The long-awaited Second Life Mobile public beta is now available!


  • Second Life, the hit MMO, now opens its beta version to the public
  • If you’re a premium subscriber, you can access it now on iOS or Android
  • However, there is no news yet about free access for players.

Second Life, the popular social MMO game that recently announced its launch on mobile devices, will now be available for the first time in public beta on iOS and Android. At the time of writing, Second Life will be available for download from the App Store and Google Play.

You will you still need a Premium account to access it, so if you’re not already a fan of Second Life, this may not be quite the free look you were hoping for. Still, thanks to the latest beta, the leisurely trickle of information about the mobile version of the hit MMO should enhance dramatically.

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Second Life, realistically, needs no introduction. But for younger readers, or even those who weren’t around during the height of Second Life, it’s worth repeating. An early precursor to the meta-world idea we touted a few years ago, Second Life is an MMO that focuses less on space exploration or fighting dragons and more on social interactions.

Players actually live a “second life” as their chosen personality. Whether it’s something mundane, their preferred self, or role-playing however they can imagine. First released in 2003, Second Life can boast of bringing many of the ideas we see into the mainstream, such as social gaming, user-generated content, and more.

Too little, too overdue?

Of course, with this pedigree comes the obvious question: is Second Life just too dated for today’s times? After all, this is a game that still uses the much-criticized subscription model and now faces stiff competition from games like Roblox.

While Second Life’s status as a pioneer cannot be disputed, perhaps other games that succeeded it have also taken its place. Will its arrival on mobile give it recent life, or will it simply be a fading campaign for the former king? We’ll have to wait and see.

In the meantime, if you want to see what else is balmy on mobile devices like the weather, check out our list of the best mobile games of 2024 (so far). Or our list of the most anticipated mobile games coming this year!

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