Home Hades 2 seeking early players to sign up and play during a technical test

Hades 2 seeking early players to sign up and play during a technical test

Fans of the original Hades video game can now explore its sequel counterpart as its publisher launches a technical test and invites users to give it a try.

In a blog post published on the Supergiant Games website on Tuesday (April 16), the team behind the game says the test will “help us find and solve any technical issues we might have missed thus far, to ensure anyone who tries Hade II in Early Access can have a smooth play experience from the start.”

A subset of players who request to access the test could be invited to participate, with the process boiling down to inviting some players, fixing any issues, and then inviting more players, and so on.

While the technical test will contain much less content than what’s in store for the Early Access launch, it will still give players a chance to see more.

People are being asked to sign up by heading to the Hades II Steam page and clicking the button marked ‘request access.’ As it’s a first run to iron out any incidents, it’s not known how long the process will go on for.

“The nature of the test is such that we don’t know exactly how long it will last, though our estimate is longer than a week, shorter than a month.

“We likewise don’t know exactly when we will launch Hades II in Early Access, since that will depend on how long we end up having to run the technical test for.”

Everything we know about upcoming Hades 2

While the early access is said to be ‘close’, the actual release date hasn’t yet been confirmed by Supergiant.

We do know that this is the sequel to the dungeon crawler game which was first released in December of 2018 which marks a first for the developer as they don’t usually do a second variant of a game.

The official Supergiant Games website doesn’t give much away, but describes Hades 2 as having built on “the best aspects of the award-winning original in an all-new, action-packed, endlessly replayable experience rooted in the Underworld of Greek myth and its deep connections to the dawn of witchcraft.”

The sequel will be available on PC, Mac, and console platforms. The publisher is expected to announce which platforms the game will be playable on closer to the unknown release date.

About ReadWrite’s Editorial Process

The ReadWrite Editorial policy involves closely monitoring the tech industry for major developments, new product launches, AI breakthroughs, video game releases and other newsworthy events. Editors assign relevant stories to staff writers or freelance contributors with expertise in each particular topic area. Before publication, articles go through a rigorous round of editing for accuracy, clarity, and to ensure adherence to ReadWrite's style guidelines.

Sophie Atkinson
Tech Journalist

Sophie Atkinson is a UK-based journalist and content writer, as well as a founder of a content agency which focuses on storytelling through social media marketing. She kicked off her career with a Print Futures Award which champions young talent working in print, paper and publishing. Heading straight into a regional newsroom, after graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Journalism, Sophie started by working for Reach PLC. Now, with five years experience in journalism and many more in content marketing, Sophie works as a freelance writer and marketer. Her areas of specialty span a wide range, including technology, business,…

Get the biggest tech headlines of the day delivered to your inbox

    By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe anytime.

    Tech News

    Explore the latest in tech with our Tech News. We cut through the noise for concise, relevant updates, keeping you informed about the rapidly evolving tech landscape with curated content that separates signal from noise.

    In-Depth Tech Stories

    Explore tech impact in In-Depth Stories. Narrative data journalism offers comprehensive analyses, revealing stories behind data. Understand industry trends for a deeper perspective on tech's intricate relationships with society.

    Expert Reviews

    Empower decisions with Expert Reviews, merging industry expertise and insightful analysis. Delve into tech intricacies, get the best deals, and stay ahead with our trustworthy guide to navigating the ever-changing tech market.