Do you want to find out how to become a game tester? Most people are not actually aware that such a job even exists, but the truth is that all the major companies have been hiring people to test games for years. Every year, thousands of people are being employed for positions that require no more than a computer and an internet connection.
The company needs to make sure that the game works properly before they release it and that’s why they have to hire someone to find out if there are any errors or bugs.
Here are some things you need to know before applying for such a position:
- This is a real job, so you must treat it that way. You won’t be playing just for fun. There is a very specific task: you need to look for glitches, errors, bugs and inconsistencies and find areas that may be problematic. This means that you may have to defeat the same enemy hundreds of times or do other things that may be very boring. For this reason it’s very important to have a sincere passion for gaming.
- Keep in mind that most companies won’t hire you if you are less than 18 years old.
- Depending on the company you will be working for, you can expect about $10-$15 an hour as a novice tester. Several scam websites claim that you can make $200 per hour, but that’s simply impossible. However, professional testers who have gained a lot of experience can earn $70-$80 per hour. This means that if you become one of them you can make about $6000 a month, just by working 4 hours a day and 5 days a week.
- It’s almost impossible to find a position at a big company like Blizzard, if you have no previous experience. Just start with smaller companies and work your way to the top.