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World War 3 closed beta test: Start date & time, how to sign up, preload, new content

Looking to register for the World War 3 closed beta test? Developers The Farm 51 have just announced the new closed beta WW3 build, and here's everything you need to know, including how to sign up, starting date and time, new features, and more.
World War 3, the upcoming tactical multiplayer first-person shooter, is entering its closed beta stage after almost two years in early access on Steam, which hopefully means that the game's full release is getting closer. 

The closed beta test (CBT) was announced on 22nd November, and it will feature all the previously added content plus new maps, weapons, and a lot of general improvements and polishing.

If you want to know more about this FPS focused on realism and a tactical approach to combat, you can check out our dedicated World War 3 page, and here we will focus on everything you need to know about the closed beta.

World War 3 closed beta test: Start date & time

World War 3 closed beta test: Start date & time, how to sign up, preload, new content
The WW3 closed beta test will introduce numerous improvements and bug fixes. (Picture: The Farm 51)

The WW3 closed beta test is set to kick off on 25th November and it will not be time-limited, that is, the end date hasn't been announced, which probably means that it will last indefinitely once it launches.

The exact starting time is 1 pm UTC / 2 pm CET /  8 am ET / 5 am PST.

How to sign up for WW3 closed beta test?

World War 3 closed beta test: Start date & time, how to sign up, preload, new content
Anyone who purchases any of the CBT packs will be granted access. (Picture: The Farm 51)

The WW3 closed beta test is not free, as it essentially represents a soft launch of the game.

In order to participate, players will need to purchase any of the CBT Packs, which will become available once the beta preload launches on 24th November, either via Steam or the MY.GAMES platform.

WW3 closed beta test preload

World War 3 closed beta test: Start date & time, how to sign up, preload, new content
You will be required to install MY.GAMES GameCenter in order to play the closed beta build. (Picture: The Farm 51)

The closed beta build will become available for preload a day prior to its launch on 25th November.

This means that on 24th November at midnight local time, you will be able to start with the pre-load via MY.GAMES GameCenter for MY.GAMES and Steam players.

To preload the game, simply click on the big blue "Install" button in your Steam library.

It's important to note that previous builds of the game have been deactivated and that you will need to uninstall them before installing the CBT build.

In addition to downloading the game, players on Steam will need to download the MY.GAMES launcher (approximately 180MB), which is WW3's main launcher and it is mandatory for account authentication.

 

Be sure to check out our general video games section for industry news, guides, and much more.

Featured image courtesy of The Farm 51.