Novaquark has sent word that the Dual Universe Alpha 1 event will kick off on November 29th. All Kickstarter backers will be granted access to Alpha 1 in the coming weeks. Players will be admitted to Alpha 1 in waves based on Kickstarter backer levels. Those who are already involved in testing will automatically be granted access to the alpha. Those backers who joined up after Kickstarter will also be granted access during the test's initial weeks. In short, keep your eye on your email!
To make sure to ramp-up Server stress as properly as possible, first wave of backers (beside Sponsor) will be open for December's 6th session. If everything goes well, we'll open a new wave every week but we can't promise at 100% that everybody will get access before the end of 2018. Players will be warned by email 24 to 48 hours prior to a test session so keep your eyes open! We'll proceed by the oldest date of pledge and backers status first (oldest Silver, then oldest Bronze, then oldest Iron).
Learn more on the Dual Universe site.
Thanks for the tip, Raxeon!