Why we’re giving 2017.1 beta testers a chance to win cool t-shirts and a Nintendo Switch
Beta testing is important to Unity because it helps us find bugs, test out new features and make sure the end result provides a great experience for everyone. But the beta test also offers an exciting opportunity for you.
What’s in it for you?
Not only do you get early access to all the new features in 2017.1., you also get get to have your say and have a real impact in on the end product.
Get a beta tester t-shirt and a chance to win a Nintendo Switch
To make things even more fun, and to show our appreciation, up to 1000 beta testers who submit a bug that is an original bug entry (as in has not yet been reported at the time of submission) and which has been reproduced and acknowledged by us as a bug, have a chance to get a beta tester t-shirt.
On top of that, one lucky bug-submitter will win a Nintendo Switch.
What to expect?
As with any beta program, you’ll have early access to features that are still under development. That means you will experience Unity as less stable than the final version. The beta test is currently expected to run until June 15,2017 and several beta versions will be made available in that time. Please see this guide to being an effective beta tester to get off on the right foot.
How to join
It’s simple to get started and participate in the beta process. Simply head over to our beta testing section, read our guide and download the installer to get access to the 2017.1 beta.
We also encourage you to sign up for the optional beta tester email list. By signing up we will be able to send you notifications when new versions are available, as well as tips on how to be an effective beta tester.
The beta release is available for free to all Unity users, including Personal Edition users. In the release notes section, you’ll find a complete list of all the new features, improvements and bug fixes included in the release.