Call of Duty: WWII beta goes live September 1 on Xbox One

As part of Sony's E3 2017 showcase we found out when the PS4 beta would go live, but we didn't have details on when the Xbox One access would begin. But now we do: September 1.

An extra weekend of beta access is just one of the perks afforded to PS4 buyers of the latest Call of Duty, but Xbox folks pre-ordering now will get their chance between September 1 at 6pm BST through September 4 at 6pm BST.

The multiplayer game was revealed at the same press conference, and what we're seeing is an intense return to ground-based combat after many years of wall-running, jetpacks and futuristic weapons. Sledgehammer Games is the responsible developer, and even at this early stage it looks like they're delivering the experience many in the community have been screaming out for in recent years.

For more check out our early impressions from the show floor, and remember to drop a pre-order before September 1 if you want in on the beta.

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  • What's the point in having a beta for this. Call of duty is just the same re skinned, copy and paste garbage year in year out. It'll play the same as every call of duty before it. Even ea don't bother throwing out a beta with their yearly copy and past fifa series :o)
  • I mean, if you don't want to play it, that's fine. There are a ton of people that do though.
  • Lincoln hawks has no idea, sledge hammer games did a great job, and for the moment out did BF1. Can't wait!
  • Everyone is entitled to their opinion whether other people like it or not! I don't care who buy's call of duty every year, good luck to them if they enjoy playing the same game every twelve months. I don't have a problem with dice, at least they take time to develop their games instead of just churning out the same game every year!