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Preface: I am not a developer or a staff member of either Farm 51 or My.Games. The info presented in this topic is not a release from or creation by either company, but simply a quick series of explanations thrown together by me to answer questions you may have regarding the Veteran Alpha Test. This information is correct to the best of my knowledge and will be updated if and when new info is revealed regarding the Veteran Alpha Test.

 

[Last Update: September 30th, 2021]

 

Hey there, all!

 

Excitement is once again bubbling up to the surface for World War 3 in leu of the announcement of the Veteran Alpha Test and it's corollary announcement trailer. This has understandably raised questions from those who have just discovered the game, as well as for veterans rediscovering the game following this announcement. I am writing this post in the hopes of answering some of the most frequent questions that have popped up in one easy to digest article of sorts. If there are any questions you might still have after reading, the World War 3 Discord is a great place to ask any of those burning questions. 

 

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Links

With the exception of a few topics, all of my source material for this post comes from the links down below. One of these links is a newsletter on Steam from Farm51 and My.Games while the other is a link to the superior 60 FPS Veteran Alpha Test announcement video. While I do boil down the article and video here in this post I would urge you to still take a moment and read them and familiarize yourself with the WW3 news page on Steam, as many major announcements and updates are released via this method with plenty of details that might just answer the questions you have.

 

Veteran Alpha Test Trailer:

 

 

Steam Newsletter: World War 3 - Veteran Alpha Test Playable from September 30 until October 4 - Steam News (steampowered.com)

 

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1.

Question: What is the Veteran Alpha Test?

Answer: The Veteran Alpha Test is an opportunity for veteran players of World War 3 to stress test a portion of the revamped version of WW3 that has been under development by Farm51 with the assistance of their publisher My.Games.

 

 

2.

Question: Who Has Access to the Veteran Alpha Test?

Answer: Veterans, or those who purchased World War 3 while it was in Early Access on Steam and did not refund the game prior to it being pulled from Steam, are eligible to participate

 

3.

Question: When Does Veteran Alpha Test Start/End?

 

Answer: The Alpha Veteran Test begins September 30th, 2021 at 12:00 GMT and ends October 4th, 2021 at 12:00 GMT

 

 

4.

Question: Where do I Access the Veteran Alpha Test From?

Answer: Assuming you are a Veteran, the Alpha Test will be accessed via the World War 3 PTE, which can be downloaded from your Steam library. Keep in mind the Veteran Alpha Test does not go live until September 30th at 12:00 GMT so downloading the PTE early will not give you an early peak at the game.

 

 

 

5.

Question: Where Will Servers be Located for the Veteran Alpha Test?

Answer: At this time the locations of servers are unknown as they are provided by My.Games. Server locations will be announced at a later date.

 

 

6.

Question: Is the Veteran Alpha Test Under a Non Disclosure Agreement?

Answer: No, there is no NDA for testing,  as such you are allowed to stream and record the test as you please.

 

 

7.

Question: Can I Stream and/or Record the Veteran Alpha Test?

Answer: See #6

 

 

8.

Question: Will Veteran Alpha Testers Have Access to All New Features, Weapons, Maps, ETC?

Answer: No. Testers will not be given free reign over everything the game has to offer quite yet. Some customization features, maps, and other elements will not be available to Veteran Alpha Testers. We do not know to what extent the content is limited, but the maps that will be available to play are Berlin, Moscow, Warsaw, and Polyarny.

 

 

9.

Question: I Did Not Purchase World War 3 During Early Access. Is There Any Way I Can Get Access to Veteran Alpha Testing?

Answer: Unfortunately if you did not purchase WW3 while it was in Early Access, or refunded it before it was pulled from Steam, there is no way to get access to the Alpha Veteran Tests. This being said, there are plans to widen the pool of testers beyond Veteran players in the future. 

 

 

 

10.

Question: How Large is the Update/Download?

Answer: For the time being we do not have details regarding the size of the update/download, though they will likely be forthcoming in the near future.

 

 

11.

Question: Can the Alpha Test be Pre-Downloaded?

Answer: Yes. September 29th at 12:00 GMT you will be able to pre-download the PTE with the Veteran Alpha Test update. Keep in mind this is a pre-download and as such the you will still not have access to the game until the next day, September 30th, at 12:00 GMT.

 

 

12.

Question: Where Can Bugs Related to the Veteran Alpha Test be Reported?

Answer: You can report bugs found while playing the Veteran Alpha Test on the World War 3 Discord in the #vat-bug-report channel.

 

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With any luck this FAQ has answered a few questions you might have regarding the Veteran Alpha Test. That being said FAQ's are never a substitute for questions answered by real human beings, so feel free to stop by the Discord or reply to this post if you want to ask questions! Aside from that, I hope to see you all on the battlefield!

 

Best regards,

Citrus

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1 hour ago, Manchild said:

Ok, downloading now.  53.38 GB.

PTE or regular game?

EDIT: PTE !!!

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2 minutes ago, newlynx said:

PTE or regular game?

PTE.  When you click "install" on PTE, it will download a my.games client and install it.  When you click launch PTE, it will download the Vetaran Alpha Test build.....It's downloading at about 6 megabyte per second here in Seattle, Wa USA.

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6 hours ago, Quise said:

How to report bugs and other suggestions?

Hey! I'll add it to the FAQ so thanks for pointing it out. You can report bugs via the World War 3 Discord in the #VAT-Bug-Report

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I have everything set up but it can't find any servers for some reason.  Also, I notice all my in game currency is gone.  I guess veterans don't get to keep their virtual cash for upgrades?

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Some of the settings aren't retained.  For example, even after I save my Video settings, when I exit the game and re-enter, they are all back to defaults.  Is this a known bug or it just me?  Seems pretty basic and should have been caught before VAT?

Also, changing settings in PTE screws up all the settings of the non-PTE version so make sure to save your settings for the non PTE version if you want to keep playing it.

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On 9/30/2021 at 11:43 AM, Manchild said:

I have everything set up but it can't find any servers for some reason.  Also, I notice all my in game currency is gone.  I guess veterans don't get to keep their virtual cash for upgrades?

So as you are likely aware there were server side issues yesterday. Not sure if once those were fixed your issue resolved or not. If that’s not the case my other advice would be to don’t use the quick play option to join games, it’s not very functional for the time being. Virtual cash is not around because the game is shifting to a level progression system it would seem, so no cash as a result. As for the settings, I have a feeling that’s probably a “feature” that hasn’t yet been integrated more so than a bug, but ultimately I’m not sure and I’m not a moderator so I don’t have a ton of insight into what’s a bug, what’s intentional, and what’s just not been added yet.

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