The developers will use this initially small-scaled Alpha to get feedback from players so they can fix bugs, test and adjust new armor and weapons, and properly balance encounters with creatures in the game, such as the Drask. If you do end up participating in the Alpha, you must sign a non-disclosure agreement, which will prevent you from sharing access with anyone, releasing screenshots of the game’s Alpha, and creating video content for it.
Besides giving one’s name, age, Dauntless account, and preferred language, players must also answer a few other questions. These questions are regarding your place of residence, experience in giving developers feedback on a game, top five favorite games, what days you would be available to play on, and if you are affiliated with any gaming publication or game developer. Players must also upload a DxDiag.txt file for the developers to see.
You can sign up for the Alpha here, and check out a previous trailer for the game from PAX East here. The Dauntless Alpha should start on PC sometime in late April. If you are more interested in playing the game once it hits its Beta stage, you can sign up for that here.