Early next week Test Center will be updated to begin testing of the next live patch, which will include the first release of the Invaders from the Dark Dimension event in celebration of the upcoming theatrical release of Marvel's Doctor Strange in theaters November 4th. This patch is currently scheduled for Thursday, October 27th and will also include some Halloween surprises - tricksters like Loki and Green Goblin will surely be scheming their best tricks this time of year, so for treats we'll be running the Operation Omega event alongside the first phase of Invaders from the Dark Dimension to help you stock up on Omega Points before the release of the Infinity System! In addition, the bonus Omega XP will be doubled to 48% for the entire week!
As mentioned earlier this week on the forums, we have decided to push the public Test Center release of our major game updates out slightly into early November to ensure that we don't run into any conflicts with the testing and live maintenance of the Invaders of the Dark Dimension event patch. While we are eager to get these updates into the hands of players, we also want to give appropriate time to the testing and deployment of the end of October live server patch, and ensure that no additional patch deployments that may be necessary interrupt any testing of the major game updates in the Test Center environment.
On a side note, you may have experienced issues attempting to access the Marvel Heroes forums today, which is due to a widespread DDoS attack on a major DNS host which is affecting a number of online services worldwide. While this has not impacted access to the game servers, it has affected access to the forums today for many. Measures are currently being taken to mitigate the effects of this DDoS attack as it relates to connectivity to the forums, but you may experience intermittent issues until this situation has been fully resolved. Apologies for the inconvenience!