Many game publishers neglect to release demos of upcoming titles these days, so it's surprising to see one offer a multiplayer beta of an upcoming blockbuster to the public. That's just what Activision has done with Treyarch's World War 2 shooter Call of Duty: World at War, however.
Shacknews says the World at War PC beta is now open to everyone, and you can grab it for free right here at FileShack. The beta installer weighs in at roughly 846MB, and users apparently need to register at the official Call of Duty website to get a beta key. Folks who participate can look forward to "addictive class-based multiplayer action," upgradeable weapons, vehicles, and squad-based gameplay in three multiplayer arenas: a Japanese castle, an island in the Pacific, and a train depot in Europe.
Call of Duty: World at War uses the same engine as Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 4, and it's coming out on November 11 for the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii, and Nintendo DS. Treyarch says the beta will end prior to the launch of the full game.