Roadmap to Digital Champions - Updated
The Closed Beta phase has continued to be a valuable step on the road to digital launch. One regular piece of feedback we have received from you, the players, is the desire to have the ability to update your in game username. This request, along with others, are being tested this weekend by the Closed Beta team and we will launch early next week.
Thank you for your patience and hold tight, it will be worth the wait!
Please email us with feedback, bugs, or beta access issues at [email protected]
We are now just 8 days from the official launch of Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions! Come the 2nd August Champions will be available in stores worldwide and at Gen Con!
We know that you are all eager to jump into the Mortal Realms and battle your friends for supremacy with your mighty armies and we are very eager to join you there too! We have seen that there are some questions regarding the short beta window that would be available to participate in and we’ve been discussing this extensively as a team.
As a direct result of your feedback, we’re revising our release schedule of the upcoming digital game to give Founders and then wider beta participants more time to play the game. Your feedback and support is crucial to making Champions the breakout success we believe it can be.
Naturally this revised plan will slightly impact the upcoming digital game release date. You’ll have an extended beta window to really get to grips with the game, scan in all your cards, personalise your account and actively participate in the evolution of the digital game as well as provide our development team sufficient time to implement feedback, all whilst enjoying the physical game!
From the 2nd August the Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions Precursor App will be available to download worldwide via the iOS and Android stores. In parallel with the publicly available Champions Precursor App, we will commence the closed beta for the digital game and invite the community to participate in ever expanding stages throughout August. You will be commanding Champions on the battlefield before you know it! The timeline breakdown is as follows:
2nd August: Champions Precursor App launches (Full digital game and all other features will unlock in App in due course)
The Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions Precursor App will be available to download on the vast majority of Android, iOS and Amazon devices. You will be able to download this digital app which will immediately allow you to; scan and claim in your physical Champions cards, manage your collection, watch learn how to play videos, add your friends, and receive important notifications. This build will initially not include direct access to the digital game, however you will be able to request an invite to participate in the digital game beta!
9th August approx: Closed Beta (Friends, Family and Founders - NDA)
Now it is time to send out scouting parties! Available simultaneously to the precursor app we will also be running a closed beta! The first external build of the game is typically reserved exclusively for our trusted friends and family, however as our most ardent supporters we want to invite all our Founders to join us on the Champions journey from the very onset. All Founders will be invited to download the beta and get stuck in, you are the honoured Champions!
As a Founder you will be able to start playing and providing feedback on the game from the very onset and your feedback will be incorporated into the ongoing development process, this is your your game so please let us know what you think!
Participation in the first closed beta is subject to an NDA (non disclosure agreement) so you cannot stream, share photos or make videos of the game during the beta. Whilst participants will have early privileged access to the online Mortal Realms, some things may still change and also we really want to try our very best to keep as much of it a delightful surprise for the rest of the community so, for the love of Order, no spoilers!
Mid - August: Invite only Closed Beta 2 (Newsletter subscribers and Champion App Beta submissions)
The battlefield is filling up as the armies gather in force! We will open the beta to our newsletter subscribers and players that subsequently register via the Champions app (existing beta participants retain access). We will continue to gather and implement your vital feedback to update the game and make it a seamless gaming experience. If you haven’t already, make sure you subscribe to the newsletter on our website now and be ready to get involved, reinforcements have arrived! This wider beta will still be under NDA.
All progress players make during the beta, rewards unlocked, friends, etc will be retained when the game goes live.
End August: Champions App unlocks gameplay and all features go live. Full release
The realmgates will open, Orruks will be trying to overwhelm the battlefield with sheer numbers of expendable grunts and other Alliances will be fighting for glory. The full digital game will be unlocked in the public Champions app and available across iOS, Android and Amazon devices. Freely invite your friends and get them to fight side by side with you challenge them to an epic duel to become a true Champion!
We will be launching regular updates, features and content after release for all of the community to enjoy based on your ongoing feedback.
Compatible Device specifications:
To make sure that your device is compatible so that you can play the game straight away, see the device specifications below for iOS, Android and Amazon devices:
Apple iOS 8 or higher. iPhone 5S and up. iPad Air / iPad Mini 2 and up. iPod Touch 6 and up.
Android 4.3+ (Jelly Bean). Most devices including Samsung Galaxy S3 and up, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and up, Google Nexus 4 and up.
Amazon FireOS 4+. Amazon Fire HD 6, 7 (2014), HDX 8.9 (2014), Kindle Fire HDX 7, 8, 9 (2013).
If you would like to contact us then you can email us at [email protected]