Call of Duty World at War multiplayer beta incoming! (Update)

We’re only a month away from the rumored release of Treyarch’s Call of Duty World at War. So it’s no surprise that details on a multiplayer beta have begun to leak out.

The latest issue of GamePro (October 2008) has few details except for one: there will be a multiplayer beta. The magazine will be holding a contest at win.gamepro.com/callofduty for a chance to win your way into the beta; unfortunately, the contest page isn’t currenty live. There is another way to get in to the beta, however; GamePro mentions that the “beta is normally reserved for paying pre-order customers.”

I know a lot of you are still having reservations about World at War, considering that Treyarch’s last Call of Duty title was mediocre at best. But with far more development time and resources going in to World at War, there’s definitely a pretty high chance for a better experience. This beta may be a good way for Treyarch to prove themselves.

[Via That Videogame Blog]

[Update: Activision confirmed this today — there will be multiplayer beta tests for the Xbox 360 and PC this October. Those interested can pre-order from GameStop to receive their early beta keys. 

Additionally, Activision has confirmed a November 11 release date for Call of Duty World at War. Press release and more info after the jump.]

CALL OF DUTY®: WORLD AT WAR TO RELEASE XBOX 360 AND WINDOWS PC MULTIPLAYER BETAS IN OCTOBER

Newest Edition of the Award-Winning Franchise

To Deploy to Retail November 11

Santa Monica, CA – September 4, 2008 – Boot camp will soon take on a new meaning, as  Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and developer Treyarch, have confirmed plans for Call of Duty: World at War multiplayer betas in October for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and separately for download on Windows PC. These betas will serve as an early chance for players to practice the tactics needed for survival in the intense chaos of Call of Duty: World at War’s Pacific and European theaters. Players will experience the game’s new squad system, as well as fan favorite perks and kill streaks.

All preparation for the full battle will commence on November 11, 2008 when Call of Duty: World at War is released to retailers nationwide.

“We are excited to share a sneak peak of Call of Duty: World at War multiplayer with the community,” says Mark Lamia, Treyarch Studio Head. “The team has worked hard to build upon the great history and foundation of Call of Duty multiplayer and we can’t wait to go online to ramp up for our November launch.”

For players who are looking to feel the all-out combat and get tokens for the Call of Duty: World at War Xbox 360 multiplayer beta, they can register at www.callofduty.com or pre-order the game at any GameStop retail location or online in North America at: https://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=71812.

Call of Duty: World at War is in development for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Nintendo® Wii™ and Nintendo DS. The title has been rated M for Mature for blood and violence by the ESRB. The Nintendo DS version has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

Nick Chester