Sledgehammer's Call of Duty: WWII private multiplayer beta on consoles launched not long ago. According to Sledgehammer's latest blog post, it was a success with plenty of positive feedback as the game nears launch. Their next step seems to be a multiplayer beta for PC, which is open to the public.
The open beta for Call of Duty WWII will launch on September 29 and continue until October 2 on Steam. Their goals are to stress test the core gameplay systems as well as the online backend infrastructure. It aims to test these systems at scale, so a variety of systems should participate, not just those with high-end PCs. Additionally, the open beta will provide PC gamers with a hands-on experience with the upcoming game's multiplayer. After all, betas are mutually enjoyable for developers and fans alike.
Lastly, Sledgehammer games is looking to fine-tune and optimize the PC experience, so feedback is highly encouraged. The minimum specs are set, but it's possible that the game's minimum requirements could change after the PC open beta.
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
So how do you join the beta? Sledgehammer hasn't said quite yet. But they've stated that pre-load information is coming soon along with information o planned content and features coming to PC. They've asked participants to follow them on Twitter @SHGames and @CallofDuty, on their upcoming Reddit thread, and through their Beta Web Survey.
In other Call of Duty: WWII news, Sledgehammer has shared some info on the new Zombies mode with the PlayStation Blog, including their aim to take the mode to the roots of the horror genre.