We wanted to let you know about a new beta test for the Roblox app on Windows. This beta alters the flow of how players join games and where they can purchase Premium and Robux.
A few important things:
- Only 1% of Windows users will be eligible enter the beta
- It’s an opt-in beta
- All users of that device will experience the beta once opted-in
- We will be enabling and disabling this beta several times over the coming weeks and months
Here’s what it looks like:
A quick anticipated FAQ…
Q: What’s different or new with the app?
A: Simply put, the goal is to make a seamless experience available on Windows! We wish to have an immersive and convenient flow for playing games, browsing games, customizing your character, chatting with friends, and more.
Q: Is this beta the same as Roblox for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP)?
A: This experience is functionally very similar to Roblox for UWP; however, it’s important to note that this is NOT the same application.
Q: Will players be using a new or different application? Will I have to code anything differently?
A: 1% of players on Windows will be given the option to opt in to the beta version of the application. You will not need to code anything to accommodate this.
Q: A user reported a bug to me that seems to be related to this beta, what should I do?
A: Have the players contact us via our support form. That way we can both fix the bug and help the player! If you yourself are in the beta and experience a bug, feel free to tag @phri on your bug report!
A: We expect in-game performance of the beta to be identical to the non-beta experience. We’ve focused heavily on fixing issues related to input lag and performance over the past month. To summarize, in-game performance should be fixed. There are a few issues with in-app performance which we are aware of and are actively improving.
A: We’re slowly rolling out the ability to opt-in to the new experience. This is limited to 1% of Windows users for now and we will increase that percentage over time. Eligible users will see a button to opt-in on their web Home page.
A: We will not be removing Roblox from the Microsoft Store.
A: Currently this is an opt-in experience. The goal is to let people do more things within the app. We have no plans to eliminate the website.
A: We’re running a separate test of the new menu, so if you see that, it doesn’t necessarily mean you get the entirely new beta app experience.
A: At this time, this Roblox app beta is not related to the Roblox Beta Program.