EA Games announced today that PC gamers worldwide can now play Medal of Honor(TM). For just three days — until October 7 at 11:59pm PDT — EA has pre-released a portion of the Medal of Honor multiplayer game, allowing thousands of players worldwide to see that Medal of Honor delivers unparalleled authentic action set in the unforgiving Afghanistan terrain using real-world weapons. The Open Beta also allows the development team to load-test the multiplayer servers to ensure easy connectivity and a smooth play experience when the game launches on October 12. Gamers can download the Open Beta today at www.medalofhonor.com/pcopenbeta.
The beta features two maps based on real-world locations – Shaikot Mountains and Kunar Base. On Shaikot, the Coalition will need to complete five objectives while the Opposing Force, or OPFOR, try and stop them. At the Kunar Base, both sides will struggle over control of various objectives. The open beta kicked off last night, and players only have until 11:59PM Pacific on October 7 to play, so if you’re trying to figure out if you’re picking the game up when it hits North America on October 12, now would be a good time.
“Medal of Honor” has been in the news a bit lately because its multiplayer component allowed half the players to take control of Taliban militants, with the aim of besting a team of American soldiers in such multiplayer staples as team deathmatch and sector control modes. In deference to service members and their families, EA recently announced that the Taliban would be referred to as the Opposing Force in multiplayer modes. The single-player aspect of the game, in which players only take control of coalition troops, remains unchanged.
The PC Multiplayer Open Beta goes live just days after EA announced that the opposing team in Medal of Honor multiplayer has been renamed Opposing Force (OPFOR). The change applies only to the name of the opposing team in multiplayer — the gameplay, environments, characters models and weapons have not changed. No changes have been made to the single-player game. Medal of Honor remains the same outstanding play experience that Official Xbox Magazine in the U.S. and Games Master in the UK each scored an 85. The team name “Taliban” was removed out of respect for the families of serving, veteran and fallen U.S. Soldiers. To further honor the troops, EA is giving back to several charities including Give Back 10, The Mission Continues and Adopt-a-Soldier.
The Medal of Honor Limited Edition will be released on October 12, 2010. Now you can pre-order it from Amazon Here.