Yes, the game’s PTS opens next week and will fixate on the C.A.M.P. Shelters feature. Shelters are instanced underground building locations that have their own build budget and varying layouts, styles, and sizes, offering new ways for players to decorate their personal space. In the PTS, players will be able to build up to three Shelters and will have material costs removed in order to gather feedback and other data. In addition, the PTS will host new Steel Dawn quests in the coming weeks. Timing for when PTS opens and when features will be up for tire-kicking will be announced later.
The post then moves on to a hotfix due for this Tuesday, September 29th, which will include a balance pass for mid-level creatures in order to smooth out difficulty spikes that players have been experiencing. Finally, the last vestiges of Meat Week (which still stands up as the greatest in-game holiday name ever) will press on until tomorrow, September 28th, with rewards still waiting for those who help out the grillmasters.