the game will be in a continuous state of evolution during beta testing, so expect character progression to get reset from time to time.

Which servers will be available?

Closed Beta will be hosted on Europe, North and South America and Southeast Asia servers, although this may change.

Why are you opening up to players to test?

Ember Sword already feels amazing to play, and it will only get better over time, with the help of direct feedback from players. One of the best examples is the economy, which is such a huge part of Ember Sword. Because we're introducing innovative elements and implementing features that haven't been seen before, testing things exclusively behind closed doors or in smaller simulated versions of the game won’t give us all the information we need to properly test things like performance, security, and player behavior at scale. Building iteratively over time based on player feedback makes it more likely for us to build something that lasts for years to come.

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