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Swordsman Closed Beta Begins!
June 16, 2014

We're excited to announce that the closed beta for Swordsman is here! Swordsman is based on the hit Chinese novel, The Smiling Proud Wanderer, where you play the part of a hero on a journey to solve the mystery of a village massacre and bring about justice to those responsible.

Closed Beta Start: Monday, June 16th 2014 @ 2PM PDT

Closed Beta End: Friday, June 27th 2014 @ 2PM PDT 

How do I join the Swordsman Closed Beta?

  • Sign up for Beta at
  • Check your email to see if you've received a Beta key from Perfect World.
  • Follow redemption instructions in the email.
  • Follow Swordsman on Twitter and Facebook for key giveaways.

What do I do once I receive a Beta key?

  • Download and install Arc.
  • Click on the Arc logo in the top left corner then select "Redeem a Code."
  • Input your Beta key and click Next.
  • Swordsman will begin pre-loading before Closed Beta begins.
  • Once Closed Beta begins on Monday, June 16, 2014, just click Play!


What about Open Beta? When does that start?

At this time, we are not revealing details on Open Beta. However, if you purchase a Hero's Pack or Starter Pack for Swordsman, you'll get early access into Open Beta! We'll reveal more Open Beta details soon as we move into Closed Beta.

Will there be a character wipe at the end of Closed Beta?

Yes, all characters and progress will be wiped at the end of Closed Beta to ensure everyone has a fresh start for Open Beta.

If I played during Alpha, are my characters still there?

Yes, all progress and characters from Alpha will carry over into Closed Beta.

Can I try out the Marketplace and make cash shop purchases during Closed Beta?

We'll reveal more details about the Marketplace soon.

I just purchased a Hero's Pack or Starter Pack. Where is my Beta key?

Please contact our Support Team regarding this issue and they will assist you.

I registered for Closed Beta, but I still don't have a Beta key! How do I get one? Closed Beta already started.

Don't worry! We'll be sending more Beta key emails during Closed Beta to lucky participants so keep checking your email for one.

If you have any questions or want to discuss the game with other fans, you can check out our forums here for all things Swordsman!


Click here to register for Swordsman, the upcoming free-to-play martial arts MMORPG from Perfect World Entertainment. Register today and you could be the first to explore the beautiful world of Swordsman in our upcoming Closed Beta. Become a Swordsman Hero today for early Open Beta access, exclusive mounts, fashion items, and more!

Become a legendary martial artist and hero in Swordsman, the free-to-play martial arts MMORPG, from Perfect World

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Jun 16th, 2014

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