Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer PC Open Beta Pre-Download Begins

by Sledgehammer Games

We’re less than a week away from the PC Open Beta for Call of Duty: WWII on Steam. The response from our Beta announcement continues to energize the development teams, and we can’t wait to get going on September 29th!

Your feedback will continue to help us shape the final Multiplayer experience for PC players, so share as much as you can. We’re looking forward to keeping up the constructive dialogue. Here’s all the info you’ll need to participate in the PC Open Beta:

Pre-download begins today on Steam. That’s right, players can now pre-load the PC Open Beta between now and Thursday, September 28th. Head over to http://store.steampowered.com/app/696790 to pre-download now!

Here are the recommended specs for the PC Open Beta:

OS: Windows 10
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2400 / AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
HDD: 25 GB HD space
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 / GTX 1060 @ 6GB or AMD Radeon™ R9 390 / AMD RX 580
DirectX: Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Here are the min specs for the PC Open Beta:

OS: Windows 7 64-Bit or later
CPU: Intel® Core™ i3 3225 or equivalent
HDD: 25 GB HD space
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 @ 2 GB / GTX 1050 or AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 @ 2GB
DirectX: Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Following the Beta, once we’ve fully poured through all of the game and technical data along with the player feedback and ongoing benchmarking, we will share final PC specs for launch in November.

These are the PC-specific features included in the PC Open Beta:

  • Native 4K Support
  • Framerate Cap Slider (up to 250FPS)
  • FOV Resizing
  • Keyboard/Mouse Fully Re-mappable
  • Controller Support
  • G-Sync Monitor Support
  • Ultra-Wide Monitor Support
  • High-resolution Mouse Support
  • Advanced Video Settings

We’ve worked hard to tune the gameplay experience to PC, and throughout Beta and after, we’ll continue to optimize gameplay for PC. For this reason, we have disabled Aim Assist during the PC Open Beta. It’s important that we ensure the optimal gameplay experience natively for PC players, and we made this decision with that objective in mind. We believe this will help us to deliver the most helpful performance data possible so that we can fully optimize for launch.

The content for the PC Open Beta will mirror the final weekend of the previous Multiplayer Beta on console. Here’s an overview on what you should expect in the PC Open Beta:

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.

Similarly, there are features that we continue to work on internally that will not be present in the PC Open Beta.  Here’s what you should not expect this week:

HDR Support – We are working to support HDR for launch.
Multi-Monitor Support – Not included in the Beta, but will be ready for launch.
Headquarters –This is an all-new social experience coming to PC players at launch.
Supply Drops, and Loot – These customization features will not be included in the Beta.

Additional content not in the PC Open Beta includes: full progression, remaining maps and modes, additional War Mode maps, and the full armory of weapons, scorestreaks, Basic Training, and equipment.

We’ll continue to keep you updated as we make final preparations for next week. Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @SHGames and @CallOfDuTy for the latest intel on all things Call of Duty: WWII.

Your feedback means everything to us, so once we kick off on Friday, please hit us up on Twitter as well as Reddit and Steam forums.

Thanks for all your support and encouragement! Let the countdown begin…

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