Also coming this weekend is an Age of Empires IV
Technical Stress Test
which will get underway on September 17th at 1:00 pm EDT. This differs from
previous beta testing for the RTS sequel as it requires no invitation, and is
open to everyone.
has all the details. Here's word on what will be included in the
Most aspects of the game available during this event will be focused
on the multiplayer experience. However, you will have the opportunity to play
against AI via the Multiplayer Custom Lobby, as well as try out Mission Zero
(the game’s tutorial). Given this is a Technical Stress Test, we encourage you
to play against others participating. The more data we get from different
match-ups across various servers, the more action our development team will be
able to take to prep our systems for the big day.
There will be four civilizations available – the English, the Chinese, the Holy
Roman Empire and the Abbasid Dynasty – and five different maps.