The Call Of Duty WWII beta pre-load is now live – here’s what to expect

Two weekends, one new game mode, a never-before-seen map and more

The Call Of Duty: WWII private multiplayer beta is nearly here on PS4, and we’ve got all the intel you need to get in on the action when it deploys on 25th August.

Sledgehammer speaks

Last week, Sledgehammer Games released a special message to let everyone know what to expect from the Private Multiplayer Beta, which is just a small part of the full multiplayer mode, and to thank everyone for taking part as this will help hone the final experience when the full game launches on 3rd November.

“We love the active dialog we have with the Call of Duty community, and value the exchange of ideas and constructive feedback we have with fans. Your feedback will help us finalise features, optimise gameplay balance, and refine the remaining development roadmap to launch. So please explore, rank up, and have fun. Share as much feedback as you can – everything helps. The development team will be playing non-stop, and we’ll be monitoring performance and collecting valuable data around the clock.”

How to get into the private multiplayer beta

To gain access to the Call Of Duty: WWII private multiplayer beta, you need to pre-order the game at a participating retailer. Head over to for more details. If you pre-order from PlayStation Store, you can pre-load now to jump right into the action once the beta starts on 25th August at 6.00pm BST/7.00pm CEST.

Call of Duty: WWII Beta

Private multiplayer beta dates

The private multiplayer beta will be split into two weekends for PlayStation 4 players:

  • Weekend 1 starts at 6.00pm BST/7.00pm CEST on 25th August and will last until 28th August at 6.00pm BST/7.00pm CEST.
  • Weekend 2 starts on 6.00pm BST/7.00pm CEST on 1st September, and will last until 4th September at 6.00pm BST/7.00pm CEST.

Private multiplayer beta Combat Pack

Call of Duty: WWII Beta

Beta players will also receive the private multiplayer beta Combat Pack when the game launches on 3rd November. The pack includes a specially-themed Private Multiplayer Beta Helmet, Calling Card, and Emblem. Wear them with pride in multiplayer after launch and show the world that you were there from the start.

Divisions Pack

Also, players who pre-order the game at select retailers will receive the Divisions Pack. This pack includes five Premium Gear Sets inspired by the five Divisions in Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer.

Call of Duty: WWII Beta

  • Infantry Division riflemen are always in the thick of it with finely-tuned rifles and impeccable marksmanship.
  • Well-equipped with incendiary rounds and tactical grenades, the Expeditionary Division’s shotguns literally pack heat.
  • Airborne Division paratroopers endure extreme physical conditioning to outmaneuver opponents with their submachine guns.
  • Focused on stealth and target identification, Mountain Division snipers generate constant fear in the enemy and strike when least expected.
  • Armored Division soldiers are the best supplied in battle and hold down positions with their explosives and light machine guns.

Multiplayer details

Now that you know how you can customise your player experience when the game launches, what will you be playing in the private multiplayer beta? There’s a lot happening in the beta starting this weekend. Let’s dive right in!


Players will experience a variety of iconic WWII locations throughout Europe, including a brand-new map that hasn’t been seen before.

  • Ardennes Forest: Battle through the frigid snow-covered forest of the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge, the brutal final major offensive effort by the German army to punch through the Allied front lines. Engagements are fast and deadly in the dangerous, frozen woodland ruins. Stay alert in this medium size map fortified with emplaced MG42 machine guns waiting to annihilate enemy combatants.

  • Gibraltar: Battle through the fortified bastion and steep cliffs of Gibraltar, built as a strategic defense of the Mediterranean Sea and a major refueling and supply station for the Allied forces during WWII. Prepare for multilevel combat engagements and treacherous terrain in one of the most densely guarded and fought over places in Europe. Don’t neglect the lower lane, and use the defense batteries there to pick off flankers.
  • Pointe du Hoc: Fight through a fortified network of German bunker complexes atop the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, an important strategic target overlooking the beaches of Normandy. Engage in fast-paced, close-quarters combat in the trenches, or flank the enemy in a brutal fight to lock down the nearby farmhouse and bunkers for control of key access routes to the bluff.

War Mode

Additionally, players will be able to take part in Call of Duty: WWII’s War Mode. This is an all-new game mode where players must work as a team to defeat the enemy. Allied and Axis forces clash in team-driven assault and defend missions for key strategic objectives.

  • Fight for control of a war-torn French village west of St. Lo, an important operation in the Allied push onward and out of the beachhead at Normandy. Allied and Axis forces battle for control of a strategic manor to secure a forward operating position. Bridge construction, ammo depot demolition and tank escorts are key strategic tasks in this do-or-die mission to dominate the enemy. Choose your equipment wisely – every decision can mean the difference between victory and defeat in this narrative-driven, objective-based multiplayer experience – a first for Call of Duty.

It should be clear by now that this Private Multiplayer Beta is busting at the seams. Be sure to follow Sledgehammer Games on Twitter for the latest updates, and you can leave feedback for the team there, or on the r/WWII subreddit. Every bit of information helps! It’s two days until the private multiplayer beta begins on PS4, and we look forward to joining you on the field of battle.

For more intel about Call of Duty: WWII, visit and follow @CallofDuty and @SHGames on Twitter.

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Screw CoD, screw your pay to play beta, and screw the useless and lazy zombie mode that ruined any chance of this being interesting.

I’ll stick to Battlefield. At least DICE know how to make a real immersive game.

jason-bridges 24 August, 2017 @ 08:10

Just do what everyone else does.

Pre-order pay nothing, get code, cancel order.


GAME charges £5 for pre-orders, PlayStation Store asks for full immediate payment.

So no thanks.

if you make a hong kong psn account you can download the beta for free ;)

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Pre-0rdered at 3 different venders but still haven’t received a beta code? Oh well, will just cancel the preorders. Wasn’t really that fussed to be honest, the online side of COD has never been about skill, more who can afford the best gun and who can run around fast enough to avoid a bullet. Will head back to BF 1 where the skilled people hang out.

Oh, Was never going to preorder on the PS Store as immediate payment is required.

jason-bridges 24 August, 2017 @ 08:08

I don’t think the codes have been released yet

For the curious, the soldier in the blog post’s cover image is Private Beta.

Ohh yes! Can’t wait for the beta! I’ve redeemed my beta code at the cod website but i didn’t recieved my code(s). I did not enjoyed IW so i’m gonna miss the Specialist, espacially the Tempest, Scythe, Ripper, Purifier.. :( (I know its not the same developer)

#bootsintheair :D

Useless call of duty is useless. Stop buying that mindless crap. _zombies.


Would love to download this but still waiting on my code which I redeem from the website waiting for a stupid email with 1 day to go

Free to download on the Hong Kong store.


If you ever get your controls up to par with your older IW produced parts (MW1&2) I might be convinced to get it on launch again, but the fact that the series is technologically inferior to your own games of decades ago isn’t worth supporting in any way. But by all means, keep copying and pasting to please your modern fanboys, most of whom probably never even played a good COD.

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