Edit: The network is now offline. Thank you for your patience and understanding, we'll be working on getting the Public Test Realm up in the near future with the upcoming ATLAS 1.5 Update.
This coming Wednesday, the 27th of March, we’ll be bringing down the Official EU PvE Network as we prepare for the upcoming launch of the Public Test Realm. We’ll be needing to make use of the entire 15x15 grid to ensure that we are fully able to check our changes, including the additional islands and new biomes.
In the future, the PTR will exist on its own network with its own unique servers, potentially in the form of multiple small clusters. However for this update, due to the sheer size and availability of hardware, we’ll be making use of this network.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we are very excited to get this patch out to you guys as soon as possible. Stay tuned for more details in the coming week regarding the launch of the PTR and the patch.
Please note, this does not mean that the PTR will accessible to players on the 27th, just that this network will go offline to prepare for it.