26 Aug 2021 3:20 PM +00:00

PUBG New State Alpha Test - How to Apply

Wondering how to apply for the PUBG New State alpha test? With a PUBG New State release date set for sometime this year, it makes sense that another alpha test would happen before then. A limited test run kicked off back in June (which we covered in this first look) but only welcomed players from within the United States. That changes later this month with news that a second alpha is coming. Here's everything you need to know about the PUBG New State alpha test, how to apply, and how to download the game when the time comes.

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The last PUBG New State alpha test helped skyrocket the game to 17 million pre-registrations on Android alone. Alongside news of the next PUBG New State alpha test dates, Krafton has announced that the game has surpassed 25 million pre-registrations, with the long-awaited iOS pre-registration period being right around the corner as well.

When Is the Next PUBG New State Alpha Test?

The next PUBG New State alpha test is set to take place between August 27–29 from 4am UTC on the first day to 3am UTC on the final day. That's 5am until 4am GMT or 9pm until 8pm PT on each respective day.

How Do I Apply to the PUBG New State Alpha Test?

To apply for the next PUBG New State alpha test, just head on over to the PUBG New State alpha test signup sheet and follow the instructions. Double-check the email address you enter, select the platform you'd like to participate on, and submit your application.

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Doing so isn't guaranteed to get you into the PUBG New State alpha test, but it's the only way to add your name to the pool. It's a popular release, and an alpha test isn't designed to handle many millions of players at the same time.

When Is the PUBG New State Alpha Test Registration Period?

You can sign up for the PUBG New State alpha test from August 9–23 on either iOS or Android. If your application is successful and you're chosen to participate, you'll be notified on August 26. That's just a few days before the PUBG New State alpha test begins.

How Do I Download the PUBG New State Alpha?

If you sign up for the PUBG New State alpha test and are chosen to participate, you'll receive a link to pre-download the game directly from Krafton. This means less time downloading on the day and more time spent actually playing the game.

An assault taking place within PUBG New State.
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What Platforms Can Play the PUBG New State Alpha Test?

This time around, you can play the PUBG New State Alpha test on both iOS and Android. Although iOS players won't be able to pre-register for the full game before then, the PUBG New State alpha test sign-up process will allow iPhone/iPad players to get in on the action for the first time.

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Which Countries Can Play the PUBG New State Alpha Test?

Although the first PUBG New State alpha was limited to the United States, the second is set to welcome 28 countries and regions when it kicks off in late August. Here's the full list of PUBG New State alpha test locations:

Middle East

  • Lebanon
  • Bahrain
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Arab Emirates
  • Yemen
  • Oman Jordan
  • Iraq
  • Qatar
  • Kuwait
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Asia

  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Macao SAR
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Thailand
  • Philippines
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Myanmar
  • Maldives
  • Laos
  • Nepal
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Other

  • Turkey
  • Egypt

Anyone attempting to play from outside of these countries will likely be denied access to the game.

Can I Play the PUBG New State Alpha in the US?

Even though the first PUBG New State alpha test took place exclusively in the United States, players in the Americas won't get a second chance to try the game with this next test. It's limited to countries and territories in the Middle East, Asia, and both Turkey and Egypt this time.

When Will PUBG New State iOS Pre-Registration Open?

Alongside the announcement of the second PUBG New State alpha test, Krafton has confirmed that the long-awaited PUBG New Stat iOS pre-registration period will kick off toward the end of August. This will presumably be just after the upcoming alpha test ends.

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This means iOS users will get their share of the pre-registration bonuses when the game releases later in the year.

Is This the Same PUBG New State Alpha Test As Before?

According to the announcement made by Krafton, the August PUBG New State alpha test will feature improvements over the last alpha test. These will presumably include bug fixes, optimizations, and suggestions made by those who took part the first time around.

Why Was PUBG New State iOS Alpha Delayed?

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Although the PUBG New State alpha is only set to go live on August 27, the iOS version has already been delayed. This is according to a tweet from the developers that simply read "We are experiencing difficulties with the iOS client for the Test. The client will be unavailable for download during this time."

With a promise to share updates through push notifications from the Testflight app in iOS used to access the PUBG New State client, it isn't clear whether these issues will be resolves for the start of the alpha or whether it will be delayed.

If you're having trouble downloading PUBG New State on iOS, do not remove yourself from the Testflight. This will only remove you from the alpha entirely and is not able to be fixed.