Stress Test FAQ


The time is finally upon us, and no, it's not April Fools! We are proud to announce our second Stress Test weekend starting April 1st 10am EST.

We want to ensure our servers can handle a large influx of players before Early Access, and that’s where you come in! While we’re tinkering around in the background, check out all of the new changes we’ve been making to Predecessor from April 1st - April 3rd. We’re excited to hear what you think, so please let us know what you loved, what could be improved, and everything in between.

Please Note - As this weekend is a Stress Test Weekend, you may experience intermittent connectivity. Rest assured we'll be working hard to address any issues that arise. Keep an eye on our socials for updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I join the playtest?
We will be granting access to a large number of players so be sure to head over to  and select the “Request Access”.

Will my Closed Alpha key from previous tests work?
If you participated in the last Stress Test, you do not need to request access. You should see ‘Play Now’, if you do not, please see above to request access.

When/How will I know if I can play?
If you've requested access to play, you will be notified via Steam early Friday.

Will the Stress Test weekend access give me the ability to play in Early Access?
No, this is strictly for testing purposes. If you've had any previous access, it will be deactivated before our Early Access release. 

How long will servers be up?
Servers will be live starting at 10am EST April 1st to April 3rd.

Can we stress test on console platforms? 
This is to stress test our PC servers for now.

Will there be controller support?
Controller support will not be available during our Stress Test Weekend.

Which servers will be included for the stress test?
We are only testing on NA and EU servers.

Which characters will be included in the Stress Test?
All of the characters from our Closed Alpha Weekend will be included. Drongo, Feng Mao, Gadget, Gideon, Khaimera, Lt. Belica, Murdock, Muriel, Narbash, Sevarog, Steel, Sparrow and The Fey. We’re introducing a few familiar names to the roster as well. You might have noticed Howitzer in our most recent teaser blowing everything and everyone up. He will also be joined by Rampage, Grux, Kallari and Riktor! Oh yeah, we’re excited too!

Can we test on EPIC Games Launcher?
This test is only available through Steam for now.

If I come across a bug, how do I report it?
Select our menu icon > Bug Reporting > Provide a description of the bug you came across.

Where can I provide feedback?
We’ll be sending out Google forms via email and our official social channels for feedback. 

Will I be able to use my old account information from previous Closed Alpha weekends?
No, you will have to create a new account for this test.

Can I create content (live stream, pre-record, etc) if I have access?
Absolutely! There isn't an NDA in place for this stress test. Don’t forget to tweet your amazing plays to @PredecessorGame using the hashtag #PredPlays! 

We will be highlighting some of the community's best plays so show us what you got! 

What system specifications will be required to run Predecessor for the Stress Test?

OS: Windows 10 64-bit or newer
Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 6870 equivalent DX11 GPU
Memory: 4 GB
Storage: 15 GB

OS: Windows 10 64bit
Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD Phenom II X3, 2.8 GHz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11 GPU
Memory: 6 GB
Storage: 15 GB

Don’t forget to share your best plays with us over on social media using the hashtag #PredPlays! You may see your clip on @PredecessorGame! Do you have what it take to claim the Stress Test crown for #PredPlays?