America's Army News

When Will the Beta End?

Wow! It is hard to believe it’s been more than a year already. A lot has changed between our initial beta version and the game we have following the release of RFI-4. Thanks to the community for the many, many hours playing and all the valuable feedback. We especially want to thank our dedicated Beta testing team who have donated hundreds of hours to the project.

Now we would like to take a moment to talk with you about the full release of the game.

RFI-4 was our last major update until launch and, aside from any critical bugs that might come up, the development team is focused on completing the game for release in the spring of 2015. However, you can still contribute! We will be hosting game-wide opt-in testing weekends, where you will be able to play and provide feedback on our pre-release features that are in development. Watch for details on that in the weeks to come.

Some of the items to look for with the full release include: demorec (server recording of gameplay), a Medic role, a complete in-game UI (including a server browser), a fully featured soldier progression system, alternative weapon skins and camouflage patterns, unique enemy weapons, a new and improved audio system, new maps, numerous performance optimizations and lots and lots of polish across the entire game.

Since the fully featured soldier progression system will change the way XP is earned and the rewards for completing challenges, all stats will start over when the beta ends.  The old stats will still be available if you want to look back at what you or your friends have accomplished in the beta.

Thank you so much for your feedback and support over the last year. It’s been a great time, and it’s only going to get better!