Ahead of the release of BABYLON’S FALL, an online action RPG brought to you by SQUARE ENIX and PlatinumGames for Steam, PlayStation®4, and PlayStation®5, we will be holding a Closed Beta Test to conduct operational and stress tests of the game.

The Closed Beta Test will be divided into 3 phases. Each phase will have different testing goals, and additional platforms will be added at different phases.

Test play results and player feedback received during the Closed Beta Test will be reviewed by our development and operations teams to improve BABYLON’S FALL. We hope that you will take part in this test, share your feedback, and help make this game the best it can be.
BABYLON'S FALL is an online multiplayer action RPG where you take on the role of a Sentinel and face ferocious enemies and dreadful dungeons alongside companions as you journey to reach the peak of the Ziggurat.
Thank you for your interest in the Closed Beta Test for BABYLON'S FALL.

Quite some time has passed since we first announced this title, but we are finally ready to showcase BABYLON’S FALL to a select international audience. The idea for this game came about during the development of NieR: Automata when a thought occurred to us: how incredible would it be if players could enjoy PlatinumGames’ stylish action while sharing the experience with others? The early part of the Closed Beta Test will be focused on the technical testing of the game, and, to be completely honest, the game won’t be in a very enjoyable state.

Having said that, with your help in this early stage, we will get to the point where you’ll be able to experience the fun and excitement of BABYLON’S FALL during this Closed Beta Test. I promise you that. In this respect, I look at this Closed Beta Test as a recruitment drive for “companions” who will journey alongside us and help us elevate this title.

So please, consider participating in our Closed Beta Test!
I think of this Closed Beta Test as the first step in bringing PlatinumGames’ signature slick action gameplay to an online multiplayer experience.

We have limited the scope of playable content for the Closed Beta Test, and the story and certain game features won’t be accessible yet. Because of this, testers may get the impression that the game feels a little simple or barebones. We hope you understand that we will be prioritizing testing the technical aspects of the game first, so that the game can be enjoyed as an online multiplayer action game. From there we’ll add more features and content depending on the progress we make in the Closed Beta Test.

Because this Closed Beta Test is going to be BABYLON’S FALL’s first step, testers may encounter various bugs and issues. We apologize in advance for the frustrations these may cause and thank you all for your interest in participating.

Purpose of the Closed Beta Test

The Closed Beta Test will focus on various operational tests such as stress tests involving large numbers of players, game system checks, and subsequent tests meant to address any issues that are discovered and to improve the quality of the game.

Therefore, testers may experience issues like freezes and crashes while playing the game. We hope you understand that this is a build that is currently under development and is meant to be used for testing purposes only, and we cannot guarantee a smooth gameplay experience yet. Please understand that your experience will strictly be a “test play” experience.

Also, a special forum will be available for Closed Beta Testers to submit their feedback to the development and operations teams. We encourage all participants to actively post there.

Available platforms

Steam / PlayStation®4 / PlayStation®5

Selectable languages

Japanese / English
* French and German will be supported in the full version.

Countries that can participate in this Closed Beta Test

United States, Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan

About Closed Beta Test character data

Character data created during the Closed Beta Test may be deleted depending on circumstances.
Character data made during the Closed Beta Test will not be transferred to the launch version of the game.

Regarding sharing of Closed Beta Test information

As indicated within the “BABYLON'S FALL Beta Testing Agreement Terms and Conditions,” information pertaining to the Closed Beta Test may not be shared with others or posted on any social media sites, and uploading images or video clips is prohibited. If participants are found to have violated these terms, their participation in the Closed Beta Test will be revoked.

However, as the Closed Beta Test phases change, we do plan on eventually removing restrictions on the sharing of information by testers. The timing of the removal of these restrictions will be communicated separately, so testers should refrain from sharing information until the policy change is implemented.

Application Deadline

July 5th 7:59 AM (PDT)
July 5th 7:59 AM (PDT)

Test Period

Late July

Platform

Steam
Late July
Steam

Test Period

To be determined

Platform

Steam / PlayStation®4
To be determined
Steam / PlayStation®4

Test Period

To be determined

Platform

Steam / PlayStation®4 / PlayStation®5
To be determined
Steam / PlayStation®4 / PlayStation®5
To participate in the Closed Beta Test, you will need a Square Enix Account as well as the corresponding account for the platform you will be playing on.

