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There is another way to get in on the Call of Duty: WW2 beta. Activision originally had the beta designated for those who pre-ordered the game on the PlayStation 4, but now if you're an Xfinity customer, you could be joining those who pre-ordered the game in the limited closed beta test for Call of Duty: WW2.
Activision teamed up with Xfinity, and those with a legitimate internet connection will be eligible to receive a free code to access the private beta. The beta will not take place at the same time as the private beta for PlayStation 4 owners. The PS4 beta will take place between August 25th and August 28th, this weekend. For those of you who attempt to get into the beta through Xfinity, the private test will take place between September 1st and September 4th.
You will have a limited number of days to actually cash in on the opportunity, though. After August 31st, the ability to redeem a private beta code through Xfinity's website will no longer be possible.
In the fine print, it also notes that this is only available for Xfinity customers in residential areas, and it's limited to one code per customer. So you won't be able to get your hands on multiple Call of Duty: WW2 beta codes using a single account. There's also a limit on the amount of "code supplies," so I imagine Activision allotted Comcast a certain amount of codes to hand out to customers.
Now, some of you might be wondering what the benefit would be of utilizing an Xfinity account to get in on the beta instead of just pre-ordering the game? Well, there is one significant benefit: this method extends to Xbox One owners as well.
That's right, if you're stuck playing on that big, black box... you can redeem a code to join the beta if you're an Xfinity customer. The Xfinity private beta will apply to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners.
Previously, the only way to join the beta was to pre-order the game on the PlayStation 4. So now gamers on both platforms get in on the action. Sadly, PC gamers are still left out of the loop, and will not have access to the beta ahead of the game's launch.
Call of Duty: WW2 is gearing up to be one of the fall's biggest launches. The game garnered a lot of positive hype leading up to and following its announcement due to its return to the boots-on-the-ground gameplay and focusing on a gritty story of brotherhood.
The game stars a couple of familiar faces from Hollywood circles, including Josh Duhamel. The game will also reinvent the Nazi Zombies mode with a much darker and grittier take. Coming off last year's disappointment in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, a lot of people are expecting WW2 to be a much better performing title. You'll be able to test it yourself this weekend, or during the first week of September if you're an Xfinity customer.