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Call of Duty: WWII PC Multiplayer Beta This Month

Activision announces multiplayer beta testing of Call of Duty: WWII for Windows will run on Steam from September 29th through October 2nd. The Sledgehammer Games Blog has all the details on what to expect. Here's a bit, including system specs:

The PC Open Beta is just a small part of the full Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer experience coming to Steam in November. This test is a critical step on our road to delivering the best possible online experience on Steam at launch in November, with the following key goals:

  • 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
  • Engage with the PC community to fine-tune and optimize the PC experience for November


Here are the minimum PC specs you’ll need to play in the Beta test. Please note that these specs are for the Beta only. In our next update, we’ll share the recommended PC specs for the Beta, since we’re finalizing this part of our testing as we speak.

Min Spec:
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

These specs could change following the PC Open Beta, so we’ll share the final specs closer to launch.

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5. Re: Call of Duty: WWII PC Multiplayer Beta This Month Sep 15, 2017, 13:27 Slick
 
Jivaro wrote on Sep 15, 2017, 01:20:
I keep thinking Activision is going to have to up their game with the COD franchise and yet they don't really and they still sell it like they were selling water in the Sahara. All these other shooters out there, from Destiny to Overwatch to whatever and COD still sells with minimal changes compared to the sometimes very drastic changes that a series like Battlefield makes from year to year.

I mean, if it sells I guess Activision is smart for doing it this way. I just don't get it from a consumer point of view. I mean, even the zombies are derivative.

Well, I'd agree with you that DICE put far more effort into upgrading and improving and re-designing and re-finagling their ENGINE than the CoD series, but the core gameplay is largely the same since 1942.

That is with the exceptions of the most creative, inventive and "outside of the box" titles like Hardline, and 2142. Which ironically was harshly criticized by throngs of angry gamers that these additions to the series were "just mods", and claimed it was the "same thing", even though no one seemed to mind when BF3 and BF4 were essentially the same game. Which is hilarious and ironic and super weird.

Anyways, fuck CoD. They have no reason to not have the best engine/platform for FPS games by now. They infact have quite the opposite.
 
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4. Re: Call of Duty: WWII PC Multiplayer Beta This Month Sep 15, 2017, 10:02 Suppa7
 
Jivaro wrote on Sep 15, 2017, 01:20:
I just don't get it from a consumer point of view. I mean, even the zombies are derivative.

You should, After call of duty 4, the game industry discovered putting an action movie inside a videogame sells the game to gun nuts and those who have fantasies of being a soldier. It sells to those types of people. It doesn't sell to traditional gamers. They are buying it for the experience of being in an action movie/war movie. Not as a videogame.

There was even and article about it on IGN how cod's customers are not really gamers.

See here:

Call of duty players not really gamers
 
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3. Re: Call of Duty: WWII PC Multiplayer Beta This Month Sep 15, 2017, 01:20 Jivaro
 
I keep thinking Activision is going to have to up their game with the COD franchise and yet they don't really and they still sell it like they were selling water in the Sahara. All these other shooters out there, from Destiny to Overwatch to whatever and COD still sells with minimal changes compared to the sometimes very drastic changes that a series like Battlefield makes from year to year.

I mean, if it sells I guess Activision is smart for doing it this way. I just don't get it from a consumer point of view. I mean, even the zombies are derivative.
 
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2. Re: Call of Duty: WWII PC Multiplayer Beta This Month Sep 14, 2017, 23:36 maddog
 
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Slick wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 22:38:
..... oh I just woke up. Is it the same tripe? probably... back to sleep... zzzzz

For the most popular FPS franchise of all time (at least as far as sales are concerned... i think) they certainly seem keen to keep the bar as low as possible.

Still based on a mutilated fork from the Quake 3 engine? probably.

How many billions has this franchise made? Think they could throw a few mil on some engine builders? NAHHHHHHHHHHH

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1. Re: Call of Duty: WWII PC Multiplayer Beta This Month Sep 14, 2017, 22:38 Slick
 
..... oh I just woke up. Is it the same tripe? probably... back to sleep... zzzzz

For the most popular FPS franchise of all time (at least as far as sales are concerned... i think) they certainly seem keen to keep the bar as low as possible.

Still based on a mutilated fork from the Quake 3 engine? probably.

How many billions has this franchise made? Think they could throw a few mil on some engine builders? NAHHHHHHHHHHH

/rant
 
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