The Call of Duty: WWII beta starts Friday morning at 10 AM Pacific and if you can’t wait to play there are some things you need to prepare your PS4 or Xbox One for the limited time you have with the new Call of Duty. Updated with details on the PS4 Call of Duty: WWII beta pre-load.
Activision and Sledgehammer Games tell us that there will be at least three maps, multiple modes including the new War mode and your first crack at Divisions. With this information in our pocket, we want to help you get ready to play as soon as the Call of Duty: WWII token arrives in your email.
The first weekend is only for the PS4, but the second weekend on September 1st includes the PS4 and the first Xbox One Call of Duty: WWII beta experience. These are short beta periods, so you will need to maximize your play time by planning ahead — especially if life gets in the way of playing as it often does.
This is how you should prepare and get ready for the Call of Duty: WWII beta right now so you can play faster and longer when the weekend arrives.
Sign Up for the Call of Duty: WWII Beta Now
Have you signed up for the beta yet? If not, don’t wait until the last minute. You should have a Call of Duty: WWII beta code in your email or on your receipt that you need to register with at Activision.
Make sure you have this code and then register. It takes just a few minutes and you don’t want to be dealing with Call of Duty: WWII beta code problems on Friday or Saturday. Here’s how to sign up for the Call of Duty: WWII beta.
Xfinity is offering free Call of Duty: WWII beta codes to customers without the need to pre-order the game. Use this link to sign up for your free Call of Duty: WWII beta code.
Free Up Storage Space
The Call of Duty: WWII beta download size is 17GB, for PS4 or Xbox One. You should plan on at least that much free space, maybe more on your console. This can be on an internal drive or on an external hard drive, but you don’t want to learn that you are out of space when you start the download — especially if you plan to start it from work on Friday.
Go into your console storage settings and make sure you have at least 17GB free, but 20 to 25GB would be a better overall bet to make sure you are ready.
Prepare for a Call of Duty: WWII Pre-Load
For the last several years we’ve seen a Call of Duty beta pre-load and we Activision will offer it again this year. If you pre-ordered digitally, you can use this link to start your Call of Duty: WWII beta pre-load now. For the rest of gamers, you need to keep an eye out for your Call of Duty: WWII beta tokens to arrive by email, and on your Activision account.
Activision confirmed the Xbox One Call of Duty: WWII beta pre-load for August 29th at 10 AM Pacific.
Once that happens, enter them as soon as possible since it will allow you to pre-load the beta. This worked for the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta, and should again this time. Here’s how to download the Call of Duty: WWII beta.
Check Your Xbox Live Membership
If you don’t play online often and let your Xbox Live membership slip, now is a good time to check in on that. You need an Xbox Live membership to play the Call of Duty: WWII beta, but you can play on PS4 without a PS+ subscription.
You can check this on your console settings or by logging into your Sony or Microsoft account online.
Get Familiar with Call of Duty: WWII Beta Maps
You will be able to play Pointe Du Hoc, Ardennes, and Gibraltar Call of Duty: WWII maps during the beta. You should spend a few minutes understanding what each map offers you, and looking for routes and areas to capitalize on. Above you can see the Pointe du Hoc map, and below you can see the Gibraltar map , so that you can get ready to play.
Finally take a look at the Ardennes map below and start to plot where you will make a stand. You can also search on YouTube for gameplay from streamers who got access earlier this year, which will help you identify where to go and what works for other players.
Learn About Call of Duty: WWII Divisions
There are no more traditional create-a-class and perks in Call of Duty: WWII. Instead you need to choose your soldier’s division, which dictates what they carry and their skills. here’s a breakdown of the Call of Duty: WWII divisions that will get you ready to go, so you don’t waste an hour trying to figure out which devision fits you during the beta.
Understand Call of Duty: WWII War Mode
In the new Call of Duty: WWII War mode, you need to fight the enemy, but you are going to do it in a story -like setting. Things will change as you play, similar to Operations in Battlefield 1. You will have tools and explosives that you need to use to fix or demolish things. You will be able to rely on tanks and other weapons as you play through War mode. This is completely new for 2017. The video above walks through the mode from Activision.
In this second video, you can watch TMarTn play Call of Duty: WWII War mode which will help you see what you actually need to do while you play. This mode is one where you can really benefit with a team, compared to playing solo. You will play either offense or defense
Follow Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty and Forums
Most of the late breaking information about early Call of Duty: WWII beta access, pre-loads, tips, and solutions to any Call of Duty: WWII beta problems will come on Twitter, Reddit and on forums.
Follow Sledgehammer Games, Michael Condrey and Call of Duty to stay in the loop. It’s also a good idea to subscribe to the Call of Duty: WWII subreddit and check in on the official Call of Duty: WWII forums.
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.