Company of Heroes 2 preorder incentives detailed by Sega

Preorder bonus for WW2-themed RTS includes both single-player and multiplayer content.

The preorder bonuses for upcoming RTS Company of Heroes 2 have been detailed by publisher Sega, offering both single-player and multiplayer content for prospective customers.

Preordering the game from participating retailers will give players free access to the Theatre of War mini-campaign, offering an unspecified amount of additional single-player content. Sega says this will be available post-release, but no date was mentioned.

For the multiplayer part of Company of Heroes 2, customers who preorder will get the Winter Ambush and Voronezh Front skin packs for vehicle customisation alongside two multiplayer commanders for each army. The German forces get the Joint Operations Doctrine, which specialises in artillery, and the Offensive Spearhead Doctrine for better heavy armour and airstrikes.

The Soviet army gets the Anti-Infantry Tactics Doctrine, which provides the flamethrower tank among other bonuses, and the Conscript Support Tactics, allowing for reinforcements during combat.

The game, which is currently in closed beta, will be released for PC on June 25. Sega purchased the publishing rights for the game from THQ earlier in the year.

For more information on Company of Heroes 2, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Landsharkk
Landsharkk

If anyone wants a beta key you can get one right here: 


youtube.com/watch?v=VaR2BPDXQLc


It's beta only key that you can activate on STEAM.

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

Damn, I need a new PC for this. Mine's been awesome, but there's only so much something "high end" from 2008 can do...

Kickable
Kickable

I usually hate RTS and sick of World War 2-themed anything but love COH.  Blowing shit up looks and feels far more satisfying than its peers somehow.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Loved the first one. Can't wait to actaully see the reviews and videos once this one is released.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I don't pre-order. I may die before then, and actually miss out on my $20.

Gladestone1
Gladestone1

cryckard give me a break..Spelling b contest is next door..Game looks great cant wait to try this will be playing this and xcom for years..

Cryckard
Cryckard

customization is spelled wrong.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

pre-order? like when i pre-ordered Aliens CM? Noohoho, thank ya!

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

pre-orders are BULLSHIT 

stop being greedy you japanise bastards...

jessie82
jessie82

pfft pre-orders what a joke anyone who still buyes em needs to learn to wait and get it from a steam sale or gog sale or amazon sales or any of the lesser known sales

duderdave
duderdave

Now there is some sort of screw up where Steam is no longer showing the Collector's Edition and its bonuses and pre-order rewards that many people had already purchased for about $100. It's as though they just pulled it all away with no explanation or mention of refund since the Basic Edition is $40 less than the CE.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/231430/ 

Someone said there may be a CE V.2, but what a mess up from these Relic-Sega guys once again. They need to work WITH Sega and outlets like Steam to streamline changes in product offers and public release of information explaining such changes, expecially when so many people have already PAID for the CE on Steam.

ewjiml
ewjiml

Beta is cool but I was really hoping they would completely overhaul the series including the graphics.   Graphics look almost the same, which is disappointing because unlike Stacraft II: HOS, this is not an expansion but a full blown sequel.  If you are a COH fan, then I suggest you preorder.  For everybody else, I suggest waiting for the reviews.  This game better not disappoint otherwise I will lose faith in the gaming industry for ruining my all time favorite franchise. 

Vagnar
Vagnar

Have they released the minimum requirements yet? Really looking forward to this game but worried I can't run it.

PinchySkree
PinchySkree

The forums are slow going and thin on posts. Holding back on this one until some solid info is available. Over zealous and stupid moderation aswell.

jack00
jack00

Store incentive bonuses is even worst then DLC. No matter where you buy the game, you'll never buy a 100% complete game. Even if it's a timed thing, I don't give a fuck, when I buy a game, I want all who was made for it, not 99.9%.

And if I don't pre-order the game I'm at a disadvantage if I go play multiplayer against people who got the bonuses, way to encourage people from playing your dumbshit game.

I was really excited about this game and was getting for sure, but now I might just pass, go fuck yourself THQ, glad you went under. 

Divad222
Divad222

This game really looks like something cool. Excited to see how it will turn out, but wont preorder, cause im not sure if my computer can even run it hah

R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

Was going to buy this day one, but now I'm not interested anymore. I don't even have any participating retailers in my country so I end up with an inferior product ? Gee, thanks Sega

Lach0121
Lach0121

"participating retailers"?!?

