We are getting ready to begin a new chapter in Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes this weekend: The Open Beta prequel. The time has come to lead your heroes into battle, to train him for his new life (that’s right, no more wipes intended) and it’s all starting tomorrow. The servers will open on Wednesday, March 21st at 4pm EDT (8pm GMT) and will be available until Tuesday, March 27th at 10am EDT (2pm GMT).
With everything needed for Open Beta in place, now is the time to do the final test before we’ll open the servers around the clock. Let’s take a look at what’s ahead:
New Hero Line-Up: You have selected them with your feedback and votes and here they are. These following five heroes will be the foundation of Wrath of Heroes.
Free heroes: Aessa, Ilanya, Volrik
Additional heroes: Glowgob, Ikkrik
While these five are our initial line-up, they’ll soon be joined by more heroes, known and unknown to our Closed Beta testers. After the harsh selection process of the past weeks, the amount of available heroes will now start to grow again and it’s not going to stop.
More store functionality: Our in-game store has upgraded its offers. Chests and boosts have arrived and the store now accepts gems as well as gold. Gems can be bought online and are a nice shortcut to your next hero or skin.
Please note: Your gems will be preserved through Open Beta. Though we may need to give you back your gems to account for any hero changes, any money spent will be maintained in your account.
Beta Tester Rewards: We want to reward our loyal Beta players based on their level of participation. In this beta, we have credited the accounts with varying amounts of gold, depending on player’s participation in the beta. This way, our Beta testers will be able to afford items on the store right out of the gate!
Please note: Although we hope to not need to do it again, if for some reason we need to wipe again, we will ensure this reward is maintained so that Beta testers will have gold right from the start when we go into Open Beta.
New UI: Our UI overhaul continued. Check out the new look in-game and enjoy the easy selection of owned masteries.
Augment your Reward Spinner: In addition to the existing challenges (win the scenario, capture a certain amount of flags, …) in the scenarios that help you to unlock more reels, we have added three tasks which keep cumulating over the life time of your account. To complete one of them, you might have to do a certain amount of damage or use a set amount of perks. As soon as you have finished one, you can turn it in at the end of a scenario to unlock an additional reel, and get your next one.
Join us in this last gated test and help us to ensure that Open Beta is coming.