The release of Patch v126 will begin today at 16:00 UTC. Once the update has started the servers will be offline for up to 2-3 hours. We’ll update this thread as soon as the patch is ready and the servers are back online. This update will take much longer than the usual 30~ minutes because we’re making environment improvements at the same time. These improvements should help with performance particularly concerning disconnections.
Update: this patch has now been released and the game servers are back online.
Patch Notes v126
Troop numbers decline x10 faster in the Andradite galaxy if there isn’t enough military bases to support them.
Fixed the issue in the Andradite galaxy where the boost to population growth from city centers isn’t disabled if there isn’t enough power to support them or there’s a labour shortage (in the v125 patch the boost to income was disabled in this scenario but population growth wasn’t correctly disabled).
The environment improvements we’ve been working on have been implemented. These improvements should help with performance particularly concerning disconnections.
Updating the game client: the game should be automatically updated via Steam. Please check here if the download doesn’t automatically start when you launch Steam.