The day has come. ‘s Closed Beta starts today, September 24, across ,, and . Ubisoft started inviting people in at 9 AM EDT, but if you didn’t get in right away, no need to panic. The developer plans to add more people to the mix in various waves throughout the day.
The Siege beta runs through Monday, September 28. To get in, you’ll need to preorder the game or acquire a key through other means.
Ubisoft says the main goal for the Closed Beta is to test the game’s online infrastructure and matchmaking systems on a wider level than the previous alpha testing periods. This is a beta, so some connectivity and matchmaking problems are to be expected here and there.
“Known issues, emergency outages, and server maintenance times will all be communicated on the and so please pay attention to those places for the latest info,” Ubisoft said. A list of current known issues is .
The developer also points out that the content available in Siege’s closed beta—-is just a “small sample of the full scope of the game.”
Siege was, but it was . Ubisoft has high hopes for Siege, as the publisher said back in May that the game , surpassing . At the time, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said the game’s replayability “will be key to the game’s success.”