The battle to reunite China is about to begin! Closed Beta is set to end on Monday, July 26th at 1:00 PM Pacific. Thanks to all of the submissions and feedback, we are patching the game with some changes tonight. Maintenance will be held tonight at 10:00 PM Pacific time. The servers will be down for approximately 2 hours.
With the Closed Beta about to end, we also wanted to conduct a test during the Closed Beta that players may have been waiting eagerly for, the Cash Shop! Everybody will be receiving ZEN to test out the Cash Shop tomorrow morning (July 21st). We will be sending out the ZEN at 11:00 AM, but it may take a while for it to arrive to your account, so please be patient. You should be seeing the ZEN in your HOTK player automatically tomorrow. This will not carry over to the HOTK Open beta or any other games. Additionally, players who registered for the beta keys on or before April 26th will also receive a Horse Mount to use in the Closed Beta tomorrow as well. The mount is only for Closed Beta.
As we prepare for the end of Closed Beta, and head into Open Beta, every player who reaches level 20 and beyond will be receiving a special gift for Open Beta. Players will receive the item after the start of Open Beta. This is an unnamed buff item that will work for a limited time which will help power you up.
So now that Closed Beta is set to end, when is Open Beta? The drums of war are not too far away. Open Beta is set to begin on Tuesday, July 27th. Players who are eligible for early access (redeemed keys on or before 4/26) will be allowed into the game at 12:00 PM Pacific and everybody else can join in at 4:00 PM Pacific. We want to thank all of our players in Closed Beta, and we look forward to seeing you on the battlefields!