WEBZEN has announced that it’s launching an open beta for Asian fantasy MMORPG ASTA – The War of Tears and Winds on March 2nd.
The open beta will be freely available on the webzen.com portal and you’ll be able to pre-download the client several days in advance to prepare.
ASTA’s initial beta test happened back in November 2015, which provided the team with plenty of player feedback to work on for this open beta, as well as recording voiceovers and progressing the game’s translation.
Previously, ASTA has been described as the “Asian version of World of Warcraft,” and it seems that this is partly the intention behind it – not that that is necessarily a goal that is unique to ASTA.
ASTA will offer five distinct classes and two factions, with three races per faction, to choose from. Each faction has seven areas to explore in both solo and party play.
It’s said to also have “a flexible dungeon system and a ready-made party and raid finder” that allows you to connect with a group instantly. Also provided are daily raids, battlegrounds and guild-vs-guild competitions.