Shard CHARLIE will be merged into ABLE at the conclusion the current war on CHARLIE. If you have been playing on CHARLIE, please migrate to ABLE. 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. This follows the same procedure used for Entrenched and Inferno updates in prior years. Thanks for accommodating this process once again.