The Close Technical Test for the Freelancer mode will run from November 3rd to November 7th.
Anyone that was invited to participate will be able to pre-load from November 2nd.
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The Closed Technical Test starts today and we’re super excited! As part of our preparations for the mode, we’ll be holding this Closed Technical Test (CTT) to put our servers under stress, get an early idea of player behavior and do some economy / XP balancing in a real-life scenario on a big scale.
This thread will be all about the CTT. We want to have all feedback gathered in one place.
Please keep this thread only about the CTT
If you want to talk Freelancer in …
The Close Technical Test
should be available for preload today, November 2nd, in preparation for its start tomorrow.
If you were invited and wish to play it as much as possible, you know what to do.
As for the objectives, and consequences, of the CTT, the following extract from the Road to Freelancer
#2 article is good to highlight :
Full transparency, we won’t be making major gameplay changes. We’re looking primarily at economy/ XP balancing, enjoyment and testing our technical infrastructure.
Get your first look at extended HITMAN 3: Freelancer gameplay, plus all the details you need about the upcoming Closed Technical Test.
Est. reading time: 6 minutes
Has anyone already received the download code?
I got no invitation
but much fun to everyone who has got an invitation
If it’s a stress test, it’s gotta be quite a few people! Much more than just the initial hand-picked batch from last week.
Ed: if not, someone please stream it. I’ll watch!
Nope. I’d assume they start sending invites in a few hours.
Thank you! Maybe I will still be lucky and receive the invitation during the day
And hopefully everyone else who is still waiting!
You could get an invitation?
thats tomorrow can’t wait to watch people play it
No invites yet? Are 60 gb of downloads nothing nowadays?
Nothing on my end
I’d also like to get my 60GB download in time, even if it takes like 3 minutes to download. It sucks to do everything in a hurry.
Then again, in their blog they didn’t specify any exact time frame, only that it’s from November 2:
When you receive the actual invitation email from us (most likely on 2nd November)
Bear in mind too that the actual playable test doesn’t start until tomorrow so all we’d get today is the download anyway. Plus, they did say “most likely on 2nd November”, which is not a guarantee and there may be things out of their control (like Steam being Steam).
Still weird to introduce a preload system when it apparently starts less than a day before the activation.
I think they just want to maximize the test time. I’m pretty used to not getting preloaded games at this point so it’s not a big deal if I have wait until tomorrow morning to download, but I get the anxiousness.
Running Hitman Asylum website for 18 years has been rewarded. Thank you IOI!
The invitations are out! Hype!