March 2020 Update is coming soon

Posted on March 10th, 2020 05:07 AM EST
Hello everyone,

The next Garry's Mod update is coming soon!

The current plan is to release the next Garry's Mod update on 17th of March around the usual 4PM GMT.
The update will require server owners to update their servers before players will be able to join them.

You can find the list of changes that will be coming here:
http://wiki.garrysmod.com/changelist/prerelease/

Help us test the update
We kindly ask anyone willing to help us test this update before it releases (especially modders and server owners), to minimize any potential problems with the update.

You will find instructions on how to use the upcoming update below.

You can report any found issues in the comments below, or on our official bug tracking repository on GitHub: ( be sure to search before posting )
https://github.com/Facepunch/garrysmod-issues

Pre-release Steam Branch
The Pre-Release Steam branch for Garry's Mod has been updated and contains all the changes that will be included in the next update.

If you want to set up an Dedicated Server instance using the Pre-Release branch, see this article: https://wiki.facepunch.com/gmod/Downloading_a_Dedicated_Server

How to switch game branches:
  1. Exit the game
  2. Right click on Garry's Mod in Steam and select Properties
  3. Go to the Betas tab and select your desired branch
None - This is the normal version of the game
Pre-Release - This is the next update
Dev - This is a bleeding edge version of the game, expect it to contain more bugs than usual

Extra Notice
This update will require servers to update before you can join them. We try to keep such updates to a minimum, but it was necessary for this update.

This means that for a certain amount of time after the update releases you may be unable to join servers and get a message saying "The server is running an older version of the game" instead. You will have to wait for servers to update before you can join them again.

You CANNOT downgrade to a previous version of the game.
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