We’ll keep this one short as you probably want to get stuck in as soon as possible, but as hinted at in the headline, the Extended Siege Test is now up and running.
Those who are eligible to take part should see the option to download and play the Conqueror's Blade test client in the My.com Game Center launcher. For those who acquired their access through Steam, just fire up Steam and hit Play. If you haven’t done so already, Steam customers will need to sign-up at My.com to unlock Siege Test access.
As well as two news maps and units, all new characters created during the Extended Siege Test will receive 300,000 Silver (bound) and 1,500 Honor to invest in themselves and new units as they make the journey towards level 15. Seeing as characters will be deleted afterwards, don’t be afraid to spend unwisely.
Whether you’re taking part or watching from afar, don’t forget to check out the updated FAQ before charging into battle. Also, please be aware of the following issues (we will endeavour to update this list during the course of the weekend, if and when required):
Reported crash issues related to some AMD processors. This will hopefully be addressed before the next testing phase.
High ping / lag is being investigated, although appears partially linked to “AFK penalties”. (NOTE: While the Extended Siege Test server will remain EU-based, there will be a separate NA server for the CBT.)
General performance issues - this is under review. We will update min. system requirements if and when necessary
FIXED: “AFK penalties” (these were related to server / map loading issues).
FIXED: FR/DE unable to access client without switching Game Center to EN. (Launcher now defaults to EN for Conqueror’s Blade only.)
The following streamers will be joined by a special guest later on today, who will be on hand to answer questions about the game:
EU (Friday, November 2, 18:00 CET / 10:00 a.m. PDT):
The sessions will be broadcast live on the Conqueror’s Blade Facebook page if you’d rather watch things there.
NA (Saturday, November 3 & Sunday, November 4, 8am PDT (17:00 CET)):
Join us on Facebook Live with CM KillShift!
As ever, it’s not too late to join us in battle. We’ll be handing out access to a lucky few over the course of the weekend via our Facebook encampment, but if you can’t wait, pre-ordering will guarantee you access, not only to the Siege Test but all subsequent test phases.