Call of Duty WW2 beta codes explained: Getting PS4 and Xbox One access for release date

UPDATE ONE: Call of Duty WW2 fans who want to enjoy access to the beta apparently have an alternative to pre-ordering the game, at least in the United States.

Activision have now announced that XFINITY Internet customers are eligible for a free code to access the Private Beta.

Beta access will be available for XFINITY Internet customers September 1-4, although, all code requests must be submitted by 11:59PM ET on August 31, 2017.

ORIGINALCall of Duty WW2 beta codes are going to be in-demand over the next few days, ahead of the big launch on PS4.

The Private Multiplayer Beta will be split into two weekends for PlayStation 4 players, Weekend 1 starts at 10am Pacific / 5pm GMT on August 25 and will last until August 28 at 10am Pacific / 5pm GMT.

Weekend 2 will be accessible to Xbox One players too, starting 10am Pacific / 5pm GMT on September 1, and ending at 10am Pacific / 5pm GMT on September 4.

But to gain access to the Call of Duty: WWII Private Multiplayer Beta, players will need to pre-order the game at a participating retailer. 

For those who pre-order from the PlayStation Store, you can pre-download the game now, although it requires around 17GB of space.

If you have pre-ordered from the Xbox Live Store, you will be able to begin pre-downloading on August 29 at around 6pm, BST.

It should also be noted that Private Beta access codes are only required for pre-orders through a participating retailer

If you pre-ordered through the PlayStation Store or Xbox Live, you are automatically validated to participate in the Call of Duty: WWII Private Beta.

Players will not need a PlayStation Plus account to participate in the Private Beta in most countries, although Xbox One beta testers will need an Xbox Live subscription.

Activision have also confirmed that players of the Private Multiplayer Beta will also receive the Private Multiplayer Beta Combat Pack when the game launches on November 3.  

The pack includes a specially-themed Private Multiplayer Beta Helmet, Calling Card, and Emblem. 

There will be three playable maps during the Call of Duty WW2 beta, although developers Sledgehammer Games have hinted that another might be launched during it.

These include: 

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, snow-covered 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 fortified 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.

If you haven’t pre-ordered the game, then the Call of Duty WW2 beta will also be playable at next week’s Insomnia61 festival.

“PlayStation will be showing the latest game from the most popular series in the world – Call of Duty: WWII, where all attendees will be able to get their first ever hands-on experience with the Private Beta, ahead of the full release on November 3,” reads a festival statement.

Insomnia61 takes place at the Birmingham NEC from August 25 until August 28. Tickets are available from the festival website.