Back in the halcyon days of, er, August, Xbox One and PS4 players got to briefly lord it over the PC crowd, thanks to the arrival of Call of Duty: WW2's console-only multiplayer beta. Balance is about to be restored, however: Activision has announced that the beta will finally come to PC later this month, running from September 29th through October 2nd.
According to the official Call of Duty blog, the PC beta is designed to "stress test core gameplay systems and online backend infrastructure at scale, provide PC fans with their first hands-on experience of the boots-on-the-ground combat coming in Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer, and engage with the PC community to fine-tune and optimise the PC experience for November".
There's no official confirmation yet on what, exactly, will be included as part of the multiplayer beta on PC, but Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players had access four modes—Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint, and the all-new War mode—plus the Pointe Du Hoc, Ardennes, and Gibraltar maps, and a number of playable divisions. From that you can probably draw your own conclusions.
And if you are interested in joining in the Call of Duty: WW2's multiplayer beta prior to the game's November 3rd launch, these are the minimum specs that your PC should meet in order to run things successfully without rapidly turning into a horrifying pile of metal and smoke:
- OS: Windows 7 64-Bit or later
- CPU: Intel Core i3 3225 or equivalent
- RAM: 8 GB RAM
- HDD: 25 GB HD space
- Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 @ 2 GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 @ 2GB or better
- DirectX: Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Sound Card: DirectX Compatible