In just a matter of days, the Call of Duty: WWII beta will be kicking off for a number of lucky players out there. And today, Activision revealed the details on not only when we would be able to play, but also what content we'll have access to.
As you might guess by now, the Private Beta will be kicking off its first weekend exclusively for PlayStation 4 owners. Those who have access will be able to play starting August 25th at 10 AM PDT, and will be able to continue through August 28th at 10:00 PDT.
As for the second weekend, it'll kick off on September 1st for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners alike, starting at 10:00 AM PDT and running through September 4th at 10:00 AM PDT.
Any players that partake in the beta will gain access to the War Mode, which is as described below:
Fight for control of a war-torn French village west of St. Lo, an important operation in the Allied push onward and out of the beachhead at Normandy. Allied and Axis forces clash for control of a strategic manor to secure a forward operating position. Bridge construction, ammo depot demolition and tank escorts are key strategic tasks in this do or die mission to dominate the enemy. Choose your equipment wisely – every decision can mean the difference between victory and defeat in this narrative-driven, objective-based multiplayer experience – a first for Call of Duty.
As for which maps you'll have access to, the following three will be available:
Ardennes Forest: Battle through the frigid snow-covered forest of the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge, the brutal final major offensive effort by the German army to punch through the Allied front lines. Engagements are fast and deadly in the dangerous, snow-covered woodland ruins. Stay alert in this medium size map fortified with emplaced MG42 machine guns waiting to annihilate enemy combatants.
Gibraltar: Battle through the fortified bastion and steep cliffs of Gibraltar, built as a strategic defense of the Mediterranean Sea and a major refueling and supply station for the Allied forces during WWII. Prepare for multilevel combat engagements and treacherous terrain in one of the most densely fortified and fought over places in Europe. Don't neglect the lower lane, and use the defense batteries there to pick off flankers.
Pointe du Hoc: Fight through a fortified network of German bunker complexes atop the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, an important strategic target overlooking the beaches of Normandy. Engage in fast-paced, close-quarters combat in the trenches, or flank the enemy in a brutal fight to lock down the nearby farmhouse and bunkers for control of key access routes to the bluff.
You can check out the trailer above to see what kind of action you'll be in for – and it's going to be one hell of a set of weekends.
Call of Duty: WWII arrives on November 3rd for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.