How to become a beta tester for games?

If you always wanted to become a beta tester for games, here’s a great tip how to make a decent extra income from testing games.

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Beta testing is serious business
The gaming industry is a 50 billion dollar business. It’s a business that you should NEVER underestimate and if you’re smart you can easily profit of it and earn some extra income.

Just think about it for a minute. Do you think developers have the time to find all bugs? Do you think they have the time to play their games at work all the time? I’m not saying they don’t test things themselves, but they definitely don’t have time to test the game that much. They also need feedback from someone objective – a beta tester group. That’s why developers usually have an inner circle of beta testers they can rely on. The beta testers will evaluate the game, find bugs and write about their general thoughts.

Play stuff others won’t get to see for YEARS
I’ve only been a beta tester for a couple games so far (mainly MMO’s like Lineage 2), but it’s really a cool feeling to play something before the rest of the world gets to see it. Definitely a fun experience, especially if you can help to make the game better and actually be part of the development process.

So, how to become a beta testers for games?
A good way to become a beta tester for games like WoW Cataclysm, Crysis 2, Call of Duty Black Ops or other games is to be part of a top-clan. Top clans often get invites to beta test games. If you’re a member of a top clan good for you, but if you’re not, then you need to find another way.

The “Inner Circle” of beta testers

Become Beta Tester for Computer Games
Actually, all you need to know is where to go. There are some special platforms where developers and beta testers meet.

“Company A” hires beta testers and charges developers money for beta testing a game. The company will organize the beta test and then pay a share of the money to the beta testers.

== Get list of 50 beta testing companies ==

If you’re interested now in becoming a beta tester and earning some extra income, you should grab a copy of the following guide. The list is not free, but you’ll see that it’s only a small investment if you can earn $3000 per month testing games.

Possibly become a beta testers for games like:

  • Starcraft 2
  • WoW Cataclysm
  • Call of Duty Black Ops
  • Crysis 2
  • Diablo 3
  • Guild Wars 2
  • SWTOR (Star Wars The Old Republic)
  • GTA V

What games would you like to beta test the most?

Published: Thursday, July 15th, 2010 Last Modified: July 19, 2010

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