Changes to our multiplayer servers have been rolling out over the last few updates, mostly unannounced and undetected. Part of the reason for these updates is to allow for more interactivity online, while a lot is focused on performance, load-handling, and futureproofing. Let’s take a closer look at what’s been happening.
The Casual and Training Servers have already received these updates. As Expert has more traffic (between aircraft and ATC operations), we are starting a public beta of the optimized Expert Server with the intention of stress-testing the new changes.
As it is a beta, please bear this in mind:
This server may experience disconnections or crashes, but we are monitoring stats with the aim of replacing the existing Expert Server.
Please report any disconnections, disappearing aircraft or server crashes (that last more than 10 minutes) via this thread.
The server is available in-app as Expert Server (Beta), if you are Grade 3 or above.
Great article👏, much appreciated for your hard work behind the scenes, and keeping us informed.
Hopefully the multiplayer server beta will exceed the performance levels✈️ and there’s more to come with improvements that goes with it.