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Pillars of Eternity is an isometric, party-based computer RPG set in a new fantasy world developed by Obsidian Entertainment.
Pillars of Eternity is an isometric, party-based computer RPG set in a new fantasy world developed by Obsidian Entertainment.
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Backer Portal, Backer Beta, and Wasteland 2 Keys

Posted by Obsidian Entertainment (Creator)

Update by Brandon Adler, Lead Producer

Hey, everyone.

We have some important information for you regarding the Backer Beta and how to manage your pledge. We also have exciting news for you regarding Wasteland 2 keys and how you can get your key from the backer portal. Our next update will be focused on how to redeem your Eternity beta keys and special Backer Beta information.

Important Backer Information

A few very important changes will be happening on August 22nd.

First, we will be ending the crowdfunding period for Eternity. This means that as of August 22nd, you will only be able to preorder the game and will be unable to back the game at reduced prices. If you have already backed the game before August 22nd this won't have any effect on you, but if you would like to back an additional copy of the game at reduced prices or buy any add-ons, please make sure you do it before August 22nd.

Second, we are completely locking all tiers on August 22nd. This is necessary so we can start the manufacturing process for the various fulfillment rewards.

We are going to completely lock down all surveys as well. We locked these surveys a few months ago for anyone that had in-game content (items, NPCs, inns, etc.), but we were still allowing people to enter in content for their credits and memorial stones. So, if you have any remaining credits or memorial stone surveys to finish, please do so before the 22nd.

Wasteland 2

If you backed a tier which included a Wasteland 2 key we have exciting news for you. Starting now, you can head over to the Products tab in your Account Profile to snag your Wasteland 2 Steam key. Please note: Only Steam keys are presently available. If you want Wasteland 2 on GOG, that won’t be available until InXile has released the game.

On the account page, you will want to click the link on the left that reads "Products." This tab displays all of the products you have associated with your account.

Click on the Wasteland 2 entry to expand the entry.

Once the Wasteland 2 entry is expanded, click on the "Generate" button.

You will be asked to confirm that you would like to generate a key for Wasteland 2. If you wish to generate a key at that time, press the "Generate Key" button.

If you generate a key, you should see a banner at the top of the tab that confirms your success.

Expand the Wasteland 2 entry again and you should see your key with instructions in how to install it on Steam.

Enjoy your post-apocalyptic experience!

Backer Portal Additions

Darren and the web support team have been hard at work adding some additional functionality into the backer portal to make it easier to manage your pledge and your account. Below we will discuss a couple of the new features and how to use them.

Address Verification

For those of you that will have physical goods shipped to you, you may now view your address on record. If you have a physical goods order, please verify that the address we have on file is correct. You’ll have some time to update us if not; we’ll let you know exactly when we need to stop taking address changes.

Once you are on your Account Profile page, you can click on the "Addresses" tab and view your default address on record. If this address is incorrect, you can click the Edit link below the address to update us.

For now this will bring you to a form where you can request that the Obsidian team changes your address, but in the future we will add in functionality for backers to edit their addresses directly.

Add-on Purchases

One of the cool new features we have been working on is the ability for backers to purchase additional add-ons without having to create a new order or cancel existing orders. This means if you would like to add a beta key add-on (or any other add-on) to your order you can do so easily.

It is as easy as heading to your pledge management page and pressing the "Buy Addons" button. This will take you to a list of add-ons that we have available for purchase. Please note: Physical addons will no longer be available after August 22nd!

Backer Beta

Backer Beta is still on track to be released on August 18th. There were some key pieces of information I wanted to make sure everyone knew about, though:

  • We will be releasing the Backer Beta on Steam only. The reason for this is because Steam makes the process of uploading new builds much easier than other platforms. This will allow us to put out updated versions of the game more quickly than we could otherwise. The main game will still be available on all previously promised options (Steam, GOG, etc.)
  • You will be able to download your Backer Beta key from our backer portal. Once we release the Backer Beta, we will send instructions on how to get your key.
  • The Backer Beta key WILL NOT be the same key that you use to get the final game. It will only give you access to the beta version of the game. The main reason we are doing this is so that backers are not locked into Steam for the final version of the game. For example, you can use Steam for the Backer Beta and GOG for your retail copy of the game if you wish.
  • For feedback, we will be creating a special forum for Backer Beta discussions and bug reports. Our QA Lead, Matthew Sheets, will be on the forums often to collect data and get it input into issues for the team to fix.
  • Initially, we are releasing the Backer Beta on Windows only. We are still working out a few kinks on Mac and Linux, but we expect that we will be able to release those a few weeks after our initial release, if not sooner. We want to get Mac and Linux players in the game as soon as possible too.

That's it for the update. Our next update will be when we release the Backer Beta!

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    1. Downie on

      Websites on fire.

    2. Galahard on

      Is it beta key time yet? :)

    3. dubq on

      Got my Key finally! I didn't realize I needed to process my pledge as an order using the credit from my KS pledge. As soon as I did that my reward showed up in the Products tab.

    4. Jeremie Lariviere

      Thanks for the update, I also show no products available yet, but it does show my order (or at least the extras, not the game itself)...

    5. Tobi (Crusader Kickstarter pls!!) on

      I would have no problem if they made it early access.

