That didn't take very long. Six months after unveiling a trailer for a new Medal of Honor game, Electronic Arts has kicked off a public multiplayer beta for the PC and PlayStation 3, as Shacknews reports.
The PC beta looks like a relatively light—by today's standards—735MB download. You'll find it hosted at FileShack, although EA says beta keys are only "available at participating retailers as a reward for pre-ordering Medal of Honor." Once you've pre-ordered and gotten a beta redemption key, you'll need to head to this page and sign in using an EA Account to get an actual beta key.
Then, you have to hand over a photocopy of your driver's license and your social security number.
According to the beta information page, players get to fight as either coalition or insurgent forces in two multiplayer maps: one set in Iraq, the other in Afghanistan. Yes, the new Medal of Honor follows in the footsteps of the Call of Duty and Battlefield series by shifting from a World War II setting to a modern-day one. How original! At least, it doesn't look like the Russians invade in this one. The full game should be out on October 12.
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