We’re quickly closing in on the discharge date for Age of Empires IV. the sport is currently slated to launch on October 28th. Still, as we inch closer to release, Microsoft is hosting various tests to place the sport through its paces. Last month, we saw a limited closed beta for Age of Empires IV, but this weekend, Microsoft will be hosting a technical stress test, and everybody is invited to hitch up.
Yes, it wouldn’t be much of an stress test without as prominent a player base as possible, so Microsoft is opening the floodgates this weekend. The technical stress test will run from Friday, September 17th at 10 AM PDT/1 PM EDT through Monday, September 20th at an equivalent time.
If you want to hitch up, you’ll do so in two ways: the primary is through the Xbox Insider Hub app on PC, which is accessible, albeit you aren’t an Insider. To use that method, download the app, log in to your Microsoft account, then navigate to the “Preview” tab for Age of Empires IV to download the strain test. The second method is thru the Steam page for Age of Empires IV, which features a panel for joining the Age IV stress test and a button to request access.
Microsoft says that the content present during this stress test includes four civilizations (the English, the Chinese, the Holy Roman Empire, and therefore the Abbasid Dynasty) alongside five different maps. Additionally, players will be ready to inspect the game’s tutorial, Mission Zero; play against the AI within the Multiplayer Custom Lobby, and go toe-to-toe with other players through online multiplayer.
Since this is often an stress test, Microsoft asks that players spend most of their time playing online multiplayer, though a run through that tutorial won’t be a bad idea for any newcomers to Age of Empires. Given its open nature, this technical stress test won’t be under NDA, so, albeit you aren’t playing, you’ll probably be ready to catch some gameplay on Twitch and YouTube. More details about the technical stress test are often found over on the Age of Empires website.