Nosgoth is a competitive, team-based Human versus Vampire free-to-play multiplayer experience set in the brutal fantasy world of the Legacy of Kain series.

Nosgoth is named after the fictional land in which the Legacy of Kain series is set.

Absolutely not – Nosgoth is set on its own distinct era of the Legacy of Kain timeline and knowledge of prior events, while empowering, is by no means necessary. All you need to know is that the two factions involved – Humans and Vampires – are locked in a bloody struggle to control the land of Nosgoth, a land they both share and call home.

Nosgoth is available on Steam on PC.
Users will need a Steam account and be registered for Square Enix Membership.
Minimum/Recommended PC specs are:




Windows Vista SP2

Windows 7 or higher
Processor 2.0 GHz 2.0+ GHz multi-core

8 GB

Video Card Nvidia 8800 or ATI 2900

Nvidia 260 series or ATI 5850

HDD Space 3 GB

4 GB

The following operating systems are supported: Windows Vista SP2, Windows Vista 64, Windows 7, Windows 8

The 3D Graphics API being used is DirectX9

Psyonix are the team developing Nosgoth. They have been working with industry leading game publishers and developers for over ten years. As experts in Unreal Engine technology and multiplayer gaming, Psyonix has been a driving force behind some of the biggest titles in the marketplace. The studio's first game was the highly successful Onslaught for Unreal Tournament 2004, a game mode Psyonix concepted and designed. Afterwards Psyonix took its experience in multiplayer and rapid gameplay development to work on such titles as Gears of War, Unreal Tournament 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Homefront, Bulletstorm, and Mass Effect 3. The studio has grown significantly since the early 2000s and continues to specialize in game development for next-gen consoles, PC, and mobile platforms.

Nosgoth is a 3rd person team based PVP (player versus player) game set in a brutal fantasy world.

Yes, Nosgoth is a Free-To-Play game. When we enter Open Beta, Nosgoth will be available at no cost. We made the decision to go to free-to-play to break down barriers and let as many players into the game as possible. Nosgoth is NOT 'Pay-2-Win' - One of our key goals has been to create a fair experience that doesn't penalise players who don’t spend money in the game.

Closed Beta began on 27th February 2014 at 08:00 PST / 11:00 EST / 16:00 GMT / 17:00 CET. All those invited to take part in the Closed Alpha are automatically able to access the Nosgoth Closed Beta.

We have servers in Rotterdam, Los Angeles, Virginia and Sydney at present which supports users across all of Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and some surrounding (Oceania) countries. Users from outside of these regions may experience a less than optimal latency but it is our ambition to make Nosgoth available to anyone who wants to play it regardless of where they live as soon as possible.

No. All players that were invited into the Closed Alpha are automatically given access to the Closed Beta. There is no need to re-apply.

No, the NDA has now ended and players are free to take & share screens and video footage of Nosgoth. The Prohibited Activities and rules regarding User Generated Content detailed in the User Agreement remain in place.

You should receive your invites in an email that is sent to the email address you've used to register for your Square Enix account. Alternatively, you can check your Founder’s Pack(s) invite codes by clicking the “View your Nosgoth Founder’s Pack codes” button on your own profile page of the Square Enix website. European users can access their player profiles at and North American players can access their player profiles at

The Nosgoth Founders Programme is our Early Access Programme, designed to offer players a multitude of options as to how they first enter Nosgoth and give access to exclusive content such as character and weapon skins, early access to advanced classes, plus bundles of extras such as friend invites and boosters. All Founder Packs of course include immediate access to the closed beta.

We are currently targeting Winter as a release for our Open Beta. Winter for this purpose runs from late December to late March. A specific date will be announced closer to the release.

No, Founder Packs will not be available to purchase when Nosgoth enters Open Beta but all of their content will of course still be valid.

Founder Packs are available for purchase for a limited time during Closed Beta.