Company of Heroes 2 Beta Starts After New Year
Excited about the upcoming Company of Heroes 2? I am. It’s been six long years since the original dropped, more than enough time to hurry the hell up, right guys?
Anyway, it’s coming soon, and in advance of that, the COH2 team is rolling out the open beta. In an announcement on the official forums, producer Greg Wilson posted the announcement that the closed beta begins right after January 1:
Closed Beta will go live shortly after the New Year, that’s when everyone who scored keys from Events and our Pre-Order customers will get access. As well as finalizing the builds, we have been clocking up the air miles on a World Press Tour, showing off our multiplayer modes. We’re stoked to tell you that the press coverage will hit on the 10th of December, along with a kickass new trailer shortly afterward. The news will break on most major websites first and then be linked up on our community site, of course!
He also took the occasion to announce that with this post, the team is launching what amounts to a dev blog, called “Letter from the Producer!”, in which Wilson plans to keep the fans frequently updated. “The Production team will be working hard to connect with the Community,” he said, “and keep everyone abreast of what we’re working on and anything new or cool that’s on the horizon.” Another objective, he says, is “to shed some light on topics that the community is talking about.”
For the inaugural letter, that topic is the Command Pass. Rather than restate his comments, we encourage you to head over and see for yourself. In the meantime, are you signed up to take part in the beta? If you get in, let us know how you like it.