EA has just announced that Medal of Honor™ will be recruiting PC gamers for a Multiplayer Open Beta that commences on October 4. The Open Beta will allow players an opportunity to sample Medal of Honor’s rich multiplayer mode before the full game launches on October 12. The Medal of Honor Multiplayer Open Beta will close on October 7 at 11:59pm PST. PC gamers can access the Multiplayer Open Beta at www.medalofhonor.com/pcopenbeta.
The Medal of Honor Multiplayer Open Beta features two new maps inspired by real world locations: Kunar Base and Shahikot Mountains. Kunar Base is played in the Sector Control multiplayer mode where two sides fight to control tactical sectors of the map. Shahikot Mountains is played in the tactical and objective-based Combat Mission multiplayer mode where gamers battle through a series of objectives to defeat the opposing team. Both modes pit teams of 12 players (total 24 players) against one another with realistic destruction, tactical support actions and a weapon customization system that generates hundreds of combinations.
Based on feedback from the console beta earlier this year there have been several notable fixes made to the weapons pick-up system (pick up ammunition from downed enemies), hit detection mechanics (accuracy of shot impact), support actions were made more challenging, the unlock tree was expanded and balanced making players ascension to Tier 1 status even more eventful and a major graphics overhaul was implemented.
Medal of Honor hits retail stores on October 12, 2010 in North America (Oct. 15 in EU).