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CoH2 beta may be closer than we think...

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# 1Inverse Oct 12 2012, 08:35 AM
From http://www.companyofheroes.com/beta, emphasis mine.

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Thank you for your interest in the Company of Heroes 2 beta.

We are very nearly ready to start pre-registration for the beta and will be updating this page later in the month with information on how to gain access. If you have a beta code from a show (e.g. Eurogamer Expo) the redemption tool for these will go online at the same time. In the meantime keep those codes safe!

Please note that codes will be redeemed for pre-registration only and you will then be sent a Steam key via email when the closed beta goes live.

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# 2GENERALHELL Oct 12 2012, 08:46 AM
That sounds interesting thumb.gif

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# 3capiqua Oct 12 2012, 09:10 AM
Before there was text, but do not know if this is the same.

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# 4Inverse Oct 12 2012, 09:14 AM
This text was put up after EuroGamer.

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# 5SonnyBlack Oct 12 2012, 09:42 AM
Nice , if the date is set i will insta pre order the game .

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# 6Ra11 Oct 12 2012, 10:35 AM
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# 7Calneon Oct 12 2012, 10:50 AM
Is it likely you'll have to pre-order to get into the beta?

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# 8Vio88mm Oct 12 2012, 11:07 AM
QUOTE(Calneon @ Oct 12 2012, 10:50 AM) *

Is it likely you'll have to pre-order to get into the beta?

I am also worried about this. Can anyone confirm :-s ?

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# 9Wesker11 Oct 12 2012, 13:30 PM
No, last week it did not say "later this month". I know when I looked last week it said something like "very soon". The page has definitely been updated recently.

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# 10Marcus2389 Oct 12 2012, 13:38 PM
Beta will be divided into different stages. Who pre-orders the game gets a beta key for a specific stage of the beta smile.gif

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# 11Wesker11 Oct 12 2012, 14:26 PM
Specific stages? Do not like the sound of this. Sounds like people with preorders are gonna get the shaft, smells fishy.

Smells like preorders will get to beta test half of the first level or some crap like that while the privileged few get to beta test the bulk of the game.

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# 12Basilone™ Oct 12 2012, 15:47 PM
Are the people in the first stage of the beta included in all the subsequent stages?

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# 13Marcus2389 Oct 12 2012, 16:00 PM
I just know that first stage is for family and friends of THQ and Relic, then I guess they will open the beta to more people to stress test servers. The beta keys I got during Eurogamer are for an early closed beta.

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# 14Freestyler. Oct 12 2012, 16:14 PM
Auw yeah

Marcus is da Best

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# 15InPepsiColaWeTrust Oct 12 2012, 17:18 PM
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Auw yeah

Marcus is da Best

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# 16defaye Oct 12 2012, 19:41 PM
Yeah as far as I've understood it, lucky few with beta keys from expos and so on are involved in closed beta. Pre-order is for open beta. It makes sense to have a dedicated bunch of people involved in closed beta refinements that the developers can handle and cater for, to then have the main horde bash at those refinements in the open beta. It's a nice way to iterate and refine the game IMHO.

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# 17Thrill Oct 12 2012, 20:22 PM
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Pre-order is for open beta. It makes sense...

actually it doesn't make sense at all. What would be the point of adding beta acces to pre-order if it wasn't for closed beta? Open beta means open for everyone right? Or am I missing something here.

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# 18Tommy. Oct 12 2012, 20:45 PM
QUOTE(Thrill @ Oct 12 2012, 20:22 PM) *

actually it doesn't make sense at all. What would be the point of adding beta acces to pre-order if it wasn't for closed beta? Open beta means open for everyone right? Or am I missing something here.


You are correct; indeed, it would not make a lot of sense. I can only guess there will be 3 or more iterations of the beta, and some will be more 'open' than others.

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# 19sheriff_McLawDog Oct 12 2012, 23:40 PM
^^ Agree. It will probably be done in stages. The coh2 page in the THQ store states that if you pre-purchase you will get access to the "closed beta". There will probably be time before that access is granted where a few peeps will be allowed to playtest the game.

THQ store page

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# 20Regret Oct 13 2012, 12:51 PM
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Please note that codes will be redeemed for pre-registration only and you will then be sent a Steam key via email when the closed beta goes live.


From the steam pre-order information.

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Guaranteed Beta Access, when it is available on Steam



If they are using steam for the beta and it states quite clearly that you'll get access to the beta when you pre-order as soon as it's available for steam, there is no room for interpretation.

When the beta goes live, those who pre-ordered (at least via steam) will get access.

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