Activision have confirmed what will be included in the Call of Duty WWII beta, which kicks off this weekend on PS4, with Xbox One owners able to join the fight the following weekend.
“We love the active dialog we have with the Call of Duty community, and value the exchange of ideas and constructive feedback we have with fans. Your feedback will help us finalize features, optimize gameplay balance, and refine the remaining development roadmap to launch. So please explore, rank up, and have fun. Share as much feedback as you can – everything helps. The development team will be playing non-stop, and we’ll be monitoring performance and collecting valuable data around the clock.”
There will be three maps in the beta – Ardennes Forest, Gibraltar and Pointe du Hoc – which you can preview in the below trailers.
Players who have managed to get a code by pre-ordering or winning a code will be able to play through Call of Duty’s new War mode where the Allies clash with the Axis forces to fight over attack and defend objectives – when it’s written like that it sounds and awfully lot like Battlefield doesn’t it?
Only time will tell whether WWII is a return to the form of Modern Warfare or play more like something that EA and DICE would publish, while this weekend is a beta, many will judge the final product on what they experience – bugs and all.
The Call of Duty: WWII private beta kicks off this weekend on PS4, with Xbox One joining the battle the following weekend. Activision will be deploying the keys required to download the game ‘closer to the beta launch’, but just how do you ensure that you get one?
It’s pretty simple really… pre-order the game.
I’m sure the usual suspects on twitter will also be on hand to give out bonus codes and you can count on the villainy of eBay who are looking to make a quick buck by flogging codes, but the easiest way is just to order a copy of the game — if you’re reading this — we both know you will end up buying one anyway.
The beta kicks off at 10am PST August 25 for PS4, ending at 10am PST August 28. The following weekend both PS4 and Xbox One can take part in the beta, which starts at 10am PST September 1 and ends at 10am PST September 4.
Digital pre-orders won’t require a code for the beta, once available, the beta can be directly downloaded from the store, although pre-loading hasn’t yet been confirmed. If you ordered through your favourite retailer, then your code should land in your email sometime this week.
Last week Raven Software asked its community to vote on what game mode they should implement permanently in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. The choice was between was Prop Hunt or Slasher.
Prop Hunt sees you playing hide-and-seek with in-game props, and Slasher is a variation on the Infected game mode. Whichever of the two received more retweets would win and see that game mode added permanently to the newly released stand alone remaster.
Prop Hunt won the competition with a massive margin, earning over 19,000 retweets against Slasher’s 2,800.
Earlier this month the last expansion pack ‘Reckoning’ was released and was to be the last time Xbox players would see the Call of Duty early exclusivity we had enjoyed for years. This week Sledgehammer have thrown gamers one last piece of DLC set to release August 25th, a new set of weapons and the third and final set of Royalty Varient. Two fan favourite weapons are making a return to the series, the AK47 and M16 Assault Rifles, also joining the multiplayer gun roster is the CEL-3 Cauterizer from Exo-Zombies. These weapons will be available for all players on Xbox One first and will come to PC and PS4 after.
Available August 4th is the Advanced Warfare map pack finale. Play and wreak havoc across four all new levels, Overload map is based around an exotic compound filled with gardens, fountains and destructible plasma lamps to destroy your enemies with upon fire. Quarantine map is a biological test center, Fracture map is based in an arctic excavation site with a timed event and Swarm map which is based in a South Korean town. The Exo Grapple Playlist makes a return in multiplayer mode and is available to use in all Reckoning DLC maps.
The Exo Zombies Finale is here in part 4 Descent, find out what the real secret Atlas has been hiding all this time. “Oz”
If you have not invested in Advanced Warfare the season pass is still available on Xbox One and Xbox 360 and is a cheaper option to buying everything separately.