Call of Duty: WWII PC open beta live this weekend
Sledgehammer Games has launched the PC open beta for Call of Duty: WWII, which runs from now until 2 October. The client is available on Steam.
— Sledgehammer Games (@SHGames) September 28, 2017
According to the developers, the beta’s content will mirror the console beta that concluded a few weeks back.
Maps – Four Multiplayer maps: Pointe du Hoc, Ardennes Forest, Gibraltar and Aachen
War – Operation Breakout
Modes – Four Multiplayer modes: Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint and Kill Confirmed
Divisions – Five Divisions: Infantry, Expeditionary, Airborne, Armored, and Mountain Division. Players aren’t limited to any single Division, so try them all!
Progression – Players will begin at Soldier Rank 1. Over the weekend, the level cap will increase to 35, including progression to unlock weapons, scorestreaks, and equipment.
Technical features such as native 4K resolution, a frame rate cap of 250, and ultrawide monitor support are some of the things available in this beta, although they’re still working on getting HDR and multi-monitor support in for launch.
Similarly, not all gameplay features are present in the beta. The full armory (weapons, scorestreaks), modes, Headquarters social lobby, and Supply Drops are reserved for launch.
As of writing, the beta has been slammed with a Mostly Negative rating on Steam, owing to either its poor PC optimization or what players felt were repetitive gameplay and recycled assets. It’s hard to tell how much of it is just vitriol to the franchise, though poring through the feedback threads one can find common pain points such as the small map size and its peer-to-peer connection.
Call of Duty: WWII launches on 3 November for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.