Mobile BETA PTR - Android Information and how to join [English]

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  • Dear PTR players

    not long ago we asked in a survey who would like to participate in a ptr test for our new mobile versions and today we can finally start the testing for Android devices (iOS betatesting will follow in the future).


    I already signed up in the survey and want to join the Beta Test now


    Many have already sent us their google play account in the survey and will be unlocked automatically for the beta version today (01.06.).

    To download the beta, open the Google Play Store and search for Rail Nation. On the product page of Rail Nation you can scroll down to the bottom and will find a small section with the invitation to the beta.


    Product Page - Album on Imgur


    Beta Invite - Album on Imgur


    Click "join" and follow the instructions on screen. After a few minutes you will be able to download the beta client.


    Registrierung in progress - Album on Imgur


    Sometimes you need to close the Google Play Store on your device and open it up again (search for Rail Nation) until you see something similar to this:


    Beta available - Album on Imgur


    CAUTION

    Please make sure to uninstall your current Rail Nation app on your device before you install the beta.

    If you are using an account on the live version of the app that does not use a registered email or does not use a social media log in, you might lose your game progress on live worlds.

    You cannot have a live version and the beta client installed at the same time.


    Now click on Install and wait for the app to donwload and the installation to complete.

    In this version the access is currently restricted to the PTR servers and all real money transactions are disabeled (no goldbuy, no bundles or similiar items for real money are available for purchase).


    Be aware that this is a really early version of the app and there will be bugs and crashes. But we absolutly want to have your feedback as soon as possible!


    Here is a list of the currently known issues that we are aware of and our developers are already working on:

    • Different kind of app crashes
    • Log in time to the server is pretty high
    • you are currently not able to watch videos in the app
    • if you are using alternate keyboards on your Android device there is some latency in typing and/or problems with deleting typed characters
    • power bonus on Platform X currently has some bugs


    I don't want to take part in the Rail Nation PTR Beta anymore


    If you want to leave the betatesting of the new Rail Nation app you can do this in the Google playstore at all times by scroolling down on the Rail Nation product page and choose "leave".


    Leave Beta - Album on Imgur


    You should get a message that you are leaving the testing program and after a few minutes there should be a hint, that you can now uninstall the beta and download the "normal" live version again (sometimes yous again need to close the google playstore and open it again for the status to change).


    Uninstall Beta - Album on Imgur


    Thank you all in advance for your effort.

    We are looking forward to your feedback,

    Your Rail Nation Team