Giveaway: 10,000 keys for The Exiled alpha test

The Exiled [official site] attempts to blend MOBA combat with a sandbox MMO. In other words, it’s either a MOBA with a huge map and hundreds of players, or it’s an MMO with PvP combat and a promise of “no more grind.” It’s currently in alpha until December 21st and we’re giving away 10,000 keys to get in today. You’ll find how to enter and a trailer below.

That widget below will dispense your key in exchange for one of three actions: looking at our Facebook page for a moment, following us on Twitter, or following us on YouTube. We like it when you follow us places, basically.

RPS Giveaway: 10,000 The Exiled alpha keys

The keys are limited to one per user and the widget above will close automatically when all the codes are gone.

How to redeem your code

1. Download the game the official site.
2. Un-zip the patcher to a folder of your choice.
3. Run the launcher(.exe) to patch the game client.
4. When done patching click “play”.
5. Select your screen resolution and details.
6. Press “Play!” again.
7. In the login screen click “New Account”.
8. Pick a user name and password.
9. Now enter your alpha key (copy & paste works) in the “Registration Key” field.
10. Back in the login screen click “login”. Your account name and password should be filled in.
11. Enter your email address (twice).
12. Click “Send verification mail”.
13. Go to your email inbox and click the confirmation mail in the email from “Fairytale Distillery team”.
14. Now go back into the game and you can create your character.


  1. InSaNe-O_o says:

    Signup Failed :(

  2. brucethemoose says:

    “it’s either a MOBA with a huge map and hundreds of players, or it’s an MMO with PvP combat”

    The later is my version of hell. The former is how I picture purgatory.

  3. Eikenberry says:

    So, i played for around 4 hours tonight with a friend. Verdict: ….meh.

    Combat has no feedback, so you don’t really feel any of the hits or when you’re hitting monsters/other players (aside from seeing a health counter go down, inexorably). Servers are lag prone, even with few players on (in 4 hours we kept running into the same 3-4 players). Finding crafting resources is, apparently, a rare event. It took us our entire play session to find 3/4 of one crafting material to make a beginning bow (they are tied to specific regions, so if you want wood, you have to travel to Wood Town and fight specific timed events to maybe get some wood).

    Encounters are timed “events” that has you defending a random macguffin while, usually, timed egg sacs spawn around you for 5 minutes. You have 30 seconds to left-mouse-button attack all of them (DoT, crowd control, or special attacks have no effect), or an exploding rat appears (??) and blows up your claimed meteor (???).

    PvP is also dire – attacks have no weight, and with us two fighting each other, it took over 5 minutes just to bring one of us down.

    Fighting the “named” monsters for recipes is also buggy, with monsters disappearing at the end of a fight, robbing you of loot.

    Sound design is hilarious (frogs sound like guys dying, lightning spells sound like 80s guitar riffs), and the graphics remind me of a diablo 2 knockoff, even though it’s running in Unity.

    Appreciate the free key, but I am wholly unimpressed. Sorry.

    • qeloqoo says:

      Riiight, cause this isn’t alpha-test but pre-release freebie!

      • Eikenberry says:

        I don’t know what this comment means. I’m aware it’s noted as an “alpha” state, but the core game loops just aren’t fun. Hunting down artificially scarce materials and shooting stationary eggs for a mandated 5 minutes every time is not fun. PvP is not fun. It is designed to be a grind, which is not fun.