Testing sites are websites used by Roblox Corporation to test potential Roblox updates. All of these sites as of now are either down or off-limits to visitors.
Typically, when Roblox opened a testing site to players, a system-wide announcement was placed on the main Roblox website with a link to the testing site. Unlike the regular site, players' inventories could be reset at any time. Robux and the now-replaced Builders Club could not be used or purchased on the websites and could not be transferred to the main Roblox website.
The Roblox test site located at dev.roblox.com has existed as earliest as November 14, 2006. The original Roblox test sites became defunct in late 2010 but were still accessible until early 2017. Between 2016 and 2017, the sites typically used for public testing were either abandoned or restricted for viewing to Roblox staff and whitelisted members.
List of known testing sites
|Test Site||Description||Current Player Access|
|devforum-staging.robloxlabs.com/||A testing site for the DevForum. This site can be signed up for freely, however no activation email will be sent to the user. A notice stating this is on the site. This version of the DevForum has a few announcement posts, a test post, and is in dark mode.|
|dev.roblox.com (Archive)||This was the first ever Roblox testing site, active from an unknown period in time, although before November 2006, to around 2010. It was used to test the 2007-era home page, among other things. It may have been extant as late as 2016.|
|test.roblox.com (Archive)||This testing site was publically available intermittently between July 31, 2008, and roughly August 19, 2008, and existed as late as 2010. This was the first testing site where testing was encouraged.|
|gametest.roblox.com (Archive)||This testing site existed from April 2010 to 2012. It was used for testing game features, such as the Record feature.|
|sitetest.roblox.com (Archive)||This testing site existed from April 2010 to 2012. It was used for testing site features, such as the 2010 ROBLOX 2.0 theme.|
|gametest1.robloxlabs.com||This testing site displayed the 2016 ROBLOX theme, but if you log in, your character from 2012 will appear. This was a testing version of ROBLOX and was used to test future game updates, such as the Mega Place feature. Note that the www. in front of gametest1.robloxlabs.com is required.
This site's forum posts were not moderated.
This site's trade system was broken.
|gametest2.robloxlabs.com||In March or April 2016 (exact time unknown) this site was updated to have no tickets in it.|
|gametest3.robloxlabs.com||This test site is typically for testing new game features. Unlike the other testing sites, this site does not have the forums or commenting enabled. Currency trading was re-enabled.
In March or April 2016 (exact time unknown) this site was updated to have no tickets in it.
|gametest4.robloxlabs.com||This testing site is considered unplayable and is speculated to be a website for tests held by the ROBLOX administrators. Unlike the other test sites, players cannot play games on this website, and an SSL error occurs when one tries to register an account. However, when this game test site came back up, anyone could create an account, however, it could only be done through a Facebook login.
In March of 2016, this site was updated to have no tickets in it.
|gametest5.robloxlabs.com||Like gametest4, players cannot play games on this website, however this time, you can create an account on ROBLOX without getting the SSL error. It is speculated that this is also a website used by the ROBLOX administrators. This testing site was partially merged with sitetest3.
In March or April 2016 (exact time unknown), this site was updated to have no tickets in it.
|sitetest1.robloxlabs.com||No specific tests are known to have been performed on this site.
This test server was last active on December 22, 2015. On January 5, 2016, this site became locked.
This test site was monitored with Google Alerts, and results indicated that it was opened to users for a few hours.
This test server was last active on March 19, 2015, and on that same day, the site was locked.
|sitetest3.robloxlabs.com||This website was used to test the ROBLOX trading system in 2012, and then later used to test paid access and the thumbs up/thumbs down system in 2013.|
This website was created sometime in July 2017, and nothing has yet been done to this website besides the default Windows IIS (Internet Information Services) homepage. If you attempt to visit this test site you will get a "refused to connect" error.
On Chrome, it will not load at all and not show any error/locked message (deleted).
|opstest1.robloxlabs.com||This test site was used to test out the economy of ROBLOX. For approximately two hours, each user that logged in received 100,000 ROBUX to spend within the site. Further tests were conducted after this test where users received 1,000,000 ROBUX.
This test server was last active on April 30, 2015, and later got removed.
These sites may return to activity at any time as all of these domains are still owned by Roblox. Some sites could be active, although have been blocking visitors from accessing them.
Many users create fake Roblox websites claiming to be a test site and/or to give free Robux or Builders Club. Do not visit any testing site that does not have robloxlabs.com or roblox.com domains, as they are simply trying to steal accounts by tricking you into giving them your password, authentication codes, or your .ROBLOSECURITY Cookie. If the site asks you to download something it is most likely a malicious file.