Closed Beta Test: Phase 3 Overview

CBT Closed Beta Test: Phase 3 Overview

11/10/2021 22:00

Thank you for participating in the BABYLON'S FALL Closed Beta Test!
Based on the test results of Phase 1 and Phase 2, we will be moving forward with “Closed Beta Test: Phase 3”.

The purpose of the Closed Beta Test is to test technical aspects of the game. Phase 3 will introduce the PlayStation®5 version, and focus on multiplayer across various platforms.
In addition, graphics and in-game actions have been improved based on feedback provided in the previous phases. We hope to receive much more feedback in Phase 3 as well.

For reference, the Closed Beta Test Reports from Phase 1 and Phase 2 are available below.


Phase 3 Schedule

Unlike the previous two phases, Phase 3 will take place simultaneously across all regions. Details on participating in the Closed Beta Test were sent to the email registered to your Square Enix Account, so please confirm this in advance. Anyone who participated in Phase 1 and/or Phase 2 will continue to be able to participate in Phase 3.

NA ServerFrom Monday, November 15, 2021 01:00 until Wednesday, November 17, 2021 00:59 (PST)

* This schedule is subject to change depending on the development or live-ops teams' circumstances.
* Your server will be automatically determined based on the region you have selected for your SQUARE ENIX Account.
Please click here to review the region of your SQUARE ENIX Account.

Available platformsPlayStation®5 / PlayStation®4 / Steam
* Participants will require an account for the platform of their choice and internet connectivity.
Available languagesJapanese / English
* French and German planned to be supported on the full version.
Save data carry overDue to the game content being updated, you will not be able to carry over any character data from Phases 1 or 2. Furthermore, character data from Phase 3 will not carry over to the release version.
Disclosure of informationThe disclosure of information on social media and streaming sites was previously prohibited, however we will be lifting this restriction for Phase 3 and any future content. Please be sure to adhere to the “Gameplay Video & Live Streaming Guidelines.”


Main test items of Phase 3

Phase 3 will focus on various operational tests, game server stress tests involving large numbers of players, and game system checks with the aim of identifying and fixing any issues that are found and improving the overall quality of the game.
Since this phase will emphasize technical operational testing, the story and tutorial will not be accessible yet. We kindly ask you to stay tuned for the full release to enjoy those elements.

 Downloading, installing, and registering an account for the Playstation®5 version
 Multiplayer across various platforms
 Functionality checks on updated content, including graphics and in-game actions

For this reason, you may encounter issues such as the game freezing or crashing while playtesting. As you will be playtesting an in-development version, we cannot guarantee that you will have a flawless gameplay experience. We kindly ask you to bear this in mind.

What changed from Phase 2?

◆ Addition of the Playstation®5 version
◆ Addition of cross-platform multiplayer
◆ Increased the number of quests from 2 to 6
◆ Enemy HP scaling based on number of players participating in the quest
◆ Improvements to visibility of in-game graphics
◆ Improvements to movements and response times for actions
◆ Various bug fixes


Play Guide

Please refer to the play guide below for information on game controls and systems.

BABYLON'S FALL Play Guide


Please report odd behavior via the ”Bug Report” option

If the game freezes, including characters getting stuck, or otherwise exhibits behavior that is obviously not intended, please submit a report via the “Bug Report” option on the Support Center.
The development team will investigate the cause and implement a fix or improvement.

Support Center “Bug Report”


Official Forums

The Forum on the “Hanging Garden” website is intended to help us gather feedback efficiently. This includes bug reports and suggestions from Closed Beta Testers.
All comments we receive will be shared with the development team and will be used to improve the world of BABYLON'S FALL.

Please note that, to use the Hanging Garden and the Forum, you will need to log in to BABYLON'S FALL and create an in-game character.

Forum Rules

Please ensure that your posts are appropriate and respectful of others. Any comments against the rules may be deleted and future posting may be restricted.
That being said, we want the Forum to be a place for lively discussion and debate about BABYLON’S FALL, so moderation will only be applied as applicable.

Hanging Garden Forum

Forum – Bug Reporting

Please create a thread in the “Bug Report” category of the Forum to report the bug.
The operations team may respond if further information is needed to verify the bug.

Forum - Feedback and suggestions

Please send us your comments in the relevant thread in the “Feedback” category of the Forum. All messages will be shared with the development team and will be used to improve the world of “BABYLON'S FALL”.

Any questions?

Please also send us your comments in the relevant thread in the “Feedback” category of the Forum. We will endeavor to answer your questions at a later date where possible!


Trial run for the official Discord server

In order to facilitate communication and exchange of information between players, we will be conducting a trial run for the BABYLON’S FALL Official Discord Server.
Discord is a communication tool geared towards chatting with other gamers. An account can be created free of charge. We encourage Sentinels to join us!

Join the official Discord server


Closed Beta Test Phase 3 FAQ

Can I participate in Phase 3 if I had participated in Phase 1 and/or Phase 2?

Yes. Testers who participated in Phase 1 and/or Phase 2 can continue participating in Phase 3 using the same account.
If you were accepted into Phase 1 and/or Phase 2 and could not participate, you can use the same CD key or game code to participate in Phase 3.

Will I be able to choose which server I connect to?

Your server will be automatically determined based on the region you have selected for your SQUARE ENIX Account. Please click here to review the region of your SQUARE ENIX Account.

Will different regions have their own servers?

Yes. There will be servers for separate regions as follows:
NA Server : United States, Canada, Brazil
EU Server : England, France, Germany
JP Server : Japan

Is it possible to unlink my SQUARE ENIX Account from a platform account after linking them?

No, you will not be able to unlink your accounts during the Closed Beta Test period.

Can I participate in the PlayStation®4 beta with a PlayStation®5?

Yes, thanks to the PlayStation®5's backwards compatibility, you will be able to use it to take part in the PlayStation®4 Closed Beta Test.
Do note that it will be the PlayStation®4 version of the client, and will not feature any of the upgrades that will be available in the PlayStation®5 version.

If I have been selected to play in the PlayStation®4 Closed Beta Test, can I also participate in the PlayStation®5 test?

No, the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5 versions differ in a way that will not make this possible.

Is there anything that will be carried over from the Closed Beta Test to the release version of the game?

No character or save game data will be carried over to the release version of the game.
* We had previously mentioned that “the link between your SQUARE ENIX Account and any platform accounts will remain.” However, this link will be removed at the time of the full release.

Can I share screenshots or videos that I record from the Closed Beta Test with other people?

Restrictions on disclosing information on social media and streaming sites will be lifted in Phase 3.

How are participants selected?

Participants are selected based on the information they enter in the application form as well as based on the particular needs of each phase of the Closed Beta Test.

How will I know if I've been selected for the Closed Beta Test?

We will send notifications to the email registered to the SQUARE ENIX Accounts of selected participants. New notifications will be sent out at each phase of the test, so please be sure to keep your email settings updated.

Can I change my selected platform after submitting my application?

No, you will not be able to change your platform once your application has been submitted.

If I've been selected and cannot participate, can I give my test access rights to my friends or family?

No, players are not allowed to give their Closed Beta Test access rights to others.

Which languages are supported during the Closed Beta Test?

Japanese and English are supported.