The release of Anno 1800 is scheduled for April 16, this year. According to the devs' announcements, before this happens, all players will be able to test the game during the open beta-tests, which will take place during the weekend before the release, i.e. April 12 - 14. No additional registration will be required for participation. Anyone who downloads the game using Uplay or Epic Games Store can participate.
During the beta, players will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the first chapter of the story campaign and the multiplayer mode. You will need a permanent internet connection to play. It should also be remembered that saved games that have been made during this time will not be transferred to the full version. You will have to start the adventure anew in the final version of the game.
It is worth noting that Anno 1800 is the next installment of the economic strategy series, in which the player's task is to create a prosperous city. In the case of this installment, the action was set in the era of industrial revolution.