If you've been following and playing Daybreak Games titles this year, you probably participated in the brand new progression server for the original Everquest that recently launched, enjoying some EQ nostalgia.

EverQuest II Joins the Party

Now the company's sequel EverQuest II will be adding a pair of brand new time-locked expansion servers also. An open beta test for these progression servers is currently underway for Daybreak All-Access members. You can find more info about how to participate in that test on the EverQuest II official forums.

The two new servers Stormhold (PvE) and Deathtoll (PvP) are set to open their gates on Tuesday, July 21st almost exactly one week from now.

This is one adventure I'll definitely be joining in on, as I never had the opportunity to experience the early days of EverQuest II, which I have heard really great things about from current and former players. As a hardcore EverQuest purest, the transition to a very late version of EQ2 (post 2012) was far too jarring for my tastes, but I've been told that vanilla EQ2 was extremely interesting.

I'm definitely going to see what all the fuss was about - as many MMO fantatics have told me it was a great game that was largely overshadowed by the launch of World of Warcraft.


To read the latest guides, news, and features you can visit our EverQuest II Game Page.

Last Updated: Mar 21, 2016

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Alex has been playing online games and RPGs for quite some time, starting all the way back with Daggerfall, EverQuest, and Ultima Online. He's staying current with the latest games, picking up various titles and playing during his weekly streams on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings with both MMOs and MOBAs being feature plays. Hit him up on Twitter if you have a stream request for Freeplay Friday! Two future games he's got a keen eye on are Daybreak's EverQuest Next and Illfonic's Revival.