You can now pre-load the PC beta for Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty: WW2, the upcoming first-person shooter that features black female Nazis in the multiplayer mode. Speaking of multiplayer, the PC version of the open beta currently has pre-loading up and available so you can start downloading the client right now, ahead of the September 29th start date.
The pre-loading is to help dwindle down on the server load when the open beta goes live. A lot of gamers are expected to head onto Steam to grab the client. Thousands upon thousands of people all trying to get that 25GB client on September 29th could end up slowing down the service and bringing it to a halt. So it’s smart that Activision decided to open up pre-loads ahead of time.
So how do you start the pre-loads? Simple…
- Just head on over to the Steam store page.
- Click on the “Install Game” button.
- You’re done.
The game will begin to install to your HD and hopefully it will be finished in time for the beta test taking place this upcoming weekend starting on Friday.
The beta will contain the new War Mode, which seems to be similar to Battlefield’s Conquest – it’s an objective based mode where teams will have to work together (I know, I know… teamwork in Call of Duty is like expecting a nuanced conversation on Twitter) and attempt to complete each segment of the map in order to secure a victory.
Additional modes include Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint and a few more. The maps available will include Pointe du Hoc, Gibraltar, Aachen and Ardennes Forest.
One of the reasons the game download is so large is that it supports native 4K resolutions, along with advanced video settings for the graphics. Additional PC-specific features such as FOZ sliders, ultra-wide monitor support, controller and mappable keyboard support, and unlocked frame-rates will also be available. Multi-monitor support won’t be available during the beta but it will be available at launch.
You can learn more about the beta and what’s present and what’s not by visiting the Steam store page.