World War 3 Starts CBT and Reveals F2P Plans

Early Access to World War 3 is once again available for Windows on Steam, offering what's now being called a closed beta test for the multiplayer shooter. This is all outlined in this post which announces new plans to ultimately launch the game with a free-to-play model. Access to the closed beta requires purchase of a supporter pack, but that will change for the open beta: "The CBT will be active and playable until the start of the Open Beta Test (OBT), which has a targeted launch date of March 2022. Starting with the OBT, World War 3 will become a free-to-play experience, giving players across the world the chance to hit the battlefield without limits." Unsurprisingly, a change like this coming years after the game's Early Access launch is not sitting well with some players, and there is no word yet on whether refunds will be offered to those who bought the game under different assumptions. Here's a Closed Beta Packs Trailer and here are details on testing:
THIS IS WORLD WAR 3
Join the CBT and discover World War 3, an online multiplayer tactical FPS where the world is your battleground. Team up to outgun and outflank the enemy in thrilling tactical skirmishes waged across real-world locations. Customize your perfect loadout from a huge weapons arsenal, then deploy vehicles, gadgets, and drones, and call in strikes to seize the advantage.

JOIN THE FIGHT
Hit the battlefield in two thrilling game modes: fight in teams to attack or defend capture points in fast-paced Tactical Ops (20 vs. 20), and work together to plan tactical strikes and full-scale assaults to score the highest kill count in the classic FPS mode Team Deathmatch (10 vs. 10). These modes are playable across four war-torn maps during the CBT. Battle through the streets of Berlin, fight for control of Warsaw, brave the bitter cold of Polyarny, and storm the heart of Moscow.