Today Webzen has announced that the second closed beta testing phase for the Western version of MU: Origin will be starting early next month. If you were lucky enough to get into the first closed beta phase last month, you will already have a good idea on what to expect with this new beta phase. Of course there will be some changes that will be new to first round testers as well.
In case you are not familiar with MU: Origin, or the MU franchise itself, all of this originally started as an MMORPG which gained quite a good following in the Western, and a massive one over in the East. The franchise itself has been around for quite awhile. Not too long ago mobile gamers in the East ended up getting a mobile version of the PC MMORPG called MU: Origin. Now the West is finally getting it as well. This is a true 3D MMORPG as well, with players playing in real-time and cross-platform.
This is a fantasy-themed MMORPG that contains plenty of dungeon crawling as well as open world exploration. You have a lot of your standard MMORPG features such as an auction house, guilds, party-based dungeons and solo ones, PvP, weapon/armor crafting and enhancing, and so on. There is also quite a lot of character customization which can be done in a number of ways, from skills to gear and wings. There’s three classes available when you start: Elf (Archer), Dark Knight, and Dark Wizard. All of these are pretty self-explanatory as to what they are.
Without going into too much more detail, MU: Origin also features an interesting leveling system. Every 100 levels your character gains is considered their ‘Rebirth’. So your first 100 levels is actually labeled as Rebirth0 Level 87 for example. After you pass the 100 level mark in Rebirth0, you’ll move into ReBirth1. This goes for every 100 your character levels up, with Rebirth9 being the highest we saw being available during the first closed beta. You can check out our full hands-on of MU: Origin from the first closed beta for more details.
If you missed the first closed beta, you now have a chance to get into the second closed beta. This one will be shorter than the first, with the running time being March 4th to March 6th, so a total of three days. If all goes well, we should see the full Western release not too long after this closed beta ends. Currently there is a Spring 2016 launch time for that to happen. You can sign up for the 2nd closed beta phase over on the MU: Origin website. You can check out the new MU: Origin trailer below.
Official Website: MU: Origin (2nd Closed beta sign-ups)