Getting ever-closer to launch is Men of War II, the long-awaited RTS sequel. It’s a roadmap that includes a brand new (loaded) open beta.
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If the real-time strategy take on WWII that hit earlier this year wasn’t quite your bag, then you might want to mark those calendars for this one. Continuing to look terrific is Men of War II, from Fulqrum Publishing and developer Best Way, and you’re going to be able to try it out way before it hits full retail.
That’s because there’s a fresh open beta incoming, that’s set to offer what sounds like a pretty deep look at play. Genre fans will be able to dig into four new maps of multiplayer action that’s been improved from the closed beta, thanks to continuing testing and feedback from fans.
But more than that, there’s also a new look at PVE as well, with both two new scenarios to try, and the Officers Mode. A new addition to the beta rounds, Officer Mode serves up a “challenging PVE scenario that demands strategic prowess from players”, according to the press release.
In Officer mode, participants must skillfully balance offensive and defensive tactics as they strive to protect an NPC officer for a set amount of time; if the enemy manages to eliminate him, it’s game over. This intense mode will test players’ ability to coordinate their forces effectively and make split-second decisions to achieve victory. Alongside this new mode, all PvE and PvP modes from previous open betas will return for players to enjoy.Fulqrum Publishing press release
The new open beta will kick off exclusively on Steam, and run from November 16th through the 21st. You can sign up right now, by just visiting the game’s page on Valve’s platform, here. As for it’s eventual launch, the full Men of War II experience should be along some time in 2024 for Steam, as well as Epic and “other digital stores”.