Attention troops! This evening at 18:00 (Central European Time), we are opening one of our test servers, “Stable“, to the public for a special stress test of a new update to the Newgarden build. Come join us tonight and you will get to try the new matchmaking function. Read on for details…
The servers opens today at:
|PST||EST||CET||UTC / GMT|
|Tuesday the 14th of January||9:00 am||12:00 pm||18:00||17:00|
PST = Pacific Standard Time (US westcoast)
EST = Eastern StandardTime (US eastcoast)
CET = Central European Time (Central europe)
UTC = Coordinated Universal Time (Server time) / GMT = Greenwich Mean Time
Note: If you try to join Stable before it is open, you will land on the “Server Is Down for Maintenance” page.
New Matchmaking Function
This Newgarden update brings a lot of bugfixes, as well as modifications to the way you enter battles. Now both the automatic matchmaking function and the Mission List are grouped under the big red Enter Combat button. This way Heroes no longer need to navigate to the Generals screen in order to browse for action games to join, which we think makes more sense.
Now when you click Enter Combat, you are given the option to either let the game find a battle for you, or scroll through the list of available missions. The Mission Briefing for the currently selected battlefield appears on the left side of the window. This way you don’t have to open and close windows to compare battlefields and decide where you are needed the most!
Shorter Waiting Time for Tier 1 Players
We have also changed the automatic matchmaking function: if there are not enough soldier slots of the right character type in existing battles for our Tier 1 players, they will now be bumped into Tier 2 battles after 5 minutes in queue. We think a slightly more difficult challenge is preferable to a longer wait — and surely our new recruits are eager to test their mettle!
See you tonight on Stable!