After much discussion and deliberation, we've made the difficult decision to delay the launch of Leagues III: Shattered Relics until January 2022.
While we're confident we'd be able to support a November release as the content is almost ready for launch, we've heard everything you've had to say about the timing between Group Ironman's launch and the League.
The launch of Group Ironman has been phenomenal and far exceeded our expectations. So many of you are still getting into the thick of the mode, and with the maintained levels of support, energy and excitement surrounding the release, we agree that there should be more time for players to enjoy Group Ironman before jumping into a different game mode. We had originally intended for there to be a much larger gap between the two releases, but a delay to the launch of Group Ironman meant this was no longer the case. It's regrettable that a decision to change to the League date was not made the moment Group Ironman was postponed, and we apologise.
With Group Ironman being so new, the mode is still very competitive. We recognise it can be massively disruptive to a group if half its members decide to go play something else for weeks. It's important that we don't break up teams just as they are getting started.
We appreciate that this has scuppered some of your plans. People will have taken time off work and made other IRL arrangements to play. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
We can confirm that Leagues III: Shattered Relics will release on January 19th 2022, and will run until 2nd March. We've opted for a date in the New Year based on our experience with previous Leagues. Understandably, running over Christmas isn't ideal, as many of you rightly want to spend the festive season with friends and family!
Before then, you can expect to face Nex in-game! Should it pass poll, you'll be able to fight Nex on January 5th 2022! Plus, this would also mean that Nex will be present in the League!
Thank you for the continued support and we look forward to welcoming you to Leagues III: Shattered Relics in the new year!
The Old School Team