A new playtest is scheduled for Albion Online on January 16. This one is all about Faction Warfare.
The information arrives in a recent forum post which points to the Faction Warfare rework set to arrive later this year. Part of the rollout requires playtests to test stability, features, and more. This playtest will take place on January 16 on the Staging Server.
The post notes that you need to make sure you update your Staging client ahead of time to ensure you can begin the test right away. As to how to participate, first get equipped and select if you want to fight for Thetford or Fort Sterling. Open the map and select the Faction Warfare option. From there, join the fight.
In case you missed it, the Frost Challenge is back in game. Dive in for your chance to earn loot like the Frost Ram, Avatar Ring, and several Frost Challenge Chests. You can learn more about the event here.