At long last, we are delighted to confirm the impending Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Public Beta. The ETQW Closed Beta has been going extremely well and yielding excellent results. We want to give more people the opportunity to give us feedback on the game so weâ€™re going to open a Public Beta with 60,000 slots available. This way weâ€™ll be able to test many more combinations of hardware, RAM, CPU, graphics card, drivers etc. than weâ€™ve been able to ourselves, and also get a better idea of how the game plays for the general gaming public.
The Public Beta build will consist of a single map named â€œSewerâ€, which is part of ETQWâ€™s Pacific Campaign. Set in Japan, the map revolves around a Strogg base hidden in, well, a sewer. Itâ€™s an interesting mix of outdoor and indoor, vehicle and infantry combat, deployables and counter-deployables and good old-fashioned FPS combat.
If youâ€™d like to help us finish ETQW, weâ€™d really appreciate your participation. If you want to just play a game for free you may find it a frustrating experience. This Public Beta is not the Demo - itâ€™s not the finished game, but an opportunity to get feedback from a large group of people while testing stability and performance on a wider range of hardware combinations. The Public Beta will also collect some information on your hardware configuration, so you shouldnâ€™t apply unless youâ€™re comfortable with that.
When the Public Beta opens, participants will be sent their unique license code that is required for play. As we donâ€™t have the infrastructure necessary to download tens of thousands of clients, weâ€™ve asked FilePlanet to help us distribute these license codes along with the beta clients.
A fixed number of beta slots are being set aside for Fileplanet subscribers, so if you already have a FilePlanet subscription, youâ€™re in the front of the queue. The rest of the slots will then go to those with free FilePlanet accounts. To be clear: You donâ€™t have to pay anyone anything to participate in the ETQW Public Beta. Itâ€™s up to you if you want to pay FilePlanet for use of the improved download services they provide.
We will reveal more details on the Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Public Beta, including the official start date, in the near future. Hope to see you all online very soon!