Quake Wars headed to Beta 2
The long-awaited Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is about to enter a second public beta. You'll still need a beta key to participate, though. Beta keys were previously offered through FilePlanet, and it's unclear whether an additional batch will be made available for this latest release.
Quakecon attendees will have the first crack at nabbing the new Quake Wars beta, but it will be released on FilePlanet "within the next week or two." Gamers can look forward to a new map, various balancing refinements and bug fixes, and improvements to everything from bots to physics to the user interface. Performance has apparently improved over the first beta, too—supposedly by up to 30%. Players interested in their own performance will also have access to a new statistics site that tracks achievements, rankings, and will presumably dole out gold stars.