To facilitate the release of Update 50, a Pre-Patch and Test War will take place on Friday. The goal of the Test War will be to perform additional testing of the update and our online infrastructure in the live environment ahead of the official release. Additional bug fixes and patches will be applied before the official release on Sep 28h.
Please take notice of the following events.
Friday 1PM ET
LIVE-1 will be taken offline
Update 50 Pre-Patch will be deployed to the live environment
If the war does not reach a natural conclusion, the Victory Town count requirement will be reduced in the days leading to this date. This has been the historical method used to conclude a war during big releases with a fixed date.
Friday 2PM ET
LIVE-TEST will come online and a new war will be started
The Test War will run until Tuesday afternoon
The goal of the Test War war will be to perform additional testing of gameplay and infrastructure in the live environment before the official release date and war start
Tuesday 4PM ET
LIVE-TEST will be taken offline
LIVE-1 will be brought back online in resistance phase