When is the next Dark and Darker playtest?

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With the rise of looting and extraction games, there’s no surprise that more and more developers are jumping on the hype train. Dark and Darker, the latest addition to the genre, has caught the attention of many with its Tarkov-like mechanics but vastly different medieval setting. To coax players into trying this game, the developers have put out playtests in which those who are intrigued can jump in and get a feel for what the experience is like.

The Dark and Darker playtests however do not last long and those who manage to get the chance to play the game will leave wanting more and more. Below we’ll be discussing then the next Dark and Darker playtest will be as well as the Dark and Darker playtest end date so you can be sure you don’t miss out on some medieval extraction action.

Next Dark and Darker playtest dates: All we know

The most recent Dark and Darker playtest began on February 6 and ended on February 16 during Steam’s Next Fest which was a short but sweet timeframe. Luckily for those who are wanting more or are needing to get their first boss kill under their belts, you won’t have to wait long for the next Dark and Darker playtest.

The next Dark and Darker playtest will begin April 14, 2023 so you won’t have to wait too long to jump into the game once again.

However, due to the current legal battles, you can only access the game via a torrent. Check this tweet from the developers for what you need to do.

What is the Dark and Darker playtest end date?

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You won’t have to wait an age to get your hands on another Dark and Darker playtest, and this time around, you’re hopefully not going to be disappointed by how long it is available for.

Contrary to earlier Dark and Darker playtests, we could see a similar timeframe to the December alpha with this latest playtest end date potentially being April 19, lasting around a week. With what seems like a tradition with Dark and Darker playtests, however, this end date could be extended due to server downtime and bug fixes.

While the fact you’ll have to wait almost two months to get back in the Dungeon looting action is a little frustrating, it will allow for more overall stability in the game.

All that we can hope for is that Dark and Darker releases in a beta form so that we can get our hands on the game without an expiry date. We’ll be sure to update this guide as and when new information on playtests gets released though so you won’t be left in total darkness.

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Josh Chambers
Josh Chambers
Josh has been gaming for as long as he can remember. After his parents bought him a SNES way back when, he has only developed more and more gaming knowledge has time's gone on.
Josh Chambers
Josh Chambers
Josh has been gaming for as long as he can remember. After his parents bought him a SNES way back when, he has only developed more and more gaming knowledge has time's gone on.