So, for the next couple of weeks, a private beta branch will be available. If you want to take part in this private beta, then please send us a message (here, or on the Steam forums) - you can make a post, reply to this post, or send a private message to myself (please don't send messages to other moderators, they may not be around to forward the message over Christmas and new year).
If you are added to the beta, we will send you instructions for joining it along with the required password.
Some things to be aware of:
- There is a good chance of bugs/crashes/things not working right - if you don't want to deal with that, then wait for the more stable public beta
- We will be keeping this small - if a lot of people want to join the beta, we will only be accepting a few people at a time (and if there does prove to be serious issues affecting too many people we may stop accepting testers) - we will keep you up to date on this.
- There will be no patches for at least 3 weeks - though you are always free to switch back to 1.9 at any time.