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beta test

n.
The final stage in the testing of a new software or hardware product before its commercial release, conducted by testers other than its developers.

be′ta-test′ v.
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be′ta test`


n.
a test of new or updated computer software or hardware conducted at select user sites just prior to release of the product.
[1990–95]
be′ta-test`, v.t., v.i. -test•ed, -test•ing.
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Noun1.beta test - (computer science) a second test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by an outside organizationbeta test - (computer science) a second test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by an outside organization
test, trial run, tryout, trial - trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
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The game would also have some beta tests prior to the game's release.
There is currently no specific data on what the features of the upgrade are but going by the beta tests, big changes are to be expected.