Company of Heroes 2 open beta going live today

Prerelease trial for upcoming RTS runs through June 18, allows gamers to carry over progression and unlocks to full game.

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A Company of Heroes 2 open beta will launch later today, developer Relic Entertainment has announced. The beta will run through June 18, a week before the game is released in full.

The Company of Heroes 2 beta features the game's multiplayer mode, allowing players to try out competitive and cooperative gameplay on six of the game's maps. It also lets gamers test out the first 45 levels of the title's progression and bulletin system.

Gamers who play the Company of Heroes 2 open beta will retain all progression and unlocks, provided they purchase the full game within the first 60 days after launch and play on the same Steam account.

"We have been working hard since the closed beta balancing and improving all areas of the game as well as adding new matchmaking servers," producer Greg Wilson said in a statement. "COH2 has had one of the most successful beta programs we've ever run at Relic and the support of the fans has been a critical factor in making the game more balanced and stable for launch."

Company of Heroes 2 will launch exclusively for the PC on June 25 published by Sega, which acquired the franchise and Relic Entertainment for $26.6 million during THQ's bankruptcy auction in January.

Discussion

85 comments
Tadgerot
Tadgerot

I loved the first game but I'm on the fence about whether to get CoH 2 or not, some of the reviews have not been that complementary.

Anyone got it, does it still play as well as the first game?

soulfulDAGGER
soulfulDAGGER

Relic makes the best RTS games around. Cannot wait for this one. Would love to see an Alien/Aliens themed RTS. If any company could do an Alien's game right, Relic is it. 3 Factions. The Humans (Marines), The Xenomorph's (Aliens), and the Engineers. With the atmosphere in the style of Warhammer 40,000k mixed with C.O.H. I'm having chills as to how awesome it would be.

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

Good beta. Battles feel more intense with snow effects. Can't wait for the German campaign expansion.

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

so much for "open" beta 

what if i want a physical copy?

Setzera
Setzera

I'm glad there is a comment section here, I honestly had no idea what kind of game this was from watching the videos.   I think I'll try the beta since it's free, and I don't like the fast paced StarCraft stuff, I like it slower like Total War.

jessie82
jessie82

hmm seems everything goes into open beta's lately its what replaced demo's :(

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

Aww shit, open Beta my arse. I wanted to try this game :c. I love rts games but never played the first CoH

chechak7
chechak7

ONE OF BEST STRATEGY GAMES EVER MADE ....and they include Russian army ...FOR THE MOTHER LAND  i'll buy it 

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

The Game is in your Steam Library if you missed it, if not restart Steam, Downloading now :)

6.3 GB

Frostbite24
Frostbite24

Another COD clone? Did the industry really need this?

acelogan1989
acelogan1989

@WantYouBad great game but not all of rts gamers will like it , it's very different than the other rts games that have gameplay like "build your army as fast as possible and zerg them". 
this game are about patience and capture area , so there is more thing to manage other than just building your army and collecting resources.

chechak7
chechak7

Russian army move one way ......to VICTORY or death 

(death included in victory  )

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

@SteamyPotatoes Woah holy crap! Does that mean I can play the beta now? Or will it ask me for a beta code after I DL it? Because I don't have one....

Frostbite24
Frostbite24

Are people really that dumb that they couldn't see this a stupid joke. Apparently.

kargion
kargion

@Frostbite24 hahaha should be a meme "Makes post on gamespot, doesn't know what the game is"

oflow
oflow

lol its not a shooter

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

@acelogan1989 Dammit man now I want to play it even more. Damn tease. but most of all I want to know if my PC could handle it well.

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

@WantYouBad @SteamyPotatoes Yup, should be right there in your games list for you to download, no code required :D

Frostbite24
Frostbite24

@2bitSmOkEy @Frostbite24 This guy gets it. Jesus I really thought I might get a couple "lol" replies but didn't think there were really that many idiots that would fall for an obvious joke.

torrne667
torrne667

Sorry but there was no trace of sarcasm in your post AT ALL. I am possibly THE most sarcastic bastard ever and can sniff it a mile off, you failed HARD in placing a supposedly sarcastic comment...accept the flames and come back when you have something genuinely witty to post because this attempt was tragic.

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

@noandno @Frostbite24 even if you knew nothing about Company of Heroes, and you simply just looked at the screenshot in the article....then it's pretty obvious lol

Gokuja
Gokuja

@noandno @Frostbite24 actually it kinda was.  anyone who took this comment seriously and proceeded to flame him should chill out

Kayweg
Kayweg

@Frostbite24 For your comment to be a joke it had to have some obvious ironic or sarcastic undertone. It did not and just sounded like a ignorant remark.

If you want to make a joke, make it recognizable as such.

Shanks_D_Chop
Shanks_D_Chop

@Frostbite24 @2bitSmOkEy Who's the bigger idiot though? The idiots that fall for it or the idiot who thought it was funny enough to have a go?

Rhetorical, make of it what you will. But I would advise against feeling too smug.

oflow
oflow

right? especially in a text-based medium with no voice inflection. Didnt have any !!111 or caps or emoticons it just looked like a statement.