Participating Platform Accounts

- PlayStation®4/PlayStation®5
PSN ID
- Steam
Steam Account
Must have a Square Enix Account as well as an account on whichever platform you are applying for.
* If you have not created a Square Enix Account, please register [here.]
* You may not participate in a platform other than the device you selected upon registration to the Closed Beta Test.
Must be 17 years of age and older.
Must reside in a region where the Closed Beta Best is available.
* Participating regions are the JP server (Japan), the NA server (United States, Canada, Brazil), and the EU server (United Kingdom, France, Germany).
Can actively participate in the Closed Beta Test and provide feedback in either Japanese or English.
System Requirements
Minimum
System Requirements
Recommended
Operating System Windows 10 (64-bit) Windows 10 (64-bit)
Processor Intel® Core™ i5-7600K
Intel® Core™ i5-10400F
AMD Ryzen™ 3 PRO 3200G
AMD Ryzen™ 5 3500
Intel® Core™ i7-11700
Memory 8GB RAM 16GB DDR4 SDRAM
Graphics Card NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX1650
NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX1060 6GB
AMD Radeon™ RX580
NVIDIA® Geforce® RTX 3060 12GB GDDR6
Storage HDD 50GB or more available space SSD 50GB or more available space
Resolution 720p 1080p ~ 2160p
Internet Connection Broadband Broadband
DirectX® DirectX®11 DirectX®11
Game Controller Xinput-compatible controller Xinput-compatible controller
* These required operating environment / recommended system requirements are specifically for the Closed Beta Test only.
The final product’s system requirements may be subject to change.
Must be in possession of either a PlayStation®4 or a PlayStation®4 Pro
Must have internet access for either the PlayStation®4 or the PlayStation®4 Pro
* HDD/SSD free space requirements for the test are currently being determined.
Requirements will be communicated once confirmed.
Must be in possession of a PlayStation®5
Must have internet access for the PlayStation®5
* SSD free space requirements for the test are currently being determined.
Requirements will be communicated once confirmed.
Will different regions have their own servers?
Yes. There will be servers for separate regions as follows:

NA Server: United States, Canada, Brazil
EU Server: England, France, Germany
JP Server: Japan
Will I be able to choose which server I connect to?
Your server will be automatically determined based on the region you have selected for your Square Enix Account. Please click here to review the region of your Square Enix Account.
Is it possible to unlink my Square Enix Account from a platform account after linking them?
No, you will not be able to unlink your accounts during the Closed Beta Test period.
Can I participate in the PlayStation®4 beta with a PlayStation®5?
Yes, thanks to the PlayStation®5's backwards compatibility, you will be able to use it to take part in the PlayStation®4 Closed Beta Test.
Do note that it will be the PlayStation®4 version of the client, and will not feature any of the upgrades that will be available in the PlayStation®5 version.
If I have been selected to play in the PlayStation®4 Closed Beta Test, can I also participate in the PlayStation®5 test?
No, the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5 versions differ in a way that will not make this possible.
Is there anything that will be carried over from the Closed Beta Test to the release version of the game?
No character or save game data will be carried over to the release version of the game. However the link made between your Square Enix Account and any platform accounts will remain.
Can I share screenshots or videos that I record from the Closed Beta Test with other people?
During Phase 1, the sharing of information or content from the Closed Beta Test with other people or on social media is prohibited.
However, we do intend on easing these restrictions as the Closed Beta Test phases progress. We will notify participants of the timing when information and content can be shared, so please refrain from sharing or posting anything regarding the Closed Beta Test until then.
Once I've been accepted into the Closed Beta Test, can I also participate in future phases of the test?
Yes, once accepted, participants can take part in all future phases of the test.
Will you be calling for additional applicants during new phases of the Closed Beta Test?
We do not have plans to ask for additional participants. New testers for each phase will be drawn from the pool of applicants received during this initial application period.
How are participants selected?
Participants are selected based on the information they enter in the application form as well as based on the particular needs of each phase of the Closed Beta Test.
How will I know if I've been selected for the Closed Beta Test?
We will send notifications to the email registered to the Square Enix Accounts of selected participants. New notifications will be sent out at each phase of the test, so please be sure to keep your email settings updated.
Can I change my selected platform after submitting my application?
No, you will not be able to change your platform once your application has been submitted.
If I've been selected and cannot participate, can I give my test access rights to my friends or family?
No, players are not allowed to give their Closed Beta Test access rights to others.
Which languages are supported during the Closed Beta Test?
Japanese and English are supported.
Participants will be selected based on the information entered on their applications and selected participants will be notified via e-mail.
* Applications will not be selected by the order received.
Selected participants will be notified via the e-mail address registered to their Square Enix Account.
* Please ensure that the e-mail address registered to your Square Enix Account is set to accept incoming e-mails.
If you do not wish to unblock incoming emails, please authorize any e-mails being delivered from the “square-enix.com” domain.
Depending on the situation, we may increase the maximum number of participants. If we do increase the participant cap, new participants will be selected from the remaining applicant pool.
Selected participants can play until the Closed Beta Test ending period.
In order to participate in the Closed Beta Test, you must agree to the “BABYLON'S FALL Beta Testing Agreement Terms and Conditions.
The software used for the Closed Beta Test is under development and will differ from the final version.
Information about the participant selection process or testing results will not be shared.
Information submitted upon registration cannot be changed once submitted.
Only one application per Square Enix Account.
Notification of selection for participation, as well as information regarding the Closed Beta Test and final release of the game will be sent to the email address registered to your Square Enix Account.
We prohibit participants for this Closed Beta Test from distributing, selling, or lending this software to anyone.
A Square Enix Account is required (free registration) in order to participate in the Closed β test