The last stage of ArcheAge’s journey to launch on September 16 begins this week! Head Start, our four-day pre-launch event, kicks off this week on Friday, September 12 at 10:00 AM PDT (GMT-7) and running until 8:00 AM PDT (GMT-7) on Tuesday, September 16! Players who participated in Open Beta will not need to redownload the entire game client, only an incremental patch to Version 1.2 Build 4.9. This build represents ArcheAge’s launch features but may not be the final patch before launch.
While all Beta progress will have been wiped, there will not be a wipe between Head Start and launch: all characters and their progress will be retained. It’s important to note that Head Start is an exclusive event for ArcheAge’s Founders: any Founder’s Pack will grant you immediate access and bonus perks. Founders can patch to the latest build right now via Glyph.
The Head Start server list has remained constant from Open Beta and represents our launch server list as well, though we may add more depending on traffic. The Auction House clusters will be Aranzeb, Naima, and Kyrios in AH1, Ollo, Tahyang, and Salphira in AH2, Shatigon and Kyprosa in AH3, and Eanna and Dahuta in AH4. Item listings from any server in a cluster will be accessible by all servers in that cluster.
The conclusion of Head Start culminates with ArcheAge’s official launch on Tuesday, September 16 at 10:00 AM PDT (GMT-7) when the entire community will begin its journey in Erenor. All progress from Head Start will carry over to launch.
Not yet a Founder? Claim access to Head Start and begin your adventure in ArcheAge four days early with special in-game loot! Silver, Gold, and Archeum Founder’s Packs will be available all the way through to launch on September 16. If you have more questions about ArcheAge, please visit our updated FAQ.
We look forward to seeing you in ArcheAge!