    6. Lastan, The Penultimate Castoff on

      I don't know why the good people from inXile couldn't do what Larian Studios did: you play (with) the beta on Steam, and later if you want to switch to GOG, just destroy the Steam key and get one for GOG. Luckily for me, my religion does not forbid me to use Steam.

      Still, it's good that you don't lock people in, given that some do express strong preference in that regard.

      I must say I am quite amused by the comments from people who had backed T:ToN, but can't find the Wasteland 2 key on Obsidian's site. Most of us had backed both games, and apparently some still see both companies as "those Black Isle guys" or whatever. To those: check your Torment backer page; you'll find the key there. I know I did (and it's great).

    7. Stephan Hammes on

      They've learned from the Wasteland 2 Beta. That's nice.

    8. Sindie Victor Valentin

      After the site was not available for a period of time I get "No products available... yet!" on the Products tab.

    9. Ben Steed on

      "No products available... yet!"

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      elfkerben on

      Thx for the update and for beta keys on steam and for final key on Really good move.

    11. gandalf.nho

      @Kenny, if you want a GOG key, you don't active the Steam one

      @Johnnny, the surveys are in the backer's portal

      @ET3D, these limitation was only for those who received free beta acess, backers who had beta acess because they pledged for that (the early testers) received a not-limited platform key

    12. ET3D on

      Good move having a separate beta key. I don't like the the Wasteland 2 beta key locks us to Steam.

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      Johnnny on

      Anyone know where these surveys are? That are mentioned in the update? I haven't been following this project closely.

    14. Céline .S. Sauvé on

      And now that I spent a while _is_ there a way to up my tier?

    15. ThomasN on

      Well, I'm anxious to GENERATE GOG KEY and will abstain from any actions regarding steam in hope you'll recognize I don't want one (unline some other kickstarters who then said: "oops, but we thought..."). Hopefully you will inform us. Thank you.

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      Michael on

      There is no address listed on the Addresses tab, and there isn't a link to request its addition. What should I be doing about this?

    17. lance williams on

      yea "no products available yet" also /sadface

    18. Jarrah on

      The products page on my account says:

      "No products available... yet!"

    19. Kenny

      So if I want a GOG key for Wasteland 2, I shouldn't activate the Steam key?

    20. Christian on

      Did you happen to have tested your Windows version in Wine? Is it playable? And would I be able to share the save games via Steam?

    21. Niggles on

      Quite unfortunate you guys chose to do the beta via Steam. Oh well :(

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      JiminyJickers on

      Great stuff, thanks for enabling us to use the beta on Steam and then switch to GOG for the final. Very happy that I have supported you guys.

    23. Mister_Q on

      Never mind - I worked it out. :P

    24. Mister_Q on

      I managed to get onto the site, but there is no "buy addons" button on my pledge manager. :(

    25. Evan Raynor on

      When I try to click edit my address it takes me to "contact obsidian support"....

    26. lonejedi

      My Orders tab shows my "Digital Fun Pack" but the Products tab only has "No products available... yet!"

    27. Nick J. on

      @Olivier and Saskardin

      The Torment: Tides of Numenara kickstarter had nothing to do with Obsidian. You need to take your issues up with inXile who ran that campaign.

    28. gandalf.nho

      Nice, curious to test the beta.

    29. Janne Enberg on

      About the backer beta: can we play it on stream on e.g.

    30. Saskardin on

      I pledged a tier in the Torment: Tides of Numenera which includes a Wasteland 2 and my products page says only "No products available... yet!" Maybe some more time is needed or this is only for W2 prime supporters...?

    31. dubq on

      My products page just says "No products available... yet!"

    32. Bryy Miller on

      Obsidian is not in charge of other companies Kickstarters.

    33. Livio on

      But if i pledged a tier in the Torment : Tides of Numenera whick includes a Wasteland 2 copy... How can i do totake it ??

      Thank you !

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      Mick Talbot on

      I was getting the 404 error, waited 5 min, tried aain and it worked.

      It must just be overloaded.

      If it's not working, come back later.

    35. Galahard on

      website is down.
      If I didn't have Wasteland2 as an addon, can I still add it?

    36. Adam Sundermeyer on

      We hugged it to death!

    37. HaikenEdge on

      The server just can't handle this many people wanting the game. Imagine what'll happen when the game actually launches.

    38. Jaatinen on

      Whoops, never mind, I didn't have the Wasteland 2 tier. Mixed up the campaigns. :D

    39. Jaatinen on

      "No products available... yet!" :(

    40. Céline .S. Sauvé on

      I tried the link and it apparently doesn't exist? Is that where I would go to try and up my tier? I didn't realize that was an option until now.

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      JediaKyrol on

      haha...yeah...I think we all tried to log in at once...

    42. Robert Burke on

      About time with the Add-On thing.
      Also, page is down....right now? Geez.

    43. Pesky Pyjak on

      75k backers just tried to access your site and get their keys at the same time :)
      Site down ;D

    44. Jonas Schiött

      Your website is down, guys. I get 403 and 404 errors on all attempts to access it.

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      Daniel Castillo on

      Same result as Sergey - 404 on

    46. Sergei Baranov on

      Can't access right now, looks like it's down, Hope you'll fix it soon so that we can get our Wasteland 2 keys =)