Call of Duty may not have been the first World War II FPS title, but it certainly was one of the most popular. Although the franchise has since explored other theatres like Vietnam, modern warfare, and outer space, the upcoming Call of Duty: World War II is living up to its name and returning to its roots. An open beta is landing soon for PC, and developer Sledgehammer Games have revealed some updates and details about it.

The current open beta is exclusive for PC, and can be pre-downloaded through Steam right now before it kicks off on 29 September. The beta will include four multiplayer maps, namely Pointe du Hoc, Ardennes Forest, Gibralter, and Aachen. The gameplay modes available will be Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint, and Kill Confirmed, and players are encouraged to experiment between the Infantry, Expeditionary, Airborne, Armored, and Mountain Divisions to find the playstyle that suits them best.

Seeing as this is the Glorious PC Beta, it will include a number of platform specific features, including native 4K support, FOV resizing options, controller support, a framerate cap of up to 250FPS, advanced video settings, and support for both ultra-wide and G-Sync monitors. Features that won’t make it into the beta are HDR and multi-monitor support, as well as Supply Drops, Loot, and the Headquarters social area.

Head over to Steam and start your pre-downloads for the Call of Duty: World War II open beta, and see if this return to an older war is what the series needs. The game launches on 3 November for PC, PS4, and XBO.

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