Ragnarok Online 2 English Open Beta Kicks Off Next Week

By Ishaan . December 23, 2012 . 7:30pm

Ragnarok Online 2 is finally going into open beta-testing in English. Gravity Corp. are bringing the game to English-speaking players in collaboration with online games portal PlayPark on December 27th. You can watch a short teaser trailer for the game below:



PlayPark have also posted a FAQ that addresses some of the questions you may have regarding the game on their Facebook page. Take a look at it below:


Q1. I can’t play the game, or login, or update/patch my client! Why?

A1. The game servers have been closed for maintenance and bug fixes since 13th December 2012! The game will reopen on 27th December for Open Beta, so please try again on that day. :)


Q2. What time is Open Beta on 27th December 2012?

A2. The game server opening time will be announced next week, so stayed tuned for more updates!


Q3. Where can I download the game or create an account?

A3. Head on over to http://ro2.playpark.net/ to download the game and to register for a free PlayID! Alternatively, you can login to the game during Open Beta using your Facebook account.


Q4. Can my PlayID be linked to my Facebook account? I participated in contests using only my Facebook account – will I still get my reward?

A4. Currently, PlayIDs and Facebook accounts cannot be linked. However, both are valid accounts and any contest/promotional prizes will apply to you if you use either a PlayID or a Facebook account to play RO2 and meet the contest criteria.


Q5. Do I need to download a new client for Open Beta?

A5. No you don’t, if you already have RO2 installed in your computer. You just need to patch it on 27th December 2012. If you don’t have the client yet, get it from http://ro2.playpark.net/. If one download link is giving you trouble, do try another one!


Something to note is that, while Ragnarok Online 2 will be open to English-speaking players worldwide, PlayPark’s servers are located in South East Asia. As of now, Gravity Corp. haven’t announced if or when U.S. or European-specific versions of the game will be released.

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  • riceisnice

    Oh wow. I’ve completely forgotten about this game.

  • Oh wow looks I totally forgot about this. I remember playing it before it got overhauled.

  • 2Chep

    Well this has been a long time coming.

  • Go2hell66

    too late to join the beta?

    lol nvm after playing dota2 and PSO i thought it was closed lol
    cool can’t wait to try it out

  • Jezzy

    Played the CBT and can’t help but feel disappointed. Seemed like they removed everything that made RO what it was, and turned it into a generic mmo with a splattering of RO terminology. They even replaced Prontera’s theme with forgettable elevator music.

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      Oh god no ;__;

    • IkouKuhn

      Indeed, I was really dissapointed by the new prontera BGM but I have no complaint for the other BGM though, but guess what? when I browse around the BGM folder it has the classic RO1’s Prontera BGM o.O

  • Scirm

    It looks like GuildWars 2 meets WoW. Far different from 1st. RO.

    • Pockystix

      hopefully it shares the cooperative environment of GW2

  • Visa Vang

    Is ROII just a point, click, attack; like every other MMO?

  • I still remember the first trailer that came out of nowhere back … before Xbox360/PS3 came out. And after years the game is finally coming in English.

    But then we were able to play the game but didn’t feel like Ragnarok at all.

    • SirTeffy

      They’ve scrapped the game completely and rebuilt it like four times since then.

  • Pythia Brixham

    (Insert Ragnarok Odyssey joke here)

    • Testsubject909

      Just got my Plat on it a few days ago when I decided “Eh. Haven’t played in a while. Why don’t I quickly kill Fafnir 5 times just for kicks and then go back to my other games”.

      Got the card on the fourth kill and boom. Platinum.

  • Didn’t know that this game was still in development.

  • Lightthrower

    Ok RO2…. but after the massive failure, did Gravity remake it like RO1?

    • Nasser Al-Ojayan

      Yep, this is the second version.

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  • Romangelo

    I’ve played the closed beta… this game failed to develop everything to match the other MMO in the market nowadays. It’s like something from 4-5 years ago.

  • Dexward

    Seeing the thumbnail just reminded me of the manwha. I’m still waiting.

  • I liked the 2D characters on 3D backgrounds from the original RO (like Grandia, Xenogears, Trails in the Sky, etc.). This just looks like every other mmo on the market.

  • piichan

    just going to download to check it out, but i doubt it’s going to be as grand as it should have. they made people wait too long and mmos have come a long way since RO1.

    • I’ve gotten spoiled after watching videos of Blade & Soul. Compared to Guild Wars 2 and many other mmos it just looks very outdated. Also considering its died a couple of times.

  • Kevin Lor

    I wanna try it but it looks like other MMORPGs only ><

  • Valtiel Ikari

    I just want to know one thing and one thing only…. are there gunslingers?

  • Kazuki

    Okay, I have to ask:

    In the trailer, the first song we hear is the Battle Music from the first iteration of RO2, and it got me instantly hyped.

    Is any of the music from the first iteration by Yoko Kanno still in the game, or has it all been scrapped?

    • I’ve been wondering this, too! Yoko Kanno was one of the most exciting announcements about RO2 back in the day.

  • Alan Smith

    I have Downloaded the client n patched fully too but still wen i Launch the Game it Keeps saying “Cannot connect to Server Please Try Again Later”….. why iz this, I have d Latest Patch of 27.12.12…..I’m so depressed n was so Gladly waiting for RO 2.

  • Bob Stockalockapoulos

    I was wondering where this game went! I was following it a few years ago, and I didn’t hear anything for a while, so I lost track.

    Probably give it a shot, since I really liked the first.

  • so when we can play on europe ??? :O

  • Leo

    couldn’t get into the insert your second password window & it says there “can’t connect to server”. checked my internt connection & there’s nothin wrong with it,, SOS

    • Leo

      yuhooo. anybody home
      smeone’s drownin here

  • Jason

    would be nice if I could find a download link that didnt take ten hours to download from.

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