With Flash's shutdown approaching at the end of 2020, our developers and engineers have worked hard to bring Battle Pirates into the future. Because we are committed to Battle Pirates, we are investing in its long term success through the release of HTML5. With your help, this game will continue to entertain and flourish long after Flash ends.
With that in mind, here are some things to know following the HTML5 Beta Launch:
What's a “Beta”?
“Beta” is a game industry term for any software still under development that is made available during its life cycle. Participants in the Beta are there to test, examine, and report any problems. Beta Testing allows developers and engineers to find problems and fix them prior to a full release.
Do I have to start using HTML5 now?
Participation in the HTML5 Beta release is not mandatory, but we would love for you to participate. If you choose to participate, you can do so using the button to the left and above the game. You can turn off HTML5 and resume playing on Flash at any time. The first time you load into the HTML5 version it will be slower as it downloads and caches game assets in your browser. Successive loads should be faster.
When HTML5 officially launches following the Beta release, Flash will no longer be available.
What do I do if I want to report a bug?
If you notice a bug while participating in the HTML5 Beta release, it is critical that you submit a ticket to Battle Pirates support.
Please be sure to include:
- Screenshots and/or video
- Written steps as to how you encountered the bug so our team can easily reproduce the issue
- Your User ID, and the User IDs of any other player(s) involved
- Your browser and what version number it is
- The platform you are playing on
What platforms will the Beta be available for?
The Beta Test will be available on all platforms.
When is HTML5 officially launching?
We will have a better idea of this as HTML5 Beta progresses, but our goal is to make HTML5 ready and available for full use within 2-4 weeks of the Beta Launch.
Have the System Requirements changed?
No! System requirements remain the same, although we STRONGLY recommend using Google Chrome. Additionally, you will experience better performance in the game if your computer, operating system, and browser version are up-to-date. You can find more info about system requirements for Battle Pirates HERE.
Where should I go to discuss the HTML5 beta?
Our forums and discord!
- Visit the official forum post/HTML5 Discussion Thread
- Join our Discord HTML5 Discussion channel