E3 2017 – Call of Duty: WWII Beta Begins on August 25, Ardennes & Pointe Du Hoc Maps Revealed

Activision and Sledgehammer Games have announced that the Call of Duty: WWII Beta will begin on August 25, exclusively for PlayStation 4 owners who pre-order. A second Beta weekend will begin on September 1, where both PS4 and Xbox One owners who pre-order will be able to try out WWII.

Here’s the full Beta schedule:

Weekend 1 (PlayStation Exclusive)

  • Starts: August 25 at 10am PT/1pm ET
  • Ends: August 28 at 10am PT/1pm ET

Weekend 2

  • Starts: September 1 at 10am PT/1pm ET
  • Ends: September 4 at 10am PT/1pm ET

Here’s what to expect from Call of Duty: WWII’s multiplayer:


Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer offers players true franchise innovations across the entire experience with brand new ways to connect, compete and engage as a community. Divisions redefines how players develop their WWII Multiplayer Careers by enlisting in five iconic WWII-era divisions. War Mode lets players compete against each other in team-driven, objective gameplay. And Headquarters is a transformational new experience that will connect players like never before.

War Mode

War Mode is an all-new game mode where players must work as a team to defeat the enemy. This narrative-driven Multiplayer experience immerses players in iconic World War II locations. Allied and Axis forces clash in team-driven assault and defend missions for key strategic objectives.


Divisions fundamentally redefines how players invest in their Multiplayer career. The is a reimagining of the create-a-class system, and players will choose from five iconic World War II divisions each with specific division training and division weapon skills.

  • Airborne: First to the fight, where you move fast and stay quiet
  • Mountain: Focusing on precise and deadly sharpshooting
  • Infantry: Be the tip of the spear
  • Armored: Bringing the heaviest firepower
  • Expeditionary Force: Packing heat with incendiary shells

This streamlined approach to Multiplayer gives players the ability to reinforce their individual play styles while dominating the enemy players in the world’s largest conflict.


Headquarters is an all new off-the-frontlines experience for Call of Duty players. Players will compete, earn rewards, show off their accomplishments, and connect with fans and friends. Unlike anything experienced in Call of Duty to date, Headquarters transforms the Multiplayer experience by redefining how players engage with the game and with each other.

Several videos for WWII also went live today, detailing some of the maps and modes (more should be up here soon):

Call of Duty: WWII releases on November 3.

In addition to Beta access, pre-ordering also gets you the Divisions Pack, which includes five Premium Gear Sets inspired by the five Divisions.

[Source: Activision Blog, PlayStation Blog]