Become A Beta Tester For Microsoft Game Studios

If you are a gamer and if you would like to test some of the latest games before they hit the store shelves, then becoming a game beta tester may be for you. There is not guarantee that you will ever be accepted to any beta testing program, but it doesn’t hurt to apply. And as always, I recommend you only use beta software on a test machine, since there is a slight possibility it could damage your operating system or cause undue behavior on your system.

As being a beta tester also places some responsibilities on you to actually use the software and file accurate bug reports with the software manufacturer, see the article I wrote on being a beta tester here.

So take a look at at the Microsoft Studio Beta testing program to see if you are interested in participating.

In order to participate, you will either need a .NET Passport account or a Windows Live ID.

Get A Windows Live ID from here.

Good luck!

[tags]microsoft, games, net passport, windows live ID, beta tester [/tags]

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  • some1

    er, yer it is noob! loads of ppl do it. its not like u go to the actual microsoft studios to test the game, u just d/l it from 360 marketplace, or if on pc from internet.

    but it aint guna damage ur operatin system im sure.

  • Ezequiel Bohrer

    I live in argetina. Is that a problem, to become a beta tester?

  • rajib lochan khuntia

    it is a very good game

  • Antoni

    how do i get in on this?

  • Ron Schenone

    Hello Antonio,

    Check out this link:

    I hope this helps.

  • Travis

    This is to any of the big dogs out there . let the unexperince get experince . its hard to make a career out of game testing .


  • David

    can i be a beta tester if i live in mexico??

  • Ron Schenone

    Hi David,
    It depends on the company and what product they are testing.
    Regards, Ron

  • Dustin

    Hah, i signed up, i live in monroe washington (14 miles from the main place)
    Sounds awesome. 😀

  • Ron Schenone

    Hi Dustin,
    Glad to hear it. Good luck as a beta tester.

  • josh

    can i get a job with you guys if i dont have a daploma or ged

  • Scott Maciver

    I would love to be a tester to such a big company i do not care what game iam faced i will get the job done and give a full report about the game and its errors and bugs

  • Ron Schenone

    Hello josh,
    You don’t need a diploma to be a beta tester.

    Hi Scott,
    Go ahead and apply.

    Thanks for the comments, Ron

  • not important

    is there an age requirement for beta testers

  • Mickey

    how do i get in on this

  • Ron Schenone

    Heh Mickey,
    You can join at this link:
    You will need a Windows Live ID as well.
    Hope this helps.

  • Dj

    can u be beta tester if ur 14?

  • Jeremy

    Hey, im 15 and i play games alot and am interested in beta testing, but is there an age limit? i see some places say 18 or older, but some say no age required. Ron, can you email me about information on beta testing?

  • Ron Schenone

    Hi Jeremy,
    Try this site first:
    You will need to sign up for an account to participate.

  • daniel martin

    can u be a beta tester if you are 11

  • Ron Schenone

    Hello Daniel,
    I don’t recall ever being asked my age. :-)

  • bobby

    how much does this pay

  • Ron Schenone

    No pay. But sometimes they send you free software that you have tested.

  • Brad

    This site more info on game testing:

  • chris

    im 11 years old can i join i love testing games iv been in beta testing fusion fall before

  • chris

    iv also made 3d rpg games

  • Juan

    can i be a beta tester if i live in italy??

  • TK

    How do u get paid.
    How many games do u test.
    When to u get paid.
    and how much do u get paid if ur a pro

  • joel vincent

    yh id like it it sounds like good fun i like beta testing

  • Jeremy Yassa

    Do u have to be 18 or older?

  • http://fusionfall Jill

    Can I try to beat Fuse on a beat fusion Fall account?

  • Simon

    Is this beta test application still available? Because on

    There doesn’t seem to be no link to apply as a beta tester.

  • gregory

    how old do you got to be???? to be a beta tester

  • Ron Schenone

    Hello Gregory,
    I have never been asked my age when applying to beta test any software or hardware.

  • darren

    hi i live in spain can i do it from home and do i have to pay to find the jobs like all the other websites

    • Ron Schenone

      Beta testing is free to anyone. All you need to do is sign up.

  • Justin

    Is there any chance for myself being under the age of 18 to apply?
    Please let me know

    • Ron Schenone

      Hello Justin,
      To be a beta tester there are no age requirements to test most software applications.

  • dan butler

    i do not think it matters where you live, search microsoft games beta program for the information required.

    this message is intended for all people who are not sure about beta testing.

    i have just signed up today (23/3/11) and waiting to hear from microsoft for a beta.

    you will need a live account and either a xbox 360 or pc.

    hope this helps and good luck to you all!!!!!