Hellgate closed beta key giveaway

When Hellgate: London was first announced, we loved the premise of the action MMO and the story of its origin. Initially developed by Flagship Studios, production on Hellgate was led by a team of former Blizzard employees who had worked on Diablo. Set in a post-apocalyptic future that finds the world under siege by demons, the game sported an excellent class system with a great loot table that reminded us of those good old hack ‘n’ slash days in Diablo II. However, when the game finally released it seemed to lack the amount of content that we wanted to see from an MMO asking for a monthly subscription.

But that was then, and this is now. Hellgate is back again for a second strike as a free-to-play title. Bolstered with extra content from the Hellgate: Tokyo expansion, the second coming of the Diablo-esque action/MMO is ready to open its gates to a select number of players during its closed beta phase on June 3– and we’ve got a ton of keys to share with you. So grab a closed beta key and test drive it first and for free when the closed beta phase begins tomorrow.

Above: We have fond memories of Hellgate’s loot system, which was exceptionally groovy

Above: A cinematic trailer for Hellgate

How to get your closed beta key

1. Login to If you’re not already a member, click here to register. It only takes a moment.
2. Head to our Hellgate closed beta key page to get your code.
3. Make a note of your code and follow the instructions to redeem it.

Jun 2, 2011 


  • oldmanhc - June 6, 2011 5:22 p.m.

    WOW - I just heard about this beta and was soooo upset when I heard they closed it :( but thanks to you and your site I did manage to get a key!!!! I absolutely LOVE this game from the first minute I played it years ago and now that it is back in a mmorpg is INSANE!! Thank you, thank you, thank you :)
  • IRONCURT - June 5, 2011 2:36 a.m.

    Good stuff GR thanks alot. I got mad hype for this.
  • Uzalu - June 3, 2011 8:09 p.m.

    Thanks for the info Tyler, probably should have known :P i had to work it out for GMT... it opens at half midnight here. again, ty for the key.
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - June 3, 2011 4:49 p.m.

    The Hellgate beta begins tonight (6/3/2011) at 7:30pm EDT. For questions or problems with signing up, I would suggest heading to the official site and keeping an eye on the official Hellgate Twitter. @HellgateGlobal
  • Uzalu - June 3, 2011 3:56 p.m.

    Amazed at how easy it was to get the key... but it says the servers are down? am i missing something? does it start at the weekend? TYVM GR
  • Maverik770 - June 3, 2011 2:19 p.m.

    There is something odd going on with's signup page. No matter what username I type in durign sign up, it tells me it's Unavailable. I have tried some really obscure usernames and they also say "unavailable". SOmething must be messed up, I have not been able to get a single username to work...
  • quadraxas - June 3, 2011 1:12 p.m.

    I cannot find a place put the key. any help? Also, the key redeem page says APB: Reloaded right before instructions, it should be hellgate
  • nameunknown - June 3, 2011 8:51 a.m.

    Well, this is a waste of time. It won't even let me sign up, apparently my email address is unavailable, every single one of them I've tried. I really wanted to try this after the original died on me.
  • Robx - June 3, 2011 8:49 a.m.

    Tyler = Santa Claus all year long.
  • desertedsun - June 3, 2011 4:48 a.m.

    Does anyone know if this version of the game supports DX10?
  • TopNewt - June 3, 2011 3:50 a.m.

    This should be fun!
  • WiLdFiRe567 - June 3, 2011 2:10 a.m.

    Thanks T Nag! I'm gonna LP this with a friend now!
  • Crux00 - June 3, 2011 1:57 a.m.

    On the key page it says How to redeem your APB: Reloaded closed beta key
  • Siion - June 3, 2011 1:15 a.m.

    Feels weird to hear about a closed beta for a game i have already owned and played.
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - June 2, 2011 11:57 p.m.

    @Akutare We have a lot of keys. I'll be surprised if we run out. But if it turns out that you don't need it and we do run out. I bet someone would appreciate it if you posted it in the comments here. :)
  • mentalityljs - June 2, 2011 11:23 p.m.

    Very nice! So the free key is awesome and all, but is there any word of a possible patch/update with this same content for those of us who own the original?
  • b34st - June 2, 2011 11:21 p.m.

    I have all the books, read them several times over! I was such a huge fan of the original, and was pretty saddened to see it go down, but NOW ITS BACK!!!!
  • Akutare - June 2, 2011 11:20 p.m.

    Umm, I might have already been accepted into the Closed Beta unless there is some obscure place you have to put the key into, but if I don't need the key, is there a way to send it back to you? Wouldn't want to be taking someone's chance at trying this game.
  • Krossfire - June 2, 2011 11 p.m.

    I just can't understand how Flagship could die with such a good title... hope it'll be better now :D
  • darkfall13 - June 2, 2011 10:10 p.m.

    Can't wait for the download!

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