Our prototype server will be open from NOW Wednesday November 15th 1400 CEST until further notice – to let you see the new encounter map, help find bugs and help us see gather data and information on fun and map balance.

We are working 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, but for now we do our public tests on the prototype server.

WHAT ARE WE TESTING AND WHY?

We are testing a new Encounter map, codename ‘Mill’, on the prototype server. This map is the same map we played at the Reto Insider Summit.

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.

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 SHOULD I DO IN THE GAME TO HELP?

Login, make sure you have an infantry soldier selected, set your map filter to only join Encounter battles on the ‘Mill Encounter’ map, and start playing! See image below for correct Maps & Filter settings. We will gather a lot of data on the battles played to establish heatmaps wins per direction, length of battles, objective ownership, etc.

Here are some things to look for:

  • Good camping spots
  • Imbalance
  • Navigation, is it easy to see where to go?

Here is an overview of the map to help you navigate, one deploy area is in the forest to the South the other to the North by the wheat field.

HOW DO I GIVE FEEDBACK?

Please provide your feedback in the forum topic linked below! Only feedback in this topic will be considered.

FAQ

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: Why is my ping so high?
A: Prototype only has one server placed in an EU data center. So players from outside the EU might see high ping battles, but are welcome to join in regardless.

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 gold 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!

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Written on 2017-11-15 by:

Reto.Robotron3000

Community Manager, cat herder, forumite, blockchain specialist, gun nut, blog poster and a whole lot of other things!