#CPR2020 (also referred to as #CPR2020 - Improvement of Life) is an ongoing testing of Club Penguin Rewritten's new Hypertext Markup Language 5 (HTML5) client. It was first confirmed in July 2020, and testing began on July 16, 2020.

In mid November 2020, Thorn stated that the transition to HTML5 would begin to occur following the conclusion of the Holiday Party 2020 on December 31, 2020.[1]

Testing initially ended on December 30, 2020 as some users could no longer bypass the maintenance screen. Players who managed to bypass the screen on other browsers were met with "This session is invalid". However, from January 1, 2021, players could continue to join the test servers while the transition was occurring. Alpha testing officially ended on January 4, 2021.

Beta testing began on January 21, 2021 after Club Penguin Rewritten reopened.

Background

In 2017, it was announced that Adobe was ending support for Adobe Flash Player in December 2020. As Club Penguin Rewritten ran on Adobe Flash Player, many players became worried for Club Penguin Rewritten's future.

However in 2020, the Staff team later reassured players that Club Penguin Rewritten will transition to HTML5, which will keep the game up and running with more new features that the Flash version did not have.[2]

Testing

In July 2020, the Admins confirmed that public testing was "almost ready" to commence, and that a name for it was already decided. On July 16, 2020, #CPR2020 was announced, accompanied with a What's New Blog post detailing the announcement. A few hours after testing commenced, it was revealed that Gravix was the lead developer for the testing. Another developer that also worked on the testing besides Gravix was Zaseth, who was only publicly revealed on September 5.

HTML5 test servers went down on November 19, 2020 for maintenance.

In late December 2020, days before the HTML5 transition was scheduled to occur, several players were able to bypass the maintenance screen and login onto the HTML5 test servers after watching livestreams of Gravix working on HTML5. In order to bypass it, players have to click on the word "January".[3] However, from December 30, 2020, players could no longer login into the HTML5 test servers as some could no longer bypass the maintenance screen. Players who managed to bypass the screen on other browsers were met with "This session is invalid".

During the transition though, players could once again continue to log onto the test servers from January 1, 2021. Alpha testing officially ended on January 4, 2021.

Beta testing began on January 21, 2021 after Club Penguin Rewritten reopened.

Update log

The update log is usually posted on the Club Penguin Rewritten Discord Server by Gravix. The following list may not reflect the current development progress of #CPR2020 in the present.
Current version: 1.4.40-beta
(as of: May 6, 2021)
Version Release Update
Alpha
0.1.0 July 16, 2020 The HTML5 client is first released for public testing.
0.2.0 July 18, 2020 Gameplay
  • Penguin size is now smaller.
  • Playercard doll items now fade-in when loaded.

Performance Improvements

  • Some UI elements such as the Playercard are loaded before penguin clothing to allow you to access them quicker.
  • Penguin clothing sprites now load in a queue.

Other Bug Fixes

  • Fixed infinite loading for dynamic interface elements.
  • The login screen received security improvements.
  • Settings menu now displays the correct server you are currently on.
  • Playercard stamps button now acts like a proper button.
  • Penguin waddling has been made framerate independent to prevent super-speed penguins on some devices.
  • Snowballs have been made framerate independent with increased throw speed.
  • Chat dock now only allows certain characters and emojis.
  • Playercard no longer opens when throwing snowball at a penguin.
0.2.1 This update fixes room triggers and login issues.
0.2.2 Improved performance with clothing sprite synchronization and minor bug fixes.
0.2.3 This update includes some minor bug fixes.
  • Playercard sort->other menu only shows when hovered over.
  • Fixed some room triggers.
  • Player nicknames don't show behind sprites.
  • Town disco stars are now off to save energy while they're not being used.
  • Fixed other bugs.
0.2.4 Clothing sprite and inventory loading has been optimized and infinite inventory loading has been fixed.
0.2.5 July 21, 2020 Gameplay
  • Added emotes!
  • Added Playercard ribbon.
  • Added Iceberg and Pet Shop (puffles have not been added).
  • Hovering over a button now shows a tooltip.
  • Improved graphics quality for the Town.
  • Settings menu now shows your penguin age.

Other Bug Fixes

  • Music from a previous room will no longer play after it's unmuted in another room.
  • Interface now resets when you switch rooms.
  • Penguins can no longer sit while moving. (what)
  • Clock tower target now works.
0.2.6 July 22, 2020 Gameplay
  • Added our first minigame, Puffle Roundup! (along with some bug fixes that the flash version had)
  • Graphics quality has been improved.

