Age of Empires 4’s stress test kicks off this week – and everyone’s invited

A shot of Age of Empires 4 battle ahead of the streatgey game's technical stress test

Following August’s Age of Empires 4 closed beta, Relic Entertainment has revealed that the extremely anticipated strategy game is getting a brand new, technical stress test that kicks off later this week. While the staff’s goals are a bit totally different this time round, that means it gained’t be an an identical expertise, the important thing distinction is you gained’t want an invitation to leap in to this one.

First up, the when. The Age of Empires 4 technical stress test goes dwell on Friday, September 17 at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST and runs by way of that weekend till Monday, September 20 till the identical time. The thought this time is to stress test the upcoming RTS game’s servers and programs at scale, with the devs making an attempt to get as many individuals in and taking part in over the weekend to examine that its “matchmaking, lobbies, and additional systems hold strong”, as they clarify in a weblog publish.

The test will primarily supply the possibility to dive into Age 4’s multiplayer expertise, although there’ll even be AI matches to attempt in its multiplayer customized foyer together with the game’s tutorial, Mission Zero. The 4 Age of Empires 4 civilizations accessible to play in the course of the test would be the English, Chinese, Holy Roman Empire, and Abbasid Dynasty, with 5 maps to provide them a whirl in.

Unlike the earlier closed beta test, this time you gained’t want an invitation by advantage of being an Age ‘Insider’ – it’ll be accessible to all by way of Steam and the Xbox Insider Hub (which you’ll seize on the Microsoft retailer) for all. The solely requirement is that gamers meet or exceed the game’s minimal specs, as you’d anticipate.

If you joined the closed beta final month, you’ll discover a number of modifications have come into play since then – the utmost digicam zoom-out distance has been tweaked, there are new steadiness changes, and – naturally – a bunch of bug fixes.

If you’re eager to get caught in when the technical test kicks off and are after the complete particulars on how one can get entangled, head to the announcement post at that hyperlink for the data. The Age of Empires 4 release date is ready for October 28.

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