TERA pre-order and closed-beta plans revealed

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 03, 2012 5:00pm PST

Bluehole Studio's upcoming action-based MMO TERA is gearing up for its May 1 launch, and publisher En Masse Entertainment has revealed that those who pre-order the game will be granted access to its closed-beta testing period and "Head Start" early-access program. Details about the bonus items included in the game's "Collector's" and "Limited Collector's" editions were also shared.

The Collector's Edition of TERA--which will be available in both digital and physical flavors and retail for $59.99--will come with pre-order goodies, including "the Regal Frostlion Mount for in-game mounted travel, and two equippable items: the level 15 Velik's Bloodstone Necklace and the level 40 Shakan's Bloodstone Necklace."

There will also be a Limited Edition Collector's Edition (retail box only) for $79.99, which will also include "collectable items such as a Letter of Marque, a canvas world map, a field guide, a Valkyon Federation-issued compass, and a game soundtrack."

As mentioned, pre-ordering folks will also get access to TERA's closed-beta period, which takes place during various intervals from February through April. Additionally, those who pre-order will also get early-launch access the weekend before the official release, via a "Head Start" program. The schedule is as follows:

  • Closed Beta Test 1: February 10 – 12

  • Closed Beta Test 2: February 24 – 26

  • Closed Beta Test 3: March 9 – 11

  • Closed Beta Test 4: March 23 – 25

  • Closed Beta Test 5: April 6 – 8

  • Open Beta Test: April 19 – 22

  • Head Start: April 28 – May 1

The Open Beta Test noted above will be open to the general public.

If you're interested in pre-ordering TERA, you can do so from the official En Masse Entertainment website.

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