The Call of Duty: WWII beta is your first chance to play the new Call of Duty that takes you back to WW2 and brings boots on the ground combat. This is what we know about the Call of Duty WW2 beta release date and what gamers need to know, including pre-load information. Sledgehammer games just confirmed the Call of Duty: WWII PC beta is coming.
With one weekend done, gamers are ramping up for the second Call of Duty: WWIIa weekend that brings the fun to the Xbox One and a second weekend to the PS4. Call of Duty WWII is coming to the PS4, Xbox One and PC with multiple Call of Duty: WWII editions that you can buy. There is no Call of Duty: WWII beta for the PC version, but one is coming.
We know how long the beta will last, a good idea of when you can expect to play it and the answers to other very important Call of Duty WW2 beta questions that you have.
Call of Duty: WWII Beta Start Date & Time
The second weekend of the Call of Duty: WWII beta starts 10 AM Pacific on September 1st and runs through 10 AM on September 4th. This is for the PS4 and the Xbox One, and follows a full weekend on the PS4. The second weekend of the Call of Duty: WWII beta is now live for all registered players on PS4 and Xbox One.
On Reddit Michael Condrey confirmed a PC Call of Duty: WWII beta. he did not offer any official dates for it, only saying, “Yes, coming,” so it’s not clear if it will appear on the second weekend or if it is coming later in September.
The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta was in the middle of October and the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta was in the middle of August. This timing allows Sledgehammer games to make adjustments to the balance of the game and actually incorporate this into the shipping version of the game.
How Long is the Call of Duty: WWII Beta?
We know that the Call of Duty: WWII beta lasts three days for each of the consoles. That is the official length listed on Best Buy and on new images for the beta.
Traditionally Activision will extend the beta a day or two for the PS4, opening the game up to more players. Sometimes this includes users who have not pre-ordered the game. The first weekend started a day early, so there is a chance it will happen again.
How to Join the Call of Duty: WWII Beta
The best way to join the private Call of Duty: WWII beta is to pre-order the game. No matter which edition of the game you pre-order you get access to the private Call of Duty: WWII beta. Access to the beta is included with all versions even with the Call of Duty: WWII deals that cut 20% off the price of the game. Here’s a full walkthrough on how to join the Call of Duty: WWII beta. Xfinity customers can also request a free Call of Duty: WWII beta code and register it online to get a token.
You will get a Call of Duty: WWII beta code that you must use to register for the beta. This will likely give you three codes, allowing you to join the beta and for you to share two codes with friends who did not pre-order. Here’s a walkthrough of how to sign up for the Xbox One and PS4 Call of Duty: WWII beta.
You can cancel your Call of Duty: WWII pre-order after playing the beta if you don’t like the game. You cannot cancel your digital pre-order, so that is not the route to go if you are not sure if you will like the game.
If you pre-order the digital Call of Duty: WWII game directly on Xbox One or PS4, you will not need a code to join the beta.
What’s In the Call of Duty: WWII Beta
Sledgehammer Games announced what you can play in the Call of Duty: WWII beta. There is no confirmation of Call of Duty: WWII Hardcore playlists in the Call of Duty: WWII beta yet, but they say fan favorites.
- Maps – At least three Multiplayer maps, including: Pointe Du Hoc, Ardennes, and Gibraltar.
- War Mode – Operation Breakout
- Modes – Fan-favorite modes, including Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Hardpoint.
- Divisions – Enlist in the Infantry, Expeditionary, Airborne, Armored, or Mountain Division. You are not limited to any one Division, and we encourage you to try them all!
- Progression – Players will begin at Soldier Rank 1 and rank up through a limited progression to unlock weapons, scorestreaks, equipment, and Basic Training Skills.
You will be able to rank up to level 40 by the end of the beta and your progress carries over from weekend one on the PS4.. There are a lot of weapon options and a variety of scorestreaks.
There are some things you will not be able play and test in the Call of Duty: WWII beta. Here’s what’s not in the beta this time around;
- Headquarters – We’re testing the match-making of this all-new social experience, but access to this space will not be active during the Multiplayer Beta.
- Supply Drops, and Loot – These customization features that add depth and personality to your soldier will not be included in the Multiplayer Beta.
- Esports – Ranked Play, Game Battles, and our suite of competitive features will be accessible when we release in November.
- Additional content not in the Private Multiplayer Beta includes: full progression, remaining maps and modes, additional War Mode maps, and the full armory of weapons, scorestreaks, Basic Training, and equipment.
While we could see Sledgehammer games make changes to what is in the beta, don’t expect much of a deviation from this list of what is and isn’t included.
What to Expect from the Call of Duty: WWII Beta
The Call of Duty: WWII beta is almost here. This is what you can expect from it based on what Activision confirmed and on the previous Call of Duty beta programs.
- Expect a limited version of the game – limited characters, maps and game modes.
- Expect an open Call of Duty: WWII beta for at least one day.
- Expect extra Call of Duty: WWII beta codes to share.
- Expect two Call of Duty: WWII beta weekends
- Don’t expect progress to carry over.
- Don’t expect a Call of Duty: WWII PC beta.
It is very unlikely that you will see any single player or zombies beta or any kind of Call of Duty: WWII demo that offers more access than this limited time beta. This is the only way you can expect to play the game before the Call of Duty: WWII release date.
Buy If You Like the State of Call of Duty: WWII
We are a month into Call of Duty: WWII and there are many changes to the overall gameplay including changes to flinch, weapon balancing and small tweaks designed to make the game better.
You can read about the changes in the latest two Call of Duty: WWII updates to see if it fixed anything you had an issue with during the beta or while playing at a friend's near launch.
There are still some complaints and issues, but we are starting to get a better feel for what Call of Duty: WWII will be like through the rest of the year and through 2018.
If you have a chance to try it out and you like the game speed and weapon balance, this could be the best time for you to buy.