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Dawn of War II multiplayer beta this month

Dawn of War II multiplayer beta this month

The Dawn of War II multiplayer beta will launch towards the end of this month, with the full release following shortly.

THQ has revealed that it will be launching a public multiplayer beta for Relic's Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II later this month - one that'll be open to everyone but which will still get a staggered release.

The game, which is set to be released next month and was featured in our Games to Watch in 2009 list, will be using a new and improved version of Company of Heroes' Essence engine in both single and multiplayer.

The beta will officially launch on the 21st of January, but only those of you who picked up the standalone Soulstorm expansion to the original game will get into the first week of play. Everyone else who wants a look will be invited in on the 28th of January.

Regarding what will be in the beta, THQ has confirmed that players can choose to play as any of the four playable racces and that there'll be five different maps made available for the purpose. The entire online experience will be powered by the Windows Live TrueSkill matchmaking system, for better or worse.

The game itself will launch as a PC exclusive on the February 20th for European gamers, with a US release following three days later. the official requirements for the game have already been released, so check them out if you're thinking of upgrading beforehand.

Are you looking forward to Dawn of War II as much as we are, or are there other titles you've got your eye on this year? Let us know what you think in the forums.

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kosch 9th January 2009, 13:30 Quote
Cant wait for this!
1-0-1 9th January 2009, 13:44 Quote
Excellent! I cannot wait to see the changes in the multiplayer area ...
Baz 9th January 2009, 13:52 Quote
awesome news!
UrbanMarine 9th January 2009, 14:01 Quote
So I assume Chaos, SM, Greenskins and Eldar will be in the demo? Come on no Sisters of Battle :(
Blademrk 9th January 2009, 14:20 Quote
looking at the specs, I think my PC scrapes the bottom of the barrel. I'll probably pick it up on release but I'm not too sure it'll run well.
Skiddywinks 10th January 2009, 13:44 Quote
Dude! Where do I sign up?!
Seraphim2150 10th January 2009, 18:19 Quote
whats with the hating on the Windows Live TrueSkill? Works fine
Ryu_ookami 10th January 2009, 18:34 Quote
Sorry but this had me lmao
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bit-Tech Review
Relic's Dawn of War 2 should easily run on most peoples systems thanks to modest system requirements.

Since when has a P4 3.2 GHZ processor been a modest requirement.

But other than that I can not wait as I have all of the other DoW's
borgeater 14th January 2009, 03:08 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryu_ookami
Sorry but this had me lmao
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bit-Tech Review
Relic's Dawn of War 2 should easily run on most peoples systems thanks to modest system requirements.

Since when has a P4 3.2 GHZ processor been a modest requirement.


what drugs are you on?
3 gigahertz single core has been the standard since the advent of the xbox 360 and ps3

But other than that I can not wait as I have all of the other DoW's
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