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 2017.2, you also get to have your say and make a real impact in on the end product.
Win a $50 asset store voucher
To make things even more fun, and to show our appreciation, up to 200 beta testers who submit a bug have a chance to win an asset store gift voucher.
Note that only original bug entries are eligible (in other words, entries that have not yet been reported at the time of submission and have been reproduced and acknowledged by us as a bug).
What to expect?
As with any beta program, you’ll have early access to features that are still under development. That means you’ll experience Unity as less stable than the final version. The beta test is currently expected to run until September 10th 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 2017.2 beta.
We also encourage you to sign up for the optional beta tester email list. Signing up will enable us 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.