Bug Fixes

  • Mute button actually mutes music.
  • Other minor fixes.
0.2.7 July 24, 2020 Gameplay

Bug Fixes

  • Other minor fixes.
0.2.8 July 27, 2020 Gameplay
  • Buddy List has been added to the game and is now fully working.
  • You can request to add buddies even if they are offline by using the search box! Requests stay even if you log out.

Bug Fixes

  • Other minor fixes.
0.2.9 August 20, 2020 Gameplay
  • Igloos have been added to the game!
  • Furniture Catalog is now available for use.
  • Penguin Style Catalog is now available for use! Show off your awesome outfits with the now-outdated June catalog.
  • The Igloo Editor has been implemented with the "brand-new" AS3 design!
  • You can now create and save up to 4 different igloos.
  • Forest room has been added.
  • You can now see penguins while editing your igloo! (transparent so they don't get in the way)

Game Quality

  • Increased the resolution of some UI elements. More improvements like this to come.
  • Added basic support for multi-texture scale variants to improve memory usage on smaller screen sizes. (not yet implemented)

Bug Fixes

  • Inventory sort menu now closes when you select an item.
  • Igloo editor has been improved.
  • Improved loading system to prevent infinite loading screens.
  • Clicking on UI buttons no longer makes your penguin waddle.
  • Other minor fixes.
0.3.0 October 5, 2020 Gameplay
  • Postcards have been added to the game!
  • Pizza Parlor, Stadium, Cove, Mine Shack, Beach, Ski Hill and Ski Village rooms have been added.
  • You can now remember your penguin so you don't have to enter your password every time.
  • You are now able to send Safe Messages, Send Jokes and Give Tours.
  • Development of the Stampbook has begun and it will be available in an upcoming update.

Game Quality

  • Current room music now gets muted while a new room is being loaded.
  • Some penguins are now loaded while the room you're joining is loading to improve performance.
  • Increased the resolution of some UI elements. More improvements like this to come.
  • Improved reliability of some core game components.

Bug Fixes

  • Igloo Map now displays player's igloos properly.
  • Catalogs now display the amount of coins you have correctly.
  • Puffle Roundup added back the bug where puffles bounce.
  • Fixed a bug where your clothing disappeared when there are too many players in the room.
  • Other bug fixes.
0.3.1 Games and pins are now working again.
Beta
1.0.8-beta January 21, 2021 Beta testing release.
1.1.1-beta January 22, 2021 Bug Fixes

Fixed server login issues.

1.1.2-beta
1.1.3-beta You can now purchase colors and secret items in the Penguin Style catalog.
1.1.4-beta Fixed server login issues.
1.1.5-beta
1.2.0-beta January 23, 2021 Gameplay
  • Instruments are now fully working at the Lighthouse! (instrument catalog is not available yet)
  • You can now toggle to lock your igloo.
  • Server selection screen should now display when a server is full.
  • You can now purchase the Viking Helmet using the Penguin Style catalog.
  • Heavily improved performance of mini-games.
  • Now using a better font for the chat text input.

Bug Fixes

  • Igloos such as the Secret Base no longer display a black screen or missing flooring.
  • Treehouse igloo depth corrections.
  • In Half igloo now allows you to place furniture closer to the walls.
  • Fixed flickering issue at the Dojo Courtyard.
  • Coffee Shop walk on walls fix. (sorry)
  • Thin Ice music will stop after you leave the game.
  • Fixed missing music in some rooms.
  • The server should now accurately keep track if your penguin is online or not.
  • Fixed infinite loading screen when joining a room.
  • Test mode message no longer appears when editing an igloo.
  • Doors no longer stop working after sending a postcard.
  • Furniture will no longer follow your mouse after exiting igloo edit mode.
  • Reduced lag after exiting a mini-game.
  • Backgrounds no longer show up large in the Catalog or in your Playercard as small.
  • Opening Spy Phone no longer kicks you out of the game.
  • Typing no longer repeats letters randomly.
  • Buddy list no longer shows invisible glitched results.
1.2.1-beta Fixed login connectivity and infinite loading issues.
1.2.2-beta
1.2.3-beta
1.2.4-beta Fixed connection issues.
1.2.5-beta January 24, 2021 Gameplay
  • Penguins now spawn in randomized locations so they're not in the same place.

