Q: What is Closed Beta?
Closed Beta is the wide scale testing phase with the main goal of testing Blade & Soul's content in order to fulfill player expectation and needs as well as continue testing server performance and stability.
Q: When will Closed Beta access begin?
Closed Beta Weekend Schedule:
Weekend 1: Oct 29, 10am PDT - Nov 2, 10pm PST
Weekend 2: Nov 13, 10am PST - Nov 16, 10pm PST
Weekend 3: Nov 24, 10am PST - Nov 30, 10pm PST
Weekend 4: Dec 11, 10am PST - Dec 14, 10pm PST
Weekend 5: Dec 18, 10am PST - Dec 21, 10pm PST
Q: Who will be selected to access Closed Beta?
Those who purchased a Founder's Pack will have access to all remaining Closed Beta weekends. Those who have been invited to Closed beta through the Blade & Soul newsletter sign up, Closed Beta sign up and through partner giveaways will receive access only for Cheap Blade And Soul Gold they received their invitation.
Q: How will I know if I have been selected?
Closed Beta selectants will receive an email with the instructions on how to participate.
Q: How many players do you plan on inviting to the Closed Beta?
The number of players we invite will be based on our testing needs.
Q: If I buy a Founder’s Pack after the Closed Beta weekend starts, is there still a chance that I can get into that Closed Beta?
When you buy your Founder's Pack from the Blade & Soul website your account is automatically granted access to all remaining closed betas. If there is a Closed Beta test in progress when you purchase your pack, your NCSOFT account will be granted access to the test and will only need to download the client here and login with your account to participate.
Q: When will Closed Beta servers be wiped?
Closed Beta servers will be wiped after Closed Beta Weekend 5 ends and before the Head Start phase and launch begins.
Q: Will European players be able to participate in the Closed Beta?
Anyone with a Closed Beta invite will be able to participate, but the datacenter will be located in North America until the EU servers open in Closed Beta Weekend 2. If you create any characters during Closed Beta Weekend 1, your characters and their progress will be copied over to the EU servers with Blade & Soul Gold. Visit the EU Character Copy for Closed Beta article for more information.
Q: I applied my Founder's Pack during Technical Alpha/Closed Beta. Will I still get my items during launch?
Yes, you can use your Founder's Pack items during Technical Alpha/Closed Beta and they will be available again at launch.
Q: Where can I download the game?
Instructions on how to download the game, and other necessary information, will be emailed to you before the closed beta starts. You can also download the client by clicking this link.
Q: What are the specs required in order to play the Closed Beta client?
CPU: Intel Dual Core / AMD Athlon 64X2
RAM: Windows XP: 2GB / Windows Vista, Windows 7: 3GB
GPU: nVidia Geforce 8600GT / AMD Radeon HD4600
OS: Windows XP (Service Pack 3), Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32bit / 64bit)
CPU: Intel Quad Core or higher / AMD Phenom II X4 or higher
RAM: 4GB or higher
GPU: nVidia Geforce 8800GT / AMD Radeon HD4850 or higher
HDD: 22GB or higher
OS: Windows 7 (64bit)
Q: Can I delete the old $patch$ folder within the BnS folder to free up some space on my harddrive?
Yes, this folder contains old patch data that can be removed. We are currently investigating this issue.
Q: Can I play this on Windows 10?
Yes, Blade & Soul currently runs on Windows 10.
Q: Can I play using a controller? (Xbox, etc.)
Yes, although gamepad support is still in the testing phase. The controller options become available in the Menu under General > Camera once a controller has been connected.
Q: Can I stream, create videos or post screenshots of the closed beta content?
Yes! There’s no non-disclosure agreement for the alpha and beta tests, so feel free to share your experiences!
Q: What languages does the Closed Beta support?
Only English will be available for the first few weekend testing phases.
Q: Where are the items that I should be getting for buying the Founder’s Pack (i.e. Costumes, skins)?
You will find those items in your in-game mail box.
Q: Am I spending real NCoin when I purchase items in the store?
No, the NCoin spent during the Technical Alpha and Closed Beta will not to be removed from your NCoin balance.
Q: Who can I contact if I have questions about Founder’s Packs or Blade Soul gold?
You can reach out to the community here on the forums but if you cannot find your answer.
Q: When will the game be released?
We have not announced a release date.
Q: Is this the final game?
No. Features such as the in-game shop, the final English text and other systems will not be finalized within the closed beta phase.