Umm, Am I gonna be forced to go order through gamestop, and potentially not get my pre-order bonuses?!?

I guess they will elaborate further soon, hopefully.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

Got the Beta key from PC gamer 2 days ago, but I capped out my bandwidth. FUCK!

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

One of the most underrated but outstanding game series .

Lach0121
Lach0121

This, and Planetary Annihilation are the only 2 games I am pre-ordering. 

I don't pre-order much.  XCOM (turned out great)

Diablo 3 (burned)

SWTOR (was good until a patch technically destroyed it, but that was after the fact).

Only games in the last 5 years I have pre-ordered. So I am very hesitant on pre-ordering. Though I have an affinity for winter camos. (not to mention all the other stuff) and I was going to buy it a few days after it was out anyways. Unless it just bombed, and from what people are saying about it, that have actually played it, say its rather good.

I hear its already more optimized than the first CoH, and has good quad core support. 

Hrodwulf666
Hrodwulf666

@Kickable I have a hard time understanding why people are so against WW2 themed entertainment. Who could find one of the biggest most relevant historical events in the entire history of the modern world at all boring at any time in any way! People say that there are too many WW2 games out there, I own most of them and there isn't really that many if you consider the period of time over which they have been released and genre differentials, when considering how many MMO's or Modern military shooters have appeared and flooded the market within a shorter space in time. There just isn't a case for denying its relevance. Maybe a more accurate way of putting it is that "There is just not enough WW2 games that do the subject matter justice or that explore the sheer variety of stories in the most epic conflict ever". 

Kickable
Kickable

@Cryckard yes it is, if you're just following American English standards.

ZOD777
ZOD777

@jessie82 Yes, but the problem with that is, some preorder bonuses are not offered in the vanilla game's sale.  That is why it is a preorder bonus.  I wouldn't care about skins on vehicles, but missing out on 2 commander tech trees would be a bummer.

ZOD777
ZOD777

@ewjiml If that is true, I might just stick with my Eastern Front mod and skip this one.

wezkilla
wezkilla

@Vagnar if you could run the CoH 1 on medium you can run this on low or maybe even the same since its the same engine but more updated

duderdave
duderdave

You can say that again. One of them is some idiotic anti-social kid who is a goose-stepping Gestapo wannabe. One of the worst excuses for a forum out there today, very unprofessional.

ZOD777
ZOD777

@jack00 Well, for some games you might have a point about players having an advantage with bonuses, but with COH, there is nothing added but skins for vehicles and a couple of tech trees.  So while you may not be able to use those same commander trees, that doesn't mean that you cannot win without one or the other.  No one tech tree is superior to another, they just offer different abilities to your army.  Some may argue that one skill tree in each faction is somewhat useless, but if you are a good player, you can make any tree work for you.

R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

@jack00 I completely agree. When I buy a game on launch I pay full price too, so I want the full product. I don't say: I'll buy it but only pay 99.9% of the price.

And it's Sega's doing, THQ did went under and Sega bought the publishing rights. But actually it's not Sega's doing: it's the retailers that force Sega and other publishers to do this. Sometimes I regret being a customer of this industry when there are practices like this.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@jack00 

You can get the mini campaign by pre purchasing on Steam.

Mothlord
Mothlord

@Divad222 Go to Game-debate and type in the game and plug in your comp specs and you will know :)

Lach0121
Lach0121

Steam has it updated on their website, if anyone else is wondering the same thing.

starcrafthenry
starcrafthenry

@MAD_AI You can give me that beta key. It would make up for the comments you made regarding his holiness yesterday. :D

petez34
petez34

@Hrodwulf666 @Kickable I know because early cod, medal of honor, Bros. in arms, battlefield etc. etc. all covered ww2 and people are just worn out. If those games were not so much alike then maybe people wouldn't be so bored of the subject, imo.

nic1357
nic1357

@ZOD777 @ewjiml the graphics do not look anything like "almost the same". Ignore this idiot.

Lach0121
Lach0121

@duderdave Which of these posts, from which poster, would even qualify for that?  I don't see a single post on this topic here, of someone that fits the description you posted.

wezkilla
wezkilla

@Hrodwulf666 @wezkilla @Vagnar nowhere because it doesnt its essence engine 3

just because there is snow in it doesnt mean its frostbite engine