Illuvium Overworld Private Beta Launches December 12

Everything players need to know about the release of the Illuvium Overworld and what it brings to the table.

Overworld game character robot with blond hair standing in front of purple futuristic spider shaped robot
  • Players will now be able to explore the world, obtain resources, engage in different battles, and test out all of the aspects surrounding the game.
  • Illuvium features its own marketplace known as Illuvidex, which will be used to trade all Illuvium-related NFTs in the future.

Any player who has access to the Illuvium Arena Private Beta will gain access to the Overworld Private beta by default.

Starting December 12 at 7 PM UTC, anyone eligible will get an email with details on how the game can be accessed.

Illuvium Overworld and Illuvials

Illuvium Overworld is the main game that’s part of a broader ecosystem. It is built to enable players to explore a world and capture Illuvials.


Illuvials are monsters that can be captured, then sent into battle by players. If they fall in battle, players can heal them.

Illuvium Overworld Gameplay

These monsters can be tamed, grown, and battled with, and all of them are represented as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). These NFTs will be tradable on Illuvidex, the ecosystem’s official marketplace.


Once they capture these Illuvials, players can trade them in-game without any gas fees due to the Ethereum-2 scaling solution Immutable X (IMX), on top of which the game operates.

Players can battle them, win, and get rewarded with crypto from the game. There’s also the ability for players to mine Shards in-game. However, each player needs to pay to have them activated or, in the game’s terms, have them “Cured.” 

These Cured Shards can then capture the Illuvails, which range in tiers from 0 to 5. Tier 5 here represents the last, rarest tier and has the highest stats. 

With all of that in mind, Illuvium operates in an open world and follows the Role Playing Game (RPG) genre. Players can visit landscapes, hunt or capture creatures, battle other players, and produce resources. 

On the Flipside

  • Players need to remember that they might not keep any items, resources, Illuvials, or experience points they earn while playing the private beta. All of the progress made in this beta will get wiped completely. 

Why You Should Care

Illuvium Overworld is the flagship game built across a broader ecosystem, which features Illuvium Zero and Illuvium Arena. This makes Overworld one of the most anticipated releases across the Ethereum community, as its performance can ultimately shape the project’s future.

Learn about Illuvium’s Token listing on Coinbase:
Illuvium Moves Ahead with Coinbase Token Listing and New Game Developments

See how Illuvium originally introduced Survival Mode, Overworld, and Staking V2:
Illuvium Introduces Survival Mode, Overworld, and Staking V2

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Deno Trajcevski

Deno Trajcevski is a cryptocurrency and blockchain content creator who specializes in the field of GameFi and covers a wide range of topics on the subject. From Play-to-Earn (P2E) mechanics to the latest news, announcements, and exploits within this crypto sphere, Deno reviews and analyzes the movement and developments in gaming daily. If a project implements GameFi in its lineup, he is there to review the project.