You may have noticed that sometimes when servers are down for maintenance or updates that there are still some live games going on. This is our Public Beta Environment (PBE).
It is a separate server that is filled with highly skilled players and content creators and is used as a testing grounds for changes that we are thinking of making to the game and also as a place for content creators to create videos to be ready to release at the same time as a new update.
There is currently no application process for the PBE, it works by invitation and referral. We sometimes invite players to the PBE if we think they will be a productive part of the PBE. Players who are already part of the PBE can also refer new players to us.