What is this “Extended Siege Test”?
The Extended Siege Test is a preliminary test phase designed to check technical aspects such as user authentication and client / server stability. It is why gameplay at this early stage is limited to siege battles. We’ll be expanding the scope of future tests to include more maps, deeper gameplay and the full multiplayer campaign.
When is it taking place?
The Extended Siege Testing starts on Friday, November 2 , 2018 and will end on Monday, November 5 (NA: Sunday, November 4), 2018. The EU-only server will be accessible during the time periods:
- Moscow: 18:00 - 06:00
- EU: 16:00 - 04:00
- UTC*: 15:00 - 03:00
- NA East: 11:00 - 23:00
- NA West: 08:00 - 20:00
* Please keep in mind that the server is set to UTC and does not take into consideration daylight saving time changes for the US.
Which countries are covered by the My.com and Mail.ru Conqueror's Blade publishing agreement?
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Georgia, Estonia, Latvia, South Ossetia, Turkmenistan, Abkhazia, Lithuania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Republic of Slovakia, Bulgaria, Albania, USA, Canada.
Am I eligible to take part?
If you have bought a pre-order pack directly from My.com or through Steam, you will have guaranteed access to both Siege Tests and all test phases thereafter, including the Closed Beta Test. If you have received and activated an access code, such as were issued to visitors at gamescom 2018, you should also have full access to the Siege Test.
Is it too late to obtain Siege Test access?
Pre-order packs are still available. Alternatively, we often give away game access codes to followers across our various social media channels. You might want to try Discord first.
How do I download the Siege Test? (My.com users)
The game client will be available to download in advance of the Siege Test through the GameCenter launcher. Eligible testers should click the ‘Download’ icon to begin receiving the 20GB (approx) files. If you have pre-ordered from My.com, you must use the My.com GameCenter.
Once you have purchased a Pre-Order Pack or redeemed a CBT access code, you will see Conqueror's Blade in the Game Directory of the My.Com Game Center. Once you have downloaded and installed the game, you can find it under My Games.
How do I download the Siege Test? (Steam users)
Conqueror’s Blade will be playable for the first time this weekend, courtesy of the Siege Test. It’s predominantly a technical test, a large part of which has been about ensuring the same level of access to those who have pre-ordered the game through Steam as via My.com. We’re happy to say that will be the case, but it does mean that for the initial Siege Test period, Steam users will be first required to “sign up” for access. Note: this is just for the Siege Test and will not be required for future test periods (CBT, OBT, etc) to which your pre-purchase guarantees you full access.
Here are the steps you need to follow to get playing the Conqueror’s Blade Siege Test through Steam:
You must have one of three pre-order packs (Explorer, Adventurer, Conqueror) registered to your Steam account. You cannot take part in the Siege Test via Steam without pre-purchasing the game first.
Install the game launcher by clicking ‘Play Game’ on the Conqueror’s Blade Steam page.
Once the game launcher is installed and open, press the ‘SIGN UP’ button. This will direct you to the player account section of the My.com website.
Complete the sign-up process by entering the required information.
Please wait for up to 5 minutes while our systems check your eligibility for Siege Test access. You will be provided with a temporary My.com account.
Once the check is complete, the ‘SIGN UP’ button on the game launcher will change to ‘PLAY’. Select this to download and install the Siege Test game files (20GB approx). If you do not see the ‘PLAY’ icon, please restart the game launcher.
Is the Siege Test the full game?
No, the first Siege Test offers one 15v15map. You can create a new character, select a weapon specialisation (class) and explore your home city. When in battle you can direct your units, use siege machines and crush your enemies like ants, but there are no “big world” features to try out at this stage. Character development, unit advancement, trade, crafting, diplomacy, campaigning and guild-wide empire building will form part of future test phases.
What about the other pre-order items?
Exclusive decorative armors and other pre-order items will not be implemented prior to Siege or Closed Beta Testing, but will be issued to accounts prior to Open Beta Testing
But I’d like to tell you what I think of the Siege Test!
We welcome all feedback and ask that you make your comments here. If we can keep feedback in one place, we’ll be better able to incorporate your thoughts and suggestions
What will happen to my Siege Test characters?
At the conclusion of the Extended Siege Test, all characters, their names and game progression stats will be put to the sword. Sorry, but it’s only a test - you can start building a permanent legacy for yourself later.