To facilitate the release of Update 54, a Pre-Patch War will commence on Thursday, October 19 at 1PM ET and run until Wednesday, Oct 25th. The goal of the Pre-Patch War will be to perform stress testing of the update and online infrastructure in the live environment ahead of the official release. Additional bug fixes and changes will be applied before the official release on Oct 26h.
Please take notice of the following events.
Wednesday, October 18th @ 1PM ET
ABLE shard will be taken offline
Update 54 Pre-Patch will be deployed to the live environment
PREPATCH shard will come online in Resistance Phase
Thursday, October 19th @ 1PM ET
Pre-Patch War will commence at 1PM ET on PREPATCH shard
Wednesday, October 25
The Victory Town requirement will be reduced until one side is victorious in the Pre-Patch War
PREPATCH shard will be taken offline
ABLE shard will be brought back online in Resistance Phase until the official update and war start begins on Oct 26th
The new world map will be available in the Pre-Patch War
The majority of other Update 54 content will not be available in the Pre-Patch War
Tech Tree pacing may be sped up during the Pre-Patch War