Whether you’re here to learn more, or find out how you can help build the future of Battle Pirates, we want to start by offering a huge “thank you” for all your help and support thus far. The entire Battle Pirates team is incredibly excited to see our work and investment support the long-term success of this game.
The HTML5 Beta Launch goes live with the 10.03 Update on January 14th at 7PM PST.
We know that there will still be plenty of kinks to iron out during this Beta Launch. That’s to be expected. While participation isn’t mandatory, the more pirates who join the HTML5 Beta Launch, the faster we will work through any issues that arise. By the time HTML5 Launches in full, we will all experience greater stability and performance.
It bears repeating: If you do decide to participate in the Beta Launch… thank you. You’ll be helping to build the future of Battle Pirates.
To opt-in to the HTML5 Beta Launch, all you have to do is click the “Enable HTML5 Player” button at the top of the game. You can also opt-out at any time during the Beta stage and return to using the Flash version easily by clicking the “Enable Flash Player” button at the top of the game.
You’ll have the same account, same base, same fleets, same ID. Just a different technology running the game in your browser.
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 is 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.
When HTML5 officially launches following the Beta release, Flash will no longer be available.
What platforms will support the Beta Launch?
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 Launch?
Our forums and discord!
Discuss the HTML5 Beta Launch below this thread, or
Join our Discord HTML5 Discussion channel
Thank you for playing Battle Pirates, and for being a part of this exciting new chapter!