Norrathians, beta testing begins now! It's hard to believe it's already been a year and it's time again. When you pre-order EverQuest II: Reign of Shadows, you'll be granted access to the expansion's closed Beta. As always, the feedback that players provide during the Beta testing phase of an expansion is invaluable to us, so we want to make sure that you're rewarded for your hard work!

Depending on what you help test, you'll be able to earn a variety of different rewards:

Questing Beta Reward

Reign of Shadows Quest Beta Reward

    • Shadeweaver Scullion
    • Familiar Experience [25,000]

Tradeskill Beta Reward

Reign of Shadows Tradeskill Beta Reward

  • a sacred badger
  • a sacred crocodile
  • a sacred manta
  • a sacred stag
  • a sacred wolf


Heroic Beta Reward

Reign of Shadows Heroic Beta Reward

  • Familiar Experience [25,000]
  • Mercenary Training Reduction [10 Day]
  • Mount Training Reduction [10 Day]
  • Spell Research Reducer [10 Day]


This can be done on alts, or by re-copying your character over to the Beta server.

Getting started on beta is easy this year just /beta and prosper! Level 120 (adventure or tradeskill) characters can use one of the many teleportation spires around Norrath to access the Ulteran Spire Network and choose to travel to City of Fordel Midst [Luclin]

We look forward to hearing your thoughts, and beware of the dangers that lurk on the dark side of the moon Norrathians! Reign of Shadows is almost here!