With the conclusion of the current war on Charlie, Shard Charlie has been merged into Able. If you have been playing on Charlie, please migrate to Able shard at this time. Ranks, Levels, XP, and Commends are persisted across all shards so no progress will be lost in that regard. Regiments must be recreated for each shard.
It's our goal to minimize how often these events occur but shard opening and closings are currently required to scale with big updates or other events. This follows the same procedure roughly a year ago when Shards were merged in the months after Entrenched was released. Thanks for accommodating this process once again.