It’s been a busy week, but I’ve finally found some time to come answer the more important question you guys are wondering: when’s it coming?
First off - the complicated nature of this update means that a lot of preparation is required on our side please bear with us; Version 4.0 is still coming!
As some of you may know the Official Birthday for OR is coming on 12th May. Beginning next week we will be performing several scheduled updates in the run-up to the birthday and the release of 4.0.
As you all know, version 4.0 will bring War Seasons to OR. This means that before we can release, we have to prepare and schedule several updates very carefully, in order to make sure the War System remains intact and no major issues occur.
The first of these updates will come next week, this will be an infrastructure update which has very little bearing on you, the players, except (!) it means that in the War starting on 2nd May, you will be able to win the War Blessings for free, for an entire week. You will, however, not be able to prolong them. This is necessary to set the playing field for the first War Season to begin.
After this War is over, the Birthday arrives, which will include another Challenge here in the Forums, as well as some in-game goodies.
In this week we will need to perform another update, which will be the final preparation for version 4.0, and ensure that the War Season schedule and the current Wars sync up, and the first Season can go smoothly. Also important to note - there will be a 2 week break in Wars at this point. This is again necessary to prepare for the Seasons.
It is also necessary for us to do this update so that we can send the version to be reviewed by the platform holders (Apple, Google, and Microsoft).
Finally, the most important date: unless something goes wrong, or we run foul of the platform holders, Version 4.0 will be releasing before 24th May. We will release it as early as we can before that date (which depends a lot on the platform holders), but May 24th is the latest we plan to bring it out.
The first War Season is currently scheduled to begin on 24th May.
I will be back with more information soon!
Your friendly neighbourhood cyclops - Captain Morgan