Bug Fixes

  • You can now purchase the Iron Gate using the Better Igloos catalog.
  • Chat input improvements & android users can now type using the input box.
  • Furniture Scroller out of bounds mouse click fix.
  • Flooring not displaying properly on some igloos fixed.
  • Added the button to clear your igloo's flooring.
  • Changed login server port due to the previous one being blocked by some networks.
1.2.6-beta Bug Fixes
  • Fixed server login connection issues.
1.2.7-beta January 25, 2021 Bug Fixes
  • Creepy Doll Makeup now available on the Penguin Style catalog.
  • Improved overall game performance, especially in rooms and the Igloo Editor.
  • Some rooms like the Cove now have music.
  • Playercard now matches the Flash version more accurately.
  • Buddy List improvements.
  • Sand Split Level igloo no longer displays a black screen.
  • Destroy smoke after you place down furniture.
  • Destroy rooms, igloos, and some UI elements when they're not being used to free up memory.
  • Fixed walk on walls issue at the Town.
  • Adjusted Forts room text location.
  • Added cost to items that were missing it.
  • Updated libraries to prevent false positives by anti virus software.
  • Idle kick has been fixed.
  • Corrected math for server population bars. Other bug fixes.
1.2.8-beta Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where textures wouldn't display after playing a mini-game for the second time.
1.2.9-beta Bug Fixes
  • Fixed Igloo UI not closing

Others

  • Postcards actually cost money now
  • You actually get confirmation when you sent a postcard
  • Fixed some weird issue where offline penguins would still show up in rooms
1.3.0-beta January 27, 2021 Released to test if Bean Counters was suitable for the upcoming v1.3.1 release.
1.3.1-beta January 28, 2021 New Features
  • Aqua Grabber is now available at the Iceberg in preparation for the upcoming Submarine Party!

Bug Fixes

  • Hydro Hopper now displays a rope, water trail, and the boat has been given proper textures.
  • Ice Fishing bug fixes and added missing textures.
  • Double Story Igloo is now working properly.
  • Bean Counters is currently back in the development as this game did not emulate successfully.
  • Improved performance after exiting Flash emulated games.
  • Improved alignment when overlaying Flash emulated games.
  • A prompt is now displayed if your computer does not support Flash emulation.
  • You no longer get AFK kicked while playing Flash emulated games.
  • Online buddies are now shown in the settings menu.
1.3.2-beta Bug Fixes
  • Aqua Grabber music will now stop on exit.
  • Adjusted layering issues at the Dock.
  • Adjusted trigger issues at the Plaza.
  • Outfits and passwords for remembered penguins are now saved each time you login.
  • Updated Ruffle.
  • Improved the game's anti-cheat security.
  • Deleted references to player prefabs when they're destroyed to free up memory.
1.3.3-beta January 31, 2021 New Features
  • You can now dig for coins at the Cave Mine!

Bug Fixes

  • Lodge clock now displays the correct time.
  • Text inputs now use a text cursor.
  • Your penguin should no longer disappear when you join a room in some situations.
  • Users under a firewall should now be able to connect to our servers.
  • Fixed chat filter not blocking some messages.
  • Improved our anti-cheat security.
1.3.4-beta Bug Fixes
  • Fixed internal server problems.
1.3.5-beta Bug Fixes
  • Playercard now updates your coin counter while mining.
1.3.6-beta Bug Fixes
  • Fixed internal server problems.
1.3.7-beta February 4, 2021 Bug Fixes
  • Igloos should now save and display properly. Let us know in #bugs if it doesn't.
  • Fixed an issue where you got disconnected after saving a large igloo.
1.3.8-beta New Features
  • February Penguin Style catalog has been released!
  • You can now become a Tour Guide at the Ski Village.

Bug Fixes

  • Igloos should now save properly.
  • Animations no longer stop working the second time you join a room.
  • Animations are destroyed after you leave a room to reduce memory usage.
  • Interface depth sorting improvements.
  • Special dances now restart properly when you change your clothing.
  • Added internal utilities in preparation for a localized client.
1.3.9-beta Not disclosed.
1.3.10-beta February 5, 2021 Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a lot of Igloo editor crashes.
  • Improved the Igloo editor loading system.
  • Cancel furniture placement if the Igloo is loading.
  • Destroy unused furniture icon items.
  • Fixed duplicate pages and corrected some items in the Penguin Style catalog.
  • Coin amount now updates when you purchase items in any catalog.
  • Server population bars are now showing the correct amount.
  • A prompt now shows when you join a full room instead of infinite loading.
  • Added cache version control for more textures.
  • Fixed some connectivity issues.
1.3.11-beta February 7, 2021 Added construction.
1.3.12-beta Not disclosed.
1.3.13-beta
1.3.14-beta Fixed igloo player spawn glitch.
1.3.15-beta February 8, 2021 Not disclosed.
1.3.16-beta February 9, 2021 To get the Pizza item: Stand next to a table, then click on one of the plates.
1.3.17-beta February 12, 2021 Not disclosed.
1.3.18-beta
1.3.19-beta New Features
  • Added the 4th Anniversary Party.
  • The server Crystal is now available!
  • You can now Unlock Items! Note that there are currently no new codes.
  • The Stamp notification is now displayed when you earn a stamp.

