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You can now try the upcoming Update 1.10 in a public test on the prototype server. It will be open until the release of 1.10 – to let you experience the new update, help find bugs and help us see if there might be ripple effects from certain ways you can play the game, and any adverse effects this might have on servers or general stability.
WHAT ARE WE TESTING AND WHY?
We want to move towards having a public test server open for longer periods. This will allow us to roll out both early versions of new systems and features, but also do more large-scale testing of updates as they are getting ready for release.
HOW DO I JOIN?
In order to participate, you will have to download the Prototype client.
You can download the client by surfing to http://prototype.heroesandgenerals.com
Download and install the client as indicated.
Known Login issue
If you have never before logged in on the prototype server you might see an error when logging in. Close the game client, restart it and log in again to fix.
You will have more than enough Gold for testing purposes and grabbing what you want for your soldiers! Please note that any gold, credits or warfunds are not transferred to the Live servers. What you do on the prototype server stays on the prototype server.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IN THE GAME TO HELP?
Login, play battles, using different factions and classes, equip upgrades, paint your vehicles, change uniforms, try new helmets, have your assault teams move across Europe etc. We basically want as many aspects of the game as possible running, so capturing major cities, ending wars, playing Encounter, Skirmish and Assault Maps. If you have more than one computer please try the game on all of them.
Here are some things to look for:
- Weird things in general, stuff that performs much better or much worse than you are used to.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT HAS CHANGED?
Here is a link to the 1.10 Prototype Changelog.
HOW DO I GIVE FEEDBACK?
Please provide your feedback in the forum topic linked below!
Q: How do I access the prototype server on Steam, Mail.Ru, or Hype?
A: Unfortunately, Prototype is only accessible through the standalone client. But you can use the same login, so you only need to download the stand-alone client.
Q: Why is the downloading of the client progressing so slow?
A: During the initial opening of the server, there is a heavy load on download centers.
Q: Does this impact my normal game?
A: No, You have a separate amount of credits, gold & warfunds as well as separate characters, weapons, vehicles etc. on the prototype server!
Q: Do I get the Gold, Warfunds and Credits back in the normal game?
A: No, the free stuff stays on the prototype server.
Q: Am I allowed to have fun?
A: YES! While this is a test it is also a game, so go have some fun! Check out other vehicles, factions and careers from what you normally play. And play, play to win each battle using the entire huge arsenal the game provides!