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How to Become a Video Game Tester

Game testing requires a certain skill set. It's not just about playing video games.

Is a video game tester a real job?

Yes! They are also known as 'beta testers', or simply 'game testers'. The job of a video game tester is not to actually play the game, but to break the game.

What do you do as a video game tester?

A games tester is someone who works for video game production companies to thoroughly test video games before the final version is released to the public. They must then play the game a number of times, from start to finish, in order to uncover bugs or glitches within the game.

What education is needed to become a game tester?

The education requirements for a video tester vary. Typically employers require or prefer a degree in software development, computer programming, computer science, or another technical field. While certification in quality control or other technical fields is voluntary, it is recommended.

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