Play Age of Empires 4 at the start of a tech stress test today
Age of Empires 4 is running a Tech Stress Test starting today, and it will be open to everyone via Steam and the Xbox Insider Hub in the Microsoft Store. The test will run from Friday, September 17 at 10 a.m.PT through Monday, September 20 at 10 a.m.PT, according to a news article on the Age of Empires website.
The four civilizations available in the beta are English, Chinese, Holy Roman Empire, and Abbasid Dynasty. Five different maps will be available, the developers stressing that this test is “focused on the multiplayer experience”. Single player options available in the test include playing against the AI in the multiplayer custom lobby and playing the in-game tutorial, Mission Zero.
A closed beta took place for Age of Empires 4 earlier this year. The developers have made a few changes since then, including an increased camera distance option, “balancing” with English and Chinese civilizations, and various bugfixes.
Age of Empires 4 is scheduled to launch on October 28. It will be available on PC through Steam and Windows Store. Xbox Game Pass for PC members will be able to access the game on launch day.
It was recently discovered that an hour of medieval history documentary material is included in Age of Empires 4.
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Petey Oneto is a freelance writer for IGN.