Bug Fixes

  • Music Jam Cap has been fixed.
  • HideUI command now also hides the igloo interface.
  • Focus on chat input when you press enter.
  • Show already have item prompt before asking to buy the item.
  • Added missing development messages.
  • Fixed some disconnect issues.
  • Improved library loading to prevent crashes.
1.3.20-beta February 13, 2021 Not disclosed.
1.3.21-beta
1.3.22-beta New Features
  • Added the Dojo! Keep in mind that Card Jitsu is still in development.

Bug Fixes

  • You should no longer see connection has been lost while logging in.
  • Fixed some room spawn points.
  • Slightly improved client performance.
1.3.23-beta February 14, 2021 Not disclosed.
1.3.24-beta February 15, 2021 New Features
  • There's a pin somewhere on the island

Bug Fixes

  • Mini-games should no longer crash after you finish playing them.
  • Server list now displays a maximum of 5 servers on the main screen.
  • Cart Surfer now plays music.
1.3.25-beta Not disclosed.
1.3.26-beta February 17, 2021
1.3.27-beta
1.3.28-beta February 19, 2021 Not disclosed.
1.3.29-beta New Features
  • Released the Submarine Party!
  • Added the server queue.
  • There's a new pin somewhere on the island
  • Started internally working on translating the client to other languages.

Bug Fixes

  • Display correct amount of max buddies.
  • Fixed infinite loading for some users.
1.3.30-beta Not disclosed.
1.3.31-beta New Features
  • The Submarine Party now has new music playing in its rooms!
  • The Stage has been updated and has a working switchbox. (costumes will be added later)
1.3.32-beta Not disclosed.
1.3.33-beta New Features
  • The Submarine Party now has a special startscreen image.
  • The server queue will now update the counter live.
1.3.34-beta February 20, 2021 New Features
  • We now support the Canvas renderer for devices that don't support hardware acceleration. This means that the game should run a lot faster on most computers!
1.3.35-beta February 24, 2021 Not disclosed.
1.3.36-beta February 28, 2021
1.3.37-beta March 3, 2021
1.3.38-beta
1.3.39-beta
1.3.40-beta March 7, 2021 New Features
  • Most decorations have been removed.
  • Added a new hidden pin.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed Gymnasium and Golden Castle igloos.
  • Furniture should no longer disappear after dragging it in some places.
  • Input boxes should no longer show the auto-fill dialog.
  • Couch furniture items are no longer wall items.
1.3.46-beta March 10, 2021 New Features
  • The Migrator is no longer visible through the telescope.

Bug Fixes

  • Heavily improved the reliability of the loading system.
  • Rewrote the Igloo loading system.
  • It should no longer display a blank background after editing. (let me know if it does)
  • Internal game data no longer gets sent via WebSockets to improve reliability and fix connection issues. (forgot to mention this before)
  • Fixed an issue where the redemption screen took you back to the login screen.
  • Interface elements such as the Playercard should no longer randomly become invisible.
1.4.4-beta March 29, 2021 New Features
  • Jet Pack Adventure is now available.
  • Dance Contest is now available. (note that multiplayer has been disabled until we remake this game)

Bug Fixes

  • Internal bug fixes.
1.4.12-beta April 2, 2021 Bug Fixes
  • The Buddy List should no longer disappear randomly and players are now displayed properly. Server disconnect prompt should now show up when you lose connection.
  • Other bug fixes.
1.4.23-beta April 6, 2021 New Features
  • Puffle Rescue is now available at The Mine!

Bug Fixes

  • Other bug fixes.
1.4.30-beta April 11, 2021 New Features
  • Penguin Style Apr'21 is now available!
1.4.35-beta April 11, 2021 Bug Fixes
  • Internal bug fixes.
1.4.37-beta April 29, 2021 Bug Fixes
  • Removed Easter Egg Hunt icon
  • Fixed Deluxe Blue and Deluxe Candy Igloos
  • Fixed Easter Egg Hunt Location
  • Internal bug fixes.
1.4.38-beta May 4, 2021 Not disclosed.

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