EA announced Friday that an open multiplayer beta test for Medal of Honor (PC) will start on October 4. The test will include two "diverse" maps and two multiplayer modes, and will conclude on October 7 at 11:59pm PST. PC gamers interested in getting a little early taste will be able to download the client here.
According to EA, the two maps were inspired by real world locations: Kunar Base and Shahikot Mountains. "Kunar Base" will be played using the Sector Control multiplayer mode in which two sides fight to control tactical sectors on the map. The other map, "Shahikot Mountains," will feature the Combat Missions multiplayer mode, pitting teams of twelve against each other as they battle through a series of objectives.
"The Open Beta of the Medal of Honor multiplayer mode will allow players to sample the authenticity and adrenaline-fueled action that the full game will offer on October 12," said Frank Gibeau, President of EA Games Label. "We also hope that by offering the Multiplayer Open Beta, we can clear up any misunderstanding about the patriotism and respect that are the foundation of this game. The Medal of Honor franchise has always shown extraordinary reverence for American and Allied soldiers--this game is no exception."
EA also provided a list of recommended system requirements for the optimal experience:
- Operating System: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7
- Processor: Quad core 2.0 GHz
- Memory: 2 GB RAM+
- Video Card: A video card with 512 MB of VRAM and one of the following chipsets: Nvidia GeForce GTX260; ATI Radeon 4870
- HDD Space: 2 GB
- Soundcard: Soundcard with DirectX 10 compatibility
- DirectX: DirectX 10
- Disc Drive: 16X CD/DVD Drive