If you already own a copy of Hunt, you will now also see Hunt: Showdown (Test Server) on your list of games. Install it as you would any other game, and you're ready to go.
The first test starts now; from 6PM to 2AM CEST. There will be a limited amount of sessions on each server, please keep that in mind if you are not able to join a match and try again later:
Asia: 90 concurrent sessions
Europe: 200 concurrent sessions
US - West: 200 concurrent sessions
US - Central: 200 concurrent sessions
US - East: 90 concurrent sessions
If you can't make it in time for this first test, we'll be having more and longer playtests during the weekend.
We wanted to release Hunt Early Access because we want the community to be involved in developing the game every step of the way. A Test Server will let us try out updates and patches with our players before they are finished, both to see how well everything is working, and to find out what everybody thinks about any changes or updates. The extra testing step will allow us to make sure that the new version is stable before we go live. If we want to make a game we all enjoy playing—and that has been our goal from the beginning—we need to know what's working for you and what isn't.
Whenever we have something coming up on the test server we will make an announcement on Steam, the official Discord, and our other social media channels. We will then test the feature in question, collect feedback, and then implement the changes.