This update is a small step forward feature-wise, and will introduce the deployment phase. When the match starts you will notice that there is now a deployment zone. Initially units are invisible to the enemy and can instantly be moved around within that area. Units become deployed once they move outside the deployment zone, which itself will shrink and eventually disappear (currently after a period of 45 seconds).
I’m still tuning this feature, it’s not final, so please try it out and provide feedback on Facebook or Google+.
How to start a match with deployment: With the beta you can play both old-style matches (without deployment) and new ones. The new ones are marked “beta”, like this:
Only beta testers will be able to see the beta matches in the match list.
How to install the beta on Android: Just join the Google+ group https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115176326140483000969 and you’ll automatically get access to the latest beta.
How to install the beta on iPhone and iPad: As of february 2015 the good old TestFlight won’t work the way it did before, and there’s a new TestFlight app for installing beta versions on iOS. I will be adding all currently registered testers to the new TestFlight system. If you are a new tester, just leave a comment here (with your address in the e-mail field) and I will add you too as a tester. Once invited, you will get an email with further instructions.Use the TestFlight app to install the beta version of Samurai Wars (indicated by a yellow dot). The beta is supposed to be fully backward compatible with existing versions, but if you want to revert for any reason, don’t panic, just install the good old Samurai Wars app again from the App Store.
Note that your Sandbox account is not the same as your regular Game Center account, even though you are using the same Apple ID.